San Francisco passes controversial surveillance plan

In a Tuesday vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors agreed to test a controversial plan to overhaul the city's surveillance practices.

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acoustic_sunrise
acoustic_sunrise
108 · 12 days ago · Reddit

I don't understand, SFPD doesn't even stop crime when there are directly witness to it, what makes anyone think they'll stop crime if they have to work for it?

Czl2
Czl2
47 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Under the new policy, police can access up to 24 hours of live video of outdoor footage from private surveillance cameras owned by individuals or businesses without a warrant as long as the camera's owner allows it.

If they have the permission of the owner why do they need a new policy for this? Puzzled.

fredandlunchbox
fredandlunchbox
43 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Does that mean private citizens living in bad areas could just install cameras, walk into the police department, and give them the login?

cowinabadplace
cowinabadplace
37 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Well, this makes perfect sense. If the camera owner opts in to allowing the police to view the feed why would we make them jump through hoops.

If it's legal to record, if the camera guy wants to share, if the police wants to see, then I can't think of a single reason this is not acceptable. We should have the timestamps of the feed recorded or something so that we know some rogue officer isn't using it to stalk his girlfriend, but otherwise it seems perfectly fine.

Vaeon
Vaeon
26 · 12 days ago · Reddit

After all, it's not like the SFPD has anything less than a sterling reputation.

jolahvad
jolahvad
26 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Recalling the story about the Richmond residents that caught thieves in the act and nothing was done. Will the police now do something with video and images given to them?

Im frustrated with the crime as a resident but this is a farce.

sasinsea
sasinsea
6 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Maybe if we make SFPD’s job even easier, they might start actually doing it.

StickStankly
StickStankly
5 · 12 days ago · Reddit

You think that means they’ll have live access to all those Waymo and other cars constantly patrolling the streets with hella cameras?

joe-king
joe-king
5 · 12 days ago · Reddit

This was the plan from the start, they could never install those cameras as a public entity. A billionaire capitalist installs them and then turns them over to the police. I remember how they were used and taken down by protesters in Hong Kong , these are there to protect Capital. The boil the frog slowly method Introducing complete surveillance.