State pledges funds for cameras on highways from Richmond to Antioch

The East Bay Times came out with this story today: The California State Transportation Agency has set aside funds to install surveillance cameras and related equipment along Interstate Highway 80 and Highway 4 β€” from Richmond to Antioch β€” in the wake of dozens of shootings in recent months.

At a cost of about $1.5 million to $2 million, according to the newspaper, β€œthe plan is to install a wireless system of cameras and high-tech microphones at various locations along the routes that have become the site of turf wars between Antioch and Pittsburg gangs in East Contra Costa County and their rivals in Richmond.”

Read the full East Bay Times report here.