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Pat Doney Sits Down With The Stars First Round Pick

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 1 hour 24 min ago


With Dallas hosting the 2018 NHL Draft, the home team grabbed young Canadian forward with their first round selection, the #13 pick. Pat Doney goes one on one with Ty Dellandrea

Malta Man Arrested for Grand Larceny

State - NY Police - 1 hour 25 min ago

The New York State Police in Clifton Park arrested 36 year old Daniel A. Abel of Malta, New York, for Grand Larceny 3rd degree, Falsifying Business Records 1st degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st degree.

Categories: Law Enforcement

Jack Knife (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - 1 hour 26 min ago
The Jack Knife Fire started by lightning Wednesday, June 20, about 5 miles northeast of Kent, Oregon, just west of the John Day River.The fire is estimated at 1,000 acres. It is burning in grass and sage brush fuels with pockets of Juniper on private and BLM-administered lands in steep canyons and drainages above the river.A Type 2 Incident Management Team (NW IMT #13) took command of the Jack Knife Fire at 0600 Saturday, June 23, along with the Boxcar Fire and the South Junction Fire. The team will spend Saturday working to get a better assessment of fire size and

Flood Advisory issued June 23 at 1:25PM ADT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 31 min ago
The National Weather Service in San Juan has extended the * Flood Advisory for... Trujillo Alto Municipality in Puerto Rico... San Juan Municipality in Puerto Rico... Gurabo Municipality in Puerto Rico... Aguas Buenas Municipality in Puerto Rico... Flood Advisory 2018-06-23T13:25:00-03:00 2018-06-23T16:30:00-03:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Minor Likely Aguas Buenas; Caguas; Canovanas; Carolina; Guaynabo; Gurabo; Juncos; Las Piedras; Loiza; San Juan; San Lorenzo; Trujillo Alto 18.44,-65.99 18.44,-65.96 18.43,-65.96 18.44,-65.95 18.44,-65.88 18.41,-65.91 18.4,-65.89 18.28,-65.87 18.26,-65.84 18.2,-65.83 18.1,-66 18.29,-66.12 18.43,-66.1 18.44,-66.08 18.45,-66.1 18.45,-66.09 18.44,-65.99 FIPS6 072007 072025 072029 072031 072061 072063 072077 072085 072087 072127 072129 072139 UGC PRC007 PRC025 PRC029 PRC031 PRC061 PRC063 PRC077 PRC085 PRC087 PRC127 PRC129 PRC139 VTEC /O.EXT.TJSJ.FA.Y.0169.000000T0000Z-180623T1930Z/ /00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Categories: Weather

Advocacy groups ask Orlando to drop surveillance software

Police One - 1 hour 34 min ago

By Ryan Gillespie Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — Groups representing a wide range of interests and causes are asking Orlando police Chief John Mina to “forgo the use of public surveillance and facial recognition technology as a tool of law enforcement.”

A total of 11 groups signed on to a letter to Mina — including the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association, the United Faculty of Florida at UCF, the Arab American Institute, the American Civil Liberties Foundation of Florida and the Farmworker Association of Florida.

The letter noted work the department does to foster positive relationships with the community, but said the groups feared use of the Amazon software would “undermine” those efforts.

The Orlando Police Department had been testing Amazon’s high-tech facial recognition software, formally called Rekognition, in three of the city’s IRIS cameras downtown, as well as five more cameras within its police headquarters. Police Chief John Mina said the software was only being used to track seven OPD officers who volunteered to participate in the test.

Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Mayor Buddy Dyer confirmed the pilot had expired and city staff was debating whether or not to recommend continuing it.

A spokeswoman for the American Arab Institute said the letter was sent to Mina Thursday. It’s posted in full below, and an annotated version is available here.

Police Chief John Mina,

As you know, Amazon has developed a new facial recognition system, called Rekognition, which it seeks to provide to governments and law enforcement organizations. The system boasts “detection and recognition of text in images, real-time face recognition across tens of millions of faces, and detection of up to 100 faces in challenging crowded photos.” Rekognition is marketed as giving law enforcement the ability to track “persons of interest” across cameras, within a video, and by creating alerts.

However, documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union have shown that Rekognition can be easily used to violate civil liberties and civil rights. The software has the potential of being used for discriminatory immigration enforcement, monitoring individuals who attend protests and engage in other non-violent activities, or disproportionately surveilling minority communities and residents who have committed no crimes.

Despite these civil liberties concerns, the Orlando Police Department (OPD) has partnered with Amazon and has at least five Rekognition cameras at headquarters and has already deployed three additional Rekognition cameras in downtown Orlando. We know first-hand the time and energy the OPD invests into making connections with community members across this city. This is why OPD’s trial of technology with the potential to indiscriminately surveil Orlando streets is troubling. The use of Rekognition will undermine the hard work the Department does to build trust across all communities in Orlando with programs such as Orlando Speaks.

The context of increased ICE raids, FBI targeting of Black Lives Matter activists, the securitizing of communities through Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) initiatives, racial disparities in the use of police force, and the President’s Muslim Ban has led to increased levels of distrust both within our community and across the nation. The mere use of Rekognition, or similar public surveillance and facial recognition systems, will exacerbate that distrust, and will promote suspicion and public self-censorship in the Orlando metro area. Communities that already feel under attack by government and law enforcement will be less likely to engage with the OPD, even when they are victims of crime.

While many civil society, religious, and advocacy organizations in Orlando have a positive relationship with both the police department and the mayor’s office, the use of facial recognition by law enforcement in public areas would undermine these relationships. For the above reasons, the undersigned organizations ask that you reconsider your trial of Amazon’s Rekognition software and commit to forgo the use of public surveillance and facial recognition technology as a tool of law enforcement.

Sincerely,

ACLU Foundation of Florida

Arab American Community Center of Florida

Arab American Institute

Farmworker Association of Florida, Inc.

FL Immigrant Coalition

Mi Familia Vota

NeJame Law

Orange County Classroom Teachers Association

Organize Florida

Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)

United Faculty of Florida at UCF

©2018 The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.)


Categories: Law Enforcement

Flood Advisory issued June 23 at 1:15PM ADT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 41 min ago
The National Weather Service in San Juan has issued a * Flood Advisory for... Vega Baja Municipality in Puerto Rico... Morovis Municipality in Puerto Rico... Naranjito Municipality in Puerto Rico... Vega Alta Municipality in Puerto Rico... Flood Advisory 2018-06-23T13:15:00-03:00 2018-06-23T16:30:00-03:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Minor Likely Bayamon; Catano; Corozal; Dorado; Morovis; Naranjito; Orocovis; Toa Alta; Toa Baja; Vega Alta; Vega Baja 18.48,-66.33 18.47,-66.32 18.48,-66.3 18.47,-66.29 18.48,-66.28 18.48,-66.26 18.46,-66.22 18.47,-66.19 18.46,-66.18 18.45,-66.16 18.29,-66.15 18.28,-66.45 18.49,-66.41 18.48,-66.33 FIPS6 072021 072033 072047 072051 072101 072105 072107 072135 072137 072143 072145 UGC PRC021 PRC033 PRC047 PRC051 PRC101 PRC105 PRC107 PRC135 PRC137 PRC143 PRC145 VTEC /O.NEW.TJSJ.FA.Y.0172.180623T1615Z-180623T1915Z/ /00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Categories: Weather

Flood Advisory issued June 23 at 11:10AM CDT until June 24 at 1:00PM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 46 min ago
...The Flood Advisory continues for the Illinois River... Illinois River at Morris affecting Grundy County The Flood Advisory continues for The Illinois River at Morris * until Sunday afternoon. * At 1045 AM Saturday the stage was 14.6 feet. Flood Advisory 2018-06-23T11:10:00-05:00 2018-06-24T13:00:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Minor Likely Grundy 41.35,-88.26 41.27,-88.6 41.27,-88.68 41.35,-88.68 41.34,-88.6 41.43,-88.27 41.35,-88.26 FIPS6 017063 UGC ILC063 VTEC /O.CON.KLOT.FL.Y.0088.000000T0000Z-180624T1800Z/ /MORI2.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Categories: Weather

