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Concerns Arise over Privacy and Discrimination amidst Police Drone Deployment in NYC

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The NYPD’s increased use of surveillance drones over the Labor Day weekend in certain areas of Brooklyn has raised concerns about privacy and racial discrimination. Critics argue that the use of advanced technology can potentially be damaging to the Black community. While the weekend festivities, including the West Indian American Day Parade and J’Ouvert festival, went by relatively peacefully, there are still concerns about the use of technology to monitor and track communities, especially in Black neighborhoods. Some experts question how far the use of drones and other technologies by law enforcement will go and how it will affect police accountability.

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