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Concerns on Proposed Police Data System: Stephen Hart and Andrea Ó Súilleabháin on The Public Good

Presenter(s): Orlando Dickson
Date: November 3, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Join us on The Public Good! The City of Buffalo announced a proposed 3-year contract with SAS Institute to create a data analytics center and “use predictive modeling to determine best practices,” with “police training and practices” as the first use of the technology.

On this week's show we express concerns with the contract and technology due to lack of data transparency, lack of public access, and increased chance of racial bias. Our guests are Stephen Hart, Research Associate, Frontier Science and Technology Research Foundation and Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Executive Director, Partnership for the Public Good.

We urge Common Council to obtain far more detailed information about the proposed SAS contract and data system, including precisely what “predictive policing” approaches will be brought to Buffalo.

Read PPG's full letter to the Common Council here:

You may either watch the video on our Facebook in the afternoon or listen in at 10pm on POWER 96.5FM, WUFO AM 1080.