Arab American Institute, Orlando Groups Call On Chief Mina To End Use of Facial Recognition

Posted by Jennifer Salan on June 22, 2018 in Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2018  CONTACT: jsalan@aaiusa.org / (202) 429-9210  Arab American Institute, Orlando Groups Call On Chief Mina To End Use of Public Surveillance/Facial Recognition  Washington, DC - The Arab American Institute, along with 10 Orlando based community groups, wrote to Orlando Police Chief John Mina on Thursday urging him to “commit to forgo the use of public surveillance and facial recognition technology as a tool of law enforcement” following reports of the Amazon Rekognition software pilot program. Signatories include:...

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Brennan Center Analysis Reveals CVE Worsening Under Trump

Posted by Kai Wiggins on June 19, 2018 in Blog

Last Friday, the Brennan Center for Justice released fresh analysis into the state of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) under the Trump Administration. Researchers focused specifically on the recipients of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program, which was created by an act of Congress in December 2015. In June 2017, the DHS Office for Community Partnerships awarded $10 million “to 26 local law enforcement and community organizations.” According to the Department, the grant program is designed to integrate community partnerships into the government’s terrorism prevention strategy: "These grants will help...

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