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Austin Liberty Coalition Message Board › New Meetup! : Speak out against Spy Cameras at City Hall! We need your support!

New Meetup! : Speak out against Spy Cameras at City Hall! We need your support!

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Speak out against Spy Cameras at City Hall! We need your support!
Thursday, February 12, 2009 10:00 AM
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Thursday, February 12, 2009 7:00 AM
Come to the City Council meeting @ City Hall this Thursday the 12th. The meeting starts at 10am and the Spy Cams funding will be part of the City of Austin Federal Program (the programs and money Austin is seeking from Uncle Sam) which is item 8 on the agenda. The text of the spy cam section is below/ They should get to it before 10:30. It is gonna get pushed through as part of a larger piece of legislation rather than voting on it piece by piece. Perhaps we can ask them to hold off on the adoption of the funds to put up the cameras. Lets take a closer look at it. This is the kind of stuff we need to look out for. Hit em up at the Public Safety Task Force. We let this one slip through but we have one last oppurtunity to have our voices heard.

Prepare a three minute speech or show up to allocate time to someone else and rise in opposition.

We must speak out against Big Brother. Let them know we are watching them! Take an early lunch if you can!
Join us! Own your Government! Be your Government!
John Bush
Nancy Robbins
TAG Steering Committee

Police Technology
$800,000 to the City of Austin for police technology
The City of Austin appreciates the congressional delegation’s ongoing support for its public safety efforts. Federal funding in recent years has enhanced Austin’s public safety efforts and given City police officers the tools they need to protect the public. The City will use the requested federal funding to install security cameras in pedestrian-heavy and high-crime locations. This technology will allow the Austin Police Department (APD) to "expand its police force" by providing the capability to monitor activity from a central location. Police cameras have been shown to reduce crime and provide video evidence that bolsters the prosecution of criminal cases.. APD will use the cameras to fight all crime, with a focus on potentially life-threatening crimes such as assaults and robberies which have recently increased in various City locations. The requested funding may also be used to purchase temporary storage space for digital evidence obtained from security cameras. (emphasis added)

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