It is through small decisions like this, town by town, that our police departments are slowly changing to look less like the people they serve, and more like occupying armies.
"It’s a historic issue. There isn’t really a culture of democratic accountability for the police, and when it comes to elected towns and officials, in many towns and cities across Massachusetts, sometimes they may not have the power to oversee the police department properly. "
Last time the surveillance agencies were actually confronted on their assertion that mass surveillance had helped, the agencies’ claims shriveled under scrutiny like an ice-cream in the sun
Only a fool would get their news on these intensely granular issues from traditional news sources ...
BY CHRIS FARAONE, KENNETH LIPP & JONATHAN RILEY
For this third installment of our Boston Trolling series ...
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.