Detroit mayor sounds statewide alarm as coronavirus cases surge
Thursday, 26 March 2020 A surge in coronavirus cases in Detroit has put Michigan on track to be one of the U.S. states hardest hit by the pandemic, the city's mayor said on Thursday, adding that hospitals were scrambling to increase capacity.
"There are too many people that aren't paying attention to (social distancing guidelines) right now and it's a dangerous thing," Walsh said. "People keep talking about 'The Surge' and we haven't seen the surge yet, although every day we seen more and more cases"
The Boston City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will ban face tracking. This includes the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city officials and police. Detroit police arrested and interrogated a man after facial recognition incorrectly identified him. Local bans on facial recognition, like this Boston ordinance, will undercut big tech efforts. It will stop facial recognition acceptance and reform at the federal level.
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