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Thanks to everyone who filled out MuckRock's FOIA request system to find out whether police are using facial recognition technology and how. Eleven requests are up for Massachusetts, but that still leaves 340 cities and towns we can file FOIA requests in. The process to send a request to your municipality or any other you are interested in is easy: Go to their project pageFill out the form at the bottom of the pageComplete any steps they have to create an account That's it. It will ...
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Jeff Bezos, using his media empire, created the "porch pirate" narrative in order to push demand for Ring cameras. Having deployed them in communities across the state, he is now poised to sell access to this spy network to the police. If the state proposed building surveilance cameras outside the front door of every house in every city, there would be justified outrage. But by making the Ring camera a consumer object, it becomes a status symbol, something enviable. The purported AI techn...
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Our next tech meeting is this Sunday, February 2nd, 2pm-4pm at Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm St., Somerville. Please note the new time. We are working on a variety of projects including adding a way for members to better make decisions collectively, peer-to-peer streaming of events and updating our CCTV surveillance camera map. Anyone curious about helping or with a desire to help is welcome. You can also sign up to our tech mailing list at https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/democrac...
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This Tuesday, January 21st, we will join with Restore the 4th Massachusetts to lobby for S.899 (An Act relative to forfeiture reform). We want you to join us and encourage others to support this important bill. Civil asset forfeiture laws harm our 4th Amendment right to be free of unreasonable seizures of our property. It is most often directed at poor people and people of color. While it is justified as a measure to fight crime, it really helps pad police budgets in a manner that is una...
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We are advocating for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology in Massachusetts and the recent hearing at the state house demonstrated that there is a lot of support for it. However, efforts to adopt this technology by police often goes unnoticed or is hidden from public view.  Thankfully, MuckRock and Open the Government have setup a system to use FOIA requests to find out whether police are using facial recognition technology and how. Only four requests have been filed in M...
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Our annual party conference is this Saturday, September 21st at Encuentro 5 in Boston.  The conference will focus on planning, expanding our platform and organizing how-tos. Formal sessions will start at 10am and end around 5:30pm. We plan to video stream the conference. The schedule is: TimeSession9:00am-10:00amBreakfast, Meet & Greet10:00am-10:30amYear in Review / Where We Stand as a Party?10:30am-11:15amMassMesh: Building a People’s Internet11:15am-noonBuilding a Just Econo...
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Our annual party conference is this Saturday, September 21st at Encuentro 5 in Boston.  The conference will focus on planning, expanding our platform and organizing how-tos. Formal sessions will start at 10am and end around 5:30pm. We plan to video stream the conference. The schedule is: TimeSession9:00am-10:00amBreakfast, Meet & Greet10:00am-10:30amYear in Review / Where We Stand as a Party?10:30am-11:15amMassMesh: Building a People’s Internet11:15am-noonBuilding a J...
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Our annual party conference is this Saturday, September 21st at Encuentro 5 in Boston.  The conference will focus on planning, expanding our platform and organizing how-tos. Formal sessions will start at 10am and end around 5:30pm. We plan to video stream the conference. The schedule is: TimeSession9:00am-10:00amBreakfast, Meet & Greet10:00am-10:30amYear in Review / Where We Stand as a Party?10:30am-11:15amMassMesh: Building a People’s Internet11:15am-noonBuilding a Just Econo...
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The for-profit prison industry lies at the heart of all the problems plaguing our society. With a financial incentive to criminalize their populace, a government enacts harsher laws, instructs police to gather up "undesirables," and makes felons of the working class. As long as the rich can profit from your arrest, there will be no social progress, no increase in freedom, no reprieve from police brutality until we put an end to this. If you can, it is vitally important that you come to Boston o...
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If you’re upset about the forced internment of children, you’ll probably be upset to learn that the monsters who profit from these crimes are coming to Boston August 1-6. A coalition of community groups are arranging a series of actions to let these monsters know how we feel about them. If you’d like to take part, NoMoreCages has arranged a phone zap tomorrow to convince area hotels not to work with the American Correctional Association. Read more about them here. Register here&nbs...
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