The federal government received more than 4,500 complaints in four years about the sexual abuse of immigrant children who were being held at government-funded detention facilities, including an increase in complaints while the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the border was in place, the Justice Department revealed this week.
The records, which involve children who had entered the country alone or had been separated from their parents, detailed allegations that adult staff members had harassed and assaulted children, including fondling and kissing minors, watching them as they showered, and raping them. They also included cases of suspected abuse of children by other minors.
"Amazon shareholders have rejected two proposals that would have requested the company not to sell its facial recognition technology to government customers."
"The breakdown of the votes is not immediately known. A filing with the vote tally is expected later this week."
"The first proposal would have requested Amazon to limit the sale of its Rekognition technology to police, law enforcement and federal agencies. A second resolution would have demanded an independent human and civil rights review into the use of the technology."
"It followed accusations that the technology has bias and inaccuracies, which critics say can be used to racially discriminate against minorities."
"The votes were non-binding, allowing the company to reject the outcome of the vote."