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Old Today, 05:33 AM
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But as more police agencies join with the company known as Ring, the partnerships are raising privacy concerns. Critics complain that the systems turn neighborhoods into places of constant surveillance and create suspicion that falls heavier on minorities.

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“Amazon is profiting off of fear,” said Chris Gilliard, an English professor at Michigan’s Macomb Community College and a prominent critic of Ring and other technology that he says can reinforce race barriers.

https://www.apnews.com/9371972bf7bf4f28949a6167a75b3c85

There are real, legitimate privacy concerns with these cameras, and the article does get in to some of those. But I'm sorry if these cameras are catching more minorities committing crimes, then more minorities are committing crimes. Unless there is an option for the cameras to only record when minorities come to your door? I'm pretty sure we'd have heard about that if it were the case.

The racial angle adds nothing to this story and in fact serves as a distraction. We don't always have to go "there".
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Old Today, 05:48 AM
 
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Actually, most of the porch pirate videos I have seen were white. Many were dog walking. Think the dog may be the cover for them.
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Thieves come in all colors. Officers come in blue.
God Bless our Policemen.
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Old Today, 05:53 AM
 
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Why are white people so obsessed with race????
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Actually, most of the porch pirate videos I have seen were white. Many were dog walking. Think the dog may be the cover for them.
Well the cameras don't lie. If that's what they're recording then that's what's happening. There are many potential problems with this sort of neighborhood wide surveillance but racial bias isn't one of them.
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Old Today, 05:56 AM
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Why are white people so obsessed with race????
Because minorities are the shock troops in a cultural war being waged by two white factions.
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if these cameras are catching more minorities committing crimes, then more minorities are committing crimes.
Nothing in the article states anything about minorities committing crimes. The article states:


" marketing its cameras by stirring up fear of crime at a time when it’s decreasing."

"....selling the cameras “where the fear of crime is more real than the actual existence of crime.” "
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Old Today, 06:09 AM
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Nothing in the article states anything about minorities committing crimes. The article states:

"....selling the cameras “where the fear of crime is more real than the actual existence of crime.” "
So you agree that doorbell cams are racist?
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Old Today, 06:12 AM
 
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So you agree that doorbell cams are racist?
That's an interesting way to comprehend that information. It seemed implied that the marketing is using racial undertones. Not the technology itself. Add that to the news stories about people shooting random black people for simply being at their front porch "because they were scared for their life".
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Old Today, 06:14 AM
 
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That's an interesting way to comprehend that information. It seemed implied that the marketing is using racial undertones. Not the technology itself. Add that to the news stories about people shooting random black people for simply being at their front porch "because they were scared for their life".
Point out the racial undertones in the marketing. I swear those who hallucinate racism are full blown nuts.

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