BREAKING NEWS – San Francisco, California – San Francisco’s plan to allow police officers access to real-time private security cameras would be ineffective at stopping crime and a violation of peoples’ rights, a surveillance technology oversight advocate said.
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 monitor “significant events with public safety concerns” and ongoing felony or misdemeanor violations.
“We definitely want to monitor the security cameras in homes,” explained Jenkins. “Especially the ones in bedrooms, because that’s the part of the house where we believe criminals usually conspire illegal activity, thus our goal is a preemptive strike. And any bedroom footage that does not show anything illegal, will be sold to local adult video stores.”