In an op-ed for The Washington Post, author Andrew Guthrie Ferguson writes it’s time for Washington, D.C., to regulate police surveillance technology. There is no local legislation, he says, while the technology is being used to monitor racial protests. “Regulating police surveillance is not the same thing as banning police surveillance,” Ferguson writes. “But Democratic accountability is the beginning, not the end, of the surveillance debate. Only through knowing what policing technologies are being used can policed communities advocate transformative change.”
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