From the “at least they didn’t shoot anyone” Department of Police Misconduct, we have a tale of a cop-bro who, well, I’m not sure what he was thinking. [azcentral]
.. To slap a cop in the face, and get away with it?
It must be a constant source of humiliation for journalists that have to pretend to swallow something obviously absurd, so that they can appear to be impartial. As we’ve seen since 2018 that does not result in good public policy unless your idea of good public policy comes from a Monty Python sketch.
Everywhere I look, I see signs that the US has swung the steering wheel hard to the right, and is bumping and swerving into a deep, dark, forest. One with a big sign that reads “Danger, Keep Out” but has “MAGA” written on it in blood-red spraypaint.
The use of over-charging in criminal prosecutions is a big problem; this amounts to a victory on a battlefield that should not have even happened.
Some sportsball event is being held (or has been held; that’s not the point) in Omaha. And, as usual, it’s stimulating the local economy.
Eichmann was hanged for his crimes against humanity; Haspel was whitewashed and promoted to become head of the US’ department of dirty tricks. Down in their piggy, nasty brains, the people who run ICE have realized that what my accountant said is true: the only people in hell are those who were caught in the act, and those who kept records.
In the late 1990s, the US Government was setting up a case to argue that hacking equated to terrorism. Because, while it was mostly being used for illicit state-craft, it could potentially be used by terrorists. In 1997, at a keynote for Black Hat Briefings, I warned the hacker community what was coming but – at that time – there was a great deal of “community outreach” being done by NSA – they were hiring hackers (whose work we now see leaking on a regular basis) and it was all very hip and friendly.
I wish all the 2nd Amendment nuts cared as much about the 4th Amendment as they do the 2nd. Many of them say they need their guns in case the government turns oppressive.
As computers and AI recognizers get better and faster, recognition techniques will continue to get better and faster; I think that’s a given. But it’s also a given that as procurement managers keep throwing more money at a system that doesn’t quite work, they will … Well, they’ll have spent more money! It doesn’t necessarily mean that the system will work better.