A senior police officer has explained the reasons behind statistics that suggest a black person is five times more likely to be stopped and searched than a white person. In 2018/19 Leicestershire Police carried out 3,432 stop and searches. An increase in the number of searches saw the average per month rising to between 300 and 350, from previous monthly averages of in the region of 150. The statistics were revealed in a report put before a Police and Crime Commissioner meeting on Friday afternoon where members of the ethics, integrity and complaints commission reviewed the latest stop and search figures. In it, Chief Superintendent Adam Streets, the force’s strategic lead for stop and search, states: “We recognise that there is still a disproportionality rate with a black person around 5.0 times more likely to be stopped than a white person. However our local knife crime profile reveals that a person who is black is 5.3 times more likely to be an offender of knife crime … [Read more...] about Police defend ‘disproportionate’ stop and search figures
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For anyone who uses social media regularly, they will understand what it is like to see endless adverts for things we don't want. One woman started noticing that she was getting adverts for things she had been talking about. Tyler Mears, a video journalist at Wales Online, found she was getting adverts for things she had only mentioned verbally, and had not searched for online. She said: "I mentioned the items - which are really obscure - in a verbal conversation, then had adverts for them both on my Facebook feed." In her article she wrote: "I experienced it myself recently - twice. I talked about something with somebody and later got adverts for those two things. "At first, I thought I was just being paranoid. But the products are so utterly obscure that I'm struggling to explain how I could possibly have got those ads other than through the method Facebook categorically denies using." She goes on to describe the full conversation that she was having with her partner for context. She … [Read more...] about Woman asks Facebook why she gets ads for things she chats about
AS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) worms its way into many areas of life, society will need to become comfortable with algorithms, not people, making decisions. The systems have already shown promise in areas ranging from banking to e-commerce, healthcare and policing. Yet worries grow that the algorithms may take on too much control—especially if people forfeit decision-making to machines, such as with self-driving cars or courtroom sentencing. If this prevents AI’s use, then there is a risk that society and the economy will fail to receive its potential benefits. Hannah Fry has studied these systems for years as a mathematician focusing on urban issues at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London. However she is better known as a great populariser of maths and sciences through her public lectures and documentaries on the BBC. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. In her latest book, … [Read more...] about Algorithms should take into account, not ignore, human failings
UK 4 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47806365 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit Politicians and campaigners should take care not to "inflame" tensions in the UK caused by Brexit, a senior police chief has … [Read more...] about Don’t inflame Brexit tensions, police warn
Produced by Christopher Gidez On Aug. 28, 2017, police in upstate Corning, New York, were called to the home of Michele Neurauter. Police found the 46-year-old mother of three hanging from a rope -- an apparent suicide. But Police Chief Jeff Spaulding had doubts, calling a rope mark found on Michele's chin "unsettling." Michele's mother Jeanne Laundy thought she was murdered, and pointed fingers at Neurauter's ex-husband, even though he was more than 2,500 miles away on a job interview in California when Michele was found dead. "I'm thinking it's more than likely Lloyd killed her," Jeanne Laundy told "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty. Lloyd Neurauter was Michele's ex-husband. For five years, the couple had been embroiled in bitter custody battles. Michele accused Lloyd of turning their daughters against her. On the day police found Michele, the couple's 19-year-old middle daughter, Karrie, at college in Rochester, told investigators that over the weekend, her father helped her … [Read more...] about “I had to choose”: Did a father brainwash his daughter to help kill her mother?