Lexington Mayoral Candidates on Surveillance: Bastin Acknowledges Tech Abuse Is Dangerous; Gorton Calls for Bigger Conversation

Lexington will choose a new mayor on Nov. 6. Former vice-mayor Linda Gorton squares off against former police chief Ronnie Bastin. So where do the two candidates stand on surveillance? Both Bastin and Gorton responded to questions posed by We See You Watching Lexington, a grassroots organization committed to bringing oversight and transparency to surveillance …

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City of Lexington Acknowledges Need for Surveillance Oversight But Its New Policy Misses the Mark

On April 30, 2018, The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) took a surprising and unexpected step by acknowledging the need for oversight and accountability for the use of surveillance in the City of Lexington. The council enacted a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that directly relates to the use of surveillance cameras in and around …

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Councilmember Fred Brown Doesn’t Understand What He’s Doing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2017) - Last week, We See You Watching Lexington outreach director Clay Davis had a phone conversation with Lexington Urban County Councilmember Fred Brown. Brown spearheaded efforts to place surveillance cameras in Lexington parks. From the conversation, it became clear Brown has very limited understanding of the issues surrounding government surveillance. …

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