When we think about technology and policing, facial recognition technology often dominates the conversation, but Detroit Police also turn to social media to use images in conjunction with that technology. One Detroit’s Will Glover met up with BridgeDetroit reporter Bryce Huffman to talk about his report on the privacy and legal concerns with this kind of surveillance.
June 25, 2020
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News From Around Detroit
- Detroit rec centers are open again, as residents rejoiceby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
The City of Detroit reopened four of its recreation centers this week after closing them down 18 months ago amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Mackinac panelists: Reparations are the path to economic prosperityby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Equity experts joined the Mackinac Policy Conference to discuss how systemic racism has perpetuated the racial wealth gap in Michigan and how reparative policy can reverse those outcomes.
- Poll shows Michigan taxpayers willing to pay for children’s educationby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Support for education was a leading topic on the first day of the 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference. A recent poll supported by the Skillman Foundation shows Michiganders are willing to pay more in taxes for their children’s education.
- Preliminary investigation: GLWA not at fault for metro Detroit floodsby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Great Lakes Water Authority officials say they aren’t at fault for the floods that have plagued Detroit and some suburbs this summer, but they’re updating procedures anyway.
- Bus riders fearful as DDOT looks to cut routesby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit officials say reducing bus service will make transportation more reliable. Residents and transit advocates say they want more service, not less.
- After storms, mental health crisis compounded by COVID looms in Louisiana
When Ida hit, it wasn't just infrastructure that took a hit. Experts say storm survivors' physical and mental health will continue to be affected long after the clouds have parted, compounded by the region's high rates of COVID and hospitalizations that have pushed hospitals past their limits.
- Azerbaijan files case alleging 'ethnic cleansing' by Armenia
Azerbaijan has filed a case at the United Nations' top court accusing Armenia of a "policy of ethnic cleansing" targeting Azerbaijanis.
- Top Democrats say they have framework to pay for $3.5 trillion environmental bill
Top congressional Democrats say they and the White House have agreed to a "framework" to pay for their emerging $3.5 trillion social and environment bill.