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How computers are predicting crime – and potentially impacting your future

For about eight years, Philadelphia’s probation and parole department has used a computer algorithm to rate the riskiness of nearly every offender it oversees. But officials there won’t say what factors the tool weighs, raising questions about transparency. The city plans to create a similar risk assessment tool for use in bail decisions. – Tricia L. Nadolny, Philadelphia Inquirer and Continue Reading...

Is Ignorance of the Law a Real Defense? – New Hampshire Magazine – October 2017

Claiming you didn’t know the law may not protect you.Source: www.nhmagazine.com   Is Ignorance of the Law a Real Defense?A knowledgeable citizenry is the foundation of a civilized democracy. Without it, the community can’t make wise decisions and weigh the individual or collective consequences of their choices. Laws are designed to conform to a widely agreeable community standard and scare into Continue Reading...

There’s good news and bad news.Source: www.conservativereview.com   US divorce rate hits 40-year low. Here’s what those numbers won’t tell you  As of this month, the national divorce rate is the lowest it’s been in almost 40 years, according to a report released by the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green University. The marriage rate, on the Continue Reading...

How to Talk to Kids About Divorce

Divorce is stressful for both parents and children. Here are the key things that parents should do, according to doctors.Source: www.livescience.com  How to Talk to Kids About DivorceDivorce is often stressful for both parents and their children, and now a new report with some advice for parents encourages them to look to their children’s pediatricians, therapists and others in their Continue Reading...

16-year-old killed, 1 injured in Miami shooting

A 16-year-old who was shot multiple times Tuesday night in Miami has died. Source: www.local10.com   16-year-old killed, 1 injured in Miami shootingMIAMI – A 16-year-old who was shot multiple times Tuesday night in Miami has died, police said. The shooting was reported about 8:30 p.m. near Northwest 17th Avenue and Northwest 31st Street. “It breaks my heart because I have grandchildren, great grandchildren, and it’s a life,” Elsie Continue Reading...
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