JTDL: DC police hacked; How to understand the UCR + New jobs


The Texas House passed a bill that would require the statewide use of a risk model. (Dallas Morning News)

A ransomware attack on the DC police led to the release of internal files. (Washington Post)

CARES Act money is being used by police to purchase surveillance tech. (Rolling Stone) US Homeland Security launches a warning system to find domestic terrorism threats on public social media. (NBC)

Ending police data purchases. (Hill)

Seattle considers a ban on facial recognition technology amid racial bias concerns. (KOMO) This facial recognition website can turn anyone into a cop or a stalker. (Washington Post)

Pressure is mounting for Chicago to drop their contract with ShotSpotter. (End Police Surveillance) Chicago police launched an off-the-books drone program. (Chicago Sun Times)

Platform-based sexual abuse of children is more common than previously thought. (Verge)

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a remote hearing doesn't violate a defendant's Confrontation Clause rights. (Mass)

An Illinois appeals court found that waiting 16 months to search a seized phone violates the Fourth Amendment. (TechDirt)

A database provides a foundation for product counterfeiting research. (National Institute of Justice)

Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program data: A practitioner’s guide. (UCR Book)

Detecting and mitigating bias in natural language processing. (Brookings)

A Florida man tried to track his robbery victim by attaching an iPhone to the victim’s car. (Washington Post)

In Salem, Mass., a traffic camera has spawned an online community. (Boston Globe)


[Virtual] Theory & Principle is host a Funding Civil Justice event, May 18. (T&P)

[Virtual] AALS is hosting a panel on creating law and tech centers at law schools, May 19. (AALS) (h/t Gabe Teninbaum)

[Virtual] Data Justice Lab is hosting a conference on civic participation in datafied society, May 20-21. (DJL)

[Virtual] University of Michigan is putting on a webinar series on science, technology , and the carceral state, May-June. (UM) (h/t Melvin Washington)

[Virtual] NYU’s Institute for Public Interest Technology is putting on a two-week conference for scholars, late June. (NYU)

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Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F)

[New] ACLU of Massachusetts is looking for a technology for liberty fellow. (ACLU)

The Africa Digital Policy Institute is accepting fellow applications. (ADPI)

[New] Afterpattern opened their automated legal products competition with $5,000 on the line. (AP) (h/t Scott Kelly)

BRYTER is hiring a legal architect. (B)

Center for Democracy and Technology has multiple positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

The Criminal Justice Administrative Records System is accepting fellowship applications. (CJARS)

Data & Society needs a research analyst. (D+S)

The Day One Project needs a policy director for science and tech. (DOP)

The Defender Association of Philadelphia needs a data analyst. (DAP) (h/t Oren Gur)

EPIC has a call for papers on AI, equity, and trust. (EPIC) (h/t Ben Winters)

[New] Facebook is hiring a manager for civil rights and tech. (FB) (h/t Miranda Bogen)

[New] Free Press is looking for a policy counsel. (FP) (h/t Amy Martyn)

Future of Privacy Forum is hiring a law and policy fellow. (FPF)

Good Call is looking for an engineer. (GC) (h/t Gabe Leader-Rose)

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is looking for a Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. (2Civility) (h/t Jayne Reardon)

Just Tech has numerous openings. (JT) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Kids In Need of Defense needs a data manager. (KIND) (h/t Sarah Lilly)

Kleros, an online dispute resolution platform, needs a blockchain and law researcher. (K) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

[New] The Markup is looking for an investigative journalist. (M)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

[New] Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity needs a managing director. (NU) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Paladin is looking for a product designer. (P)

The Partnership on AI is hiring for multiple positions. (PAI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles, including for a data engineer. (PDAO)

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, has engineering, product and sales roles. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Technical University of Munich is hiring an NLP researcher (PhD student or post doc). (TUM) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Temple Law School needs an ED for its law and technology center. (TLS) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid needs an analytics and research manager. (TRLA) (h/t Lizzie Shackney)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a client executive and a PM. (T&P)

Tyler Tech needs a PM. (TT) (h/t Joyce Raby)

UC Berkeley Law’s Technology & Public Policy Clinic needs a teaching fellow. (UCB)

The University of Michigan is hiring profs focused on racial justice and tech. (UM)

Upsolve, the bankruptcy platform, is hiring for multiple roles. (Up)

Uptrust needs a implementation engineering manager. (U)

The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions, including director of tech advancement. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Vreij Universiteit Brussels needs a lecturer in law and tech. (VUB) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Wired is hiring editorial positions. (W)

Yale ISP is accepting policy fellowship applications til May 31. (ISP)