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Tag: Policing

50 Groups Urge Investigation Into ‘Wild West’ of Facial Recognition Policing

Half of American adults are included in a vast facial recognition database populated in part by driver’s license photos and mugshots.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE


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Killer Robots Pose Potential Problems for Future Policing

Removing officers in the field could reduce the danger they face and the need to use force. Then again, adding a layer of distance between officers and citizens could increase the use of force.

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 READ MORE

What’s Your Threat Score?

Authorities are harvesting and evaluating your data to calculate your “threat score.”

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE

Nearly 1,000 People Were Fatally Shot by Police in the U.S. in 2015

A Washington Post study reveals that approximately 40 percent of all unarmed men shot to death by police this year were black. Black males make up just 6 percent of the U.S. population.

Posted on Dec 28, 2015 READ MORE

Now This Is Really Criminal

Congress has created an average of 50 new crimes per year for the past decade.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 READ MORE

Cop Who Stole From Police Killed Himself and Made It Look Like Murder

The bizarre story of a local hero turned bad cop has captivated the media. Illinois police officer “GI Joe” Gliniewicz was secretly leading a life of crime, diverting thousands of dollars from a police department’s youth auxiliary program before staging his suicide to make it look like a murder.

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Black Lives Matter Activists Shout Down Hillary Clinton During Criminal Justice Rally

Friday’s protest stemmed from widespread feeling that Clinton is not doing enough to address police brutality and the systematic incarceration of African-Americans.

Posted on Oct 31, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

One Year On, What We’ve Learned From #BlackLivesMatter

The police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a year ago launched the Black Lives Matter movement. But officer-involved shootings seem only to have accelerated.

Posted on Aug 9, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Black Lives Matter: One Year After Ferguson

Marking the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death at the hand of a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, professor John A. Powell discusses how we can create a society in which black lives really do matter.

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Black People in Minneapolis Are 9 Times More Likely to Be Arrested for Minor Offenses

A damning ACLU report finds “severe,” “pervasive” and “systematic” racial disparities in arrests by Minneapolis police.

Posted on May 28, 2015 READ MORE

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SEC’s Dirty Little Secret

One wonders if there is a smutty equivalent to Nero’s fiddling while Rome burns. If there is, it might be applicable to the senior staffers at the SEC who spent hours watching pornography on government computers instead of policing the nation’s financial system.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 READ MORE

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Sex Scandal Calls CIA’s Self-Policing Into Question

A CIA sex scandal, or, more precisely, allegations that a CIA agent raped two Algerian women, has raised questions in Congress about how the agency polices itself. Oddly, discussions of the controversy have failed to emphasize another significant “oops” moment in CIA operations regarding corruption and the need for oversight: torture.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009 READ MORE

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