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.
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."
The Trump administration yesterday announced its plan to admit 18,000 refugees this fiscal year, taking another step in its agenda to dismantle the program that has long provided protection for people and families seeking safety from persecution.
The Justice Department announced last week that, after nearly two decades, it would resume executing prisoners on federal death row.
An uptick in bus raids comes a little over a year after ACLU of Maine sued CBP seeking public records about its bus surveillance. This lawsuit resulted in a court order requiring CBP to produce internal training records about its authority to conduct the raids—information CBP tried to keep secret.
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