Police ties to Ring home surveillance come under scrutiny

Amid nationwide protests against police abuses against black people, some civil liberties advocates are calling for Amazon to stop its partnerships with law enforcement agencies through its Ring home surveillance cameras.

“These camera registries will only serve to exacerbate existing forms of discrimination that are rampant within policing and the criminal justice system,” said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future, a civil rights advocacy nonprofit focused on technology.

“They speed up and automate police procedures in ways that mean communities that are already overpoliced will be subject to even more law enforcement repression.”