Houston’s Mayor Turner Partners with Tech Companies to Build a Surveillance City

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo have announced a call for $8.5 million in funding for new “technological enhancements”, including working with Amazon’s Ring doorbell camera and Spotshotter. Journalist Derrick Broze shared these concerns with Houston City Council. 

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