Stop Facial Policing
Porcha Woodruff was eight months pregnant when police showed up at her house to arrest her for robbery and carjacking, after facial recognition matched her picture with footage from the scene. She was detained for 11 hours, suffered panic attacks in the cell, and had to make a $100,000 personal bond before being released.
A month later the charges were dropped because the facial recognition match was false, and Porcha Woodruff was innocent.
This is yet another in a string of cases of false arrests due to faulty facial recognition matches, and highlights the serious harms of this technology.
Until we have federal legislation banning police use of facial recognition, these false arrests will continue. Tell your members of Congress to pass the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act now!
From: [Your Name]
Pass the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act now!