By Steve Neavling
A Seattle councilwoman wants the FBI and ATF to remove cameras on city utility poles because of concerns with the Trump administration.
“I think it is totally unacceptable for the city of Seattle to be complicit in federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies surveilling Seattle’s public spaces,” Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant said, reports Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “As a sanctuary city, we should not be filming our general population and we certainly should not be sending that data to law enforcement agencies now being run by the Trump administration.”
The comments come after a U.S. District Court judge ruled last week that the city has no authority to release information about the cameras through public records requests.
Sewant is backing a proposal to require a warrant or council approval to erect cameras on the city’s utility poles.