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facial, recognition, technology

Detroit Approves Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology With Limits

After controversy over whether police should be able to use facial recognition technology, the Board of Police Commissioners in Detroit approved its use but imposed certain limits. Debates surrounding the use of this technology are steeped in both claims of privacy violations and racism. While Detroit police celebrated the move,…

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins Repeals Saggy Pants Ban

In the mid-2000s, cities in the South went on a spree criminalizing “saggy pants” and instituting bans. Ultraconservatives have made up the false narrative that the practice of “sagging” is linked to gangs. In February, Shreveport Police in Louisiana tried to stop Anthony Childs because of his saggy pants. As…