Monthly Archives: February 2018

Teacher in Custody After Reports of Shooting at Georgia High School, Police Say

Police in Georgia say officers have responded to reports of shots fired at a high school and a teacher who may have been barricaded in a classroom is in custody. Police in Dalton tweeted that no children were hurt or were in danger. Police spokesman Bruce Frazier tells The Associated Press that the scene is secure. Police are not immediately

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U.S. judge rejects lawsuit seeking to stop Trump border wall

In his latest budget proposal to Congress, Trump requested $23 billion for border security, most of it for building the wall. Curiel said his decision on Tuesday was not based on whether the underlying decisions to construct the wall “are politically wise or prudent.” Rather, Curiel said the Trump administration had not exceeded its legal authority in pursuing the project.

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Palantir has secretly been using New Orleans to test its predictive policing technology

According to Ronal Serpas, the department’s chief at the time, one of the tools used by the New Orleans Police Department to identify members of gangs like 3NG and the 39ers came from the Silicon Valley company Palantir. The company provided software to a secretive NOPD program that traced people’s ties to other gang members, outlined criminal histories, analyzed social

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Meet the Community Organizers Fighting Against … Barack Obama

“The library is a great idea, but what about a community benefits agreement?” Taylor asked, referring to a contract between a developer and community organizations that requires investments in, or hiring from, a neighborhood where a project is built. “The first time investment comes to black communities, the first to get kicked out is low-income and working-class people. Why wouldn’t

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Democrats Flip Two State Legislative Seats in CT and NH, Bringing Trump-Era Total to 39

Two Democrats won state legislative contests on Tuesday night, flipping the seats from Republican hands and marking the 38th and 39th legislative flips since President Trump’s inauguration. Democrats have now also flipped six this year alone. Democrat Phil Spagnuolo won a special election in New Hampshire’s Belknap County District 3 on Tuesday night 968-841 (54%-46%). The contest for this state

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