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Security Cameras Vs. "Behavioral Support" Programs

Check out this interesting City Limits article about the spread of school security cameras in cities big and samll, their new and sometimes questionable uses, and proposed alternatives -- including an Obama-Durbin proposal based on "behavioral support."

300pxsecurity_camera_on_school_buil"In Demarest, N.J., video feeds from cameras in public schools are streamed live to the local police department. In Nashville, facial recognition software was installed on digital cameras in the city's public school system. Here [in New York], DOE says facial recognition software is not being used, but the capacity for future installation is there."

Link: City Limits: News for NYC's Nonprofit, Policy and Activist World.

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