Joey Roulette

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I cover space for Reuters as a contributing reporter, and I've done extensive reporting on law enforcement's use of facial recognition technology in Florida. 

Reuters, January 3, 2019

After studying a space rock some 4 billion miles (6.4 billion km) from Earth, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft set off on a new hunt for moons in the solar system’s most distant edge, searching for clues on our solar family’s creation, scientists said on Thursday.

Reuters, May 31, 2019

SEATTLE/ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, the space company founded by late billionaire and Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, is closing operations, cutting short ambitious plans to challenge traditional aerospace companies in a new “space race,” four people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Reuters, October 31, 2018

SEATTLE/ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk flew to the Seattle area in June for meetings with engineers leading a satellite launch project crucial to his space company’s growth.

Supercluster, January 8, 2019

As the space shuttle touched down from its final mission in 2011, Gerry Mulberry hoped a rebound was around the corner.​ "This area got hit bad,” said Mulberry, a former shuttle engineer. He said he remembers thinking at the time "you know, maybe over the long run it will turn out ok."

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Orlando Weekly, August 8, 2018

This feature is a finalist in the category of investigative reporting for the 2019 AAN Awards.


Since February, with relatively little scrutiny, Orlando leaders have been experimenting with a powerful new technology that could make our city one of the first in the country to run a real-time mass surveillance program.

Orlando Weekly, January 24, 2019

During a presentation about electronic privacy rights on Wednesday in Tallahassee, Florida House members received their first formal lesson on facial recognition surveillance, an increasingly popular machine-learning policing tool developing faster than lawmakers can understand it.

Orlando Weekly, September 3, 2018

The International Union of Painters lodge in Orlando reached its room capacity on Friday when a mass of Democratic candidates, including Tallahassee mayor and gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, rallied voters to celebrate the progressive party's victories in the primary elections last Tuesday. To Democrats, the event was a much needed reunion. And with a newfound optimism on the coattails of Gillum's explosive primary success, other candidates, like Bill Nelson, will need to keep pace.

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