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Consider This: MBPD is watching

Source: WMBF News Source: WMBF News

The City of Myrtle Beach is installing surveillance cameras at public beach access points. It's the beginning of more than 800 cameras that will be going up.

The first round will be on Ocean Boulevard, and that's a great thing.

This area has a reputation for crime with locals and visitors. From car break-ins to muggings to assaults, reducing the crime rate in that area needs to be a priority.

And this new technology will make it a lot easier for police to catch criminals in the act.

Consider This: it is impossible to stop the bad guys. But it is possible to deter criminal behavior.

These surveillance cameras will do just that and have proven to do so in many other cities.

As far as the critics who claim their privacy is being violated: These are public areas. You have no argument.

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