Opponents of facial recognition technology in Detroit are not giving up without a fight

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DPD Chief James Craig inside the city's Real Time Crime Center at police headquarters. - STEVE NEAVLING

  • Steve Neavling
  • DPD Chief James Craig inside the city’s Real Time Crime Center at police headquarters.

Opponents of Detroit’s facial recognition system, which has misidentified suspects and led to their false imprisonment, plan to make some noise ahead of the city council’s scheduled vote to extend a contract on the technology’s software on Tuesday.

The protest group Detroit Will Breathe began an online petition calling for the city to stop using the technology, which opponents say is unreliable, racially biased, and constitutionally dubious. By Monday morning, the petition was close to reaching its goal of 1,600 supporters.




Before the 10 a.m. council meeting, protesters are also planning a car caravan protest to target the home of Councilman Andre Spivey, who expressed support for the technology

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