“Increased patrols do not protect anyone ... they are actively harmful to poor and oppressed people who are routinely harassed, brutalized, and surveilled by the police in Boston and across the country."
Boston researchers have spent years helping government agencies plan and simulate operations to troll potential terrorists. Despite controversial practices and lackluster results, the covert operations continue.
“We’re asking whether we should hand the BPD the capability to … do what exactly? They didn’t say. We need to know before we appropriate funds."
You’d be better off using divination sticks than relying on TV to find out what’s going on regarding these matters, so we keep track of it all. Here’s a brief overview of this year’s surveillance-related news in the Commonwealth.
“Out of nowhere, then . . . they flipped me over and . . . they’re cuffing me and giving me a full search down.”
Smarter city or city under surveillance?
You partied hard at Boston Calling and there's facial recognition data to prove it
Boston Calling attendees didn’t know they were all unwitting test subjects for a sophisticated new event monitoring platform. We’re not talking about old school black and white surveillance cameras. More like technology that analyzes every passerby for height, clothing, and skin color.