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Group calls on LAUSD officials to adopt ‘racially just’ budget

Eloisa Galindo, A LAUSD parent speaks along with other parents, students, teachers and community members during a press conference and rally to call on the Los Angeles Unified School District to fund what they’re calling a “safe and racially just” pandemic recovery. With LAUSD set to receive more than $1.5B for pandemic recovery, speakers will outline their proposal for transforming public schools in front of the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 13, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmi...
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The House's history-making top security official talked with Insider about his plan to reopen the Capitol and ensure it will 'never, ever be breached again' after the January 6 attack

US House Sergeant at Arms William Walker announces the arrival of President Joe Biden to address a joint session of Congress. Melina Mara-Pool/Getty Images Maj. Gen. William Walker, the new House sergeant at arms, is the first Black man to hold that job. He's responsible for keeping the House side of the Capitol safe and reopening it to the public. He sat down with Insider for an exclusive interview, the first since starting his new role. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Florida, Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, France, Police, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden

Civil rights advocates, supervisors focus on accusations of harassment of shooting victims’ families

In October 2019, at a rally in front of Los Angeles’ Hall of Justice, Jaylene Rea spoke up for the first time about her brother’s fatal shooting by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy earlier that year. Later that evening, she was arrested — without probable cause, lawyers said — as she visited the memorial for her brother, 18-year-old Paul Rea. After being brought to the hospital for a few hours, during which her family was unaware of her whereabouts, she was kept overnight at the Sheriff’s s...
Tags: News, California, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Courts, Local News, Lapd, Luna, Mitchell, Brown, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors

Child Sexual Abuse Site With 400,000 Users Shut Down by a Multinational Task Force

An international task force has shut down a large-scale dark web child sexual abuse platform, along with several similarly aligned dark web chat sites. According to an announcement from Germany’s Central Office for Combating Internet Crime (ZIT), “Boystown” had 400,000 registered users and was “one of Europe’s most…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Government, Germany, Tor, Law Enforcement, Social Issues, Computing, Sex Crimes, Dark Web, Child Sexual Abuse, Europol, Child Pornography, Central Office, Criminal Investigation, Federal Criminal Police Office

Record the Police

A police officer is a convicted murderer in America today because a teenager recorded that police officer murdering a man in broad daylight and shared the video with the world. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cops, Articles, America, Law Enforcement, Police Brutality, Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo, Ramsey Orta, Thomas Lane, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Killing of George Floyd, American Television Series, Law Enforcement In The United States

European Commission Proposes Taking Away the Cops' Big Boy Surveillance Machine

The EU is giving the U.S. a run for its money with privacy regulation, and now they’ve upped the ante with a : banishing AI systems that violate “fundamental rights,” with a special place in hell for law enforcement using real-time biometric identification. The end of that sentence is more of a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Learning, Articles, Eu, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, European Commission, Machine Learning, Predictive Policing, Woody Harrelson, Biometrics, Freddie Gray, Margrethe Vestager, Polygraph, Video Surveillance, Crime Prevention

Southern California elected officials react to Chauvin verdict

Here’s how Southern California’s elected officials responded Tuesday, April 20, after a Minnesota jury convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd: Gov. Gavin Newsom: “The hard truth is that, if George Floyd looked like me, he’d still be alive today. No conviction can repair the harm done to George Floyd and his family, but today’s verdict provides some accountability as we work to root out the racial injustice that haunts our society,” Newsom said. “We must contin...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, Senate, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Pedro

Supervisors push teamwork to put an end to cash bail in LA County

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, April 20, put into motion two major steps toward criminal justice reform — setting aside more than $117 million to close Men’s Central Jail and urging prosecutors, public defenders, courts and law enforcement to work together to develop a plan to replace cash bail. The end of cash bail for defendants unable to pay comes on the heals of a California Supreme Court decision last month finding it unconstitutional to hold someone behind bars while ...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, California Supreme Court, Board, LA County, Solis, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, City News Service, Hilda Solis, Sheila Kuehl, George Gascon, Gascon, Men s Central Jail, Top Stories LADN

