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Are There Improvement Boundaries for Criminal Justice Technology?

Midwest, USA – With every job the criminal justice system encounters, there is an advanced computer program or technology that further assists officials with the position. For starters, there’s DNA testing, robotic cameras, plate recognition systems — and that’s just scratching the surface. The advancements in criminal justice technology (this includes weapons technology) are proliferating […]

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War Against Terrorism: Who Are Our Enemies?

by Cora Currier, ProPublica In a major national security speech this spring regarding terrorism, President Obama said again and again that the U.S. is at war with “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces.” So who exactly are those associated forces? It’s a secret. At a hearing in May, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., asked […]

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Culture

Everything We Know So Far About Drone Strikes

(photo above is a MQ-9 Reaper Drone, formerly known as the Predator, Wikipedia Commons) Everything We Know So Far About Drone Strikes by Cora Currier, ProPublica You might have heard about the “kill list.” You’ve certainly heard about drones. But the details of the U.S. campaign against militants in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia — a […]