UK West Midlands police facing judicial review over surveillance project

The Guardian reports that the West Midlands police  force faces a judicial review over its plans to continue using cameras installed under a discredited scheme to place thousands of Muslims under “permanent surveillance”. Hundreds of counter-terrorism cameras were installed in predominantly Muslim areas of Birmingham as part of Project Champion earlier this year. The civil rights organisation Liberty has criticised the force’s refusal to commit to removing all the cameras, and has written to inform it that unless it commits to “dismantle the full surveillance infrastructure” within the next 14 days, Liberty would commence proceedings in the high court.

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