A former Greenacres police officer was sentenced to eight years in prison. The 41-year-old is serving time in prison for not disclosing to his former sexual partner that he contracted HIV.
June 16, 2018
A U.S. court says that police can't use Google Translate as a means for obtaining consent for a search. A judge said that he was protected by the Fourth Amendment and that Google Translate changed the meaning of the cops' question.
Google June 15, 2018
Detectives in Largo, Florida went to a funeral and tried to unlock a smartphone using the deceased's fingerprints. The attempt was unsuccessful.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 24, 2018
Police in the UK was able to extract a fingerprint from a picture sent on WhatsApp to catch a drug dealer. Police are calling the work 'groundbreaking' and implying that it is the future of law enforcement.
Apps/Software April 17, 2018
After doing a kind deed, Yossi Gallo encountered the unexpected. Together with the homeless man whom he shared a meal with, he was kicked out from a McDonald's at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Viral March 2, 2018
A Nokia phone was thrown at a police car in England and managed to remain undamaged. The phone also did no harm to the police car.
Viral February 12, 2018
A local Kansas man has been killed by the police after two kids' dispute over a "Call of Duty" game took an unexpected turn.
Video Games December 30, 2017
An Automated Teller Machine in Texas dispensed notes requesting for freedom to customers. A repairman was apparently trapped behind the machine until someone called police.
Viral July 14, 2017
A veteran reporter with three decades of experience was arrested for repeatedly asking the Health Secretary a question about the GOP healthcare bill. Authorities charged the journalist with willful disruption of governmental processes.
Business Tech May 11, 2017
Stun gun maker TASER has announced a major movement for the company, beginning with a name change. It has also begun to focus on body camera, software, and training services.
Gadgets April 6, 2017
A lightweight, portable bulletproof shield inspired by origami has been developed by engineers from Brigham Young University. The lightweight shield is strong enough to deflect bullets from pistols and revolvers.
Material Science February 18, 2017
The online surveillance initiative is geared toward honing in on individuals who are making threats based on their frustration with the tainted water problem.
Internet April 26, 2016
A new police task force report painted a disturbing picture of Chicago Police District. It practices racial bias, which is growing in an alarming rate.
Society April 15, 2016
Juliet, the pony in disguise, escaped from her photoshoot, leading the California Highway Patrol on a three-hour magical chase to recover the Unicorn on the loose.
Internet Culture February 27, 2016
A woman caught a police car speeding in Miami. In the series of videos, she asked the officer to pull over, explained that he is going too fast, then got an apology from him.
Society February 2, 2016
Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department will start taking 3D mugshot of its suspects in custody and store them in a database to make arrests more quickly in the future.
FUTURE TECH January 25, 2016
People with mental illness undergo constant health challenges yet they are 16 times more likely to get killed from police encounters. Public policy reforms are needed to ensure that such tragic killings are prevented.
Life December 12, 2015
'South Park' shows what life would be like without police in next week's episode, titled 'Naughty Ninjas.'
Movies/TV Shows November 10, 2015
Three cities in the UK are set to begin using drones in conjunction with the police to help with things like searching for missing people and in crime scene photography.
Gadgets November 2, 2015
The Pasco County Sheriff's department and some local high school drama students teamed up to surprise a terminally ill boy. Seven-year-old Deputy Spencer Holt beamed with pride after saving the city from a zombie attack.
Internet Culture October 6, 2015
A Florida resident called 911 after seeing this monkey, sitting on the mailbox, eating the mail. The police responded and went on a wild "monkey" chase before the owner claimed his lost pet, named "Zeek."
Internet Culture September 30, 2015
Predictive policing has been dwarfing illegal activities in Kansas City, where data mining and criminal profiling algorithms help police officers pinpoint the violent elements of society.
Society September 27, 2015
A Florida man who was pulled over for speeding used his cell phone to call 911 and report a fake crime nearby. Now, instead of a traffic ticket, the man faces felony jail time.
September 25, 2015
The Justice Department has given its own body camera initiative a multi-million-dollar kickstart. There were, however, fewer police departments granted funds than there were agencies that applied.
Society September 23, 2015
A drone falls on a woman and knocks her unconscious during the Seattle Pride Parade. The police are searching for the drone pilot.
Society July 1, 2015
Social media can be a great tool for people who want to keep in touch ... or you could like your own Wanted photo and end up in jail by the end of the week.
Internet Culture May 2, 2015
Let's face it: 'Grand Theft Auto' isn't for kids. That being said, calling the cops on parents whose kids play the game is probably a bit much, but that's exactly what an eductation group in England is doing.
Internet Culture March 30, 2015
The Midland Police Department in Texas released a video of 20,000 pounds of illegal fireworks being detonated over 3 and a half days.
Internet Culture March 19, 2015
Twitter has introduced a new tool for users to be able to combat online abuse, allowing them to receive a summary of their report to the police. Many, however, suggest that this tool is just another way for Twitter to sidestep dealing with the issue itself.
Internet March 18, 2015
Lil Wayne just became the latest victim of swatting.
Movies/TV Shows March 13, 2015
Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown, has been cleared of federal civil rights charges. The Department of Justice, however, called for changes to law enforcement practices in Ferguson, where police officers are found to routinely violate the rights of black people.
Society March 6, 2015
Our robot overlords are already here, and they are directing traffic.
Geek March 5, 2015
After taunting the police on Facebook, 21-year-old Andrew Marcum from Butler County, Ohio turned himself in. The sheriff's office appropriately had some fun with this on social media.
Internet Culture March 4, 2015
'For the First Time in Forever' the Norman Police Department is accepting applications to join the force with this video inspired by the movie 'Frozen.'
Movies/TV Shows February 6, 2015
The Office of Independent Monitor is stepping in after Denver police shot to death a 16-year-old teen whom the police claim struck an officer with a stolen car.
Society January 28, 2015
Nephew who savagely beat his uncle says he found him in attempted rape of his girlfriend. Police decline to charge nephew, saying he acted 'in defense (of) the victim.'
Society January 3, 2015
A police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Antonio Martin, who pointed a loaded 9mm handgun at the officer.
Society December 26, 2014
The first scientific research studying the use of police body cameras was recently published and shows that body cameras both prevent excessive use of force by police, as well as abusive behavior aimed at police.
Internet Culture December 26, 2014
Police are asking the community to help in finding out what happened in last hours of life for teenager burned to death. No leads reported in death of 'big-hearted and kind' 19-year-old.
Society December 14, 2014
Angry boyfriend skins and eats your rabbit -- scary. Man then says he will do the same to you? Better call the police.
Movies/TV Shows December 12, 2014
The Pirate Bay was knocked offline on a global scale following the raid of the Swedish police. Part of the raid includes seizure of the company’s servers and other equipment.
Internet December 10, 2014
Police play Santa, give out gifts instead of traffic citations. YouTube video of gift giving by cops goes viral.
Society December 10, 2014
Twitter explodes with #ICantBreathe tweets demanding justice and change in America.
Internet Culture December 5, 2014
A Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of an unarmed African American, which sparked more protests regarding race and police.
Internet Culture December 4, 2014
Killings by police often go unreported in national crime statistics gathered by FBI. Local law enforcement departments are not required to report them, analysis finds.
Society December 3, 2014
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