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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 03:41 PM

There's a great story out of Berkeley about the legiblity of license plates.

I'll let you see for yourself:

https://www.berkeleyside.com/2021/04/01/berkeley-subcommittee-recommends-wider-use-of-dealer-license-plates

After a while, I started looking at the names of the people involved.

I know people who went to Berkeley, and the story had me fooled.

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Reply There's a great story out of Berkeley about the legiblity of license plates. (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 1 OP
MerryHolidays Apr 1 #1
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 03:46 PM

1. The names of the people quoted in the story are GREAT! Happy April Fool's Day! nt

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Response to MerryHolidays (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 03:48 PM

2. I believed it at first. There are a few places where I would believe that story.

Berkeley being number one on the list, with Portland and Austin not far behind.

But when I started looking at those names, it dawned on me that the story was too good to be true:

Asked for a more details about the consultant’s report, {Rick Shaw from the city’s transportation department} explained that every time someone calls in a plate number of a supposedly bad driver or a car that might be associated with a crime or suspicious activity, city staff then has to check the archive of recorded instances of that plate on Berkeley streets, track down the registered owner, cross-reference to the red-light cams and speed cams, and in a high percentage of simulated cases, other violations or warrants are found. These are often outstanding warrants for a parole violation or similar, or “other little things that really should have gone undetected,” according to Shaw.

Good one.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 03:48 PM

3. The Zoom screen for the joint subcommittee workshop.



The Zoom screen for the joint subcommittee workshop. It’s not surprising that members of the Commission on Civic Privacy generally do not show their own faces during zoom meetings.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 03:48 PM

4. Pursing Helena Handbasket name on the net

You come up real people... some pretty, ahhh interesting...

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