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Friday January 31st, 2020 day edition

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PHOENIX – Twenty-seven metro Phoenix men have been arrested this month in a multi-agency investigation of child sex crimes known as Operation Silent Predator, authorities said Thursday.

Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and Chandler police worked with Homeland Security Investigations and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office on the undercover operation.

The suspects allegedly believed they were arranging or brokering sex acts with boys and girls younger than 15 years old through social media, police said.

When you put the bait out, the fish will come,” Commander Jim Gallagher of the Phoenix Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Bureau said during a press conference.

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams urged parents to monitor their children’s online activity.

The men arrested ranged in age from 21 to 69.

Here are the names, ages, reporting agencies and booking charges for the first 26 arrests as provided by the Phoenix Police Department (the 27th suspect’s information was not provided):. »

#ArrestRandPaul trends on Twitter after he walks out over impeachment question

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The hashtag #ArrestRandPaul started trending Thursday after the Kentucky Republican walked out of the Senate because Chief Justice John Roberts wouldn't read his impeachment question.

When Roberts blocked his question, Paul walked out of the Senate and read it aloud to reporters behind a podium before tweeting it out.

Paul has named the alleged whistleblower before and has repeatedly urged that the tipster be outed publicly. »

‘Spring forward’ to daylight saving time brings surge in deadly crashes

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Fatal car accidents in the United States spike by 6% during the workweek following the “spring forward” to daylight saving time, resulting in about 28 additional deaths each year, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research.

“These effects on fatal traffic accidents are real, and these deaths can be prevented.”.

In all, over the 22 years of data analyzed, 627 people died in fatal car accidents associated with the spring shift to daylight saving time. »

Bernie Sanders Is the First Candidate to Call for Ban on Facial Recognition

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Democratic senator Bernie Sanders just became the first presidential candidate to call for a ban on the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement.

In May, San Francisco, CA became the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement and public entities.

However, no other presidential candidate has called for a national ban on facial recognition by police. »

Amazon engineer calls for Ring to be ’shut down immediately‘ over privacy concerns

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An Amazon software engineer named Max Eliaser said the home-security company Ring should be „shut down immediately.“.

Eliaser’s comments were part of a post in which hundreds of Amazon employees shared their views on various company policies and products.

An Amazon engineer criticized the home-security camera company Ring, saying it should be „shut down immediately.“. »