SF Video Surveillance Cameras - ACLU of Northern California Helped Slow Expansion

Dec 21, 2006
Nicole A. Ozer

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ACLU of Northern CA

On Wednesday, November 15, the San Francisco Police Commission voted to expand the City's video surveillance program to an additional six locations. The Commission approved the expansion over objections raised by ACLU of Northern California regarding inadequate notice to the community, privacy concerns, and the failure of the City to provide any evidence that cameras are an effective deterrent, as required by San Francisco Administrative Code.

Due to the ACLU of Northern California's efforts to bring these procedural inadequacies to the City's attention, the City is going to issue new notice and the Police Commission will rehear all the camera requests on Wednesday, January 17, 2007.

Read the letters and more about video surveillance here.

Now is your chance to let the Police Commission know that you do not want the City spending precious funds on ineffective and intrusive surveillance cameras. Send a letter the Police Commission urging them not to expand the camera program.