The Best Lexington Council Candidates on Privacy

On Nov. 6, Lexington will elect a new city council. Over the last few months, we've reached out to council candidates and current council members to discuss their views on surveillance issues and privacy. Many of the current members have not responded to us. In all likelihood, they've been told not to by city attorneys, …

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Ronnie Bastin the Stronger Lexington Mayoral Candidate on Privacy

After evaluating statements by both Lexington mayoral candidates, We See You Watching Lexington has determined Ronnie Bastin takes a stronger position on protecting privacy and establishing oversight for surveillance programs than Linda Gorton. During a recent mayoral debate on WVLK moderated by Kruser, Bastin said the city needs to be careful how it uses surveillance …

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Lexington Officer Accused of Stalking Underscores Need for Surveillance Oversight and Transparency

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Accusations that a Lexington Police Department officer stalked and spied on a woman underscore the need for oversight and transparency for all government surveillance technologies and programs. The woman filed a petition for an emergency protection order against Sgt. Jervis Middleton earlier this month, saying that she fears for her safety due to …

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Open Letter to Lexington Mayor Jim Gray on Surveillance

The following email was sent to Lexington Mayor Jim Gray on Aug. 6. My name is Clay Davis, and I am the Community Outreach Director for a local, grassroots organization called We See You Watching Lexington. We are a group of citizens concerned with the lack of transparency and oversight regarding government use of surveillance …

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Letter to Lexington Urban County Council Members

The following letter was sent to all Lexington council members on Aug. 6, 2018 Dear council members, As I’m sure you’re aware, the LFUCG sued me last year in order to keep information about 29 “mobile surveillance cameras” the LPD owns and operates a secret. While I have not particularly enjoyed fighting a lawsuit, I …

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