Press Release: City Continues Fight to Keep Surveillance Cameras Secret

LEXINGTON, Ky. —  The city of Lexington won’t give up its fight to keep information related to “mobile surveillance cameras” secret. On June 19, Fayette County Circuit Court Judge John Reynolds issued an order granting a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed against We See You Watching Lexington director Mike Maharrey and ordered the Lexington Police …

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Law Suit Victory Lap With Kruser and Krew on WVLK Radio

On June 26, I talked about my recent lawsuit win with Kruser and Krew on WVLK590. I gave a quick overview of the lawsuit and explained what's next. I also laid out We See You Watching Lexington's plan to make sure the next debate about surveillance technology happens before government agencies acquire it. After all, …

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Victory! We See You Watching Lexington Beats City Lawsuit

Last October, the city of Lexington sued me in an attempt to keep its "mobile surveillance cameras" secret. In a major victory for government transparency, Fayette Circuit Judge John Reynolds issued an order granting my appeal for summary judgment last week. In simple terms, the judge rejected the city's arguments for keeping its surveillance cameras …

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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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Radio Interview: What Does the City of Lexington Have to Hide?

A press release about the lawsuit filed against me by the city of Lexington, Ky., relating to an open records request I filed seeking information on surveillance generated a ton of local media coverage, including an appearance on Kruser and Krew, the afternoon-drive show on WVLK AM. Kruser and I talked about the city's efforts …

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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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