Researchers at UCLA claim to have developed computer programs that can predict not whom will commit a crime, but at what locations they are likely to occur. Police in Los Angeles say that the computer program has reduced property crimes by 13 percent. Is it a short step from here to the dystopias of Minority Report and Person of Interest? Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey ponders some of the liberty implications of predictive policing.
Texas Has Hundreds of Thousands of Coronavirus Carriers. The Governor Is Worried About 'Hundreds' of COVID-Positive Migrants.
Greg Abbott's fear is hard to take seriously, but it jibes with hoary stereotypes about immigrants.
A SWAT Team Destroyed This Innocent Woman's House While Chasing a Fugitive. The City Refuses To Pay for Damages.
"I've lost everything," says Vicki Baker.
We can justifiably hope for normalcy by Independence Day.
The Senate is preparing to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that has very little to do with the pandemic, and we all know it. Congress should admit as much.