Honolulu Police Used a Robot Dog to Patrol a Homeless Encampment

Todd Feathers at Vice.com:

Despite widespread public outrage at police departments’ use of Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot, law enforcement agencies continue to look for ways to experiment with the headless, quadrupedal machine.

One of the more creative examples comes from Honolulu, where police spent more than $150,000 in COVID-19 relief funding to purchase a Spot robot to take body temperatures, disinfect, and patrol the city’s homeless quarantine encampment. 

Not mentioned in this article — did the robot dog actually accomplish anything? Did it actually reduce crime or improve health?

Virginia teacher reinstated after speaking out against school pronoun policy — Minyvonne Burke at NBC News.

A Virginia judge ordered a Loudoun County school to reinstate a teacher who was suspended after he spoke out against a proposed policy requiring educators to address students by their preferred pronouns.

Leesburg Elementary School teacher Byron “Tanner” Cross was placed on leave after he said he would not address students by their preferred pronouns.

Cross says addressing students by their preferred pronouns is against his religious beliefs. Where does it say anything about transgender people in the Bible?