The city council voted in favor of the ban by a margin of 8 to 1.
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- Supporters say the surveillance technology helps law enforcement do its job.
- Critics say the technology could be used to target minorities, or lead to the implementation of a policy state.
- Dozens of U.S. police departments are currently using facial recognition technology, though it's unclear exactly how many.
"Prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable," reads the policy plan.
- Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has long called for reformations to the nation's drug laws.
- The five-year policy plan calls for prescribing treatment programs instead of punishments to drug users.
- It's unclear what effects the laws would have on Mexican cartels, which make the bulk of their money selling drugs in the U.S.
An investigation finds the cause of failed NASA launches and $700 million in losses.
- An Oregon company provided falsified tests to a NASA rocket builder for almost two decades.
- The company is now liable for $46 million in payments and the lab manager went to prison.
- NASA can't test every single component itself, making it important the supply chain is protected.
The U.S. has a talent shortage and the formerly incarcerated have paid their debt to society. Let's solve two problems with one idea.
- The U.S. has a talent shortage. There are 7.3 million open jobs, and only 6 million people currently looking for jobs, says President and CEO of SHRM Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
- The solution? Let the formerly incarcerated work good jobs that contribute to the economy.
- SHRM research shows that 80% of HR managers are interested and willing to hire the formerly incarcerated. The bias exists at the employee and customer level – but that bias is changing fast for the better.
Healthy Housing Foundation has purchased four properties in Los Angeles, with more planned.
- Los Angeles' homeless population has swelled to over 50,000 in recent years.
- While the local government has dedicated $138M to combat the problem, progress has been slow.
- Charitable organizations are stepping in to house as many people as possible.
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