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Denver Cop Allegedly Used Police Database to Assist a Crazy Stalker

The vast databases maintained by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies would be pretty creepy even if cops strictly used them the way they were intended. If only that were the case!

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March 17th

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Google Self-Driving Car Pulled Over For Going Too Slow

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 5.00.29 PM The internets lit up today when someone posted a photo of a cop talking to someone in a self-driving car. Yep, it got pulled over. Why? According to Google, it was going too slow. According to the original poster, the Mountain View police officer didn’t get the memo on these things patrolling the streets, so of course wanted to know why the thing was going so damn slow: Yes. We talked to… Read More

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Drew Olanoff

November 12th

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Google Self-Driving Car Pulled Over For Going Too Slow

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 5.00.29 PM The internets lit up today when someone posted a photo of a cop talking to someone in a self-driving car. Yep, it got pulled over. Why? According to Google, it was going too slow. According to the original poster, the Mountain View police officer didn’t get the memo on these things patrolling the streets, so of course wanted to know why the thing was going so damn slow: Yes. We talked to… Read More

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Drew Olanoff

November 12th

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It’s Completely Absurd That the Police Still Use Typewriters

Today, New York Councilman Daniel Dromm will reportedly introduce legislation that will force the NYPD to stop using typewriters. That's right, the NYPD still has typewriters in all 77 precincts.

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Mario Aguilar

February 26th

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NYPD Uses Social Media To Bust Terrorists, Loud Parties

NYPD Uses Social Media To Bust Terrorists, Loud Parties

That the NYPD has a crack Social Media Squad stalking your every move is old news, but a recent Freedom of Information request sheds new light on exactly how the cops use their Facebooking powers. The answer? They're on the lookout for terrorists, cop killers, and um, loud parties.

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Chris Mills

February 7th

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LAPD Orders Tasers That Activate Body Cameras When They’re Used

LAPD Orders Tasers That Activate Body Cameras When They're Used

Today the LA Police Department announced that it had purchased 3,130 new Tasers that activate a body camera when they're being used. The camera is activated after the officer turns off the safety on the Taser. The "non-lethal" weapon communicates with the officer's body camera via bluetooth.

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Matt Novak

January 7th

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Ford Is Helping the LAPD Track Cop Cars In Real-Time

Ford Is Helping the LAPD Track Cop Cars In Real-Time

Pull up a chair, good citizen, because I've got a story about law enforcement and surveillance that you're actually going to like. The Los Angeles Police Department is now using a new telematics system in 50 of its Ford Police Interceptors. In other words, the watchmen are being watched—in real-time.

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Adam Clark Estes

November 6th

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The FBI Wants Apple to Market Its iPhone Differently

The FBI Wants Apple to Market Its iPhone Differently

Today in cops getting angry about the new encryption on smartphones features FBI Director James Comey who is "very concerned" about the matter. He's so concerned that the FBI's had conversations with Apple and Google about how they're marketing the devices. And Comey wants America to know that he's upset.

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Adam Clark Estes

September 25th

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Cops Have No Right to Be Angry About the iPhone’s New Encryption

Cops Have No Right to Be Angry About the iPhone's New Encryption

Security professionals and joe-schmoes alike cheered Apple's recent announcement that it would no longer be able to turn iPhone data over to cops . Finally, a guarantee that authorities couldn't snoop around your text messages! But you know who didn't cheer? Cops, of course.

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Adam Clark Estes

September 23rd

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Good guy cop pranks people by pulling them over to give them $100

Good guy cop pranks people by pulling them over to give them $100

There are few things that make your stomach drop faster than seeing a police car siren in your rearview mirror. Those flashing lights almost always mean you're in for a reaming, a possible court date, a hefty fine and maybe even weekends lost to traffic school. It's the worst feeling ever. Unless the cop pulling you over is actually pranking you by giving you a 100 bucks for obeying the law.

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April 2nd

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