Metal Detectors, ID Scans at S.F. Nightclubs Up for Debate

Can't we have fun without killing each other?

San Francisco is considering draconian safety measures at night clubs, including metal detectors and ID scans — not even Oakland does that!

That said, Jocelyn Kane, executive director of the Entertainment Commission, tells SF Weekly that it's unlikely such measures would pass muster in San Francisco. And while that might be reassuring to some, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based digital civil liberties group, isn't backing down.

The group is formally protesting the plan, saying ID scans and surveillance cameras are unconstitutional and would have a “chilling effect” on San Francisco.

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