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Facial Recognition: The People Push Back

  • October 15, 2020
  • Heather Ferg

Fully-automated identification technology can undermine personal privacy and public anonymity in an instant. Combined with other tools of mass surveillance, it bridges the gap between the physical and digital worlds. Despite serious privacy and human rights concerns, the use of…

Cold Call Drug Buys and the Law of Entrapment

  • June 30, 2020
  • Heather Ferg

Random virtue testing and police-manufactured crime sow deep seeds of distrust between the citizen and the state. The doctrine of entrapment defines the constitutional boundaries of lawful police conduct in providing opportunities for unwitting targets to commit crimes. In modern…

Building Mansions in Hell

  • May 16, 2020
  • Heather Ferg

A criminal conviction for a serious crime can rip a citizen from society for a long time. The fallout can be devastating. Families are torn apart. Children are often traumatized. The impact of incarceration may be generational. The damage to…

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