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To support and help strengthen the work of advocates and organizers, the Hub is committed to providing and uplifting up-to-date research, reports, data, model policies, toolkits and other resources. We do this by searching for, categorizing, and making available existing resources from partner organizations and others working on issues related to policing. When needed, the Hub also produces its own research in collaboration with partners. This resource database is categorized, easy to search, and regularly updated by our research team.

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Police Surveillance: Facial Recognition Use in Your Backyard

Open the Government & MuckRock

The use of facial recognition technology by police departments, both small and large, has quietly proliferated throughout the country. MuckRock and Open the Government sent over 112 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the largest police agencies to answer a number of questions about their use of facial recognition technology. This project was launched to help the public investigate their local police agencies’ use of facial recognition technology. This resource includes a guide on the project and a database of all information collected so far.

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Who’s watching who? A guide to monitoring the use of facial recognition tech where you live

MuckRock

A New York Times investigation recently introduced the country to Clearview AI, a small and secretive facial recognition company. Clearview says the foundation of their system is a 3 billion strong database of facial images pulled from social networks and the web. The investigation started with records requests by MuckRock and Open the Government, part of the work to keep tabs on those keeping tabs on us.

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FAQ – New Jersey Police Bodycams

Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law (RIIPL)

This is a collection of frequently asked questions around body-worn camera use by police officers in the state of New Jersey, along with answers to them and links to further resources/educational materials.

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A Citizen’s Guide to America’s Forever Wars and the Secrecy that Sustains Them

Open the Government

This guide provides an overview of the expansion of U.S. wars since 2001 and the systemic secrecy helping shield them from public view. It also includes a section on militarization of the police in the US (pp. 15-16).

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Campus Policing Toolkit

Civilytics Consulting, LLC

The Campus Policing Toolkit is a companion to Civilytics’ report on campus policing in the United States: Policing the American University. The Toolkit provides local communities with college-specific data about policing at their college and a how-to guide for reviewing that data and beginning a conversation with community members about how best to provide for the safety and security of their college and surrounding environment.

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She Safe We Safe Black Queer Feminist Curriculum Toolkit

Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100)

This toolkit is a part of BYP100’s She Safe, We Safe campaign. This toolkit can be used for political education and for guiding informal learning. It includes sample agendas and facilitation guides, readings, podcasts, and guiding questions for those included resources. All of the content was created through a Black Queer Feminist lens and centers the fight to end gender and state violence against Black people at the margins of society.

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Wet’suwet’en Supporter Toolkit 2020

Unist’ot’en Camp

This is a toolkit for those seeking to stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en and Unist’ot’en battle against the installation of fracked gas pipelines through their lands. It includes information on legal action and policing of Indigenous people who defend their lands.

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A Diversion Toolkit for Communities: How to Build a Pre-Charge Restorative Justice Diversion Program That Reduces Youth Criminalization While Meeting the Needs of People Harmed

Impact Justice

The Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice partners with communities across the nation to address harm through dialogue among those most impacted. It works to shift the paradigm from seeing crime as a violation of the law to understanding crime as harm that requires individual, interpersonal, community, and system-wide accountability and healing. This toolkit was primarily created for community-based organizations (CBOs) interested in starting a restorative justice diversion program for youth in their county. While the toolkit is most applicable to the US, the core ideas and resources could be useful for people looking for alternatives to incarceration in other countries.

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Policing Native Women & Native Two Spirit and Trans People

INCITE!

Native peoples’ experiences of law enforcement violence are often completely erased from mainstream discussions of police brutality and immigrant rights. Yet, since the arrival of the first colonists on this continent, Native women and Native Two Spirit, transgender and gender nonconforming people have been subjected to untold violence at the hands of U.S. military forces, as well as local, state and federal law enforcement. This toolkit provides examples and detail of the mistreatment of Native peoples at the hands law enforcement and further resources on the topic.

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