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Televised police chase zips past man recording it on his TV

A guy was purportedly recording a police chase on TV when the chase went right by his house.

Cops Ask Congress for Your Text Messages

Cops Ask Congress for Your Text Messages

Law enforcement authorities are asking Congress to mandate that cell phone companies record and store data from Americans’ text messages for at least two years, according to a report on the tech media site CNET. In recent years, the use of cell phone data in criminal cases has increased, and now law enforcement wants cell phone companies to be [...]

New Orleans cancels plans for Super Bowl drone

New Orleans cancels plans for Super Bowl drone

Above, "The Bravo 300," a tactical drone man­u­fac­tured in New Or­leans by Cres­cent Un­manned Sys­tems. Weeks after New Orleans local investigative paper The Lens began digging into city of­fi­cials’ plans to use a U.S. Home­land Se­cu­rity De­part­ment aer­ial drone to mon­i­tor crowds at the upcoming Super Bowl, a spokesman [...]

How Many Checkpoints in One Morning?

Like a? boss! "Did I stumble into Mexico?" The appropriate responses should be: Why are you stopping me? Do you have reason to believe I am not a US Citizen? Are you charging me with a crime? Am I free to go ?

Law Student Puts Cop In His Place After Being Unlawfully Stopped For Carrying A Gun

"I was detained by Portland PD officer J McDonald on 26MAY2012. He detains me without suspicion of any criminal activity in violation of Delaware v Prouse. He admits his sole reason for stopping me is my legally carried firearm in violation of US v DeBerry. He seizes my weapon with no reasonable suspicion that I've committed a crime in violation [...]

If You See Something, Film Something

DUI Checkpoint Refusal

Now this is how you do it. (more…)

Raid on Zuccotti Park, NYC

Asking an Oakland PD officer why he’s hidden his badge

These upstanding citizens noticed that an Oakland PD officer had hidden his badge, so they calmly, peacefully confronted him about this, escalating to his supervisor when he wouldn't respond. This how to properly engage with police when they do suspicious things. We were riding by on bikes and noticed hes hiding his name and has no badge number. [...]

Occupy Oakland protesters claim presence of police infiltrators and provocateurs

It's important that folks understand that, while many police are just honest, hardworking members of the "99%," there are also some who are just servants of the 1%, and willing? to do whatever underhanded, dirty, and illegal tactics are necessary to break up and discredit #OWS.

Federal Court: Recording cops an unambiguous first amendment right

When Simon Glik recorded Suffolk County police doing something they shouldn't, he was threatened and ultimately arrested by a crackpot cop who boasted, "I've been doing this for thirty years and there's nothing you can hold over my head." The result of his legal troubles? A federal court ruling that videotaping police is an unambiguous and [...]

BART police officers website hacked, database released

BART police officers website hacked, database released

Reports are circulating that databases containing BART police officer information from the website for The Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Officers' Association site have been published. The bartpoa.com site is currently down. Who is responsible for the hack? Whoever ends up claiming credit, it's complicated. What isn't complicated: the notion that [...]

Dunkin Donuts prostitute sting

Dunkin Donuts prostitute sting

A 29-year-old woman working at a Dunkin' Donuts in Rockaway Township, New Jersey has been busted for prostitution from behind the counter. According to the AP, the police investigation was codenamed "Extra Sugar." The investigation required that an officer spend a lot of time outside the donut shop. Perhaps eve more time than usual. From the Daily [...]

Seattle cops forget semi-automatic rifle sitting on patrol car’s trunk

Seattle cops forget semi-automatic rifle sitting on patrol car’s trunk

A Seattle resident named Nick snapped the photo above in late June, passing it on to The Stranger, a weekly newspaper. It shows an empty police patrol car with an unattended semi-automatic rifle sitting on the trunk. A SPD spokesperson professes to being "very embarrassed" on behalf of the force. "The department is very embarrassed that this [...]

Police play doctor to test citizens’ gullibility

Police play doctor to test citizens’ gullibility

A gang of thieves in Istanbul, Turkey have reportedly been dressing like doctors and distributing sedatives door to door, telling residents the medicine was related to a test for high blood pressure. Once the victims dosed, the thieves would rob them. As part of the police investigation, officers attempted the same trick but used placebos. [...]

Congress wants to outlaw DUI check-point phone apps

Congress wants to outlaw DUI check-point phone apps

Some U.S. senators don't blame accidents and loss of life on just the alcohol, but also on apps like PhantomALERT, which gives audio warnings to inebriated and buzzed drivers when DUI checkpoints are on their driving route. We write today with grave concern regarding the ease with which downloadable applications for the iPhone, iPad, and other [...]

Watching is a crime?

Watching is a crime?

The resisting-arrest conviction last week of Felicia Gibson has left a lot of people wondering. Can a person be charged with resisting arrest while observing a traffic stop from his or her own front porch? Salisbury Police Officer Mark Hunter thought so, and last week District Court Judge Beth Dixon agreed. Because Gibson did not at first [...]

Man STILL faces jail for videotaping gun-waving cop

Man STILL faces jail for videotaping gun-waving cop

Police officer Joseph Uhler was caught on film charging out of his unmarked car and waving his gun at a unarmed motorcyclist pulled over for speeding. When the footage was uploaded to YouTube, authorities raided Anthony Graber's home, seized his computers, arrested him, and charged him with "wiretapping" offenses that could land him in jail [...]

Vancouver Police push disabled woman to the ground

Wow! If a civilian walked up to a cop and pushed them down, they would have been beaten, arrested, and put in prison. Hell, we can't even take a photograph of a LEO, curse at one, or let a bubble land on them without being thrown against a wall and arrested. This is disgusting and is yet just another example of why people that want to be LEOs [...]

Baltimore policeman vs. 14-year-old skateboarder

Best part is the very end: "you got that camera on? cause if i find myself on you..." A Baltimore police officer thrust into the national spotlight when his confrontation with a teen skateboarder was broadcast on YouTube has been cleared by an administrative trial board of any serious wrongdoing in relation to the incident.The board sustained [...]

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