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  • Detroit City Council Greenlights $200,000 Facial Recognition Contract

    Scott McClallen, The Washington Examiner|Oct 1, 2020

    The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved a contract supporting facial recognition in Detroit, even after a vast majority of public comments were in opposition to the measure. The measure, approved by a 6-3 vote, approves spending $219,984 to cover costs associated with upgrades and maintenance. The council's vote was preceded by a morning protest and an hour of public comment from residents opposing facial recognition, arguing the technology is "racist." The contract with Dataworks Plus LLC...

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