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued June 23 at 12:06PM EDT until June 23 at 4:00PM EDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 50 min ago
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 204 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS GA . GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BARTOW CATOOSA CHATTOOGA DADE FLOYD GORDON Severe Thunderstorm Watch 2018-06-23T12:06:00-04:00 2018-06-23T16:00:00-04:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Severe Likely Bartow; Catoosa; Chattooga; Dade; Floyd; Gordon; Murray; Walker; Whitfield FIPS6 013015 013047 013055 013083 013115 013129 013213 013295 013313 UGC GAC015 GAC047 GAC055 GAC083 GAC115 GAC129 GAC213 GAC295 GAC313 VTEC /O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0204.180623T1610Z-180623T2000Z/
Categories: Weather

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued June 23 at 11:06AM CDT until June 23 at 3:00PM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 50 min ago
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 204 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS TN . TENNESSEE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BEDFORD BLEDSOE BRADLEY COFFEE FRANKLIN GILES Severe Thunderstorm Watch 2018-06-23T11:06:00-05:00 2018-06-23T15:00:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Severe Likely Bedford; Bledsoe; Bradley; Coffee; Giles; Grundy; Hamilton; Marion; Marshall; McMinn; Meigs; Polk; Rhea; Sequatchie; Van Buren; Warren FIPS6 047003 047007 047011 047031 047055 047061 047065 047107 047115 047117 047121 047139 047143 047153 047175 047177 UGC TNC003 TNC007 TNC011 TNC031 TNC055 TNC061 TNC065 TNC107 TNC115 TNC117 TNC121 TNC139 TNC143 TNC153 TNC175 TNC177 VTEC /O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0204.180623T1610Z-180623T2000Z/
Categories: Weather

Flood Warning issued June 23 at 11:05AM CDT until June 24 at 10:00PM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 51 min ago
...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Illinois... Illinois River at Ottawa affecting La Salle County Illinois River at La Salle affecting Bureau...La Salle and Putnam Counties The Flood Warning continues for Flood Warning 2018-06-23T11:05:00-05:00 2018-06-24T22:00:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely La Salle 41.27,-88.67 41.28,-88.97 41.37,-88.96 41.35,-88.68 41.27,-88.67 FIPS6 017099 UGC ILC099 VTEC /O.EXT.KLOT.FL.W.0091.000000T0000Z-180625T0300Z/ /OTWI2.1.ER.180622T2323Z.180623T1800Z.180624T2100Z.NO/
Categories: Weather

Flood Warning issued June 23 at 11:05AM CDT until June 27 at 9:00PM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 51 min ago
...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Illinois... Illinois River at Ottawa affecting La Salle County Illinois River at La Salle affecting Bureau...La Salle and Putnam Counties The Flood Warning continues for Flood Warning 2018-06-23T11:05:00-05:00 2018-06-27T21:00:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Bureau; La Salle; Putnam 41.28,-88.96 41.26,-89.3 41.35,-89.29 41.37,-88.96 41.28,-88.96 FIPS6 017011 017099 017155 UGC ILC011 ILC099 ILC155 VTEC /O.EXT.KLOT.FL.W.0080.000000T0000Z-180628T0200Z/ /LSLI2.1.ER.180622T1445Z.180624T0000Z.180627T2000Z.NO/
Categories: Weather

Flood Warning issued June 23 at 10:55AM CDT until further notice by NWS

Weather Alerts - 2 hours 1 min ago
...The Flood Warning continues for the following river in Illinois... Illinois River at Henry affecting Marshall and Putnam Counties Illinois River at Peoria affecting Peoria...Tazewell and Woodford Counties Illinois River at Beardstown affecting Brown...Cass...Morgan and Schuyler Counties Flood Warning 2018-06-23T10:55:00-05:00 2018-06-24T00:54:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Cass; Fulton; Mason 40.53,-89.88 40.47,-89.8 40.34,-90.02 40.12,-90.17 40.18,-90.23 40.39,-90.1 40.53,-89.88 FIPS6 017017 017057 017125 UGC ILC017 ILC057 ILC125 VTEC /O.CON.KILX.FL.W.0024.180624T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /HAVI2.1.ER.180624T0000Z.180629T0600Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
Categories: Weather

