Daily Archives: March 24, 2017

LA Times: If sheriff’s deputies are involved in misconduct, prosecutors have to know

LA Times: If sheriff’s deputies are involved in misconduct, prosecutors have to know (Editorial) There are about 300 Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs and higher-ranking officials whose personnel files include evidence that they lied, took bribes, used excessive force or … Continue reading

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MO: Police could arrest def at motel and wait until next day to get into his room for nonpayment of rent

Defendant was first stopped because housekeeping at the hotel he was staying in saw dope in the room and management locked him out and called the police. He was stopped on foot and it was discovered there was a warrant … Continue reading

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The Guardian: Man jailed until he unlocks encrypted hard drives in child abuse images case

The Guardian: Man jailed until he unlocks encrypted hard drives in child abuse images case by Olivia Solon: Former Philadelphia police officer Francis Rawls, who has been in jail for 17 months, has refused to obey a court order to … Continue reading

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The Intercept: Real-Time Face Recognition Threatens to Turn Cops’ Body Cameras into Surveillance Machines

The Intercept: Real-Time Face Recognition Threatens to Turn Cops’ Body Cameras into Surveillance Machines by Ava Kofman: “These cameras are small, hard to notice, and all over the place. That’s a pretty lethal combination for privacy unless we have reasonable … Continue reading

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WaPo: Marijuana raids are more deadly than the drug itself

WaPo: Marijuana raids are more deadly than the drug itself by Christopher Ingraham: Since 2010, At least 20 SWAT raids involving suspected marijuana dealers have turned deadly, according to data compiled by the New York Times.

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WaPo: The Senate just voted to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy

WaPo: The Senate just voted to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy by Brian Fung:

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ABAJ: Google vows to fight search warrant seeking the names of everyone who Googled crime victim

ABAJ: Google vows to fight search warrant seeking the names of everyone who Googled crime victim by Debra Cassens Weiss: Google says it will fight a search warrant seeking information about anyone who searched the name of a financial crime … Continue reading

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