Civil rights and liberties are central to democracy. Yet in the wake of mass shootings and entrenched urban crime, public surveillance is rising. Historically, police surveillance has disproportionately affected minority communities. This months-long investigation explores police and government use of facial recognition and related AI surveillance, and how such new-tech approaches affect communities in various urban areas nationwide.
Military-grade surveillance keeps watch over Baltimore and city protests, but catches few criminals.
Judge cites “highly relevant” level of violence “afflicting the City of Baltimore.”
ACLU tries to halt what it calls “Orwellian nightmare come to life.”