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Michael Isaac Stern, Verite

Michael Isaac Stern, Verite

Before joining Verite, Michael Isaac Stein spent five years as an investigative reporter at The Lens, a nonprofit New Orleans news publication, covering local government, housing and labor issues. Before working at The Lens, Stein was a reporter for WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and freelanced for various national publications including The Intercept, The New Republic and Bloomberg’s CityLab. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.

A sign notes the presence of surveillance cameras in the Jackson Square area of New Orleans' French Quarter.

Surveillance cameras recorded you. Who should be able to see?

By: - January 14, 2023

NEW ORLEANS – As local law enforcement collects more and more video surveillance footage from public spaces, government agencies are being forced to grapple with whether the public should be allowed to see it. And not everyone is on the same page. “It’s a really tough issue, and most public bodies haven’t figured it out […]