CEO of AI surveillance upstart Banjo walks the plank after white supremacist past sinks contracts - 2020-05-12

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F28.png CEO of AI surveillance upstart Banjo walks the plank after white supremacist past sinks contracts May 12, 2020, Kieren McCarthy, The Register

The CEO of surveillance AI upstart Banjo, Damien Patton, has quit the company he founded following revelations he was involved with the Ku Klux Klan in the 1990s and participated in the shooting of a synagogue.

"Banjo, Inc announced today that the company's current CEO and founder, Damien Patton has resigned and that the company will be transitioning to a new, reconstituted leadership team effectively immediately," the US-based biz said in a statement. The CTO will take over as CEO.

The decision to eject was taken after OneZero dug up his testimony in a criminal trial in 1991 and 1992 in which his associates were found guilty of a range of charges around the drive-by shooting of a synagogue in Nashville in June 1990, when Patton was 17 years old.

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