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San Francisco Could Ban Use of Facial Recognition by Law Enforcement

The proposal, introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin, would also require public input and the supervisors’ approval before agencies buy investigative technology with public funds. That includes the purchase of license plate readers, toll readers, closed-circuit cameras, body cams, and biometrics technology and software for forecasting criminal activity.

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Border Patrol Not Welcome at CA College's Job Fair

he U.S. Border Patrol was disinvited from a job fair at a local college in San Jose, California, after a group of activists protested its planned presence and organized a rally for during the fair.

Tough CA Use-of-Force Legislation Getting Closer to Being Law

Assembly Bill 392, backed by anti-police activists, has been called the toughest standard in the nation for when police can use deadly force. It was written months after Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark, a vehicle burglary suspect, after a foot pursuit when they mistook his cell phone for a gun.

Protesters March Through Pittsburgh Following Acquittal of Officer in Fatal Shooting

A day after the acquittal of former East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld in the shooting death of Antwon Rose, protesters took to the streets throughout Pittsburgh, shutting down traffic at times.

Stephon Clark Activists Want CA Attorney General to Charge Officers

The Rev. Shane Harris, president of the People’s Alliance for Justice and a representative of Clark’s girlfriend and their two young children, plans to deliver a letter to Becerra’s staff at his I Street offices downtown and hold a news conference afterward in the latest effort to generate pressure over the issue.

Free Speech, Violent Threats, and Learning from a Misguided Professor

Professor Joshua Clover—who teaches English and comparative literature at University of California at Davis, and according to his official bio, specializes in Marxism and "the end of capitalism"—said in an interview published in early 2016, "People think that cops need to be reformed. They need to be killed."

Nashville Votes to Create Citizen Oversight Board

James Smallwood, president of the Nashville Fraternal Order of Police, said in a statement: "While the Fraternal Order of Police remains firm in its belief that this board will only create a divide between law enforcement and the public, we recognize that the voters have spoken, and we will respect the rule of law and the will of the people we serve."

Arkansas Sheriff Denies That Nike Shirts on Inmates Are Political Statement

Sheriff Roberts says the shirts were given to people who came into the jail without "proper attire during the booking process." Roberts says the shirts weren't purchased by his department -- but rather, already on-hand.

Mississippi High School Marching Band's "Halftime Show" Depicts Murders of Police Officers

Images of students from the Forest Hill (MS) High School marching band's performance during a game against Brookhaven High School depicting the murder of police officers surfaced over the weekend, causing widespread outrage.

New iPhone App Allows Users to "Automatically" Record Interactions with Police

Siri Shortcuts allows users to do a variety of things on their phone with very little prompting by the phone's user.