Next time you are in the vicinity of Cleveland State University,
look around. An emergency post will be near you. They are
lighted and connected, monitored and located so that each post
is viewed by at least one camera.
message for the public around CSU is that their safety is
important. The message for possible trouble-makers is "behave yourself - you are being observed".
Next time you're at the Square, look around.
Is it well lit at night? How about
the parking lots? Do you see cameras? Any
police presence? Signs of private security? If you see a
worrisome, but non-911, situation do you know who to call?
owners of Shaker Square and the City of Cleveland need to do much
more. It will cost them millions in property value, revenue and
taxes if they don't. If you are taking constructive steps, tell us. All
of us -- those who own businesses and restaurants, who live here, or shop and dine here,
or work here, or travel through the Square each day -- deserve to
Arnie Berger webkeeper
A security post at Cleveland State University.