Surveillance Equipment Regulation Ordinance Vote


March 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Old Berkeley City Hall
Allston Way & Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94703

Bring secret government surveillance out of the shadows. Tell the Berkeley City Council to vote yes!

Did you know that 50 percent of all American adults are in a face-recognition database? Are you aware that Stingray cellphone trackers can pinpoint your location within a matter of yards? Or that police departments collect sensitive location data about drivers that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is eager to exploit?

You can take action today to protect our diverse Bay Area community from unaccountable police surveillance. The Berkeley City Council is currently considering a crucial surveillance technology ordinance that would ensure transparency, accountability, and oversight of these technologies. Tell them to vote YES.

This ordinance comes at a crucial time. Right now, ICE is trying to access local databases as it escalates attacks on Bay Area neighborhoods.

With your help, Berkeley could be the first city in the Bay Area to adopt an ordinance that requires transparency for surveillance technologies. The people of Berkeley have the right to reject dangerous surveillance technologies before local law enforcement agencies can acquire them.

Law enforcement shouldn’t be able to acquire surveillance technology in secret, yet it happens every day. Our local elected leaders must be empowered to intervene.

The Berkeley City Council will be voting very soon on this ordinance. Similar legislation is under consideration by city councils in Oakland and Davis. The Bay Area is part of a nationwide movement to fight secret and discriminatory surveillance. Take action now to stand for community control of police surveillance.

Make sure the City Council votes YES on this ordinance.


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