A Missouri man convicted in the 1991 killing of his former landlord was executed Tuesday evening, becoming the first death row inmate to die in the United States since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic in early March.
Given the coronavirus outbreak, corrections officials in Missouri said they had to consider precautionary measures involved with planning an execution, including submitting prison visitors to temperature checks and dividing them into three separate rooms for social distancing.
The latest in pandemic anxiety fueling surveillance creep. Law enforcement using "smart helmets" that combine security theater, thermal temp. scans with facial recognition & license plate reader capabilities. h/t @BrendaKLeong https://t.co/kropFZ0zFT— Evan Selinger (@EvanSelinger) May 18, 2020
.@HarrisTeeter (local @kroger grocery chain) is really out here taking workers' temperature and then refusing to tell them what it is.https://t.co/JC7DZtNyRP— Dr Sarah Taber (@SarahTaber_bww) May 18, 2020
People are hitting the bar in Ocean City, Maryland with these giant intertube contraptions for social distancing. pic.twitter.com/o6OyvdLyPR— brandon wenerd (@brandonwenerd) May 17, 2020
I wrote about the only people who seem to have figured out Zoom: Princesses. (Alt headline: Parents can have a little nap, as a treat) https://t.co/QBGp4wXzrJ— Connie Wang (@conniewang) May 13, 2020