Oakland council approves Domain Awareness Center

March 5, 2014 9:35:55 AM PST
The Oakland City Council has approved plans to build a controversial high tech surveillance center.

The council approved the Domain Awareness Center overnight, the vote was initially tied, but Mayor Jean Quan broke the tie with her yes vote.

The $10 million center will be funded by Homeland security, and consolidate the city's existing cameras and mapping systems under one roof. Opponents are concerned it will be used for warrantless surveillance on the public.