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In Wednesday’s lecture, Wendy raised the point that the Rodney King case is a case for surveillance, because technology is thought to reveal the truth. And connecting this to a more recent instance of police brutality, Walter Scott’s murder would have likely gone either unnoticed, or not resulting in any restoration of justice against the police officer without concrete video evidence. That’s why the idea of police body cameras seem to be the solution to this problem. Also connecting this idea to Mike’s lecture about police violence, I’m still grappling with the ideas of privacy and digital media, and how that intersects with other identities like race and gender. Also within democracy, how does it relate to citizenship?

Is there a way for people of multiple identities to have digital privacy? Or are some identities forced to relinquish their privacy for their safety? Or vice versa, like with the example of revenge porn.