Friday, September 7, 2007

Security Cameras in Seattle

Jennifer Sullivan, Look up: Seattle cops may soon be watching, Seattle Times, Sept. 7, 2007:

Seattle police may turn to private security cameras around the downtown business core to help watch for assaults, drug deals and other crimes.

Following the lead of many other U.S. cities, police and the Downtown Seattle Association are examining the creation of a surveillance system that would allow officers to track live video footage from security cameras on and around downtown buildings.

But the idea has been sharply criticized by privacy advocates.
The article mentions an August ACLU report. That report is Under the Watchful Eye: The Proliferation of Video Surveillance Systems in California, by Mark Schlosberg and Nicole A. Ozer of the ACLU of Northern California, issued jointly by the ACLU of Northern California, the ACLU of Southern California, and the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties.

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