JusticeTech DL: New DB of NYPD misconduct, Uber avoids court + new jobs

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New York Legal Aid Society released CAPstat, a database of federal civil rights suits filed against the NYPD between 2015 and 2018. (NYT) (h/t Cynthia Conti-Cook)

Uber avoids prosecution for a crash of one of its self-driving cars, which caused the death of a woman in Tempe, Arizona last year. (Verge)

Even after every beat cop got a body cam, the NYPD does not yet have a finalized policy on facial recognition. (Twitter)

A new open source project from the ABA Center for Innovation just dropped allowing legal intake forms to better analyze subjective answers. (Medium) (h/t Jason Morris)

Prisons in the UK are using facial recognition to crack down on drug smuggling. (BBC)

Bounty hunters and stalkers impersonate law enforcement to get real-time location data from telecom companies. (Motherboard)

A prison in Spain will test transcranial direct current stimulation (I didn't know what that was either) in an attempt to calm violent urges. (New Scientist, paywall)

Events


Stanford Law's CodeX conference is coming up on April 4. I'll be moderating a stacked panel of open and free law mavens. (CodeX)

Tel Aviv University's Cyberweek conference will cover a lot of topics, including the ethics of AI in criminal justice systems. (Cyberweek)

The American Society of Criminology meeting is happening in San Francisco between November 13-16. They are still accepting abstracts for some presentations. (ASC)

Jobs


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

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has a user experience researcher opening in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking for attorneys and technologists, among other positions. (EFF)

JustFix is looking to fill developer, digital marketer and project manager positions. (JustFix)

The Lab at D.C. has three postings at the moment, including a data scientist, social scientist and operations analyst, plus a more recently added internship. (The Lab)

Measures for Justice is looking for a research associate. (MforJ)

PEW is looking for someone to help with their court modernization work. (PEW)