Facebook Sure Would Like the DEA to Stop Impersonating People

Though the US Justice Department thinks the Drug Enforcement Agency has the right to impersonate people on Facebook for “law enforcement purposes”, Facebook sure would like them to stop. Facebook has sent a pointed letter to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart…

Two-Year-Old Hostage Situation Ends Peacefully

These days, it seems all too common to hear stories of situations involving police which end tragically, oftentimes with innocent people being caught in collateral damage. There are those rare circumstances, though, when the news reports on the good deeds…

Alaska State Troopers Die in Remote Shooting

Two Alaska State Troopers are dead following a shooting in a remote Alaskan village. According to an Alaska Dispatch report, Patrick Johnson and Gabriel “Gabe” Rich were killed on Wednesday in Tanana, Alaska. The officers, who both served the Fairbanks…

Medical Marijuana Means More Crime?

Last year, a study was published, and reported on by McClatchey, that showed that marijuana was linked to crime more often than other commonly-abused substances. For example, the study reported, eighty percent of the adult males that had been arrested…

Steven Seagal For Governor Of Arizona?

Action movie star Steven Seagal has hinted that he may run for Arizona governor. Seagal is an action film star, writer, producer, guitarist, artists and reserve deputy sheriff. His first film was “Above the Law (1988)”. He became famous in…

Smartphones & Law Enforcement Discussed At Google Ideas

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…

License Plate Scanners are Appearing Across U.S.

Police, across the country, are now using license plate scanners to record and store information from millions of license plates, creating a database that can be used to track down the whereabouts of United States drivers. The American Civil Liberties…

Homeland Security: 3D Printed Guns May Be Impossible To Stop

The government is concerned about the proliferation of 3D printed guns. That much was obvious when the State Department demanded Defense Distributed remove the blueprints for the first 3D printed gun – The Liberator – from its Web site. Now…

FBI Is Hoping To Wiretap Internet Services – Should It Be Allowed?

As technologies have advanced, they have dramatically changed the way that we live and interact. We, as consumers, have become accustomed to the convenience, capabilities, and even the entertainment that they provide. But, should these same advantages be applied to…

How Cops Get Into Locked iPhones

Apple and Google are often compelled to assist law enforcement officials in the unlocking of iPhone and Android device screens, and some internal documents shed some light on the process of the password bypassing. From training materials put together by…