Pasadena City Council delays police commission nominee decision

The Pasadena City Council on Monday, April 19, postponed an effort to consider a pair of nominees to the city’s new Community Police Oversight Commission after concerns emerged over two of the hopefuls’ current service on the same board of a local advocacy organization. Florence Annang and Juliana Serrano sit on the board of the same community organization, POP! Pasadenans Organizing for Progress, which advocates for fair wages and housing in the city. While they were both nominated in other cap...
Tags: Politics, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Community, Pasadena, Local News, Madison, Public Safety, Committee, Wilson, Drew Pinsky, Hampton, Brooklyn Center

CBP Releases Video From Predator Drone Deployed Over George Floyd Protests

Shortly after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd last year, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) flew a Predator drone over the city in an effort to surveil the ongoing protests against police brutality occurring there. The drone, which took off from Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota and flew in a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Minneapolis, Government, Articles, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, North Dakota, CBP, Customs, David Lynch, Border Protection CBP, United States Department of Homeland Security, Grand Forks Air Force Base, US Customs And Border Protection, Emily Crose, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

A Tesla Helped Police Track Down a Hate Crime Suspect Accused of Burning Down a Black Church

In the category of news that is both good but also unsettling: Authorities say a Tesla’s security system recently helped them catch the culprit behind a string of hate crimes.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Cars, Articles, Tesla, Law Enforcement, National Security, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Ring, Martin Luther, Jr, Black Church, NS, Sports Sedans, Crime Prevention

U.S. Lawmakers Pressure DOJ Over Funding of Predictive Policing Tools

Ratcheting up pressure on the Justice Department to crack down on unregulated predictive policing algorithms, Democratic lawmakers on Thursday called for strict new requirements on any DOJ-funded research into police tools promising to forecast crime, saying that research into some programs already in use has revealed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Learning, Law Enforcement, Predictive Policing, Police Brutality, Criminal Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Criminology, Ron Wyden, Raphael Warnock, Alex Padilla, Ed Markey, Yvette Clarke, Jeff Merkley, Shelia Jackson Lee

$1.15 million settlement OK’d for family of man shot at from LAPD helicopter during Sunland standoff

The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to pay $1.15 million to settle a wrongful death case filed by the mother of a man who was shot at by Los Angeles Police Department officers from a helicopter in Sunland in 2017. The settlement will resolve a lawsuit filed in 2018 by the family of 29-year-old Anthony Soderberg of Shadow Hills, who was killed following an hours-long standoff with police officers in Sunland on May 8, 2017. Soderberg’s mother filed the lawsuit because “she wanted to clear his ...
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Report: Clearview AI's Facial Recognition Has Been Used by Over 1,800 Public Agencies

A new series of reports from BuzzFeed News shows the wide net cast by shadowy surveillance firm Clearview AI. Individuals at 1,803 public agencies—many of which are police departments—have used its facial recognition software at some point over recent years, according to data reviewed by the news outlet. Read more...
Tags: Science, Learning, Buzzfeed, Immigration, Articles, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, National Security, Mass Surveillance, BuzzFeed News, Customs Enforcement, Facial Recognition Software, ClearView, Crime Prevention, Clearview AI, Facial recognition system

Thousands of US police officers and public servants have reportedly used Clearview's controversial facial recognition tech without approval

Police officers on October 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Clearview has used free trials to promote its facial recognition tech to police and government workers. In some cases, police departments weren't aware that their officers were using the technology. Clearview developed its database by scraping people's social media photos without permission. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over 7,000 police officers and public servants in the US hav...
Tags: News, California, US, Trends, Law Enforcement, Peter Thiel, Ai, Justice Department, Us Department Of Defense, Border Protection, BuzzFeed News, Customs Enforcement, US Customs, ClearView, Google Twitter Facebook, Tech Insider

LA County could close Men’s Central Jail within 2 years, report says

The time-ravaged Los Angeles County Men’s Central could close within two years, officials said Tuesday, March 30, in an exhaustive, long-awaited report. The plan relies on reducing the overall jail population by thousands and requires “significant resources” at a time when the coronavirus continues to blanket the county and some of the recommended alternatives to incarceration are not yet fully developed. “We believe decreasing the jail population steadily and safely by the goal outlined below i...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, Jones, Santa Monica, Horton, Los Angeles County, Floyd, Temple Street, LA County, Solis, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Hilda Solis

