Was That a Burglar Alarm?
Police in a prosperous Californian city near San Francisco will begin ignoring most burglar alarms, prompted by too many false alarms and too little money.
Fremont police said the overwhelming majority of warning signals they receive are false alarms that cost the city $600,000 a year. Because of budget cuts, starting next month they will only respond if they have additional verification, such as a video feed of a crime occurring or a witness report.
“We had 7,000 alarm calls last year and 66 of those were burglary,”
Here in Seattle/King County, the policing agencies have a gradually increasing fine scheme for each false alarm. It would be interesting to see if this and other agencies moving to a Ã¯Â¿Â½No AnswerÃ¯Â¿Â½ policy had tried that as well.
But if you remember this news from late last year,
Gun ban weighed in San Francisco
Frustrated by an increase in homicides, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has proposed a sweeping ban on handguns, injecting this liberal city into the national debate over gun control.
The proposal would bar residents from keeping handguns in their homes or businesses and prohibit the sale, manufacture and distribution of any firearms or ammunition in San Francisco.
I think weÃ¯Â¿Â½re looking at having to wall San Francisco off from the rest of the world, ala Ã¯Â¿Â½Escape from New YorkÃ¯Â¿Â½.
Of course, you could do that right now, in my mind.
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