An important reminder from the "Penman of the Revolution" #liberty #libertarian #founders #constitution #10thAmendment

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On Tuesday, the Metropolitan King County Council unanimously passed an ordinance banning the use of facial recognition technology. The growing movement to prohibit the use of facial recognition at the state and local levels could hinder the operation of a growing national facial recognition network. Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles was the lead sponsor of the ordinance. The new law prohibits county administrative offices and executive departments, including the sheriff’s department, from acquiring or using facial recognition technology or facial recognition information. It also bans county agencies from issuing any permit or entering into any agreement which authorizes any third party to use facial recognition technology or obtain facial recognition information on behalf of the county. #facialrecognition #surveillance #10thAmendment #libertarian #constitution https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/06/king-county-washington-bans-facial-recognition/
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Always has been and always will be. Nice reminder from Richard Henry Lee #politics #libertarian #constitution #founders #10thAmendment

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The California Assembly passed a bill that would take the first step toward limiting the impact of federal programs that militarize local police. Asm. David Chiu (D), and a coalition of other democrats, introduced Assembly Bill 481 (AB481) on Feb. 8. The legislation would require law enforcement agencies to get local government approval before obtaining military equipment through federal programs. Under the proposed law, police departments would be required to develop a military equipment use policy and present it in an open meeting before obtaining military equipment. After the public meeting, the local governing body would either approve or deny the acquisition. Law enforcement agencies would also be required to get local government approval prior to May 1, 2022, in order to continue using military equipment already in the department’s possession. AB481 defines military equipment as “weapons, arms, military supplies, and equipment that readily may be used for military purposes including, but not limited to, all of the following: radar systems or military-grade transport vehicles.” The legislation applies both to the well-known 1033 program, along with any other military surplus program operated by the federal government. On June 1, the Assembly passed AB481 by a 50-22 vote. While passage of AB481 wouldn’t end the militarization, it would make it more difficult for police to obtain such weapons and equipment, and set the stage for further limits in the future. #policestate #militarization #10thAmendment #libertarian #constitution https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/06/california-assembly-passes-bill-that-takes-step-to-block-federal-militarization-of-police/
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On Tuesday, the Metropolitan King County Council unanimously passed an ordinance banning the use of facial recognition technology. The growing movement to prohibit the use of facial recognition at the state and local levels could hinder the operation of a growing national facial recognition network. Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles was the lead sponsor of the ordinance. The new law prohibits county administrative offices and executive departments, including the sheriff’s department, from acquiring or using facial recognition technology or facial recognition information. It also bans county agencies from issuing any permit or entering into any agreement which authorizes any third party to use facial recognition technology or obtain facial recognition information on behalf of the county. #facialrecognition #surveillance #10thAmendment #libertarian #constitution https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/06/king-county-washington-bans-facial-recognition/
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Always has been and always will be. Nice reminder from Richard Henry Lee #politics #libertarian #constitution #founders #10thAmendment

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