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Police drag away a tent from a pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of California, Irvine on May 15, 2024. Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Who gets to decide what counts as ‘disorder’?

Framing dissent and poverty as a menace to public order can threaten fundamental rights, particularly when it’s used to justify the deployment of predictive technology.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks gather at center ice before an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, on Oct. 30, 2023, to honour former Penguin player Adam Johnson who died while playing in an English hockey league game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Hockey’s wake-up call: Neck guards should be mandatory following Adam Johnson’s death

The death of hockey player Adam Johnson calls for improvements in player safety and protective gear design.
Drivers that juggle driving with another job were more likely to run red lights and carry weapons, such as knives, for safety reasons. These behaviours pose risks not only to drivers, but also to the public. (Paul Hanaoka/Unsplash)

Safety on the line: Drivers who juggle multiple jobs are more likely to take risks on the road

Companies like Uber and Lyft have a long way to go in improving worker safety to ensure both drivers and passengers feel safe on the road.

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