Author Archives: Joe from MassPrivateI

Gillette Stadium’s Facial Recognition Can Identify Fans Before They Enter The Stadium

MassPrivateI One of the NFL’s premiere franchises, the New England Patriots is using “Evolve Edge” millimeter wave/facial recognition scanners to identify fans before they enter Gillette Stadium. According to Evolv Edge’s brochure, their scanners use facial recognition to identify everyone. 

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LPD: Woman arrested for turning in husband’s firearms to Lakeland police

The Ledger – by Kathy Leigh Berkowitz LAKELAND — A 32-year-old woman was arrested on June 15 when she gathered her husband’s guns to turn them over to the Lakeland Police Department. According to Courtney Irby’s arrest affidavit, she told … Continue reading

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Burning Man: Drug searches ‘gravest’ concern from BLM report, urges better trash disposal

Reno Gazette Journal – by Jennifer Kane No shocker here: Burning Man is deeply concerned about the possibility of federally-sanctioned screenings for weapons and drugs at the event. On Thursday, the Burning Man organization responded to a more than 300-page report … Continue reading

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In Guantánamo Case, U.S. Government Says It Can Indefinitely Detain Anyone — Even U.S. Citizens

The Intercept – by Murtaza Hussain FOR OVER 17 years, Moath al-Alwi has been held at Guantánamo Bay without charge. A Yemeni citizen, al-Alwi is one of Guantánamo’s “forever prisoners,” those whom the U.S. government has not charged with a crime … Continue reading

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Spying Police Robots (Daleks) Coming To A City Near You

MassPrivateI Six years ago, I predicted that Knightscope robots (Daleks) might replace police officers and it appears, that I was right. According to CBS Los Angeles, the Huntington Park Police Department is using a Knightscope K5 robot to patrol public areas like parks and city … Continue reading

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Kaine Bill Would Ban Distribution Of 3D Printed Gun Blueprints

Fairfax News U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) has joined Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to introduce a bill that would outlaw the online distribution of blueprints and instructions that allow for the 3D printing of firearms. … Continue reading

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Defense attorneys release video of Georgia officers using stun gun on 87-year-old woman

CBS Austin CHATSWORTH, Georgia (WTVC) – Defense attorneys for an 87-year-old Syrian refugee have released police bodycam video of an incident that made national headlines last August. Chatsworth Police arrested Martha Al-Bishara after officers said she would not drop a knife … Continue reading

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‘F***ing go’: DPS trooper screams after allegedly punching elderly couple’s windshield

ABC 13 RICHMOND, Texas (KTRK) — A Fort Bend County family is demanding answers after they say a Texas state trooper punched the front windshield of their car during a traffic stop. “To me, this here is totally unjustifiable for … Continue reading

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Astounding Bexar County Sheriff’s deputy arrest rate continues to skyrocket

News4SA SAN ANTONIO – Twenty-four Bexar County Sheriff’s Office staffers have now been arrested this year, more than double the total from 2017. And there are still four weeks left in the year.. With 1,374 deputies in the county, that … Continue reading

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Tougher Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill Advances in California

Courthouse News – by Martin Macias Jr (CN) – California lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday to allow judges to restrict someone’s access to guns if they pose a danger to themselves or others, despite concerns from community groups that the … Continue reading

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The U.S. Marine Corps Turned San Diego Into A Massive Chinese-Style Smart City

MassPrivateI Earlier this year, I warned people that the city of San Diego had been turned into a massive Chinese-Style public surveillance network, complete with facial recognition, spying streetlights, license plate readers and a police-run public watchlisting network. But what I failed … Continue reading

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At Least 22 Foreign Governments Have Spent Cash at Trump Properties

Daily Beast – by Jamie Ross Officials from at least 22 foreign governments have spent money at Trump Organization properties, NBC News reports. In what the network called the “most comprehensive possible list of foreign spending at Trump properties,” the … Continue reading

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Phoenix Police investigating officers after video shows alleged misconduct

Fox 10 PHOENIX (FOX 10) – Phoenix Police are investigating an incident of alleged misconduct by some of its officers after a video surfaced of them responding to a shoplifting incident. Police say they were provided video on June 11 of … Continue reading

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FLIR Announces TrafiData Intelligent Thermal Traffic Sensor Solution for Smarter and Safer Cities

FLIR ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 5, 2019– FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the FLIR TrafiData intelligent thermal traffic sensor solution for improved data collection capabilities to offer transportation management with key insights for smarter, safer cities. FLIR TrafiData is … Continue reading

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Police To Use Automatic Facial Recognition Sunglasses To Watchlist People

MassPrivateI Sometimes I have trouble coming up with a title for one of my articles, but this one came easy because the two companies involved in this article helped create it. A New York based company called Vuzix along with a UAE … Continue reading

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CPD cop shot child with a stun gun at Kroger. It wasn’t excessive force, arbitrator finds The Cincinnati police officer who shot an 11-year-old girl with a stun gun in a Kroger shoplifting incident has successfully appealed his seven-day suspension. An arbitrator handling the case brought by the Fraternal Order of Police, which represented Officer Kevin Brown, … Continue reading

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Proposed Wisconsin city ordinance to fine parents of bullies

ABC News A Wisconsin city is considering an ordinance that would impose fines on the parents of young bullies after a viral social media post showed handwritten notes that students sent to a middle school girl urging her to kill … Continue reading

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Wasted Funds, Destroyed Property: How Sheriffs Undermined Their Successors After Losing Reelection

ProPublica – by Conner Sheets Shortly after Phil Sims became the sheriff of Marshall County, Alabama, at 12 a.m. on Jan. 14, he found a cardboard box in a storage closet containing five government-issued smartphones, each with multiple holes drilled … Continue reading

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The Dark Side to China’s Smart Cities: Everyone’s Being Watched

OZY – by Jamil Anderlini Earlier this year, a U.S. congressional committee commissioned a report on China’s development of “smart cities,” with a particular focus on whether they were smarter than their American counterparts. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review … Continue reading

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At University of Illinois, 265 bias complaints enforced by literal ‘speech police’

The College Fix – by Christian Schneider In the wake of a recently filed lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana bias response team, The College Fix reviewed the 265 bias complaints the public university fielded during the … Continue reading

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