civil liberties http://www.kplu.org en Seattle officials urge police not to switch on surveillance cameras yet http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-officials-urge-police-not-switch-surveillance-cameras-yet <p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:18:42 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7836 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle officials urge police not to switch on surveillance cameras yet Seattle surveillance cameras have ACLU's antennas up http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-surveillance-cameras-have-aclus-antennas <p>Civil liberties advocates are raising concerns about a <a href="http://spdblotter.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Screen-Shot-2013-02-06-at-11.51.30-AM.png">network of 30 surveillance cameras </a>installed along Seattle’s shoreline, purchased with a $5 million dollar federal grant. When the measure first came up in city council last year, Seattle Police Assistant Chief Paul McDonagh said it was all about Port security. &nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:27:08 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7811 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle surveillance cameras have ACLU's antennas up Cops in schools can’t search without warrants, Wash. high court rules http://www.kplu.org/post/cops-schools-can-t-search-without-warrants-wash-high-court-rules <p>Police officers working in schools can&rsquo;t necessarily search a student without a warrant, even though a teacher usually can. That&rsquo;s the upshot of a <a href="http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/?fa=opinions.disp&amp;filename=862036MAJ">ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court </a>out Thursday, in a case involving a student at Robinswood High in Bellevue and the murky legal realm of cops in schools.</p><p>The Bellevue Police Department has five officers working exclusively in the schools. In this case, one of them caught the student with a bag of marijuana, arrested him, and then searched his locked bag without permission.</p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 23:19:58 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5856 at http://www.kplu.org Cops in schools can’t search without warrants, Wash. high court rules