Researchers from MIT want to change urban planning and local zoning laws, throwing out rules in favor of a technology-based system, using algorithms and blockchain, that assigns ‘tokens’ or points for the desired social behavior. They propose a sliding scale for housing, to make neighborhoods “vibrant,” instead of allowing people to live where they choose. [The points system is reliant on invasive data collection and can be used to modify behavior, like China’s social credit score program.]
John Cardillo attended the memorial for the Florida shooting victims and said that a teacher, Sarah Lerner, was text messaging students on their personal cell phones, encouraging them to attend an anti-gun rally. He says that some of the students who he spoke with were upset that the event is being politicized and many students support the Second Amendment.
Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents. The new judge in his case has taken the extraordinary measure of ordering the feds to turn over all exculpatory evidence that can help him before he is sentenced. This indicates that Judge Sullivan may suspect that Flynn pleaded guilty for some reason other than guilt, such as undue financial burden.
Republican Colorado State Representative Patrick Neville, who survived the Columbine gun attack in 1999, is introducing legislation to allow teachers to carry guns in order to thwart school shootings. He identifies “gun-free zones” as the common denominator in mass shootings. He has introduced this legislation every year since 2014, and is hoping that this time it will pass.