Detroit Police Clap Back at Rashida Tlaib for Questioning Their Tactics

Townhall | 8/21/2019 | Staff
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D-MI) profanity-laced start to her congressional career continued on Twitter on Tuesday. But instead of swearing at President Trump, this time she cursed at the Detroit Police Department. In her trite message, she told the police to get rid of their facial recognition tactics, and shared a Vice News story about Sen. Bernie Sanders being the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to endorse a nationwide ban of the practice.

Some of the criticisms of facial recognition software is that has been found to misgender transgender and non-binary individuals, make false-positive matches for people of color, and not account for the way that young people’s faces change over time, according to the Vice report. Three U.S. cities, Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Somerville, MA, have banned the use of it.

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But, the Detroit police explained that in their hands the software is not abused. They implored Tlaib to come see for herself first before characterizing them as corrupt.

After Tlaib visits, Police Chief James Craig suggested that Tlaib talk to victims who have benefitted from the software.

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"Nobody ever talks about the victims in these cases," Craig said. "I would offer a word of caution to the congresswoman about using that kind...
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