A suspect in a Pennsylvania muder was linked to the crime using DNA from the military's genetic database. This is the first time information from that database has led to the apprehension of a criminal suspect. My first reaction is that there isn't (or needn't be) a serious privacy issue here, since (1) at present, at least, joining the military is still a voluntary affair, and (2) they appear to have pretty stringent safeguards in place, since they claim to get thousands of DNA requests that are turned down. Still, I'd not known that such a database existed until now, and it's probably worth keeping an eye on to ensure that those safeguards stay stringent. (Via Slashdot.)
Minneapolis Tells Residents With Riot-Wrecked Buildings They Can't Clean Up Until They've Paid Their 2020 Property Taxes in Full
After failing at the one thing people think they need from government, Minneapolis is getting tough on making damaged citizens pay up.
Harris' origins allow her to properly claim Asian or Black/African American legal status, and she has chosen the latter.
National Nuclear Lab's Employees Sent to Seminar That Claimed 'Rugged Individualism' and 'Hard Work' Are 'White Male Culture'
The seminar for Sandia Labs executives also involved writing apology letters to marginalized people.
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