WASHINGTON (AP) — Surveillance cameras are being installed outside Metro’s 86 rail stations to thwart crime.

Officials said Thursday that a $2.8 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security will be used to purchase 105 color cameras. Installation was expected to begin by Friday. The cameras will be the first to film the exterior of the entrances to Metro stations.

The agency’s police say robberies and larcenies in and around rail stations have increased from 800 to 1,000 from 2009 to 2010.

Metro has been concerned about teenagers hanging around the stations, saying the youth committed 27 percent of the crimes during that period.

Authorities say a 23-year-old man was stabbed by teenagers on the evening of March 9 outside the Gallery Place-Chinatown station.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

    Great, We’ll all get fuzzy blurry pictures of Blacks who all look alike anyway.

  2. Ex-Baltimore says:

    Bernard Mc Kernan,

    you are my favorite bigot. I love you, man! You are so hilarious. You really seem to fear non-whites with an obsession. But get ready, there are going to be many more of us scary dark skinned people in this country and I’m sure you’ll be stocking up on more adult diapers because you’re going to pee pee on yourself more when I give you the news of today that I just saw on CNN:

    Hispanics are now America’s largest non-white ethnic group! 50.5 million!
    Blacks number around 35 million. That’s nearly a third of the US population being non-white now. But wait! It gets even more frightening for you: by the year 2050, whites will at last be a minority in America. My goodness, Bernard. What are you going to do? How about move to Iceland. No blacks folks there. They don’t allow immigration of non-whites. But, anyway, the camera thing at Metro stations is a good thing. Darn pesky black kids loitering in the staions is kind of annoying. But we can’t have white people scared also.

  3. Wheres common sense when you need it says:

    The only color that will be seen on these cameras is the color of blood because thats what we are going to see. They can’t even afford to do the proper maintence on the Metro. But they have plenty of money for this!

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