Metro board increases police contracts, promises funding for alternatives

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday, March 26, unanimously voted to increase law enforcement contracts with the Los Angeles and Long Beach police departments and L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, but the total amount increased was $75 million less than initially requested. The board voted to amend the law enforcement contracts to increase funding by $36 million, instead of the $111 million requested, with L.A. Metro CEO Phillip Washington or his designee resp...
Tags: News, Washington, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mta, Long Beach, Community, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Public Safety, Metro, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Mike Bonin

LA County OKs DA Gascon’s request for a special prosecutor on police misconduct

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 23, approved a special prosecutor to assist investigations of alleged police misconduct. With the board’s go-ahead, District Attorney George Gascon can now appoint former federal prosecutor Lawrence Middleton to a four-year term at a cost of no more than $1.5 million each year. Middleton would provide recommendations on cases and assist in prosecuting cases under Gascon’s direction. The move comes in the context of the Board’s own pus...
Tags: Politics, News, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Venice, Lapd, Middleton, Board, Santa Clarita, Torrance, Los Angeles City, Charlie Beck, LA County

Boulder shooting: 10 victims range from 20 to 65 years old

All 10 victims of the mass shooting at a Boulder King Soopers were identified Tuesday morning, as was the 21-year-old man who is expected to be charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder. The victims, according to Boulder police, are: Denny Strong, 20 Neven Stanisic, 23 Rikki Olds, 25 Tralona Bartkowiak, 49 Teri Leiker, 51 Eric Talley, 51 Suzanne Fountain, 59 Kevin Mahoney, 61 Lynn Murray, 62 Jodi Waters, 65 Boulder police Chief Maris Herold also identified the suspect as 21-year-old Ahmad ...
Tags: News, Shooting, Colorado, Sport, Soccer, Boulder, Lafayette, Kamala Harris, Mass Shooting, Polis, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Boulder County, Arvada, Dougherty, Alissa, Jared Polis

This Surveillance Company Claims It Can Track Nearly Any Car in Real-Time

A defense contractor that claims to have access to motor vehicle location data on a global scale says it wants to use that data to help U.S. federal agencies conduct more efficient spying and military operations. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Articles, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Ford, Chrysler, National Security, Espionage, Bmw, Honda, Hyundai, Military Intelligence, Global Positioning System, Ron Wyden, Mckinsey

2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder, Pursuit Rated at Last?

Ford has released the new Police Responder version of its ever-popular F-150 pickup. Intended for government use and timed ahead of the spring bid, the automaker is clearly hoping it’s something law enforcement will be interested in since it should be an ideal pick for rural police departments, government agencies concerned with wildlife/nature, and border […] The post 2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder, Pursuit Rated at Last? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Law Enforcement, Ford, Autos, F-150, Trucks, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, Police Cars, Cop Cars, Fleet Vehicles, F-150 Police Responder, FX4, Pursuit Rated, Pursuit Vehicle

Report cites multiple problems with LAPD’s response to last summer’s George Floyd unrest

Los Angeles Police Department officers deployed to manage civil unrest sparked last summer by the death of George Floyd lacked sufficient training in less-lethal weapons used and arrested people for infractions even though they should have been cited and released instead, according to a report prepared by a team of former LAPD officers and other law enforcement officials. The 101-page report, released Wednesday, March 10, found that many officers were not properly trained in crowd-control tactic...
Tags: Health, News, Protest, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Ferguson Missouri, Chatsworth, Lapd, Eric Garcetti

LA County rise in deputy-involved shootings, inmate deaths, spurs added calls for sheriff transparency

Los Angeles County’s top watchdog on Tuesday, March 9, voiced concern to leaders over rising numbers of inmate deaths and deputy-involved shootings, saying they are troubling trends for the Sheriff’s Department, which has pushed back on demands for transparency. “Even if you leave out COVID, this year had more (in-custody) deaths than previously,” said Inspector General Max Huntsman, whose office is tasked with oversight of the department and other county offices. “And out on the street, the num...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Police Shooting, OIG, Los Angeles County, Norwalk, Lancaster, Board of Supervisors, LA County, HUNTSMAN, Sheriff s Department, UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, VILLANUEVA, Mark Ridley Thomas

