San Francisco has 71 closed-circuit cameras throughout the city, but nobody monitors them because of big-brother concerns.
Chief /*George Gascon*/ says they should be used; otherwise the system is a waste of money.
Meantime, the ACLU Monday blasted Sacramento's plan to accept a $600 million federal grant to install 32 new surveillance cameras.
The group says the cameras are not worth the money, citing London's $800 million system.
"There's over 1 million cameras, 1,000 crimes a year are solved by the cameras, do the math; we feel that rather than surveillance cameras, which are not effective, feet on the ground is the most important thing," ACLU spokesperson Jim Updegraff said.
Congressman Dan Lungren (R-California) says the cameras work and denies they are an invasion of privacy because they capture images anyone in public can see.