Civil Liberties

video surveillance, street camera, crime

Fremont Police Hopes To Add Surveillance Cameras, License Plate Readers

With the help of private surveillance cameras, burglaries are down in Fremont. Now, city officials want to install high-def cameras and license plate readers to track criminals coming from out of town.


San Francisco Police at the scene of a Visitacion Valley shooting on July 30, 2012. (CBS)

San Francisco Mayor Worried By City’s Rising Homicide Rate

The number of homicides in San Francisco this year has outpaced 2011, a problem San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said requires a comprehensive solution.


A security camera. (AP)

Success Fighting Prostitution Prompts Vallejo To Deploy More Cameras

The success of crime cameras in controlling prostitution has led Vallejo to expand the number of cameras deployed around town.


Homeless man in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Sit-Lie Ordinance Ineffective, Police Brass Told

San Francisco’s controversial sit-lie ordinance has been mostly ineffective, a police lieutenant said at a department meeting Wednesday.

CBS San Francisco–05/25/2011

Fred Korematsu, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bill Clinton in 1998. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Honors Man Who Refused WWII Internment

Californians are observing the first official statewide day set aside to honor Fred Korematsu, who fought the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans.



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