Jonathan Miller is a City Councilman from Prairie View, TX. The same town Sandra Bland died in. He was recently tased by police at his own home, while he was kneeling.
From the L.A. Times:
One witnesses said Miller was tased while he was on his knees with his hands at his side.
The encounter began when police stopped to question several of Miller’s fraternity brothers gathered outside his house Thursday. When Miller attempted to intervene, police ordered him to step back, then tased and arrested him for reportedly interfering with police duties and resisting arrest.
As the confrontation escalated, one of the officers’ body cameras fell off. But the zap of the taser and Miller’s pained scream were captured. Police released images from a second officer’s body camera showing the end of the encounter.
The incident has drawn national attention, coming only three months after the July arrest of Sandra Bland.
It’s a tiny black box about the size of a pack of gum that is installed right under the steering wheel. It will allow city officials under a program called “Drive Smart” to collect and access data about how you drive — if you drive like a maniac, or if you’re Mr. or Mrs. Slow Poke.
“It can tell the g-force of hard stopping or hard acceleration and a hard turn,” DOT senior project manager Alex Keating said. “So the driver, as well as the service provider, are able to look at speeds, hard-breaking events, time of day and basic GPS.”
City officials say they’ll use to information to make the streets safer, but drivers can also allow various DOT partners to use the information. Allstate, for example, will give you insurance discounts of 10-30 percent, and Metropia will get you home faster with less congested routes — all of it hooked up to smartphone apps.
Allstate and Progressive have been aggressively marketing such devices for the past few years. Once they become required and not voluntary, how will you defend yourself from the devices being hacked while you deal with higher insurance rates.
More at CBS News.