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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
The Eye on Surveillance (EOS) Community Organizer will be instrumental in supporting the work of EOS as we fight for safety beyond surveillance.Read Now
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