Monday, April 18, 2011

Big BrotherSan Francisco is Watching You

Courtesy of Bob Wenzel at Economic Policy Journal, we have this report that the city of San Francisco wants all venues with capacity of more than 100 to record patrons faces and scan their ID's, and store the results in a database that law enforcement can request at any time.

San Francisco about to become even more fun.
We're sure that San Francisco has no ill intentions in pursuing this policy. Even though large venues are exactly the kinds of places where political rallies take place. And even though it might discourage the city's famous openness and tolerance if anyone attending an event with controversial themes knows their attendance may be noted by the government. Surely San Francisco, of all places, wouldn't side with the man by selling out political protesters to the police, even if they were protesting an unpopular cause. Right?

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