A reader writes in with a good suggestion:
"I was running errands all afternoon and early evening yesterday and I think different police were doing investigation stops at Clifton & Wilson (aka Blood Alley) almost every time I went by. How about a good old fashioned UU campaign to get a police camera on a light pole in front of Truman looking right up Clifton? It seems like the floodlights are maybe helping a little at night but that place is still Six Flags Over Public Intoxication a lot of afternoons. And if the camera can cover the front of Truman or part of the Wilson el platfrom that would be all the better.
Doesn't even need to be a big blinky blue like the one that used to be at Magnolia and Wilson, I've seen smaller more discrete ones around Sheffield and Belmont that might improve safety, or at least prosecutions, without being a beacon screaming 'Bad Neighborhood. Bad Neighborhood'."