January 12th, 2015

The Short: 'Mexico’s most wanted man is captured—again'

by The Economist

"'Mission accomplished' tweeted Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, at around noon on January 8th. He had good reason to feel satisfied. Earlier that day, after six months on the run, Joaquín “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzmán, the country’s most notorious drug-trafficker, had been recaptured."


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The Long: 'The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat ‘score’'

by Justin Jouvenal

"While officers raced to a recent 911 call about a man threatening his ex-girlfriend, a police operator in headquarters consulted software that scored the suspect’s potential for violence the way a bank might run a credit report.”

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