• BOSTON Jun 24

    Boston Approves Ban on Facial Recognition Technology

    The Boston City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by city government. The move makes Boston the second-largest U.S. city after San Francisco to enact a ban. The city joins several other Massachusetts communities that passed similar bans, including Cambridge, Springfield, Northampton, Brookline and Somerville. The move makes Boston the...

  • POLICE Jun 17

    Boston City Councilors Call for Limits on Police Crowd Control Tactics

    Boston City Councilors Andrea Campbell and Ricardo Arroyo are pushing for restrictions on police tactics used to keep crowds under control amid ongoing protests against police brutality. The councilors are proposing limitations on chemical crowd control agents and kinetic impact projectiles in an ordinance that states while these devices are thought to be less dangerous to their targets than firearms,…

  • POLICE Jun 17

    Boston City Councilors Seek to Limit Crowd Control Tactics

    City Councilors Andrea Campbell and Ricardo Arroyo are calling for a ban on certain tactics used by police to keep crowds under control.

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