California Bill Would Mandate ‘Crime Prediction’ Algorithms Instead of Cash Bail – Bail is a bad system because it penalizes the poor. This system is worse, because the algorithms unfairly target poor people, Black people, children of color, trans people, immigrants, and sex workers.

Also, the algorithms are run by private companies, who keep them as trade secrets. Defendants would lose the right to confront their accuser because the accuser is a machine and its operation is a black box.

Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner