Sheriff Who Used “Pre-Crime” Algorithm to Target Potential Criminals Will Face Trial

Florida: Federal Judge Steven Merryday refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco, who is accused of harassing “future criminals” identified by a “Minority Report-style” predictive computer program used by Pasco County. The Tampa Bay Times conducted an investigation and found that the sheriff’s deputies showed up at the homes of the identified “potential criminals” unannounced and demanded to enter. If there was no cooperation, the deputies would write tickets for petty offenses such as having tall grass or missing house numbers. A former deputy told the paper that they were ordered to “make their lives miserable until they move or sue.” The lawsuit, filed at the US District Court in Tampa, argues that the computer program and the sheriff’s policy violate the Fourteenth, Fourth, and First Amendments.

A federal judge refused to dismiss a case against a sheriff in Florida over a “Minority Report-style” computer program that predicts criminals. The sheriff’s office is accused of then proceeding to harass the “future criminals” identified by the program.

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco sought to dismiss the case. According to the Institute for Justice(IJ), the organization representing the plaintiffs in the case, Judge Steven Merryday’s ruling to dismiss the motion to dismiss is a victory.

We obtained a copy of the order for you here.

“Today’s decision is an important step toward the ultimate dismantling of the program,” explained Ari Bargil, an attorney at the Institute for Justice.

The lawsuit cites a “dystopian ‘predictive policing’ program used in the county, and enforced by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). According to the IJ, for the past decade, the PCSO has used a “crude computer algorithm to identify and target supposed ‘future criminals.’”

The Tampa Bay Times conducted an investigation that found out that the sheriff’s deputies show up at the homes of the identified “potential criminals” unannounced and demand to enter. If there was no cooperation, the deputies would write tickets for petty offenses such as having tall grass or missing house numbers.

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Romanians and Bulgarians Reject Covid Shots and Sell Off Surplus

Romania: Only 25% of the population is vaccinated, and Covid cases and deaths are plummeting. The Romanian government sold 700,000 of the Covid shots to Ireland and 1.1-million doses of Pfizer to Denmark. Bulgaria also has low vaccination rates and aims to sell off its excess jabs.

Romanians and Bulgarians have overwhelmingly rejected Big Pharma’s experimental shots and now their governments are selling them off to Ireland and Denmark.

From EU Observer, “Romania selling on its jabs, despite low vaccination rates”:

Europe’s least-vaccinated countries are in no short supply of Covid-19 jabs – and yet Romania and Bulgaria are both looking for opportunities to sell their excess vaccines which they are not able to administer to their own population.
This is happening at a time when the rest of Europe fears both higher vaccines prices and the surge of the more-contagious Delta variant of the virus.
To avoid unused stocks of vaccines from hitting expiration date, Romania recently secured a deal with Ireland.
The Irish prime minister posted on his Twitter account a message announcing an agreement with Romania for the purchase of 700,000 additional doses of Covid-19 vaccines.

The vaccines are to be delivered to Ireland over the course of August and will be provided directly from Pfizer, in the form of a redistribution of doses originally ordered by Romania.

Ireland, looking to slow the spread of the Delta variant of coronavirus, currently has one of the highest rates of vaccination in Europe, with 73.8 percent of its adult population of 3.8 million receiving both doses.

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World Economic Forum Advocates Using Your Heartbeat as Your Digital ID

The World Economic Forum (WEF) that has been pushing the ‘Great Reset’, has trouble identifying us through facial recognition because of Covid masks, so now it is advocating that people be identified by their unique heartbeats. Technology developed by NASA and the Pentagon will fire lasers at people’s bodies to detect individuals’ unique cardiac signatures that can be matched against a medical database to reveal their identities. The technology may also be used to identify shoppers entering stores. Klaus Schwab, founder of the WEF, has written about forcing people to undergo brain scans prior to traveling, law enforcement retrieving memories directly from people’s brains, microchips under the skin to read thoughts and influencing behavior. -GEG

The World Economic Forum (WEF), that gave us the “Great Reset” concept, is at it again, “glimpsing” into the future, this time trying to predict the consequences of the response to the pandemic.

The WEF went to the trouble of creating a video to illustrate a write up on its site that talks about what the organization calls long-term effects of the COVID pandemic, divides these into five categories, and stresses the central role of “digital transformation” affecting economies, people, and governments.

A new, innovative form of invasive mass surveillance features in passing in one of the categories of these long-term effects.

The predictions touch on the way office workers forced to work remotely will live and work going forward, suggests that people will be increasingly boxed in and physically constrained in their everyday activities to what’s referred to as “15 minute (away from home) spaces” like restaurants and gyms we’ll be likely to go to in the future.

Other points concern the rise of food delivery and what the WEF, which teamed up with US consulting firm Cognizant to produce this, calls “ghost kitchens,” then the future of education, which is said to likely be a hybrid of homeschooling and students attending classes in schools.

But what’s particularly interesting is how the WEF envisages the future of security: putting to use a little-thought-of unique biometric marker: the human heartbeat.

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