Serving on a jury is a responsibility often regarded by some as cumbersome and wholly inconvenient. As an attorney, while I understand that jury duty interferes with a person's regular routine and work schedule, as a person who own's the right to have a jury of my peers, I realize it is a right t...
Safety versus surveillance. Imagine your on your way to work you're stopped by a cop for a claimed traffic violation. The officer then tells you your under arrest, as there is a warrant that alleges you committed a crime. Suddenly you're dumbfounded. “What, a warrant for my arrest?” Your cuffed and carted off to jail for a crime you did not commit. That's what happened to our client, Michael Oliver.
Michael Oliver was the victim of an algorithm statistically calculated to point to him as a suspect because of an inherent racial bias built into a flawed facial recognition system.
With a dystopian flavor, technology offers in the 21st century an opportunity to unlock privacies heretofore deemed protected with constitutional dimensions. But, technology at what cost?
No longer the case, gentrification forges ahead to disadvantage an entire population of people because of their lot in life, humbled to plow the field of meagerness, yet they did so proudly with their head held up. Not just their homes were disenfranchised, their lifestyles shifted, their livelihoods altered, now their privacy has become exposed as they traverse their modified landscape. The modifed landscape of Detroit.
This is the newer, prettier Detroit. Green lights flashing on corner businesses feeding real-time images into a port of surveyors to judge behavior, habit, and characteristics. Yes, this is the new Detroit. Caught up in this are innocent folks like Mike. We have brought a $12,000,000.00 lawsuit to challenge the errors of this new technology in a City with the demographics of Detroit.