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Letter: Put video cameras on school buses

Richard Mason, 39, of Brentwood, was arrested after

Richard Mason, 39, of Brentwood, was arrested after an investigation by Special Victims Section detectives, and charged with assault and acting in a manner to injure a child, police said. (Oct. 3, 2013) Credit: James Carbone

The arrest of Richard Mason on the charge of third-degree assault and acting in a manner to injure a child underscores the need for New York State Senate Bill A24-2013 to become law ["Cops: Bus aide hurt boy," News, Oct. 4].

This legislation proposes that all New York school buses be equipped with cameras to record the actions of occupants during transportation of students. This would provide an impartial record of any incident.

The idea would benefit everyone: the children, parents, bus drivers and matrons, school districts and law-enforcement authorities. A camera may provide evidence that could prevent someone from being wrongfully convicted.

Gene Tyler Sendlewski, Calverton
 

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