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ICE's Risk Classification Assessment turned into a digital rubber stamp
If this report is correct, this "statistics-based" risk classification tool is just a cruel joke:
To conform to Trump’s policies, Reuters has learned, ICE modified a tool officers have been using since 2013 when deciding whether an immigrant should be detained or released on bond. The computer-based Risk Classification Assessment uses statistics to determine an immigrant’s flight risk and danger to society.
Previously, the tool automatically recommended either “detain” or “release.” Last year, ICE spokesman Bourke said, the agency removed the “release” recommendation.

More: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/evk3kw/ice-modified-its-risk-assessment-software-so-it-automatically-recommends-detention
immigration  statistics  machine-learning  rubber-stamping  fake-algorithms  whitewashing  ice  us-politics 
june 2018 by jm

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