Brookings TechTank: Protecting second chances for the formerly incarcerated in the age of facial recognition

Some level of anonymity is critical to reentry. Facial recognition would give law enforcement instantaneous access to stigmatizing information, with significant consequences. With facial recognition, officers will be able to single out justice-involved individuals, making them more likely to draw attention and be stopped. Even a perfect facial recognition tool in imperfect hands can lead to unjust outcomes.

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Jonathan Haggerty
Washington Post: Trump Hotel keeps its liquor license — and that’s as it should be

Until such laws are fully repealed — which should remain the ultimate goal — governments should exercise caution in using good-moral-character laws as a weapon against political enemies — or anyone else. For those who oppose Trump, the ultimate recourse is the ballot box, not vaguely worded moral-character clauses that are frequently misused to hurt vulnerable Americans.

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Jonathan Haggerty
House Judiciary Committee: What They’re Saying About The First Step Act

“Federal prisons should provide opportunities for men and women behind bars to make amends and earn back the public’s trust … This legislation will allow men and women in our federal prisons to return home sooner and better prepared to give back to their families and communities at their highest potential … We believe these changes will improve the effectiveness of our prisons and public safety.”

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Jonathan Haggerty