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One of Texas’ largest police unions called for the removal of Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot, who has announced plans not to prosecute certain low-level crimes. “We don’t remember not prosecuting crime as part of his platform,” said one union leader.
The technology firm rejected a California law enforcement agency’s bid to install facial recognition technology in officers’ cars and body cameras, citing human rights concerns. Microsoft concluded it would lead to innocent women and minorities being disproportionately held for questioning.
Abolition includes not just the closing of prisons but the presence of support systems that many communities lack. Instead of asking how society should deal with violent people, abolitionists ask how to get people the resources they need long before the moment when, as Ruth Wilson Gilmore puts it, they “mess up.”
Judith Clark took part in a deadly 1981 robbery of a Brink’s armored car in which two police officers and a guard were killed. The son of a victim said, “We’re outraged and sickened by this whole decision.”
Cook County prosecutor Kim Foxx released thousands of pages of inconsequential emails about the Jussie Smollett case but refused to make public anything that explains how the deal to drop charges against the actor was struck.
A Florida judge temporarily blocked the release of video that police claim shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft being sexually pleasured by a spa worker, Prosecutors said they are required to release the video under the state’s Public Records Act.
Dozens of medical professionals in five states were charged Wednesday with illegally prescribing more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions and a dentist who unnecessarily pulled teeth from patients to justify giving them opioids.