About those license plate readers

Alameda is surrounded by failed cities. Cities whose editorialists and petty functionaries see fit to scold us while their criminals operate without fear and their public spaces are controlled by bums. I would like to thank our police chief for his efforts to resist our neighbors’ failures and I encourage the City Council to support those efforts.

This is not a privacy issue. License plates were created, and have always existed, for public safety. They are required for cars, not people. This is not a racial issue. I worked on the other side of the estuary for 36 years. I dealt with enough crime there to understand that it is by no means limited to any race. 

This is about crime. Don’t fall for the modern idea that we have a moral obligation to accept some level of crime. It is not progress to follow failed cities into the holes they are digging. 


Mike Fennelly