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The open letter uses Amazon as a case study to argue that corporate surveillance technologies cause immense harm and fall under the FTC’s authority to ban. Read the full story here. On Thursday, a coalition of 48 civil rights and


Biden’s Last-Ditch Effort to Stop Evictions Frustrates Allies

Nancy Cook and Mackenzie Hawkins

Jul 2021

White House caught off-guard by resurgence of pandemicOcasio-Cortez criticizes ‘reckless’ White House for waitingRead the full story here. The day before a moratorium on evictions is set to expire, President Joe Biden faces criticism from some of his allies

The Hill

Activists demand Chicago end ShotSpotter contract

Chris Mills Rodrigo

Jul 2021

Read the full article here. Local activists staged a protest demanding that Chicago end its police contracts with the gunshot detection company ShotSpotter. “What do we want? Death to the contract! When do we want it? Now!” dozens of protesters

Chicago Sun-Times

Activists call for city to end contract with ShotSpotter

Andy Grimm

Jul 2021

A study reported nearly 9 out of 10 alerts from the gunshot detection system were false alarms. Read the full story here. Activists on Thursday gathered at the Little Village alley where 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot by a Chicago

Read the full story here. Analysts working for ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection system, are accused of manually altering police evidence at the request of police officers, according to court documents reviewed by Motherboard. Testimony from cases across Chicago,

Prosecutors in Chicago are being forced to withdraw evidence generated by the technology, which led to the police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo earlier this year. Read the full article here. By Todd Feathers July 26, 2021, 6:00am On May 31

While protecting its donors from climate risk disclosures, the business lobby continues to imperil Black and brown communities it claims to care about. Read the full story here. In an attempt to respond to a volcanic eruption of discourse around

The Forge

After the Insurrection | An Abolitionist Response to White Supremacy

Tracey Corder and Ramah Kudaimi

Feb 2021

Read the full story here. In the weeks since the white supremacist attack against the Capitol, many elected officials and policymakers have declared that we need more robust laws to tackle “domestic terrorism.” But history is very clear that this

The Atlantic

Cancel Rent

Annie Lowrey

May 2020

Even before the pandemic, three in five renters could not come up with $400 in an emergency. How are they supposed to get by now? Donnette Leftord is facing some impossible math. A mother of three and the owner of

With L.A. under a stay-at-home order to prevent more coronavirus cases, tenants are turning their personal economic situations into mass protests. Chris Tyler lost his job at a restaurant on March 15 — the same day Mayor Eric Garcetti banned