Friday, June 06, 2014

Mandated Surveillance?

It's not called a "tax."  But it's a city-required expense.  Hmmmm.

The Chippewa Falls Police Department is pushing for an ordinance requiring all tavern owners in the city to pay for and set up surveillance cameras at their establishments because some law enforcement officials think the devices could help solve more crimes.

...if a bar owner were to violate the proposed law, which would allow police to obtain video footage at any time, they could lose their liquor license and be shut down.

Charming.  What you don't see, however, until the very end of the story, is this:

The city also has a similar ordinance that applies to grocery and liquor stores.

Looks like an expensive town in which to do business.

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