body cameras

facial recogniition

Amazon's Facial Recognition Misidentified 1 in 5 California Lawmakers as Criminals

The ACLU tested Rekognition, Amazon's facial recognition technology, on photographs of California lawmakers. It matched 26 of them to mugshots.
Madeleine Gregory
8.13.19
SURVEILLANCE

Police Body Cam Company Says it Won't Use Facial Recognition (For Now)

Police body camera company Axon announced that it will not be deploying facial recognition in its products, for now, due to “ethical concerns.”
Caroline Haskins
6.27.19
amazon

Amazon Is Selling Cheap, Real-Time Facial Recognition Technology to Cops

The ACLU says the technology, called 'Rekognition,' is dangerous and has demanded that Jeff Bezos stop selling it to governments. Amazon has advertised it to law enforcement for use on body cameras.
Jason Koebler
5.22.18
Stephon Clark shooting

Sacramento police waited to call for help after shooting Stephon Clark because they thought he was "pretending"

"Let's have the next unit get, just bring a non-lethal in case he's pretending," one officer said.
Christianna Silva
4.17.18
Stephon Clark shooting

Sacramento police now have to explain muting their body cameras after Stephon Clark's death

The department wants every officer to verbalize their reasons before even touching the button.
Christianna Silva
4.12.18
Police Shooting

Sacramento police can't explain why officers muted their body cameras after killing unarmed black man

Stephon Clark was in his grandmother’s backyard on March 18 when two Sacramento police officers shot at him 20 times.
Christianna Silva
3.27.18
police

Body cameras don't stop police violence, study finds

Researchers that officers wearing body cameras were no more or less likely to use force that those without body cameras. 
Alex Lubben
10.20.17
police shootings

Cops getting caught on video hasn't led to more convictions

Isabella McKinley Corbo
9.15.17
police

Police officers speak less respectfully to black drivers, study suggests

Carter Sherman
6.5.17
Film

Werner Herzog On Science, Language, Mars, and His Fever Dreams

A chat with the unstoppable filmmaker on Radio Motherboard.
ALEX PASTERNACK
10.28.16
London

London Police Rolling Out Over 22,000 Body Cameras

The Metropolitan Police Service believes it is the largest deployment of body-worn cameras in the world.
Joseph Cox
10.17.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Snap polls suggest Hillary Clinton won the first debate, Colombia's government and the FARC rebel group sign a peace deal, water plumes may have been spotted above Jupiter's moon, and more.
VICE Staff
9.27.16
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