FROM Sean Malinowski
Predictive Policing: Next Frontier of High-Tech Crime Fighting? Powerful computers tell WalMart that when the weather turns bad, customers want strawberry pop tarts -- not just any pop tarts, but strawberry. When a tropical depression occurs on the ocean, WalMart has strawberry pop tarts on store shelves before the storm hits the Florida coast. The LA Police Department thinks that kind of computer-generated predictive analysis can be applied to law enforcement.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?