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The DAC is not the first time that Oakland has considered mass surveillance efforts. In both 1997 and 1999 the Oakland City Council considered and rejected plans for mass surveillance systems in the city which earned them praise at the time from the ACLU (see http://www.ibabuzz.com/politics/2007/08/21/aclu-praises-oakland-for-rejecting-surveillance/?doing_wp_cron=1392918034.0594990253448486328125)
2011- additional cameras in fruitvale after shooting of owner of otaez. http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Oakland-crime-fighting-bid-cameras-in-businesses-2354478.php, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/us/mayors-efforts-on-oaklands-crime-problem-are-questioned.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_19049889. this appears to have been unilaterally done by Quan, w/support of IdLF and OPD, primarily along international blvd. 40 cameras.