In our discussion today, we talked about how we as library workers can make interventions against the use of police technologies, and technologies that serve the police (like Amazon Ring). I’d like to continue the discussion about what those interventions can look like:
- How can we talk to our neighbors about these technologies?
- What would you put on a flyer, poster, or sticker in your neighborhood to warn people about these technologies?
- How can we create greater transparency around police tech by civic participation? I’m thinking about FOIA, budget hearings, and the like.
- What are other interventions that help our communities understand what’s happening and what can be done?