New York State Police Strengthens and Stops Racism in New York – New Study

  • Non-white neighborhoods in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens live with CCTV monitoring

A new study by Amnesty International and its partners confirms that New York residents living in high-risk areas are more vulnerable to invasive detection technology.

New analysis by the New York Police Department, as part of an international blockade campaign, confirms how extensive surveillance is affecting people who are planning to stop and stop in New York City in all five counties.

In the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, the study found that the number of non-white residents increased with the availability of compatible CCTV cameras.

Blocking face recognition for mass surveillance is the most important first step in eliminating racist police

Matt Mahmud, Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Researcher

“Our analysis shows that the use of NYPD facial recognition technology will help to strengthen the discriminatory policing of minorities in New York City,” said Matt Mahmoud, an Amnesty International Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights researcher.

“We know for a long time that stopping in New York is a racist police tactic. We now know that communities with high-risk and high-risk areas are also more likely to be exposed to discriminatory police.

“The shocking availability of face recognition technology in the city exposes the entire neighborhood to mass surveillance. The NYPD must now explain how this invasive technology is being used.

“Blocking face recognition for mass surveillance is the most important first step in eliminating racist police and the New York City Council must now move toward a general ban.”

The findings are based on data collected by thousands of digital volunteers as part of a decoded monitoring NYC project that mapped more than 25,500 CCTV cameras in New York City. Amnesty International has been working with data scientists to compare this data with statistical and statistical data.

Frontal Identification Technologies (FRT) are mass monitoring systems that violate privacy rights and jeopardize the rights to collect, equality and discrimination.

The NYPD used at least 22,000 FRT cases between 2016 and 2019. Data from the NYPD Stop and Stop events since 2002 shows that black and Latin communities have been the most targeted of such strategies.

Last year, Amnesty International accused the NYPD of failing to disclose public reports regarding its purchase of FRT and other intelligence equipment. The case is still under way.

A new interactive website about FRT vulnerability

Amnesty International has today launched a new website to let users know how much pedestrian traffic is exposed between two locations in New York City.

A.D. During the Black Livelihoods movement in mid-2020, New York residents who were protesting were at greater risk for the FRT. For example, a protester traveling from the nearest subway station to Washington Square Park is being monitored by NYPD Argus cameras.

“As we look at the ways in which people approach and respond to protests from nearby subway stations, we have received general coverage of CCTV-owned cameras, particularly NYPD Argus cameras,” said Matt Mahmoud.

“Widespread use of face recognition technology is an effective digital stop-and-free approach.

“This is a deliberate intimidation by the NYPD that has no place in a free society and must be stopped immediately.”

The site allows users to keep track of the distance between Fartti and the major tourist attractions in the city.

Widespread use of face recognition technology is the most effective digital stop-and-free.

Matt Mahmoudi

Amnesty International is urging New York residents to send a letter of protest to the House of Commons asking them to take action against the FRT. International users have signed a Amnesty International petition demanding the regulation of when and where public FRT systems will be used.

Amnesty International’s collaborative research partners include the Department of Computer Science, Julien Cornebise, University College London; BetaNYC, a civic organization that uses data and technology to consider the government; And Dr. Damon Whischic, an independent information scientist.

The study shows the final stages of the Ban The Scan campaign, following surveillance in Hyderabad, New York and India last year. Amnesty International has called for a total ban on the use, development, production, sale and export of FRT for both states and the private sector.

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