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George Joseph

Gothamist

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by George:

Newly Released Data Shows 1 Out Of Every 9 NYPD Officers Has A Confirmed Record Of Misconduct

A newly released database of NYPD disciplinary records shows that many officers receive little if any discipline for confirmed accounts of police misconduct. → Read More

When Prosecutors Bury NYPD Officers' Lies

Court records and interviews with former prosecutors show that internal assessments of police dishonesty are rarely memorialized, sometimes keeping the records of bad cops clean. → Read More

New Documents Reveal How ICE Mines Local Police Databases Across the Country

New Documents Reveal How ICE Mines Local Police Databases Across the Country In cities across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations agents can mine local police reports using COPLINK, a data program little known outside law enforcement circles. While public records have revealed ICE’s access to this program in the past, new documents, obtained by the… → Read More

Inside the Video Surveillance Program IBM Built for Philippine Strongman Rodrigo Duterte

Law enforcement in Davao City familiar with the IBM program said the technology had assisted them in carrying out Duterte’s controversial anti-crime agenda. → Read More

Prisons Across the U.S. Are Quietly Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints

The technology also allows authorities to mine call databases and cross-reference the voices of individuals prisoners have spoken with. → Read More

Why is a prison company storing the voice prints of even innocent people?

Correctional facilities around the nation are building databases with hundreds of thousands of voice prints from incarcerated people–including pretrial detainees. → Read More

Prisons Across the U.S. Are Quietly Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints

The voice-print technology allows authorities to mine call databases and cross-reference the voices of individuals prisoners have spoken with. → Read More

Years After Protests, NYPD Retains Photos of Black Lives Matter Activists

The records raise questions about the department’s compliance with its protest monitoring rules. → Read More

Claims of Racism and Brutality Dog Los Angeles County Sheriff ‘Deputy Gangs’

A lawsuit brought by a Compton resident detailing an alleged beating by deputies is just one of nearly three dozen federal civil rights lawsuits alleging brutality and racial bias at the Los Angeles County Sheriff → Read More

Facing Lawsuit, NYPD Changes How Officers Use Sealed Arrest Data

Arrests that result in dropped charges and dismissals are supposed to be sealed. But until recently, the NYPD used these records to target turnstile jumpers. → Read More

The Incalculable Costs of Mass Incarceration

Prisons carry enormous, perhaps impossible to measure social costs—but when assessing the system fiscally, reformers should focus on staffing salaries instead of the number of incarcerated people. → Read More

IBM Used NYPD Surveillance Footage to Develop Technology That Lets Police Search by Skin Color

New York City served as IBM’s “primary testing area” for developing software that enables police to search surveillance video footage for skin color. → Read More

Columbus Officer Was Under Investigation When He Shot and Killed Donna Dalton

Community outrage mounts over Officer Andrew Mitchell’s killing of Dalton during an attempted prostitution arrest. → Read More

Locked up for three decades without a trial –

A New York City man has been shuffled between Rikers Island and mental hospitals for 32 years. → Read More

Plainclothes NYPD Cops Are Involved in a Staggering Number of Killings

Plainclothes police make up a tiny portion of the NYPD's force, but are involved in nearly a third of killings by police. → Read More

FBI Tracked an Activist Involved With Black Lives Matter as They Travelled Across the U.S., Documents Show

Documents obtained by The Intercept indicate that the FBI surveilled Black Lives Matter activists — and that the Department of Homeland Security drafted a mysterious "race paper." → Read More

Draft DHS Report Called for Long-Term Surveillance of Sunni Muslim Immigrants

Those fitting broad “at-risk” profiles would be targeted for continuous vetting. → Read More

Extreme digital vetting moves forward under new name

The Department of Immigration & Customs Enforcement is taking new steps in its plans for monitoring the social media accounts of applicants and holders of U.S. visas. → Read More

Extreme Digital Vetting of Visitors to the U.S. Moves Forward Under a New Name

ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft, to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity. → Read More

Why Do Border Deaths Persist When the Number of Border Crossings Is Falling? —

Government policies funneling illegal immigrants into more dangerous crossing areas have contributed to fatalities. → Read More