Officials urge removal of flammable trees near campus

Twelve elected officials urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency to release funds for a proposal to remove trees that pose a “fire hazard” from Claremont Canyon, a regional preserve that runs through Berkeley and Oakland hills, in a letter released on Tuesday.
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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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