Predictive policing is still racist—whatever data it uses

Predictive policing is still racist—whatever data it uses

February 18, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

It’s no secret that predictive policing tools are racially biased. A number of studies have shown that racist feedback loops can arise if algorithms are trained on police data, such as arrests. But new research shows that training predictive tools in a way meant to lessen bias has little effect. Arrest data biases predictive tools…

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House policing bill headed to floor after drawing fiery exchanges over race

June 18, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

The House Judiciary Committee’s debate on a broad policing overhaul bill Wednesday meandered predictably along partisan lines for hours as Republicans raised issues like abortion, allegations about the left-wing group Antifa and the FBI investigation of Michael Flynn — until Rep. Cedric Richmond decided to call them out in an unusually personal way. The next…