JTDL: Protesting while being surveilled; Why video hasn't stopped police violence + New Job

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News

Police violence is getting caught on tape all over the country. (Verge) Why filming police violence hasn’t stopped police violence. (MIT)

Your phone betrays democracy. (New York Times) Police tracking and encrypted messaging apps surge in the US. (Recode)

How to protest safely in the age of surveillance. (Wired) How to film police misconduct safely and ethically. (Teen Vogue)

During the protests, facial recognition is being used by law enforcement around the country. (OneZero) A new bill in New York City would force the NYPD to disclose how its surveillance apparatus works. (c|net)

In 2016, I worked with Rebecca Ackerman and the Bronx Defenders to automate the notice of claim process against NYPD officers for misconduct—that code is open and available. (Github)

In protest of the police, K-Pop fans overwhelmed an app used by Dallas police with videos and photos of their pop idols. (VICE) LA residents roasted LAPD leadership during a six-hour Zoom call. (VICE)

The first year Keith and I taught at Georgetown, we had a student project explore Texas court data and possible judicial corruption. Our colleagues took that data and found a pay-to-play scheme. (New York Times) (h/t Jay Jenkins)

Michigan's use of an algorithm creates false unemployment fraud charges. (Undark) Algorithms used in policing face policy review. (Wall Street Journal) New research indicates mixed results for the Public Safety Risk Assessment’s predictability. (NCSU)

Prison phone tech company Securus quietly settled a suit over its illegal spying on attorney-client conversations. (TechDirt)

A new lawsuit claims Google's tracking violates federal wiretap law. (New York Times)

Walmart employees are out to show anti-shoplifting AI doesn’t work. (Ars)

In Canada, the pandemic forces potentially permanent court technology changes. (Financial Post) A study from the UK found that defendants were less likely to have representation when their hearing was held over video. (Sussex)

The UN created a machine learning tool that helps governments analyze potential impacts of public policy choices, including justice issues. (UNDP)

Rentervention, a tenant advocacy app in Chicago, is making an impact. (Chicago Tribune) A separate, national tenant advocacy app was released by a group at Stanford University. (LegalFAQ)

A new data project shows the impact of US Supreme Court justices by political party. (HLL)


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Events

[Virtual] Docacon, a conference that teaches docassemble, is June 26. (Doca)

[Stay tuned] We Robot 2020 may not take place at the University of Ottawa. (UOttawa)


Jobs & Opportunities

AI Now Institute has numerous openings. (AI Now)

Arnold Ventures has a bunch of job openings in their various criminal justice tracks. (Arnold)

The Aspen Tech Policy Hub is looking for a deputy director and a program coordinator. (Aspen) (h/t Betsy Cooper)

ATJ Tech Fellows Program is looking for fellows and partner organizations. (ATJ)

Berkeley Law's Technology & Public Policy Clinic is looking for a clinical teaching fellow. (Cal)

[New] Blue Ridge Labs needs a program associate. (BRL)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

Code for America is looking for a senior consulting engineer for its “Clear My Record” expungement project. (CfA) (h/t Matt Bernius)

The FBI needs a software engineer. (FBI)

Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy needs a justice data associate. (GULC) (h/t Matthew Stubenberg)

The Illinois Courts are looking for a senior program manager for its legal technology initiatives. (ILCourts)

Lagniappe Law Lab is looking for an access-to-justice tech fellow. (LLL)

LawHelpNY needs a new director. (CFW)

Measures for Justice has numerous open positions in their research and technology sections. (MfJ)

Neota Logic, an expert systems platform, is looking for a university and non-profit relationships director, plus other roles. (Neota)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking for researchers, data scientists and programmers. (PDAO)

Pro Bono Net has numerous openings in New York for project management and other roles. (PBN)

Quest for Justice is looking for a front end developer and marketing director. (Q4J) (Disclosure: I work for Q4J.)

Recidiviz, a criminal justice data platform, is looking to fill multiple roles. (Recidiviz)

Texas Southern University’s Center for Justice Research is looking for a research analyst. (TSU)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a back-end dev. (T&P)

Thorn, a platform fighting child sex trafficking, has a number of positions open. (Thorn)

Yale Law School is looking for visiting fellows for the Information Society Project. (ISP)