San Francisco's plan to surveil private security cameras is 'authoritarian,' says tech oversight advocate

We know these systems don’t work and it’s political theater, but we pay a real price, not just in dollars and cents, but with our civil rights,” Albert Fox Cahn, executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, 告诉福克斯新闻.

San Francisco’s new district attorney Brooke Jenkins proposed rules that would allow the police department to tap into privately owned security cameras and camera networks to live monitorsignificant events with public safety concernsand ongoing felony or misdemeanor violations.

Former prosecutor Brooke Jenkins talks about the upcoming recall of district attorney Chesa Boudin during an interview in San Francisco on May 26, 2022.

Former prosecutor Brooke Jenkins talks about the upcoming recall of district attorney Chesa Boudin during an interview in San Francisco on May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, 文件)

另外, the ordinance would allow police togather and review historical video footage for the purposes of conducting a criminal investigation.

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We’re being taken for a ride,” Fox Cahn said in regard to the proposed law.

We’ve seen so many cities waste millions of dollars in the past with cameras, systems that invade our privacy but actually fail to keep us safe,” 他说.

Fox Cahn pointed to cities like London and New York which invested heavily in surveillance infrastructure in the past with no real effect on crime rates.

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Fentanyl is a popular street drug that can cause users to hunch while remaining standing, called the 'fentanyl fold.' (Fox News Digital/Jon Michael Raasch)

Fentanyl is a popular street drug that can cause users to hunch while remaining standing, called the ‘fentanyl fold.’ (Fox News Digital/Jon Michael Raasch)

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