City To Implement Cameras At Park Following Vandalism Of Statues

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JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown park will now receive video surveillance cameras in the wake of vandalism to its statues earlier this year. 

The Jamestown City Council unanimously approved the acceptance of grant money from the Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation during its meeting Monday evening. According to the agenda, the grant is worth $6,195.

A joint investigation between Jamestown Police and the FBI remains ongoing. Specifically, police say they’re investigating anti-Semitic and anti-African American graffiti that was placed on multiple statues.

In addition, a separate statue was stolen from the same exhibit in May.

A rally taking a stand against white supremacy and hate was held in Jamestown earlier this summer, highlighting the historical significance of an Underground Railroad exhibit that was vandalized.


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