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Berkeley City Council holds special meeting

In the aftermath of protests over police killings of black civilians, Berkeley City Council held a special meeting Saturday to talk with residents about police and community relations, as well as broader issues including education and housing. Read the full story here. This video is a excerpt of the public comment,
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Video camera registry raises more questions than it answers

We are not opposed to the creation of what is, after all, a voluntary registry. But the language describing such an undertaking is vague thus far. It must be determined whether those registered would be asked to waive their rights of self-incrimination or whether police would be able to bypass the need for a warrant or subpoena in order to obtain footage from registered devices. Live feed should not be supplied to law enforcement, as there can be no expectation of privacy or control of the footage in that circumstance.
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