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Voice Opposition to Surveillance Cameras at 16th and Mission
Date Saturday November 04
Time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
Mission Neighborhood Community Meeting – Monday, December 4 at 6 p.m. at Marshall Elementary School cafeteria (1575 15th Street, 15th and Capp).
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorACLU of Northern California
The Police Commission is voting next Wednesday, December 6, about whether to approve surveillance cameras at 16th and Mission Streets.

The City says the cameras are going up because people who live, work, and walk in San Francisco, want them.

Please come to one or both of the following meetings to voice your opposition to the cameras.

Mission Neighborhood Community Meeting – Monday, December 4 at 6 p.m. at Marshall Elementary School cafeteria (1575 15th Street, 15th and Capp).

Police Commission Meeting- Wednesday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m. at San Francisco City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco, California.

We all want safe communities, but video cameras are just not the solution. The expanded video surveillance program should be rejected because:

It is ineffective in reducing crime. Study after study demonstrates that video surveillance cameras do not reduce crime or the fear of crime in the long-run. Crime just moves from one corner to another.

It threatens privacy and free speech rights, allowing the government to track what you are doing and where you are going.

It is expensive. The funds proposed for the surveillance cameras could be better spent on more effective crime-reduction measures such as increased foot patrols, community policing, or better lighting.


Please forward this information to others about the meetings and also send an email to the Police Commission at sfpd.commission [at] sfgov.org and let them know you don't want cameras.

Added to the calendar on Thursday Nov 30th, 2006 11:53 AM
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