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Robert Julian-Borchak Williams was wrongfully arrested because racist facial recognition technology misidentified him for a crime he did not commit.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) June 24, 2020
We can't allow this to happen again. It's time to ban facial recognition technology for policing.
Chilling:— Avi Asher-Schapiro (@AASchapiro) June 24, 2020
Cops arrested a Black man in front of his family, based on a false facial recognition match; he had an alibi; they didn't check.
They wouldn't tell his wife where they were taking him & held him for 30 hrs; prosecutors still considered charges.https://t.co/u7vNXAJ4rq
In January, in the first known case of its kind, a man in Michigan was arrested for a crime he did not commit due to a flawed algorithmic facial recognition match.— Blue (@NY_runaway) June 24, 2020
If the algorithms didn’t include ‘color of skin’ maybe this flaw wouldn’t have happened. https://t.co/CAHmShJli4
Update on our story about a Michigan man wrongfully arrested based on a flawed facial recognition search:— Kashmir Hill (@kashhill) June 24, 2020
“We apologize,” the prosecutor, Kym L. Worthy, said. “This does not in any way make up for the hours that Mr. Williams spent in jail.” https://t.co/P68Rw9V8sX pic.twitter.com/Iy5M16eqUL
Robert Williams wrongly arrested in front of family due to a false facial recognition match; 30hrs detained. As a black man accosted by police the outcome could have been fatal & still the consequences of face misidentification are indelible& irreversible https://t.co/BHH2XPLBjh— Joy Buolamwini (@jovialjoy) June 24, 2020
Duggan says he doesn't support ending use of facial rec over this incident, which was the result of "subpar detective work and subpar warrant prosecutor work” rather than the technology. Says policy put in place in September would have prevented this. https://t.co/EuhQbrrnVc— violet ikonomova (@violetikon) June 25, 2020
Racist algorithms exacerbate into the prosecutor’s fallacy: a high p(match|guilty) will still yield a very small p(guilty|match) if you dragnet.— Carl T. Bergstrom (@CT_Bergstrom) June 24, 2020
In the case, it sounds like not even p(match|guilty) was high.
*Ban police use of facial recognition.*https://t.co/0tPxsYibc5
Robert Williams was wrongly arrested in front of his family & jailed based on facial recognition technology. Like all predictive policing tools, face surveillance embeds anti-Black racism & threatens Black lives. Banning it should be part of #DefundPolice. https://t.co/rchS41NALh— Dorothy Roberts (@DorothyERoberts) June 25, 2020
A Black man in Michigan with no criminal record was wrongly arrested and imprisoned solely on the basis of a facial recognition algorithm, despite mountains of evidence that these algorithms do not work well and are even less accurate for people of color.https://t.co/vXEoyVJlli— Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) June 25, 2020
The #science of facial recognition and the algorithms used, reflect the racist structures that catalyzed them. We knew about this for years but did nothing to mitigate it. Now a Black man was falsely arrested, misidentified by racist facial recognition: https://t.co/l0Qmbya3Xk— Doc Rocket🌹 (@DocR0cket) June 25, 2020
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