Forbidding discussion of something you deny you’re doing is perhaps the biggest tell of all time.
The public needs to exercise oversight of law enforcement, including monitoring what technology it uses, because the potential for abuse is so high and they are, after all, our employees and not our masters.
Saying “it’s only being sold to law enforcement” DOESN’T MAKE IT BETTER.
Facial recognition is biased in large part because the material used to train it doesn’t use people of color in any meaningful numbers.
Requiring people to enter a facial recognition database just to travel seems unconstitutional and immoral, to say the least.