BDS Testimony before New York City Council Committees on Public Safety and Investigation and Oversight regarding DOI's Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD

Many of the people that we serve live in heavily policed and highly surveilled communities. These communities bear the brunt of the NYPD’s privacy-destroying and abusive behavior, including through the wrongful seizure of their personal belongings, the unannounced addition of their deeply personal information (including DNA profiles, social networks, and every day habits) into unregulated law enforcement databases like the gang database, and the unceasing subjection of “the privacies of life”1 to police gaze through cameras, sensors, microphones, digital scraping tools, and their underlying, mass-aggregating databases like the Domain Awareness System.

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