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Ongoing Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) Part 6A: Face Recognition Accuracy with Masks Using pre-COVID-19 Algorithms

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

This is the first of a series of reports on the performance of face recognition algorithms on faces occluded by protective face masks commonly worn to reduce inhalation of viruses or other contaminants. This report documents accuracy of algorithms to recognize persons wearing face masks.

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Get in Formation: A Community Safety Toolkit with Addendum for Navigating Multiple Pandemics

Vision Change Win Consulting

Get in Formation is a collection of security and safety practices built by years of learning in the streets from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color movements within the U.S. Developed and edited by safety and security practitioners with a range of 10-40 years experience, this toolkit includes handouts, tips, and worksheets to support you in growing or building your community safety practices and/or teams.

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10 Ways to Reduce Our Reliance on Policing and Make Our Communities Safer for Everyone

The Appeal

Alex Vitale offers ten ways to make communities safer for everyone. The following concrete steps present a way forward, one that would begin to reduce reliance on policing.

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Replacing School Police with Targeted Student Resources

The Justice Collaborative

The movement to redirect police funding towards social services and community care has ignited calls to re-examine police presence in schools. In the last month alone, several school districts have decided to disband school-based officers while urging their communities to shift funding towards other necessary services. Instead of relying on police to fulfill core educational functions, now is the time for schools to fund mental health professionals, academic support, and other evidence-based programs. Particularly in light of the twin pandemics of coronavirus and engrained structural racism, the scarce funding available should focus on what works best for students.

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2020 Janine Soleil Abolitionist Institute – Session Materials

Project NIA

This page is a hub for this year’s session materials, as well as additional resources related to the topic of PIC abolition, organizing, and healing justice. Click through for more information on the event.

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Police Reimagined: The Future of Public Safety

WHYY

The Memorial Day death of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has set off protest around the globe. This four-part community conversation video series attempts to answer the question: Can you reduce funding for police, and limit their role in communities, while ensuring public safety for all communities?

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COVID-19 Surveillance Tracker

Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Inc. at the Urban Justice Center

A collection of resources from STOP NYC to help guide difficult decisions on how to balance the need for both public health and personal privacy during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes efforts to critically evaluate the efficacy of monitoring and enforcement, and loudly advocating for the preservation of civil liberties.

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Join the Abolitionist Movement (with Mariame Kaba)

Rebel Steps

Abolition has been a huge topic in the wake of the uprising sparked by the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Calls to defund or abolish the police are now experiencing a surge of interest, in the form of street art, protest signs, op eds, and more. In this episode, I’ll be exploring things to consider as you take your first steps toward joining the abolitionist movement, especially in this tumultuous moment of a pandemic and global uprising, in a conversation with Mariame Kaba.

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Actions During the Time of Social Distancing

BlackOUT Collective

A 2-page action sheet detailing ways to engage in protest and advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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