No Spy Planes Over Miami-Dade!
Please sign this petition to the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners Public Safety and Health Committee:
Reject retroactive approval of a wide-area surveillance system.
If the Miami-Dade Police Department has its way, whenever you step outside -- on your way to the store, to the beach, or even just into your backyard -- you could be filmed by a plane flying over the county.
This is a radical new surveillance technology that will create an oppressive and stigmatizing environment in the communities that are targeted.
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"You have no expectation of privacy when you walk outside,” Mayor Carlos Gimenez told the Miami Herald.
But we do have the expectation that our movements will not be tracked and recorded around the clock by our local police department as we go about our daily lives.
We recognize also that certain communities in the county will have their movements tracked by this technology more closely than others. Communities of color, immigrants, religious minorities, political activists, and LGBTQ people have all been disproportionately targeted by government surveillance.
We must urge the Board of Commissioners Public Safety and Health Committee to reject the Miami-Dade Police Department's request for retroactive approval to launch a wide-area surveillance system that will subject wide swaths of the community to persistent surveillance.
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> Miami-Dade Legislative Item: File Number: 171087
> Miami Herald: To fight crime, Miami-Dade may deploy blanket surveillance from the air