Sacramento Sheriff Seizes Rifles Tear Gas Launcher and Dynamite

On February 25th, 2021 the Sacramento Sheriff’s office received a 911 call from a citizen claiming that someone who was in his house for repair work was instead eating his food and that he had them at gunpoint. Later, shots were fired and officers were dispatched to the scene where the sole occupant of the […] Read More … The post Sacramento Sheriff Seizes Rifles Tear Gas Launcher and Dynamite appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, California, Sacramento, Law Enforcement, Daily News, Seizure, MIL/LE, Tear Gas Launcher

Cambridge Police Commissioner makes Plans to Reduce Gun Inventory

A recent bit of local Massachusetts news has revealed that the Cambridge, MA police department may be reducing its weapon inventory by up to 20% as well as making a few other changes to its equipment roster. According to news source Wicked Local, the push to reduce the weapons inventory of the Cambridge Police came about […] Read More … The post Cambridge Police Commissioner makes Plans to Reduce Gun Inventory appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Police, Massachusetts, Law Enforcement, Cambridge, M4, Daily News, Cambridge MA, Cambridge Police, Less Lethal, MIL/LE, Cambridge Police Commissioner

Jamaica’s JamCOVID pulled offline after third security lapse exposed travelers’ data

Jamaica’s JamCOVID app and website were taken offline late on Thursday following a third security lapse, which exposed quarantine orders on more than half a million travelers to the island. JamCOVID was set up last year to help the government process travelers arriving on the island. Quarantine orders are issued by the Jamaican Ministry of Health, and instruct travelers to stay in their accommodation for two weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These orders contain the traveler’s name and th...
Tags: Security, Privacy, Government, Tech, Cybersecurity, Law Enforcement, Web Services, Jamaica, Amazon Web Services, Web Browser, Countries, Andrew Holness, Quarantine, Data Leaks, Jamaica Gleaner, Amber Group

Black Lives Matter movement launches campaign against LA police officers union

People raise their fists as they listen to speakers during a Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles press conference and rally to launch a campaign against the Los Angeles city police union which represents nearly 10,000 rank-and-file officers in front of the American Civil Liberties Union building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Dr. Melina Abdullah speaks to about 150 people during a Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles press conference...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, La, Police, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lapd, BLM, Eric Garcetti, Trump, George

Missing Police Carbine Still Unaccounted For nearly 4 Years Later

Nearly 4 years ago, sometime in May of 2017, the Santa Cruz Police Department made the shocking discovery that one of their AR-15 carbines had gone missing from the police armory. According to police Lieutenant Arnold Vasquez, the rifle was last accounted for on February 9th, 2017. Since then an investigation has been underway to […] Read More … The post Missing Police Carbine Still Unaccounted For nearly 4 Years Later appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, California, Police, Law Enforcement, Daily News, Ar-15, Santa Cruz Police Department, AR Patterned, MIL/LE, Arnold Vasquez

This Anti-Burglar Device From 1923 Was Inspired by Horrific Gas Warfare of World War I

Imagine you’re a bank teller with a gun pointed at your head. What do you do? If you’re smart, you’ll just give the robber all the money he asks for. But if you’re an inventor from 1923 you’ve got a much better idea. You hit a button, causing an explosion that can be heard for miles and releasing a strong gas in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Law Enforcement, Weapons, Cartridge, Burglar, Teller, Ammunition, Metal Detector, Chemical Warfare, War Conflict, Non Lethal Weapon, Poison Gas, Security Alarm

Deliberately Playing Copyrighted Music to Avoid Being Live-Streamed

Vice is reporting on a new police hack: playing copyrighted music when being filmed by citizens, trying to provoke social media sites into taking the videos down and maybe even banning the filmers: In a separate part of the video, which Devermont says was filmed later that same afternoon, Devermont approaches [BHPD Sgt. Billy] Fair outside. The interaction plays out almost exactly like it did in the department — when Devermont starts asking questions, Fair turns on the music. Devermont backs awa...
Tags: Apple, Police, Uncategorized, Copyright, Law Enforcement, Hacking, Beverly Hills, Beatles, Fair, Bruce Schneier, Beverly Hills Police, Devermont, News Beverly Hills PD