Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities, following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman who later gave birth. Cameras are most commonly used, but they pose privacy issues, and advocates and experts disagree about their effectiveness. Some say video surveillance can help in criminal cases but may not stop attacks, while others have seen improvements and urge any effort to safeguard those who are aging, sick, disabled or otherwise unable to protect themselves. The Arizona House is considering a measure that would let certain facilities install video surveillance in common areas. The providers would have to detail how to avoid privacy violations. A man was arrested by Phoenix police on charges of sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse. The suspect, 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland, was a nurse at the facility where an incapacitated woman gave … [Read more...] about Long-Term Care Rape in Arizona Spurs Video Surveillance Push
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More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed nearly 400 sets of remains from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii after determining advances in forensic science and genealogical help from families could make identifications possible. They were all on the USS Oklahoma, which capsized during the attack, and had been buried as unknowns after the war. Altogether, 429 sailors and Marines on the Oklahoma were killed. Only 35 were identified in the years immediately after the attack. The Oklahoma's casualties were second only to the USS Arizona, which lost 1,177 men. As of earlier this month, the agency has identified 186 sailors and Marines from the Oklahoma who were previously unidentified. Paul Smith Raimond’s remains were recently … [Read more...] about Pearl Harbor Sailors’ Remains Return Home After 77 Years
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Beth Teitell Globe Staff November 18, 2018 Old Boston is slipping away. Dunkin’ is losing its Donuts. The Curse of the Bambino has been all but forgotten. Southie’s dive bars are turning into luxury condos. And now Boston drivers may be supplanted.If you haven’t been paying attention to the shared electric scooter craze sweeping the globe, this might be a good time to start. A fleet may be headed to the Boston area this spring as part of a pilot program, and if experience in other cities where they’ve landed is a guide, we may be in for a whole new breed of aggressive and erratic drivers. While it is true that scooter jockeys will be riding tiny vehicles that resemble a kid’s toy and go about 15 miles per hour, max, it is also true that the scooters, which are dockless and can be left anywhere, can cause an outsized amount of trouble. … [Read more...] about Fast, cheap, and sometimes out of control: Is Boston ready for electric scooters?
LORI HINNANT and BRAM JANSSEN, Associated Press Updated 10:36 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 In this Thursday, April 12, 2018 photo, mortuary workers carry the coffin of an unidentified man for burial at a cemetery outside Johannesburg. At least five bodies of unidentified people are buried on top of each other in each grave. less In this Thursday, April 12, 2018 photo, mortuary workers carry the coffin of an unidentified man for burial at a cemetery outside Johannesburg. At least five bodies of unidentified people are buried on top of ... more Photo: Bram Janssen, AP This Wednesday, April 11, 2018 photo shows burial plots in a cemetery outside Johannesburg. At least five bodies of unidentified people are buried on top of each other in each grave. This Wednesday, April 11, 2018 photo shows burial plots in a cemetery outside Johannesburg. At least five bodies of unidentified people are buried on top of … [Read more...] about The global lost: 56,800 migrants dead and missing in 4 years
The more than 5,200 active-duty troops being sent by President Donald Trump to the U.S.-Mexico border will be limited in what they can do under a federal law that restricts the military from engaging in law enforcement on American soil. That means the troops will not be allowed to detain immigrants, seize drugs from smugglers or have any direct involvement in stopping a migrant caravan that is still about 1,000 miles from the nearest border crossing. Instead, their role will largely mirror that of the existing National Guard troops — about 2,000 in all — deployed to the border over the past six months, including providing helicopter support for border missions, installing concrete barriers and repairing and maintaining vehicles. The new troops will include military police, combat engineers and helicopter companies equipped with advanced technology to help detect people at night. The extraordinary military operation comes a week before the Nov. 6 midterm elections … [Read more...] about US Troops Deployed at the Border Limited in What They Can Do