The mad rush to develop and use facial recognition technology is causing major concerns.
Not the least of these is that it will be used to target individuals.
Which is exactly how this mom got kicked out of a show for a shocking reason.
We here at Deep State Watch have been warning about the dangers of facial recognition technology since the beginning.
Marketed by Big Tech as a way to prevent crime or find perpetrators after-the-fact, the invasive technology – as we predicted – is being used to track and potentially punish anyone perceived as a threat.
That is exactly what happened recently to one woman in New York City.
Kelly Conlon and her daughter were in New York City the weekend after Thanksgiving as part of a Girl Scout field trip.
The Girl Scouts troupe had arrived at Radio City Music Hall to see the Christmas Spectacular show – and while her daughter and the group got to go in and see the show, Conlon was held back by security.
“It was pretty simultaneous, I think, to me, going through the metal detector, that I heard over an intercom or loudspeaker,” Conlon told NBC New York. “I heard them say woman with long dark hair and a grey scarf.”
She said security officials asked her name and told her to produce identification.
“I believe they said that our recognition picked you up,” Conlon said.
Conlon says she posed no threat, but the guards still kicked her out because she was a lawyer.
“They knew my name before I told them. They knew the firm I was associated with before I told them. And they told me I was not allowed to be there,” said Conlon.
And Conlon is an attorney – in fact, she’s an associate at the New Jersey based law firm Davis, Saperstein and Solomon, which is pursuing a personal injury litigation against a restaurant under the umbrella of MSG Entertainment.
“I don’t practice in New York. I’m not an attorney that works on any cases against MSG,” Conlon said.
However, a spokesperson for MSG Entertainment said in a statement:
“MSG instituted a straightforward policy that precludes attorneys pursuing active litigation against the Company from attending events at our venues until that litigation has been resolved. While we understand this policy is disappointing to some, we cannot ignore the fact that litigation creates an inherently adverse environment. All impacted attorneys were notified of the policy, including Davis, Saperstein and Salomon, which was notified twice.”
“In this particular situation, only the one attorney who chose to attend was denied entry, and the rest of her group — including the Girl Scouts — were all able to attend and enjoy the show.”
“I was just a mom taking my daughter to see a Christmas show,” Conlon said. “I did wait outside…It was embarrassing, it was mortifying.”
“Taking a mother, separating a mother from her daughter and Girl Scouts she was watching over — and to do it under the pretext of protecting any disclosure of litigation information — is absolutely absurd. The fact they’re using facial recognition to do this is frightening. It’s un-American to do this.”
Highly un-American, and as we feared from the outset, just the tip of the facial recognition iceberg.