Amazon is all but gifting the use of its powerful facial recognition program to help power law enforcement agencies’ surveillance programs across the country, according to documents obtained by civil rights groups and reported by the Washington Post on Tuesday.
Here is a tweet from the official account of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, one of the major unions representing members of the New York City Police Department:
Cambridge police were arresting Selorm Ohene, a 21-year-old black Harvard student who is studying mathematics, when the Friday night arrest turned violent, with newly released video showing officers piling on and punching him. The department has launched an internal investigation into the incident.
On Friday, the Central Intelligence Agency published a Twitter thread praising Gina Haspel, the deputy CIA director whom President Trump has nominated to head the agency. (Trump has nominated Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director, to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.)
A New York Times report published on Sunday found that in at least 25 cases dating back to January 2015, “judges or prosecutors determined that a key aspect of a New York City police officer’s testimony was probably untrue,” and the city has done essentially nothing to stop it or even let people know it’s happening.
The Gainesville, FL, police officer who became the internet’s meme du jour as a “hot cop” swooping in to help residents in the wake of Hurricane Irma, is officially a cop no more.
A little over a week ago, a Kentucky state trooper resigned following allegations that he’d had sex with a woman he apprehended in exchange for not bringing her into jail. Days earlier, a Bay Area paper reported that an officer stepped down after assaulting a 17-year-old girl participating in the San Leandro “police…