Following the Boston Marathon bombings almost one year ago, the Boston Police Department started looking toward more high-tech means of securing the city against future attacks. They found the solution in the form of an artificially intelligent, self-learning surveillance network that now watches the entire city, and all of its inhabitants.
Without an autopsy, Leone said, "That could make things a little more complicated in getting an expert medical opinion on the cause of death and tying it to the a causal factor."
We all recognize that the United States devolved into a corrupt Oligarchy. So what do we do about it?
While I believe completely in free market capitalism for most all functions (having some limited non-profit public resources in parallel I believe is also humane and practicle), it is a myth that capitalism by itself is a self-correcting system, and that if just left alone ... it will create uptopia.
I’ve been a passionate New England Patriots fan for decades, and I love what Tom Brady does for our team. Man, it’s been a great 13 years, incredible. But if Brady were traded to the Jaguars, he’d become little more than just another opposing quarterback to me. Sure I’d follow him, root for him to do well, but if the Jags came to Gillette, I’d be thrilled to see Tom get picked off or strip-sacked. It’s about the team, not the player.
It's been a while since I've posted, but we have been real busy building C4L here in Massachusetts. We have a great opportunity to fight CCSS with an Amendment to the state budget. We have a champion in Jim Lyons that was willing to file Amendment #67 to completely defund CCSS and PARCC. A Link to the amendment is here
Backward-thinking Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is doing his best to prevent the opening of two Beantown medipot shops.
Two Boston firefighters died today while battling a wind-whipped nine-alarm blaze that raced through a brownstone in the city’s fashionable Back Bay neighborhood, city officials said.
Lt. Edward J. Walsh, 43, of West Roxbury, and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy, 33, of Hyde Park were killed in the ferocious blaze, officials said this evening at a news conference.
“Today’s a sad day in the history of the Boston Fire Department,” said Fire Commissioner John Hasson. “Our hearts go out to the families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.”
This is what happens when you back a socialist candidate.
BOSTON (Reuters) - A man who snapped secret pictures up women's skirts on a Boston subway train - a practice known as upskirting - did not violate the state's Peeping Tom law, Massachusetts' top court said on Wednesday, pointing to a loophole in current legislation.
Massachusetts law prohibits secretly filming or photographing a person who is nude or partly nude, but that does not apply to people who are fully clothed, according to a Supreme Judicial Court decision written by Justice Margot Botsford.
Government Chemist Tampered With 40,000 Cases, Locking Countless Innocent Americans In Prison
February 27, 2014
MASSACHUSETTS — In a maddening scandal that is rocking the state of Massachusetts, a government crime lab chemist has been caught intentionally forging signatures and tampering with evidence in as many as 40,000 cases, destroying the lives of countless innocent Americans.
Annie Dookhan worked as a chemist for the State of Massachusetts, and it turns out she had close relations with prosecutors.
I have seen many many posts on this site and elsewhere that document police brutality. What I have seen is anecdotal in nature, meaning that I have no stats on how this issue is escalating, however, it does appear to e a growing problem. I'd like to propose a solution. Instead of, when someone files a lawsuit against the police, all of the taxpayers of that jurisdiction are on the hook for the price tag, I think it would be better to attach the pay of all uniformed and non-uniformed police officers for a certain percentage of their pay to pay the bill. This will have many effects:
Last May, I wrote about the coming wave of bitcoin ATMs. Today, it looks like they have arrived, landing first in Boston’s bustling South Station.
The device, manufactured by Lamassu, Inc. and placed by New Hampshire company Liberty Teller, appears to have narrowly beat out a planned bitcoin ATM launch in New Mexico (though that may be disputed).
Harvard ‘brainiacs’ are at it again. Inspired by termites, they have realized their dream of cheap, expendable, self-organizing robots – a construction crew building complex structures at a quick pace, and completely independent of leadership.
I have been a hardcore libertarian since 2003, a die-hard Ron Paul supporter since 2007, and a member here since 2008 (although I have never been a highly active poster).
Last July I started a FB Page called "Living in Modern Times", named in honor of the great Charlie Chaplin movie, Modern Times. The goal of my page is to spread the message of peace, freedom, voluntary interaction and non-aggression, and I'd greatly appreciate it if you would check it out and give us a "like".
Would it have made a difference?