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Rethinking Policing and Surveillance in the Post-COVID-19 Era [ONLINE]
August 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
August 6, 2-4 PM ET – Rethinking Policing and Surveillance in the Post-COVID-19 Era
To slow the spread of COVID-19, some communities considered temporary changes in policing practices, criminal courts, jail systems, and community supervision. While some localities modestly reduced arrests and released some incarcerated individuals, many emergency decarceration efforts have fallen short and drug arrests have widely persisted. Join us as we discuss how common policing strategies may exacerbate the public health risks of the epidemic, how the crisis could lead to increased use of surveillance technologies, and how ending drug war policing and surveillance could enhance public health and safety.