Month: June 2020

He was arrested because of a computer error. Now he wants to fix the system.

When the Detroit Police Department called Robert Williams, he thought it was a prank. 

The voice on the other end of the line told Williams to turn himself in at the DPD’s Third Precinct. Why? The cop wouldn’t say.  

“I can’t turn myself in if you can’t tell me,” Williams recalls saying. “I said, ‘If you want me, you can come to my house and bring a warrant.'”

But it was late in his work day, and Williams was disturbed enough to head home, calling his wife, Melissa, as he drove. When she answered, the cops were already there. 

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Detroit says ‘shoddy’ work led to arrest tied to technology

DETROIT (AP) — A Black man who was wrongly arrested after the use of facial recognition technology by Detroit police will have his DNA, fingerprints and mugshot removed from law enforcement files, officials said Friday.

Robert Williams was the victim of “shoddy investigative work,” police Chief James Craig said.

Williams, 42, was arrested in January in front of his family at their home in Farmington Hills, a Detroit suburb. He was accused of stealing five expensive watches in 2018 at a Shinola store in Detroit.

Williams’ driver’s license photo was wrongly flagged as a likely match to surveillance video at

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Has Turtle Beach (HEAR) Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

Investors interested in Computer and Technology stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. Turtle Beach (HEAR) is a stock that can certainly grab the attention of many investors, but do its recent returns compare favorably to the sector as a whole? One simple way to answer this question is to take a look at the year-to-date performance of HEAR and the rest of the Computer and Technology group’s stocks.

Turtle Beach is one of 611 individual stocks in the Computer and Technology sector. Collectively, these companies sit at #8 in the Zacks Sector Rank.

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Man wrongfully arrested due to facial recognition software talks about ‘humiliating’ experience

Robert Williams spent more than a day in custody at a Detroit detention center in January after an incorrect facial recognition match led to his wrongful arrest, in what the American Civil Liberties Union alleges is the first such case in the United States.

It’s an experience that has stayed with him.

“I felt empty, I guess,” Williams told NBC News in a television interview. “Humiliated is the only word that I can think of. I felt humiliated to be getting arrested.”

Williams, who is Black, had been mistaken for someone caught on surveillance video shoplifting from a Shinola watch

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Spotify (SPOT) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 10.1%

Spotify Technology S.A. SPOT was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise more than 10% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend of the company, as the stock is now trading above the volatile price range of $177.22 to $242.86 in the past one-month time frame.

The upmove came after a Goldman Sachs analyst raised target price of the stock.

The company has seen no changes when it comes to estimate revision over the past few

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