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In Memory of Trooper George Baker

In Memory of Trooper George Baker

By: CaseGuard

  Louisiana Officer Struck by Vehicle Louisiana State Police announced that one of their officers, George Baker, age 33, died from injuries that occurred on May 24, 2020. The injuries had occurred initially on May 20. Trooper Baker was assisting the Hammond Police Department with a vehicle pursuit. Baker and another officer were in the process of removing stop sticks and clearing the road. It was...

May 24, 2020
Doctor-Patient Confidentiality and Privacy in Telehealth

Doctor-Patient Confidentiality and Privacy in Telehealth

By: CaseGuard

  Telehealth includes using telecommunications technology to prevent and cure illness and to improve individuals' and communities' health. Although telemedicine has specific benefits for rural and underserved communities, it is increasingly recognized for its ability to reduce costs by offering real-time resources for encouraging wellbeing, preventing disease, and allowing chronic conditions to...

May 22, 2020
Artificial Intelligence In Personal Counseling

Artificial Intelligence In Personal Counseling

By: CaseGuard

  With mental illness becoming a rising problem globally, and more people seeking treatment, different methods are being applied to combat the high demand for counselors. With the current advances in technology, studies have shown that artificial intelligence could be an approach used in individual counseling soon. The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the context of psychological counseling...

May 21, 2020
Privacy in the Era of Drones and Aerial Surveillance

Privacy in the Era of Drones and Aerial Surveillance

By: CaseGuard

  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Drones have flown into our lives both as commercial and military hardware and for the consumer hobbyist. Drones are really useful, hence the massive market for the devices and the enormous demand for the products. The possibilities for drones in an industrial setting are vast: industrial monitoring; aerial surveillance; aerial photography that, linked to AI,...

May 20, 2020
Patient Privacy and Document Redaction in Medical Contexts

Patient Privacy and Document Redaction in Medical Contexts

By: CaseGuard

  Healthcare is personal. It is private, and the law helps to ensure that it stays that way. Just imagine the horror that could result if everyone's medical records could easily be accessed. Who wants random people or their employer knowing they take certain medications or have a certain condition? Given the stigma for various types of illness - particularly things like mental health - keeping a...

May 19, 2020
In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser

In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser

By: CaseGuard

  Idaho Deputy Struck by Vehicle The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Idaho, has lost one of their deputies to a fatal accident. Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser, age 23, was fatally struck by a vehicle while on duty on Monday, May 18, 2020. He had served with the department for just over a year. Before becoming a member of the department, he had served the United States as a member of the U.S. Air...

May 18, 2020
In Memory of Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse

In Memory of Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse

By: CaseGuard

  Death of Corrections Officer to COVID19 Sunday, May 17, 2020, the state of Washington announced the loss of one of their corrections officers. Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse, age 65, passed away from complications arising from contracting coronavirus, which he contracted on the job. It is suspected that he contracted the virus while working at the Monroe Correctional Complex. He...

May 17, 2020
In Memory of Officer Ching Kok Yan

In Memory of Officer Ching Kok Yan

By: CaseGuard

  Customs Official Dies from Coronavirus It was Saturday, May 16, 2020, when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the loss of one of their customs officials to the coronavirus. Officer Ching Kok 'CK' Yan, age 54, contracted COVID19 on the job as a customs officer. Officer Yan had given the last 17 years of his life in service to his country. He had begun his work as a...

May 16, 2020
In Memory of Police Sergeant José García-Vázquez

In Memory of Police Sergeant José García-Vázquez

By: CaseGuard

  Puerto Rico Loses Valuable Officer to COVID19 On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Puerto Rico Police Department held a briefing to announce that one of their senior officers had died of complications from contracting the coronavirus. Sergeant José García-Vázquez, age 51, had served Puerto Rico as an officer with the Puerto Rico Police Department for over 31 years. It is believed that he contracted the...

May 15, 2020
Bite Marks | Objective Opinion and Junk Science

Bite Marks | Objective Opinion and Junk Science

By: CaseGuard

  Error Rates In 1993, the U.S. Supreme Court wrote in its decision regarding Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., that among the many factors for courts to consider when admitting the evidence is the 'potential error rate' of a scientific method. The Daubert Standard and the Frye Standard (1923, Frye v. The United States) have come to be considered the written standards for what...

May 14, 2020

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