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Portola Valley: License-plate cameras show some criminal-tracking value

Original post made on Feb 21, 2019

A license-plate-reading camera in Portola Valley played a role in an ongoing investigation, a Sheriff's Office captain told the Town Council recently. "We are very, very close to an arrest," she said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 5:05 PM

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Posted by Ulrich Aldag
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Feb 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm

A large number of data are produced from those cameras but their practical value for detaining burglars or other criminals remains intransparent in this article. A follow-up in a few months seems highly desirable.


Posted by lil' dawg
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Feb 21, 2019 at 1:40 pm

A whole year's data exposed to suspicious, and possibly corrupt, intrusions?

All for AN arrest? Maybe? Someday? That they probably would have got anyway?

Who supported this big government clusterwhat?


Posted by Res
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Feb 21, 2019 at 4:52 pm

These cameras keep us SAFE! What more can we ask for. Catch the criminals and LOCK THEM UP, we are far too lenient!! I go around every day and drive around looking for suspicious people and calling sheriff, as a community we need to do our part but the cameras are a great starting point


Posted by lil' dawg
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Feb 21, 2019 at 5:27 pm

> These cameras keep us SAFE!

Despite any evidence proving that?

> I go around every day and drive around looking for suspicious people...

Uh-huh.


Posted by lil' wayne
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Feb 21, 2019 at 5:47 pm

You have no expectation of privacy when your driving around in public...


Posted by lil' dawg
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Feb 21, 2019 at 6:02 pm

> You have no expectation of privacy when your driving around in public...

lil' wayne is apparently a straw man. Is there anywhere in the article where someone is claiming privacy concerns in public? Please don't confuse the difference between privacy in public space vs privacy of data and good data handling policies. Or apparently in this case, lack-thereof.

Care to talk about the waste of tax dollars?


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 21, 2019 at 6:40 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

res:

same old shrill nonsense as always. Clearly the LPR's don't do anything to keep you safe.


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