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Over 100 Amazon employees, including senior software engineers, signed a letter asking Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial-recognition software to police

On Thursday a group of Amazon employees sent a signed letter to CEO Jeff Bezos calling on the company to stop selling a sophisticated facial-recognition software to law-enforcement agencies. Continue reading Over 100 Amazon employees, including senior software engineers, signed a letter asking Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial-recognition software to police

NYPD Officer Found Guilty of Acting as ‘Right-Hand Man’ to Bronx Cocaine Dealer

Police have long struggled to win the war on drugs, but one NYPDofficer took a unique approach to the drug war: he helped the other side. Now though, the officer has been busted, and faces a sentence of 15 years to life in prison.

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Police Accidentally Record Themselves Making Up Criminal Charges Against Protester

A Connecticut man, with help from the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, is suing three state police troopers for allegedly fabricating charges against him and—among other things—taking his camera without a warrant. Video shows the three state troopers allegedly making up the charges in the Sept. 11, 2015 incident.

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Report: Chris Brown In Standoff With Police At His Tarzana Home After Woman Claims He Pulled A Gun On Her. Singer Throws Out Duffel Bag Containing A Gun & Drugs.

Police in Tarzana, California are trying to obtain a warrant to search Chris Brown’s home after a woman called 911 claiming he pulled a gun on her.

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How Racism Persists: Unconscious Bias May Play a Role

This week’s shootings of two black men, one in Louisiana and one in Minnesota, have again raised concerns that U.S. police may act in racist ways. But racism isn’t isolated to any one profession, and even people who don’t consider themselves racist may harbor unconscious biases, experts told Live Science.

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Should Police Use Robots to Kill?

Dallas police used a “bomb robot” today to a kill a suspected gunman involved in the murder of five police officers and the wounding of seven others. The decision to kill the suspect using a robot armed with an explosive, was made after an hours-long standoff. Dallas police chief David Brown said, after negotiations “broke down,” the suspect and police officers exchanged gunfire.

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