DETROIT – Protesters are picketing the homes of Detroit City Council members, asking them to vote down the expansion of facial recognition technology in the city.
Facial recognition has been has been a hot topic along with the backlash against Detroit’s Project Green Light cameras.
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The group, Detroit Will Breathe, is one of the main protest groups who take to the streets of Detroit on a nightly basis.
Their demands include to defund the Detroit Police Department, starting with eliminating the use of facial recognition technology.
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The technology is approved by the Board of Police Commissioners. The group is saying its use is racist and doesn’t work because it can misidentify people of color.