Face surveillance technology poses unprecedented threats to civil rights, civil liberties, and open, democratic society. We wrote in to express strong support for the proposed prohibition on face surveillance sponsored by Councilor Ali.
Defending Equality, Liberty & Justice in Maine
There is already plenty of objection to making uniformed, armed police permanent fixtures in schools. Now, officials want to put cameras on the bodies of these officers – placing students under constant police surveillance and knitting schools, police, and prisons closer together.
"The Constitution requires more than simply 'a warm body in a suit' standing next to the accused—the accused has the right to a lawyer who can and does provide assistance."