The Alameda City Council is poised to vote Tuesday night on whether to scan the license plates of every car that enters and leaves the island, a small enclave that touches the larger, and more crime-ridden, city of Oakland.
Police Chief Paul Rolleri wrote to the council that he wants to use this strategy to crack down on car break ins and property crimes, as well as speed up time-consuming police work, noting that this surveillance tool also has privacy advocates crying foul.
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QUESTION OF THE DAY: The Alameda City Council is considering a plan to install 13 license plate readers in the city.— KTVU (@KTVU) February 5, 2018
Leaders say it's designed to reduce crime.
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