The Gap: PPB Audit and World Art Day

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Fri, 04/15/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am


On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea start out by discussing the recently released audit of the Portland Police Bureau. They collected and kept surveillance on protesters who participated in the 2020 racial justice protests - while those protesters weren't suspected of a crime. The info they got included information about their political views and social media accounts. We talk about data security, chilling free speech and the at least 37 surveillance technologies they're using.

Then, we ask our community about art that has made an impact on them, in honor of World Art Day.

Thanks for listening!

Related links:

Portland Police Lack Written Policy for Surveillance Tools Like Room X-rays and Robot Cameras, Audit Finds

ACLU statement in response to audit on Portland Police Bureau intelligence-gathering and surveillance

PPB audit found that the 2020 protests ‘exposed vulnerability’ in police oversight


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