Mayor London Breed on Tuesday filed a ballot measure that will ask San Franciscans to expand and clarify the circumstances under which police can monitor surveillance cameras in real time, advancing a key element of her plan to crack down on crime in the Tenderloin and citywide.

Her proposal was cheered by police officials who said the footage was necessary for swiftly responding to violent crimes and property crimes, but blasted by privacy advocates who say the plan resembled the building blocks of a surveillance state…

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