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Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:12:50 -0800


The New Orleans Police Department is accused of secretly using
Palantir's predictive policing technology to predict who would cause a crime or be a victim of it.
"Ms. Smith", *CSO*, 28 Feb 2018

The city of New Orleans and Palantir Technologies are accused of using the city to secretly test Palantir's predictive policing technology since 2012.
Even the City Council allegedly was in the dark about the program that was used to predict who was most likely to commit a crime or be a victim of it.

The Verge published a disturbing report about how the Palantir system managed to fly under the radar for years. It alleges "Palantir established it as a philanthropic relationship with the city through Mayor Mitch
Landrieu's signature NOLA For Life program. Thanks to its philanthropic status, as well as New Orleans' 'strong mayor' model of government, the agreement never passed through a public procurement process."

But it wasn't just in 2012; the partnership was reportedly extended three times and was set to expire on Feb. 21, 2018. Neither New Orleans nor
Palantir would comment as to the program's current status.

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