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$40M NY Policing System Revealed: Rocco Parascandola and Tina Moore of New York Daily News report the NYPD and Microsoft designed Domain Awareness System, which inputs data from crime reports, a network of cameras, radiation detectors, and license plate readers was unveiled Wednesday. NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly explains NYPD investigators will now have at their fingertips comprehensive information about incidents, events, and individuals, and access to information via live video feeds.

Trayvon Martin Murder Photo Accidentally Distributed: The Smoking Gun headlines Florida prosecutor Angela Corey's office accidentally included a confidential picture of a face down postmortem Trayvon Martin and copies of George Zimmerman's college records to a variety of media outlets with supplemental discovery records Friday. A Corey aide e-mailed reporters, stating the photo which depicts the killing of Trayvon Martin was confidential.

CA Building Nation's Largest Inmate Health Care Facility:
The News Review reports the fast-tracked $900M California Health Care Facility just outside of Stockton, which spans 144-acres and will house 1700 inmates, is halfway built. The facility will house inmates too sick to live in regular housing and will be able to provide 24-hour nursing in an effort to improve the inadequate CA prison medical system to provide for prisoners which are receiving longer prison sentences and develop chronic illnesses and diseases during incarceration. The federal government is overseeing the state's project spending.  

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