Tatum's huge effort helps Celtics win 108-95 to force Game 7
Jayson Tatum scored 46 points, outdueling Giannis Antetokounmpo and making sure there wouldn’t be another Milwaukee Bucks fourth-quarter comeback, and the Boston Celtics beat the defending champions 108-95 to force a seventh game in their Eastern Conference semifinal.
Holiday stops Celtics' last 2 plays, Bucks take 3-2 lead
Bobby Portis made a putback off Giannis Antetokounmpo’s missed free throw with 15 seconds left, Jrue Holiday snuffed Marcus Smart on Boston’s final two possessions and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Celtics 110-107 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 series lead.
Bucks edge Celtics 103-101 after frantic final second
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 42 points and made the go-ahead basket with 44.3 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood a frantic flurry of shots in the final seconds to beat the Boston Celtics 103-101 on Saturday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.
Luka Doncic leads Mavs past Celtics 95-92 on Garnett's day
Luka Doncic returned from a hamstring scare to hit a tying 3-pointer with a 1:21 left, Spencer Dinwiddie made the winner with nine seconds to play and the Dallas Mavericks spoiled Kevin Garnett’s special day by beating the Boston Celtics 95-92 on Sunday.
Your Facebook selfies could end up in a police surveillance database
Social media pictures are also being fed to facial recognition software, bringing the debate over surveillance technology into new territory. “Facial recognition technology can be extremely helpful, and it can also be extremely problematic,” Goldman said. “In general, I don’t think we want to portray facial recognition technology as all bad all the time. (Screenshot | City of Detroit)DPD did not respond to questions about how social media images are used and whether social media photos are retained in its database. Members of the Ann Arbor City Council discussed banning police from using facial recognition technology earlier this year.mlive.com
Michigan man misidentified by facial recognition technology warns Congress of risks posed by police surveillance
A Michigan man who was wrongly arrested after being misidentified by facial recognition technology joined expert witnesses who warned a congressional subcommittee about the pitfalls of police surveillance software used to find suspects. Facial recognition technology used by the Detroit Police Department mistakenly matched Farmington Hills resident Robert Williams to a surveillance photo of a suspected shoplifter. Greta Goodwin, director of homeland security and justice at the Government Accountability Office, highlighted a recent report that found 20 federal agencies are using facial recognition technology. U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit, argued facial recognition software is “racist technology” after the Detroit City Council voted 6-3 vote to renew its facial recognition technology contract last year. It seeks damages and policy changes to stop the use of facial recognition technology by Detroit police.mlive.com
World's largest farm tractor coming to Kalispell
Jun. 19—It stands 14 feet tall, holds 1,000 gallons of fuel and can work close to an acre-and-a-half a minute. At 36,000 pounds, its eight 8-foot-tall tires alone weigh as much as a conventional farm tractor. The Big Bud 747 is the largest farm tractor ever built and it is coming to Kalispell. Owned by Robert and Randy Williams of Big Sandy, the Guiness World Record holder as the largest farm ...news.yahoo.com
New legislation would ban facial recognition on federal level, withhold funds from cities like Detroit that use it
Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday reintroduced legislation that would ban facial recognition technology on the federal level and withhold money from state and local police departments...metrotimes.com
Michigan man sues police for wrongful arrest based on facial recognition technology
DETROIT – A Michigan man is suing the Detroit Police Department in federal court after he was wrongfully arrested and jailed for shoplifting. Williams’ experience was the first case of wrongful arrest due to facial recognition technology to come to light in the United States, according to reports. It seeks damages and policy changes to stop the use of facial recognition technology by the DPD. Williams is represented by the University of Michigan Law School’s Civil Rights Litigation Initiative (CRLI), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Michigan. DPD officers tried to identify the shoplifter by feeding a blurry image from the store’s surveillance video through facial recognition technology, which matched the image with Williams and led to his arrest, the release said.mlive.com
Detroit City Council renews contract for racially biased facial recognition surveillance software
Even if the council rejected the contract extension, the city said it could still have used the technology but wouldn’t be able to perform upgrades.During the hourlong public comment period, more than 30 people spoke about facial recognition, and all but one were opposed. Since then, the city has installed more than 500 surveillance cameras at parks, schools, low-income housing complexes, immigration centers, gas stations, churches, abortion clinics, hotels, health centers, apartments, and addiction treatment centers. Now, the city is installing high-definition cameras at roughly 500 intersections at a time when other cities are scaling back because of privacy concerns.Last year, the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners approved a policy to govern the use of facial recognition technology. Under the new policy, facial recognition identification is considered only a lead and cannot be used as the sole basis for an arrest. Police are prohibited from using the technology for immigration enforcement, minor crimes, and identifying people during protests, and police analysts must verify any facial recognition matches the software produces and get it approved by a supervisor.metrotimes.com
Younger Pistons Take Care Of Celtics In Beantown 116-103
BOSTON (AP) The Pistons have been playing most of the past month without three starters. Rookie Sekou Doumbouya scored a season-high 24 points and Detroit snapped a three-game losing streak with a 116-103 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Detroit continued to be without starters Reggie Jackson (back), Blake Griffin (left knee surgery) and Luke Kennard (knee tendinitis). This is probably the best win weve had, Morris said. Pistons coach Dwane Casey is hopeful it also bring some improved health for his team.detroit.cbslocal.com
Rapper Meek Mill granted new trial on 2008 drugs, weapons convictions
A three-judge Pennsylvania Superior Court panel agreed that Philadelphia Judge Genece Brinkley, who presided over a 2008 trial that resulted in his conviction, was no longer impartial, as Meek Mills attorneys have argued. The sole witness against Meek Mill at his 2008 trial was a discredited Philadelphia narcotics squad officer who is no longer with the citys police force. In November 2017, Brinkley sentenced the rapper to up to four years in prison, saying a pair of arrests violated probation conditions she set following his 2008 convictions. The Philadelphia District Attorneys Office said in a statement it welcomed the appeals court decision and was reviewing its options regarding a new trial. Slideshow (2 Images)Chuck Peruto, an attorney for Judge Brinkley, said it was unusual for the district attorney to agree that a defendant deserves a new trial.feeds.reuters.com
Rapper Meek Mill granted new trial on 2008 drugs, weapons convictions
FILE PHOTO: Rapper Meek Mill departs after lawyers from both sides made a brief statement to the judge in a retrial hearing in court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Bastiaan SlabbersA three-judge Pennsylvania Superior Court panel agreed that Philadelphia Judge Genece Brinkley, who presided over a 2008 trial that resulted in his conviction, was no longer impartial, as Meek Mills attorneys have argued. The sole witness against Meek Mill at his 2008 trial was a discredited Philadelphia narcotics squad officer who is no longer with the citys police force. Id like to thank the Pennsylvania Superior Court for overturning my conviction and granting me a new trial, Mill said on Twitter. A representative for Judge Brinkley did not immediately return calls.feeds.reuters.com