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Police plan to fit elderly with tracking devices

Police plan to fit elderly with tracking devices

  Police have announced plans to fit tracking devices into elderly dementia sufferers to avoid “costly call-outs” to search for patients who go missing. Sussex Police have purchased 15 of the devices and said that it would prevent the time spent on searching for elderly people who go missing. They have estimated that one-in-four of more than 300 missing persons[Read More…]

“Kids for cash” judge jailed prison bribes

“Kids for cash” judge jailed prison bribes

  A US judge has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for taking bribes from a prison developer after years of sending young teenagers to jail for minor crimes. In a bitter twist of irony, former Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was jailed and ordered to pay nearly $1.2 million for his part in a “kids for cash scheme”.[Read More…]

Questions raised over Boston bombing

The Boston Marathon Bombing sent shockwaves throughout the USA and indeed the rest of the world. For as crowds gathered to watch the marathon, two bombs were set off, killing three people and injuring 282 others. The bombs exploded about thirteen seconds and 630 feet apart near the finish line on Boylston Street. What followed was an outpouring of grief[Read More…]

MPs vote to ‘sell’ employment rights

MPs vote to ‘sell’ employment rights

The much maligned Shares for Rights scheme is back with a vengeance after being snuck back in by the coalition government, it has been revealed. The scheme effectively allows employers to “sell” shares to employees, in exchange for important workplace rights, including redundancy payments, unfair dismissal, flexible working, time off for training and maternity leave, among others. Employees would be[Read More…]

Police use big data to predict crime – before it happens

Police use big data to predict crime – before it happens

The idea of people being routinely arrested for a crime they have not yet committed may seem a little far-fetched to some. Afterall, if you have not done anything wrong, you have nothing to fear right? But imagine a scenario where several armed police officers kick down your door at 3am in the morning. You are then arrested on suspicion[Read More…]