More surveillance isn’t the answer. Just like we saw after 9/11 with the Patriot Act, some will use the insurrection at the Capitol as an excuse to push for more surveillance and new terrorism laws under the guise of keeping us “safe.” Technology is never neutral — in fact, high-tech policing and surveillance have harmed Black communities for decades. Campaign Strategies Director Myaisha Hayes explains in BuzzFeed News.
“Who do we really think these high-tech tools are going to be used against? Technology is not going to be a solution to take to address the years of brutality and years of state-sanctioned violence that communities of color have experienced at the hands of the police through technology.”Myaisha Hayes via BuzzFeed