New Orleans Officials Consider Repeal Of Ban On Facial Recognition Tech

Facial Recognition Technology

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New Orleans city officials are considering a repeal of the city's 2020 ban on facial recognition technology.

The NOPD, City Council and Mayor LaToya Cantrell are considering the repeal as part of a plan to battle the city's rising crime rate.

City of New Orleans Homeland Security director John Thomas says the technology would be used only to deal with violent crime such as murders, shootings, and carjackings.

Opponents of the technology claim that it's biased against communities of color.

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