The Police Data Accessibility Project aims to request, download, clean, and standardize public records that right now are overly difficult to find.
Since the city overhauled its force in 2012, reported crimes fell, but electronic surveillance increased. Some community activists are unhappy.
This month’s focus is on Maria Ressa, the editor of the news website Rappler, who was convicted of cyber libel in the Philippines last month.
The administration said the move will give US workers access to an additional 525,000 jobs. But sectors with lots of H-1B visas tend to have low unemployment.
Administrators hope tracking beacons will identify where students congregate and who should be isolated if someone contracts the coronavirus.
Researchers say the stay-home orders can encourage police abuse and pit residents against law enforcement.
Amazon executives tweeted support for protesters. But the company sells a surveillance tool to police that studies say misidentifies darker skinned people.