Santa Clara County on Tuesday will consider whether to begin using a “stingray” cell phone location tracking system, but skeptics say the public has not been given enough time to examine the proposal.
“I really don’t think 15 minutes’ worth of conversation on Tuesday is going to be enough,” County Supervisor Joe Simitian said, according to a story Friday in the Contra Costa Times. Simitian is one of five elected members of the Board of Supervisors, which is being asked by the sheriff’s office to vote on the stingray plan.
“Simitian said on Friday that he had first heard rumblings about the tracker in December, but the push for approval didn’t happen until this month,” the Times wrote, adding the system “would be paid for with a $500,000 federal Homeland Security grant that expires in May.”
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