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Comments on NYPD’s Draft Policy for Electromagnetic Weapons Detection System 

The NYCLU urges the NYPD to abandon its plan to acquire and pilot a weapons detection system, such as Evolv. Simply put, these systems do not work. The NYPD’s draft impact and use policy starts by asserting that these systems “can distinguish weapons from personal items,” but experience has shown that these systems, and Evolv in particular, have repeatedly failed to do just that. New Yorkers should not be subjected to intrusions on their right to privacy nor needless interruptions to their daily commutes just so the NYPD can experiment with the latest technological iteration of snake oil.

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