somebodys-watching-me.jpgFire up the stove, because the crime camera controversy is getting warmed over. Newly sworn in chief of police George Gascon says he wants people watching the cameras in real time. Out of concern for privacy, the cameras in the $500,000 program are only viewable upon request after a crime has taken place.

Whether or not people are watching, camera frame rates may still be too poor to get solid evidence. The suspect in a recent stabbing of an 11 year old boy on a Muni bus could not be identified due to unclear footage.

However, while the cameras are criticized for not leading to arrests, they have exonerated innocent people more than once.

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