We have continued to cover these issues with our publishing partners, most recently via Dan Atkinson and his excellent work for DigBoston.
A look at the tools recently introduced for use by the City.
“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.”
BPD seeks access to private security cameras, experiments with new surveillance network The Boston Police Department wants to deputize your surveillance system. After a crime, police canvass for private security cameras. Sometimes, they obtain a warrant for the tapes or data, or simply ask for the owner’s consent to access footage. But since last November, […]
Council greenlights social media surveillance despite lack of BPD transparency With the dawn of a new kind of surveillance upon us, it’s critical to trace the advent of social media monitoring in Mass back to its roots. There is a demonstrable history of the Boston Police Department and other city agencies utilizing sophisticated observation methods, […]