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Border Security/Immigration ment should be using the resources they are wasting in court to provide basic human necessities to those in its custody.” “Migrants detained in the Tucson sector have long suffered horrific conditions,” said Dan Pochoda, senior counsel for the ACLU of Arizona. “It is unconscionable that the federal government continues to detain people including infants in this manner. The Border Patrol continues to operate in violation of U.S. and international law as well as its own standards without being held accountable for these egregious abuses.” “These photos show the harm people suffer in these facilities, from having to sleep on the floor for days to needing to huddle together just to stay warm,” said Travis Silva, attorney with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. “These conditions should not exist in a facility operated by the United States government.” “The images unsealed by the court leave no room to debate the fact that thousands of immigrants are subjected to inhumane and unconstitutional conditions by the Border Patrol,” said Nora Preciado, staff attorney with the National Immigration Law Center. “We urgently need meaningful and lasting reforms that put an end to these abuses, hold the agency accountable, and ensure that people are treated with dignity.” “Mothers should not be forced to change their babies’ diapers on cold concrete floors or warm them with flimsy aluminum sheets. Border Patrol’s treatment of men, women and children in its custody is simply inexcusable,” said Mary Kenney, senior staff attorney for the American Immigration Council. “We are seeking immediate relief from the deplorable detention conditions in CBP holding facilities for the thousands of individuals who are or will be held there while this case progresses.” In December, attorneys representing the Plaintiff class of detained immigrants sought a preliminary injunction to stop Border Patrol’s unconstitutional detention practices while the case is being litigated. The injunction is based on compelling evidence of inhumane conditions in Tucson facilities—much of which was disclosed after the Court sanctioned Border Patrol for destroying video recordings from these facilities and failing to turn over other relevant documentation. Jane Doe, et al. v. Johnson, et al. was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. Attorneys on the case include Harold J. 34 McElhinny, Colette Reiner Mayer, Louise C. Stoupe, Kevin M. Coles, Pieter S. de Ganon, and Elizabeth Balassone of Morrison & Foerster LLP; Nora Preciado, Linton Joaquin, and Karen C. Tumlin of the National Immigration Law Center; Mary Kenney, and Melissa Crow of the American Immigration Council; Travis Silva of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area; and Kathy Brody, Brenda Muñoz Furnish, and Dan Pochoda of ACLU of Arizona. For additional links see: • Challenging Unconstitutions Conditions in CBP Short Term Detention Facilities (Litigation Page) • Photo Exhibits of CBP Short- Term Detention Conditions • Declaration by Joe Goldenson, M.D., Medical Conditions Expert • Declaration by Eldon Vail, Prison Conditions Expert • Declaration by Robert W. Powitz, Sanitation Expert • Detained Beyond the Limit: Prolonged Confinement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection along the Southwest Border (Special Report, August 2016)

3M’s new ALPR software extends reach, delivers real-time actionable intelligence ST. PAUL‚ Minn. – (August 4‚ 2016) – In order to create and maintain safe communities, law enforcement agencies are increasingly relying on technology. A new tool for officers is now available; 3M is proud to introduce 3M Plate Alert Analytical ALPR Software, a next-generation ALPR software which uses data fusion analytics and proactive alerts to provide more answers and the confidence to act. Designed to be fast, powerful and intuitive, 3M Plate Alert Software allows officers to take action, faster. Collaborating with Human Factors Scientists to ensure the software can be learned quickly and used efficiently, Plate Alert Software features the latest user-centered design methods to optimize interfaces and usability. This makes it easier to set up, search, get alerts and find leads. 3M also partnered with law enforcement agencies to offer the most in-demand features. The result is an ALPR software that is powerful and easy to use, so officers spend less time clicking and more time following up on leads. Going beyond typical ALPR software, which notifies users when a plate read matches a watch list, 3M’s Plate Alert Software features pattern management alerts. Designed to proactively provide relevant information and actionable insights in near real-time, pattern alerts ensure almost all of the work is done before an officer even looks at the data. Notifications are sent when the system detects activity matching a pre-defined pattern that may suggest illicit activity. “Plate Alert Software uncovers relevant connections and provides a clear view of how seemingly unrelated people, places, things and events are connected, and how they impact each other,” said Seth Stores, global business manager at 3M. “By providing a more complete, informative and accurate picture, officers 35 can spot patterns faster and take action to keep their communities safe.” 3M Plate Alert Analytical ALPR Software is the first ALPR software powered by data fusion analytics. Plate Alert Software can compile ALPR data with data from various sources, such as 911 calls, pawn data, police reports, motor vehicle data and more. It can then almost instantly find connections between data points to deliver solid, meaningful leads. By linking and simultaneously evaluating numerous common characteristics across multiple data sources, Plate Alert Software can uncover unexpected relationships and associations. This means law enforcements agencies can get new answers and leads from their data. Using sophisticated secondorder analysis, data fusion analytics deliver more actionable intelligence than conventional ALPR software, which rely on first-order analysis. Plate Alert Software also has increased data privacy measures. Mandatory controls ensure data is only accessed for legitimate purposes by customer chosen individu- More on page 44