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Smartphones & Law Enforcement Discussed At Google Ideas Smartphones & Law Enforcement Discussed At Google Ideas
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Google has been posting a bunch of “Google Ideas” discussions to YouTube this week. One that went live today discusses smartphones and their role in making law enforcement “smarter.” It’s only seventeen minutes long, so it won’t take too much …

Officer Fired For Shooting At Squirrel
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A Tennesee police officer has been fired from his job for his encounter with a squirrel, which–for the squirrel– turned out to be deadly. The incident took place at a Dollar General store in Johnson County, Tennesee. Officer Jody Putnam, …

Wal-Mart Food Stamps Error Causes Shopping Spree

If you picture the setting at Wal-Mart on any given Saturday, you probably think of an extremely large crowd overflowing the store, long lines and the store in disarray from all of the people trying to get in and out …

Your Unopened Snapchats Are Being Given to Police, But It’s a Rare Occurrence Your Unopened Snapchats Are Being Given to Police, But It’s a Rare Occurrence
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If you’re unaware that pretty much everything you do online is probably being tracked by someone, and all of the companies that house the content that you upload, post, tweet, and send on a daily basis routinely give it up …

Are Los Angeles Police Dogs Racist?
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Perhaps it’s not as critical as the Rampart controversy in the late 90’s, where a flock of rogue cops, who were associated with gangs, robbed a bank, engaged in a fatal road rage incident, and were accused of killing rapper …

Cucumber Causes Criminal Conviction

So you just burglarized a home, and you’re a little winded because the sack you’ve stuffed with stolen goods is a little heavy from all that precious loot you’ve been carrying around. You’ve done your daily deed of contributing to …

Madeleine McCann: Police To Release Photo Of Suspect

Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007, and the police are still investigating the case. She was only a toddler at the time, and if she were to be found, she would now be 10 years old, as of her birthday in …

Posen Shooting: Man Attacks Couple, Killed By Police
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A domestic dispute occurred on Friday afternoon, resulting in three people being shot and two deaths. In south suburban Posen, a man attacked his ex-girlfriend killed her new boyfriend, before being shot dead by the police. The ex-boyfriend was reportedly …

Rahm Emanuel Apologizes for Police Torture
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After decades of police abuse, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has issued an apology for the torture that occurred from 1972 to 1991 under former Commander Jon Burge. The city has paid out millions over the years to men who were …

One Year Old Shot To Death In New York

Police are currently investigating the death of a one year old boy, who was shot in the head while in a stroller. Gun violence seems to persist all over and with a tragic death like this one, hopefully more people …

That Time LeBron James Got a Wrong-Way Police Escort to a Jay-Z Show and Bragged About It on Instagram

Being the King sure has its advantages. The Miami-Dade Police Department has admitted that a few of their officers helped escort a traffic-weary LeBron James to a Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake concert last Friday night. “Upon further investigation, it has been confirmed …

The Death of Princess Diana; Police Begin New Inquiry
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She was a much beloved public figure who died violently 16 years ago. But was it a car accident or not? British investigators say they are looking into some new information about the death of Princess Diana. Born Lady Diana …

Guy Tweets About Buying Pot, Gets Retweeted by Police, and Is Promptly Fired Guy Tweets About Buying Pot, Gets Retweeted by Police, and Is Promptly Fired
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A Toronto man has been fired from his job after York Regional Police retweeted his request for someone to bring him some pot at work. The tweet, from (former) Mr. Lube employee Sunith Baheerathan, asked for “any dealers in Vaughan …

Fugitive French Nanny Gets “Frisky” on Facebook
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She took their hearts when they took her in. Trust isn’t the only thing missing for some victims now. Childrens’ piggy banks ransacked, credit and debit cards stolen.  One teacher says both she and her family may never be the same …

License Plate Scanners: You’re Being Tracked
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These days, most people are aware that because of smartphones and surveillance cameras, very little public activity goes unrecorded. If you’re outside your home and live close to a decent-sized city, chances are good that you’re on camera somewhere, whether …

Police Kill Dog: Video Goes Viral, Lawsuit To Follow (GRAPHIC)
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Police officers in Hawthorne, California are facing some heat this week after a video was posted to Reddit which showed them shooting a man’s dog. The man, Leon Rosby, was taking video on his phone of several officers who had …

Police Performing Warrantless Cellphone Searches After Car Crashes? Yep, There’s a Bill for That Police Performing Warrantless Cellphone Searches After Car Crashes? Yep, There’s a Bill for That
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Hey guys, meet my new favorite terrible state bill. Narrowly beating out the Internet Posting Removal Act, an Illinois bill that’ll make your head spin, comes a bill to modify New Jersey state law to permit police officers to confiscate …

Kentucky: Threats Made After Cop’s Death
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Back in May, a Bardstown, Kentucky police officer was gunned down on his way home from work. The officer, Jason Ellis, had stopped to move debris out of the road and was shot multiple times with a shotgun by someone …

Road Rage Murder: Police Officer Charged in Roadside Shooting
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A police officer this week has been charged with manslaughter in the roadside shooting of a Maryland man. According to the Maryland State Police, Hudson County, New Jersey police officer Joseph Walker is being held on $1 million bond for …

Missing Teacher’s Car Found With Body Inside

A missing teacher in New Orleans may have finally been found, but it’s not a happy ending. Fox News reports that authorities in New Orleans have found the car belonging to missing teacher Terrilyn Monette. It was at the bottom …

Police Are Taking Advantage Of Google Maps Coordinate Police Are Taking Advantage Of Google Maps Coordinate

Police are using Google Maps Coordinate to keep track of deputies while they’re on duty. Google Maps Coordinate was introduced about a year ago, combining Google Maps with Google Latitude, adding a tracking tool to the ever-expanding Google Maps. While …