Caught on camera, cuffed, and cut loose

Cities controlled by Democrats have decided that arresting criminals is too hard. It is much easier to turn their cities into surveillance states.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that 480 surveillance cameras would be installed in and around Oakland. According to Newsom, “we’re equipping law enforcement with the tools they need to effectively combat criminal activity and hold perpetrators accountable.”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom. (AP Photo / Damian Dovarganes)

That’s all great and swell, but ultimately, this barely moves the needle. Oakland’s problem hasn’t been law enforcement, but prosecution. With a district attorney who doesn’t think her job performance affects crime and who thinks that violent criminals should get no jail time for their crimes, you can catch as many criminals as you want in Oakland, on camera or otherwise. You
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