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Joshua Brown, the Amber Guyger witness who was gunned down on Friday night in Dallas, was set to testify in a wrongful death lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department when he was killed.

Brown, 28, gave key testimony against Guyger, 31, on day 2 of her murder trial for killing Botham Jean, 26. She was convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Brown was shot to death 2 days after Guyger was sentenced.

Jean's mother is suing the city, citing the Dallas Police Department for failure to properly train Guyger.

The attorney for the Jean family, S. Lee Merritt, stopped just short of accusing the police of assassinating Brown.

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"It is a possibility," Merritt said. "I don't have any evidence other than the timing, but I am not ruling anything out. But what I do know is that Joshua was targeted. This was an assassination. He pulled into his parking lot and he was shot. The perpetrators fled. They didn't steal anything from him."

Witnesses reported seeing a silver four-door sedan speeding out of the parking lot after the shooting.

"This is a kid who had no gang ties, there was no lover's quarrel," said Merritt. "He was an AirBnB host and roofer. All the usual suspects of crime, drugs and sex are simply not there."

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Most people are aware that there are no expectations of privacy online. But a lawsuit is accusing home improvement stores Lowe's and Home Depot of scanning customers faces without permission.

According to the Cook County Record, Home Depot and Lowe's are accused of secretly using facial recognition technology to identify customers (and their children) as soon as they enter their stores.

Two recent class action lawsuits accused the home improvement stores of scanning customers faces when they enter the store.

The plaintiffs accused the stores of violating the Illinois state law by "surreptitiously" scanning customers' faces as they moved about the chains' stores.

The lawsuit accuses Lowe's and Home Depot of failing to inform customers that their biometric data is being collected, or obtaining written consent for snapping their photos from different angles and uploading the photos to their databases.

Most people agree to have their photos taken for a driver's license or government ID. But no consent is obtained for photos when consumers are out shopping with their families, who don't give permission for stores to scan their children's faces.

Facial recognition technology, also known as face printing, is already in use at major police departments and government agencies for the purpose of catching fugitive in crowds, such as at concerts and sporting events.

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