August 5: They Are Watching: Police Surveillance in Knoxville

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Thursday, August 5, 2021
6 pm ET/ 5 pm CST
Location: Zoom (log-in details provided upon registration)

For years, local police agencies — like the Knoxville Police Department — have secretly used surveillance technology to facilitate the unjust and unnecessary tracking, arrest, and imprisonment of our communities, often disproportionately targeting certain communities based on factors such as race, religion, and political activities.

Recently, the Knoxville Police Department has quietly increased its reliance on surveillance technology, working with state lawmakers to enhance their ability to use drones to spy on protesters, acquiring automatic license plate readers, and signing agreements with powerful corporations like Amazon to access surveillance data — all with minimal community oversight.

Join ACLU-TN on Thursday, August 5 at 6 PM ET/ 5 PM CT for a virtual webinar, “They Are Watching: Police Surveillance in Knoxville” to discuss the risks that police surveillance technology poses to cities like Knoxville and the opportunities you have to help rein in law enforcement’s use of technology to spy on Knoxville residents.

The webinar will feature Chad Marlow, ACLU Senior Policy Counsel and Brandon Tucker, ACLU-TN Policy Director.

This event is free and open to the public. PLEASE RSVP HERE, or by calling (615) 320-7142. We will send you the Zoom details upon registration. Please note: Registration is required to receive the Zoom details. For more information, call 615-320-7142.

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