Washington, D.C. (September 16, 2021): In a follow up to The Symposium, “Technology, Policing, and Earning the Public Trust” hosted by the Technology, Law & Security Program (TLS), in partnership with the Criminal Justice Practice and Policy Institute (CJPPI) at the American University Washington College of Law, Gabriela Chambi and colleagues, Amanda Torres (Assistant State’s Attorney for Tampa Bay, Florida), and Charlene Collazo-Goldfield (Adjunct Professor at FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs) co-author: Hey Siri, I’m Being Pulled Over.
In response to the killing of George Floyd and ensuing protests, there has been a groundswell of discussion and action regarding authentic police reform within the criminal justice system. In response, Chambi, Torres, and Collazo-Goldfield wrote Hey Siri, I’m Being Pulled Over to spur the discussion on how technology can help to expose systemic racism and make policing safer and fairer for communities of color. “We wanted to develop a phone application that spurs community engagement and addresses race-based policing,” explains Chambi, Torres, and Collazo-Goldfield.
Their paper explores existing policing data collection practices, describes the importance of partnership with technology companies, and argues how technology companies can magnify the accountability and fairness that citizens, especially Black, Latinx, and other communities of color deserve.
The paper was accepted for publication and is featured in Washington College of Law at American University’s Digital Commons, where it can be read here.