Eyeo 2016, Code + Activism

A Collection of Links, specifically related to the inner-city surveillance.


I found this collection of links incredibly eye-opening. This is a very quick dump of the links from today’s afternoon session, please excuse my lack of organization and further context on each link, but there’s a wealth of information in each article below.

Lantern Laws and Historical Context

An introduction of historical lantern laws, as an early form of “technology” used as surveillance and tracking.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?407901-1/discussion-racial-bias-government&start=1737

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/06/30/196664265/a-look-at-three-types-of-lawyers-who-defend-the-poor

The Secret Surveillance Catalogue

Additionally, here are some technologies that are promote modern forms of lantern-law enforcement, and/or have little to no checks and balances for privacy (as well as being used in targeted and highly profiled neighborhoods)

http://fusion.net/story/302613/new-york-city-lantern-laws-nypd-omnipresnce/

http://www.flir.com/surveillance/display/?id=65026

https://theintercept.com/surveillance-catalogue/stingray-iii/

https://www.vice.com/read/stingrays-and-secrets-how-the-chicago-police-department-was-forced-to-come-clean-330

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyclu-sues-nypd-stingray-spyware-info-article-1.2643103

Social Media Profiling

A growing use of “intelligence-driven prosecution,” or in other words, free (as in without all the red-tape and burden-of-proof required in a wire-tap) snooping on social media and decontextualized association.

http://manhattanda.org/intelligence-driven-prosecution-crime-strategies-unit

Gang Injunctions as a new “tool” for local law enforcement “profiling”

Nuisance Abatement Misuse

https://www.propublica.org/article/nypd-nuisance-abatement-shop-stings-warrantless-searches

Additional Links

http://www.yalelawjournal.org/forum/tiny-constables-and-the-cost-of-surveillance-making-cents-out-of-united-states-v-jones

https://ashkansoltani.org/2014/01/09/the-cost-of-surveillance/

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/06/30/196664265/a-look-at-three-types-of-lawyers-who-defend-the-poor

https://thesocietypages.org/discoveries/2015/03/18/misdemeanorjustice/

http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/10/7341077/nypd-harlem-crews-social-media-rikers-prison

https://www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/remembering-kalief-browder

Groups Making a Difference

Here are a couple of groups who are cataloging and exposing some of the uses of technology and legal frameworks.

https://lucyparsonslabs.com/