As of January 2019, there are over 527 public cameras connected to the city’s Real Time Crime Center. Additional cameras are connected to the city network from private camera owners.
This is the annual maintenance cost of the New Orleans surveillance network, in addition to the initial $40M spending package.
Say "NO" to Facial Recognition
Support the Facial Recognition Ban and Surveillance Technology Oversight Ordinance
EOS - 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 three points of unity:
- Halt the local government’s expansion of surveillance tools such as facial recognition and social media monitoring and increase oversight of current government surveillance methods.
- Explore evidence-based anti surveillance options for public safety through community input in the form of increased oversight of current government surveillance methods
- Protection of vulnerable communities. Protect vulnerable communities from potential harm associated with government surveillance.