The Promise—and Perils—of Predictive Policing Based on Big Data

Police departments, like everyone else, would like to be more effective while spending less. Given the tremendous attention to big data in recent years, and the value it has provided in fields ranging from astronomy to medicine, it should be no surprise that police departments are using data analysis to inform… »11/17/15 3:30am11/17/15 3:30am

Journalists Spying On Tesla's Gigafactory Rammed Security With A Jeep: Police

A photographer with the Reno-Gazette Journal was arrested last week and charged with a felony after police say he and another journalist from the paper were caught trespassing at Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory. And when they were busted, the journalists ran down security employees with their Jeep until the local cops… »10/14/15 12:10am10/14/15 12:10am

There's a Reliable Therapy for Sex Offenders -- But Nobody Wants Them to Get It

In June of 1994, a convicted child molester named Charlie Taylor moved into a small apartment in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, across the street from a community center. He had no family. He had no parole officer. At the time, sex offenders deemed too dangerous to be let out of prison early were, paradoxically,… »10/01/15 2:30pm10/01/15 2:30pm