The Tupelo Journal writes about the city unveiling the ten cameras around the square. One I’ve posted about in is front of my office; the others are at North Lamar by the First National Bank, at South Lamar at the Square Books, cater-corner across from the Library on Jefferson, and catercorner across from Proud Larrys on South Lamar. Where are the other five? (There are traffic cameras at the lights at South Lamar and University and at North Lamar and Jefferson, which I don’t think are among the 10) .
The Journal story goes on:
The 10 cameras show areas around the square and on nearby streets close to bars. They came in handy when a fight broke out just outside the Lyric Theater – a disturbance that made headlines for the fact that University of Mississippi quarterback Randall Mackey was arrested afterward.
“When all that broke out Monday night, we were able to zoom in and see what was happening,” said Chief Mike Martin of the Oxford Police Department. “I could identify which officer I was looking at, and it was even a good enough picture to identify other people.” ….”