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Eye on Surveillance

Points of Unity

Government surveillance, past and present, has been utilized to target black, brown, queer, and working communities in the interest of public safety. However, the fact remains that surveillance does not reduce crime and only further criminalizes those same communities. Eye on Surveillance is a group of community members and organizations working together under two points of unity:

  1. Halt the local government’s expansion of surveillance tools such as facial recognition and increase oversight of current government surveillance methods.
  1. Work with communities who are targets of policing and surveillance to explore and implement evidence-based community safety options that dismantle systems of oppression.
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A group of three Black EOS members in front of City Hall holding signs that say "Ban Racist Tech", "Surveillance Ain't Safety", and "Worth $3.8 million??"

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Work With Us

Have you wanted an opportunity to reimagine safety in New Orleans, without relying on police, surveillance, and jails? Apply to be Eye on Surveillance's organizer! Email a cover letter and resume to info@eyeonsurveillance.org

Surveillance ain't Safety
Surveillance ain't Safety

Reactive tools like facial recognition don't address the root causes of crime. To keep us all safe, we need new, community-driven and equitable safety solutions.

Surveillance and Data Protections Ordinance
Surveillance and Data Protections Ordinance

Ord. 33021, passed in December 2020, banned four technologies that infringe upon our civil liberties and have built-in racial bias, & secured common sense data protections for the 21st century.

Surveillance is Trash
Surveillance is Trash

Through two community clean up events, one in the Lower 9th and one in the Desire neighborhood, EOS and partners came together to show that New Orleans can address dumping without surveillance.

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Eye on Surveillance is Hiring an Organizer
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Eye on Surveillance is Hiring an Organizer

The Eye on Surveillance (EOS) Community Organizer will be instrumental in supporting the work of EOS as we fight for safety beyond surveillance.

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Response to the City's Attempt to Blanket Approve Surveillance in New Orleans
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Response to the City's Attempt to Blanket Approve Surveillance in New Orleans

How the proposed amendments would leave us in a worse place than before 2020

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