Did you know that the Worcester Police Department (WPD) is using cameras, automatic license plate readers and other surveillance equipment in our communities? WPD implemented these technologies without a single public hearing to allow the public to understand or approve their use. We demand accountability.
Without proper oversight, these tools threaten our civil rights and liberties – especially those of Muslim, immigrant, and Black and Brown people. Local law enforcement agencies across Massachusetts have already been shown to unjustly target our immigrant and Muslim neighbors and more aggressively police communities of color.
The community should have a voice in determining how police use invasive surveillance technology and military equipment in Worcester. The people most impacted by these technologies need to have a seat at the table.
We hope to see you there!