Police State

Manhunt leads to massive roadblock, warrantless car-to-car searches

Manhunt leads to massive roadblock, warrantless car-to-car searches

Thousands of motorists were brought to a standstill when police conducted a massive roadblock to find three crime suspects. Twelve
Philly cop charged after wrongfully arresting war vet

Philly cop charged after wrongfully arresting war vet

A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police officer who has been investigated by internal affairs a dozen times since 2009 has been suspended
Cops used cell phone surveillance tool 200 times without court’s permission

Cops used cell phone surveillance tool 200 times without court’s permission

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to learn more about any secret surveillance gadgets used by Florida law enforcement agencies
Supreme Court hands police more power to conduct warrantless house searches

Supreme Court hands police more power to conduct warrantless house searches

The US Supreme Court has ruled that police may search a home without obtaining a warrant despite the objection of
​13-year-old boy faces felony charge for hitting Chicago cop with snowball

​13-year-old boy faces felony charge for hitting Chicago cop with snowball

A 13-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and faces a felony charge for allegedly hitting a Chicago police officer in the
California company builds 5-foot android robocops to control crime-ridden areas

California company builds 5-foot android robocops to control crime-ridden areas

The local neighborhood watch may be beefing up its robotic arsenal if a new technology startup gets its way anytime
Record number of Americans exonerated in 2013

Record number of Americans exonerated in 2013

A record number of Americans were set free in 2013 after being wrongfully convicted of a crime, according to new
NJ Police Routinely Checking For Radioactive Material at Residences?

NJ Police Routinely Checking For Radioactive Material at Residences?

I found this interesting article in New Jersey: Police on a routine patrol here early Saturday morning found radioactive material
​EU police want ‘remote kill switch’ on every car

​EU police want ‘remote kill switch’ on every car

The EU is considering mandatorily equipping of all cars sold in the union with devices, which would allow police to
Baltimore must return $2.8 mln after audit finds faulty speed cameras

Baltimore must return $2.8 mln after audit finds faulty speed cameras

A secret audit conducted for the City of Baltimore found that local speed cameras had alarmingly high error rates, resulting
Local police refuse to participate in ‘voluntary’ traffic checkpoints

Local police refuse to participate in ‘voluntary’ traffic checkpoints

The US government’s use of traffic checkpoints to gather drunk and drugged driving information from motorists has come under fire
​NYPD retirees claimed 9/11 trauma to defraud disability program of millions

​NYPD retirees claimed 9/11 trauma to defraud disability program of millions

Over 100 retirees, most of them former New York City Police Department employees, were charged Tuesday with defrauding a federal
LA Sheriff’s Department misconduct includes rape, drug smuggling, kidnapping

LA Sheriff’s Department misconduct includes rape, drug smuggling, kidnapping

Recent misconduct investigations of deputies of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department included rape, smuggling heroin into jail, stealing money from
NYPD a ‘quasi-military organization,’ according to Ray Kelly

NYPD a ‘quasi-military organization,’ according to Ray Kelly

During the last few hours of a lengthy tenure atop the New York Police Department tainted by both scandal and
Court upholds laptop searches at border

Court upholds laptop searches at border

By Julian Hattem A federal court has tossed out a lawsuit trying to prevent the government from searching laptops, cellphones
​LAPD deploys drug detection swab test at sobriety checkpoints

​LAPD deploys drug detection swab test at sobriety checkpoints

The Los Angeles Police Department has announced plans to ramp up use of a portable tool that checks for drug
Texas judge: Search warrants can be obtained based on predictions of future crimes

Texas judge: Search warrants can be obtained based on predictions of future crimes

Police in Texas may now obtain a search warrant based on “a prediction of a future crime,” according to a
Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Laws on Gun Control

Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Laws on Gun Control

When Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County explains in speeches why he is not enforcing the state’s new gun laws,