Flood Warning issued June 23 at 10:55AM CDT until further notice by NWS

Weather Alerts - 2 hours 1 min ago
...The Flood Warning continues for the following river in Illinois... Illinois River at Henry affecting Marshall and Putnam Counties Illinois River at Peoria affecting Peoria...Tazewell and Woodford Counties Illinois River at Beardstown affecting Brown...Cass...Morgan and Schuyler Counties Flood Warning 2018-06-23T10:55:00-05:00 2018-06-24T00:54:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Peoria; Tazewell; Woodford 40.93,-89.52 40.93,-89.41 40.62,-89.57 40.47,-89.8 40.53,-89.88 40.68,-89.65 40.93,-89.52 FIPS6 017143 017179 017203 UGC ILC143 ILC179 ILC203 VTEC /O.EXT.KILX.FL.W.0026.180625T0900Z-000000T0000Z/ /PIAI2.1.ER.180625T0900Z.180627T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
Categories: Weather

Flood Warning issued June 23 at 10:55AM CDT until further notice by NWS

Weather Alerts - 2 hours 1 min ago
...The Flood Warning continues for the following river in Illinois... Illinois River at Henry affecting Marshall and Putnam Counties Illinois River at Peoria affecting Peoria...Tazewell and Woodford Counties Illinois River at Beardstown affecting Brown...Cass...Morgan and Schuyler Counties Flood Warning 2018-06-23T10:55:00-05:00 2018-06-24T00:54:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Brown; Cass; Morgan; Schuyler 40.18,-90.23 40.12,-90.17 40.08,-90.37 39.99,-90.46 39.99,-90.58 40.15,-90.43 40.18,-90.23 FIPS6 017009 017017 017137 017169 UGC ILC009 ILC017 ILC137 ILC169 VTEC /O.EXT.KILX.FL.W.0025.180626T0600Z-000000T0000Z/ /BEAI2.1.ER.180626T0600Z.180630T0600Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
Categories: Weather

Flood Warning issued June 23 at 10:55AM CDT until June 28 at 1:00AM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 2 hours 1 min ago
...The Flood Warning continues for the following river in Illinois... Illinois River at Henry affecting Marshall and Putnam Counties Illinois River at Peoria affecting Peoria...Tazewell and Woodford Counties Illinois River at Beardstown affecting Brown...Cass...Morgan and Schuyler Counties Flood Warning 2018-06-23T10:55:00-05:00 2018-06-28T01:00:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Marshall; Putnam 41.31,-89.39 41.35,-89.29 41.13,-89.29 40.93,-89.41 40.93,-89.52 41.15,-89.39 41.31,-89.39 FIPS6 017123 017155 UGC ILC123 ILC155 VTEC /O.EXT.KILX.FL.W.0028.180625T0900Z-180628T0600Z/ /HNYI2.1.ER.180625T0900Z.180626T0600Z.180628T0000Z.NO/
Categories: Weather

Flood Warning issued June 23 at 11:55AM EDT until June 25 at 3:30AM EDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 2 hours 1 min ago
...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Virginia...West Virginia... Shenandoah River at Millville affecting Clarke...Warren and Jefferson Counties ...Flood Warning extended until late Sunday night... The Flood Warning continues for Flood Warning 2018-06-23T11:55:00-04:00 2018-06-25T03:30:00-04:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Clarke; Warren 38.97,-78.21 39.05,-78.05 39.35,-77.78 39.32,-77.72 39.14,-77.85 38.95,-78.07 38.92,-78.16 38.97,-78.21 FIPS6 051043 051187 UGC VAC043 VAC187 VTEC /O.EXT.KLWX.FL.W.0056.000000T0000Z-180625T0730Z/ /MILW2.1.ER.180623T1238Z.180624T0000Z.180625T0130Z.NO/
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