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Goldberg, Ted , “ACLU Slams SFO's New License Plate Reader Policy,” KQED News, April 10, 2017, http://tinyurl.com/ml5d4gu. San Francisco International Airport's surveillance practices came under fire after airport officials adopted a policy propelled by new state legislation requiring data collected by license-plate readers to be safeguarded by its users.
Prabhu, Maya T. , “Charleston senator wants to charge police who erase body camera footage,” The Post and Courier, April 4, 2017, http://tinyurl.com/m3vjvpc. A South Carolina Democratic state senator introduced a bill that would make it a crime, punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine, for a police officer to delete body camera footage.
Wootson, Cleve Jr. , “A body cam captured a cop's violent encounter with a teen — but a new law keeps the video secret,” The Washington Post, April 6, 2017, https://tinyurl.com/kvd4n9b. A new North Carolina law requires those who want access to police body camera footage to pay a fee and plead their case to a Superior Court judge.
Eckhouse, Laurel , “Big data may be reinforcing racial bias in the criminal justice system,” The Washington Post, Feb. 10, 2017, https://tinyurl.com/kj8zkl5. Judges across the country are using data-driven estimates to set prison sentences for defendants based on their risk of recidivism, but opponents argue pre-existing biases in the justice system could skew the data and unfairly harm minorities.
Edwards, Ezekiel , “Predictive Policing Software Is More Accurate At Predicting Policing Than Predicting Crime,” The Huffington Post, Aug. 31, 2016, http://tinyurl.com/k6ql9hc. The director of the ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project says predictive policing, which uses algorithms to analyze crime data, can result in racial profiling.
Blidner, Rachelle , “Southampton chief Steven Skrynecki plans to use data to help policing,” Newsday, March 30, 2017, http://tinyurl.com/mc5xm99. A police chief in a New York town proposed hiring an analyst and using more data to allocate its limited resources.
Kelly, Laura , “Smart cities becoming a reality,” Security Systems News, April 3, 2017, http://tinyurl.com/k9dwg7e. Cities nationwide are encouraging police and business owners to coordinate their video surveillance systems.
Rocco, Matthew , “Taser Maker Offers Free Body Cams to Police, NYPD Not Interested,” Fox Business, April 6, 2017, http://tinyurl.com/m2djdbv. A body camera manufacturer is offering police departments free body cameras, but a competing provider said the offer would come with “significant internal implementation costs.”
Fussell, Sidney , “NYPD's Proposed Body Camera Policies Are a Disaster for Police Accountability,” Gizmodo, April 10, 2017, http://tinyurl.com/lfpa77q. The New York Civil Liberties Union says the New York City Police Department's new body camera policies disregard transparency and accountability.
Hansen, Teri L. , “Body cameras promote trust, improve transparency for officers,” McPherson Sentinel, April 7, 2017, http://tinyurl.com/m6px2ny. Officers in a Kansas county say body cameras can promote transparency and public safety.
McGahan, Jason , “Are Police Body Cameras Pointless If the Public Can't See the Footage?” L.A. Weekly, April 7, 2017, https://tinyurl.com/mje74zr. Critics say plans to equip 7,000 Los Angeles officers with body cameras are useless without improved transparency.
Miller, Ben , “Exclusive: Predictive Policing Startup Publishes Code Online, Seeks to Address Bias,” Government Technology, March 20, 2017, https://tinyurl.com/kvb8n5d. CivicScape, a predictive policing company, aims to promote transparency by making its code public and addressing biases in its algorithms.
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Mantel, B. (2017, April 21). High-tech policing. CQ researcher, 27, 337-360. Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com/
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