- Albany County Legislature
- United States of America
Do you think you look like a criminal? Albany County thinks you do.
If passed Albany County's Local Law "G" will require your name, address and physical description (including your height, weight and any identifying marks) to be transmitted to the City of Albany Police Department any time you sell personal articles including secondhand items, jewelry and more. This information will then be provided to the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) at the Albany Crime Analysis Center (ACAC) where it will be analyzed to determine whether or not you look like a criminal.
Should you meet Albany County's definition of a criminal (by having sold too many personal items, or items that are too valuable or maybe just due to a criminal conviction from your childhood) your personal identifying information will then be forwarded in a bulletin to local law enforcement agencies in the name of "intelligence-led policing and criminal intelligence."
We encourage you, with your fellow citizens, to take a stand against Local Law "G" for 2012.
We, the undersigned, call on Albany County Legislators to preserve our constitutional right to privacy and to condemn the practice of profiling by voting no to Local Law "G" for 2012.
We, the undersigned, further call on Albany County Legislators to refuse the consideration of any future laws containing similar provisions.
The Citizens Against Local Law G petition to Albany County Legislature was written by Citizens Against Electronic Reporting and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.