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The Voice of the People

2012-11-12 21:53:10.281986+00 by petronius 4 comments

An interesting note from the Bay area: a series of Smash and Grab robberies of local TV news crews.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-11-13 21:43:01.10585+00 by: petronius

the next step might be to offer the crews "protection" from being hit, if ya know what i mean....

#Comment Re: made: 2012-11-13 16:27:03.358288+00 by: Dan Lyke

Gotta be pawning 'em. A 6k news camera is still low-end enough that it could find a general market, insurance undoubtedly covers most of the loss, and the issues involved in returning that camera without getting busted are tough enough that I'm betting they end up on Craigslist.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-11-13 15:31:05.252572+00 by: petronius

I also wonder if the perps are pawning the cameras or holding them for ransom?

#Comment Re: made: 2012-11-12 22:13:51.429469+00 by: Dan Lyke

Seems like more cameras is the solution here: Get everything streaming back to the remote van, and run video of the perps the next time this happens...