As uprisings against police violence continue across the country, footage captured on cell phones are serving as windows into what’s happening on the front lines.

“We’ve seen local police departments secretly acquire all sorts of high-tech surveillance tools, such as facial recognition technology, that are dangerous and discriminatory against Black people and other communities of color. In light of the ongoing George Floyd protests and uprisings against police violence across the country, we can expect these tools to be used against us during this current moment of political dissent and protest because the government has a history of secretly criminalizing Black protesters.”

Myaisha Hayes via Geek Wire


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