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Bernie Sanders’s call to ban facial recognition tech for policing, explained

Bernie Sanders’s call to ban facial recognition tech for policing, explained

Sen. Bernie Sanders is the first presidential candidate to call for a total ban on the use of facial recognition software for policing. He’s also calling for a moratorium on the use of algorithmic risk assessment tools that aim to predict which criminals will reoffend. His pledge to institute these changes if elected is part…
Julián Castro has an ambitious plan to fix American policing

Julián Castro has an ambitious plan to fix American policing

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro has unveiled a comprehensive new policing reform plan aimed at addressing police violence and its effects on communities of color — making him the first and only candidate to present such a detailed proposal to date. Castro’s “People First Policing” plan, released Monday, focuses on ending “over-aggressive” and “racially…
Body cameras were supposed to help improve policing. They aren’t living up to the hype.

Body cameras were supposed to help improve policing. They aren’t living up to the...

When discussing ways to address the problem of police violence against black men and women, police body cameras — which are meant to increase accountability and help rebuild community trust — are often touted as a key part of the solution. But a new study suggests that camera programs alone may not be as impactful…

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