Call Speaker Corey Johnson and demand he pass the POST Act. Facial recognition technology is becoming even more dangerous for Black people.
We must take a stand to protect our civil rights and prevent unnecessary interactions with the police that can be traumatic or have deadly consequences.
Facial recognition technology is unjust and dangerous, and circumvents the law. From COINTELPRO to the FBI's use of the baseless “Black identity extremist” term, Black people are continuously being targeted through the manipulation of laws and legislation. Rogue New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers are using Clearview facial recognition software to scrape our social media accounts for images to add to a police database. The NYPD’s arsenal of spy tools, at its core, is a flawed form of surveillance that comes at the expense of basic human rights, security, and privacy.
Call Speaker Corey Johnson and demand he pass the POST Act NOW.