Airport security X-ray screeners are trained to spot dangerous objects in luggage--but a new study finds that humans doing image-based item recognition tend to overlook unusual items, letting them slip by. What they found, based on more than 20 million examples, is that ultra-rare prohibited items--30 of the total items, which showed up less than.15 percent of the time in the game--were detected only 27 percent of the time.
Average Americans would support a counterterrorism policy that allows the use of harsh questioning methods regardless of whether an attack is imminent so long as the questioners gain advance approval, permits federal agencies to use a person's country of citizenship as a sole screening criteria, lets authorities access personal information but only with a judge's approval, and consents to the jailing of suspected terrorists without charges for no more than 6 months, finds research from the Institute of Homeland Security Solutions.
When a jury pool is all white, a black defendant is more likely to be convicted, says a paper that examined multi-year evidence from two mostly-white Florida counties.
E-Verify has been a thorn in the federal government's side since Day One. The system allows employers to check an individual's Social Security Number to verify whether the number is valid. However,