Police Promised Witnesses Free Ring Surveillance Cameras If They Testified Against Neighbors
The police department of El Monte, CA started a “Ring Reward Program” about a month before it entered a partnership with Ring.
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Ring Told People to Snitch on Their Neighbors in Exchange for Free Stuff
Ring helped people form private ‘Digital Neighborhood Watches’ where they report ‘suspicious activity’ in exchange for free Ring products and discounts, according to a presentation obtained by Motherboard.
Revealed: The Secret Scripts Amazon Give to Cops to Promote Ring Surveillance Cameras
Documents obtained by Motherboard reveal that Ring provides 46 standardized comments that cops can post on social media, and several documents with scripted responses to possible questions from the public.
US Cities Are Helping People Buy Amazon Surveillance Cameras Using Taxpayer Money
Documents obtained by Motherboard show that Ring uses partnership and promotional agreements in order to contractually obligate public officials to promote its products.
Cops Teased a Stunt to Ticket People for Good Behavior. It Did Not Go Well
In the same county where Sheriff Joe Arpaio was accused of systematically targeting Latinx people, cops tried to have fun.
Amazon Told Police It Has Partnered With 200 Law Enforcement Agencies
Ring’s partnerships with law enforcement could be far more more widespread than previously reported.
Amazon Requires Police to Shill Surveillance Cameras in Secret Agreement
The Lakeland, Florida police department is required to “encourage adoption” of Ring products as part of a secret agreement with the company.
Internal Documents Show Why the NYPD Tries to Be 'Funny' Online
Documents obtained by Motherboard show that NYPD social media officers are explicitly instructed to “be funny” in order to “build trust” on official social media channels.
Oakland Becomes Third U.S. City to Ban Facial Recognition
Oakland just joined San Francisco, CA and Somerville, MA in banning the use of facial recognition.
How Amazon and the Cops Set Up an Elaborate Sting Operation That Accomplished Nothing
Behind-the-scenes emails show how Amazon and Ring worked with police in Aurora, Colorado to make people scared of each other.
21-Year-Old Politician's Staff Calls Cops on Protesting Senior Citizens
To be fair, the slow march of time is absolutely terrifying. No one wants to be confronted by that.
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A Parrot Got Detained for Yelling 'Police' to Warn Its Owners About a Drug Raid
"He must've been trained for this."