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Power Loves the Dark: Police Nationwide Are Secretly Exploiting Intrusive Technologies With the Feds' Complicity

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“Smart policing,” anyone? "Nowhere do America’s wars come home more fiercely or embed themselves more deeply than in USA police forces. Intrusive new forms of technology, developed by or in conjunction with the Pentagon for battlefield use, are coming to your neighborhood. So welcome to the war zone, America. The idea that technology has a decisive role to play in improving policing was, in fact, a central plank of President Obama’s policing reform task force. A report form The Task Force on 21st Century Policing 'says all the right things', but a little digging reveals that the feds not only aren’t putting the brakes on improper police use of technology, but are encouraging it -- even subsidizing the misuse of the very technology the task force believes will keep cops honest. To put it bluntly, a techno-utopia isn’t remotely on the horizon, but its flipside may be.”  

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