November 29, 2006 | By Derek Slater

Take Action: San Francisco Holding Critical Public Mtgs on Video Surveillance Next Week

San Francisco's public video surveillance program has expanded from two cameras to over 100 in just over a year. This program may spy on even more places that ordinary people live, work, and walk every day -- unless city residents make their voices heard now and oppose this ineffective, expensive, and privacy-invasive program.

Next week, the city will hold two public meetings regarding new cameras at 16th and Mission Sts:

  • December 4: Mission Neighborhood Community Meeting hosted by Supervisor Chris Daly at 6 PM at the Marshall Elementary School cafeteria at 1575 15th Street (15th and Capp).
  • December 6: San Francisco Police Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. at San Francisco City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco, California.

If you're a city resident, it's critical that you attend these meetings and take a stand against pervasive video surveillance. If you can't attend, send an email ( or call (415-553-1667) the Police
Commission and let them know you oppose implementation of the cameras.

For more information about the problems posed by these cameras, visit the ACLU of Northern California's excellent resource page.

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