POLICY PLATFORM: END THE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE
END THE SURVEILLANCE ON BLACK COMMUNITIES
Surveillance is increasingly being proposed as an alternative to incarceration, and corporations are increasingly profiting from our data.
While the vast and web of surveillance spreading throughout the U.S. impacts everyone, the harm to targeted groups, including Black, Latinx, Arab, Muslim, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and migrant communities, disabled people, low- and no-income, homeless or precariously housed people, and anyone receiving government benefits or using public services – including health care, housing, and schools – people involved in the sex trades and other criminalized economies, people who may be seeking self-managed abortion and other forms of health care, and activists who challenge state and corporate power is grossly disproportionate. Surveillance is increasingly being proposed as an alternative to incarceration, and corporations are increasingly profiting from our data.
- An end to the long-standing monitoring and criminalization of Black people.
- Diversion of public funds used for surveillance to meeting community needs.
- Elimination of gang databases and related information sharing, and provisions giving individuals placed on gang databases with notice and an opportunity to seek removal.
- Elimination of surveillance of targeted communities, including people accessing public benefits, hospitals, and services, disabled people, people in the sex trades, people seeking and providing information about self-managed abortion, political activists, Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern, and South Asian people and communities, and people on probation or parole.
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