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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) went toe to toe with the Detroit Police Department on Twitter Tuesday over the use of facial recognition technology, calling it “bulls**t.”
“@detroitpolice You should probably rethink this whole facial recognition bulls**t,” Tlaib tweeted Tuesday, linking to a Vice article detailing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) exhaustive criminal justice reform plan, with an emphasis on his call to “ban the use of end facial recognition software for policing”:
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The Detroit Police Department responded to Tlaib’s call with an invitation.
“Before you criticize the software, come to our Real Time Crime Center to see how we @detroitpolice responsibly use it in efforts to identify criminals involved in violent crimes,” the department’s official Twitter account wrote. “Let’s set a date”:
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Tlaib accepted the invitation accompanied by a small request.
“I would ask that you please review the 2 @OversightDems hearings … on facial recognition & see the indisputable data that it’s flawed,” she wrote. “Residents are very concerned. I can share what I’ve found during the visit”:
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Detroit Police Chief James Craig addressed Tlaib’s concerns and noted how the technology can help grieving families find justice.
“Nobody ever talks about the victims in these cases,” Craig said, according to the Detroit News. “I would offer a word of caution to the congresswoman about using that kind of language in referring to technology that gives these grieving family members closure.”
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Tlaib spokesman Denzel McCampbell responded and said it is “disingenuous for...
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