We are delighted to announce that our opinion piece, “Watching the Watchers: Police Use of Body Cameras Needs to be Monitored” has been published by The Conversation Canada which is an independent news outlet which only publishes articles written by academics affiliated with research institutions and universities. The Article can be found here: https://theconversation.com/watching-the-watchers-police-use-of-body-cameras-needs-to-be-monitored-140667
This piece was then subsequently picked up by other news outlets, including local media such as The Province which published it in this format: https://theprovince.com/opinion/joven-narwal-watching-the-watchers-police-use-of-body-cameras-needs-to-be-monitored?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1592269407
We believe the widespread deployment of body cameras and the increasing use of facial recognition technology will lead to an unprecedented expansion of the Surveillance State. We argue that regulations surrounding these devices must be implemented to keep them as a tool for the public against police violence, rather than allowing the devices to turn into a tool for enhanced surveillance and oppression. We elected to publish the piece through Conversation Canada because they are committed to independent, high-quality, authenticated, explanatory journalism which seeks to contribute to a functioning democracy.