Will facial recognition tech be used to ID Capitol rioters?
US Democrats are out to impeach US President Donald Trump for a second time, just days before his successor's inauguration. The procedure may stop him from running for the White House in 2024. Following the riots on Capitol Hill, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) branded Trump an "imminent threat" to both democracy and the US Constitution. Five people died during the riot, including US Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick. Prosecutors in the US Attorney's office are looking to open a federal murder investigation into his death. US flags are flying at half staff to commemorate the lives lost.
After the Capitol riot, Clearview AI, a facial-recognition application used by law enforcement, has seen a spike in use. The FBI is working with local law enforcement to use facial recognition technology to track down rioters. The agency is using screen grabs and images from various videos taken at the scene. The FBI Washington Field Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who allegedly made an unlawful entry into the US Capitol building and assaulted federal law enforcement personnel on January 6. “Boom Bust” co-host Ben Swann breaks it down.
Over the weekend, Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps quietly unveiled a once-secret strategic missile base along the Strait of Hormuz. This ramps up tensions between Iran and Israel as Iran blames the recent assassination of a top nuclear scientist on Israel. How does all of this shape up just days ahead of the United States inaugurating a new president? Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof weighs in.