FROM John Lovell
Privacy in the Era of the CalGang Database CalGang is a copyrighted database maintained for law enforcement by a private company. Some 200,000 names are shared by police, sheriffs’ deputies and prosecutors who use allegations of gang association in the investigation of crimes. Last weekend, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 458, which requires that parents or guardians be notified when minor children are listed so they can appeal if they want to.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.