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Debate: Who should decide what kind of surveillance tech Seattle Police uses?

Aug 8, 2017

Bill Radke speaks with Shankar Narayan, technology and liberty director of the ACLU, and Ron Hosko, president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, about sureveillance by Seattle Police.

A new City Council ordinance requires greater oversight from the public over what kind of technology used for surveillance can be used by law enforcement.

Narayan believes this is a great first step in creating more public trust and providing people with more privacy, though he would like to see it go even further. Hosko believes that this kind of public scrutiny weakens a police force's ability to strategize and less access to tech may strain resources.