Alongside the critical work of organizing communities and publicly advocating for change, activist groups in Austin are engaging in direct policy conversations with city leadership and the Austin Police Department.
Over the past year, employees at tech companies made headlines for publicly urging that their facial recognition work not be used for government surveillance—a phenomena that shows the unique ethical issues posed by this policing tech.
With consent searches, New Yorkers seem to think not. The recently enacted Right to Know Act is aimed at ensuring more than the minimum from policing, but much about its effectiveness remains to be seen.
What do we mean when we talk about “police-community engagement?” The Policing Project and our partners are launching a new project to explore this question with the help of communities throughout the country.