While there are arguably benefits to facial recognition technology, its present unregulated application by law enforcement raises grim concerns about its role in exacerbating systemic racism and infringing civil liberties. Following the tragic murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man suffocated by a white police officer, opponents of this technology have viewed it with even greater scrutiny, stressing the need to both regulate the technology and reform its use. In a country that champions the right to free speech, peaceful assembly, and social equality, we must question whether (and how) the police should deploy facial recognition systems in our democratic society.
STAR is a former Marketing specialist for WEA (Warner Elektra Atlantic). He was also National Director for Virgin Records, a writer for the SOURCE Magazine (1995-1998) and hosted MTV’s Beat Suite. His popular radio show Star & Buc Wild on NY’s Hot97 & Power 105 (2000-2006) secured his place in media history. In 2011 STAR was also inducted into News Ones Top 20 greatest radio personalities of all time — https://troitorain.org
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