Daily Archives: June 8, 2018

The Atlantic: Drone Cops Take Flight in Los Angeles

The Atlantic: Drone Cops Take Flight in Los Angeles by Geoff Manaugh: The L.A. County Sheriff has deployed a quadcopter drone for rescue and reconnaissance. But will the public accept that these aerial officers come in peace?

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Baylor Med School: [Medical] Ethicists examine law enforcement’s use of genetic databases

Baylor Med School: Ethicists examine law enforcement’s use of genetic databases by Allison Mickey:

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NJ: Officer’s purpose in momentarily putting head in window of car was to hear def over road noise was not search; plain smell sustained

The officer momentarily put his head in the window of defendant’s car to better hear him, and then he smelled marijuana. The purpose of the intrusion was benign and not to conduct a search, and it was not unreasonable. State … Continue reading

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MA: Removing paint chips off a car under the automobile exception was reasonable

There was probable cause that defendant’s car was involved in a shooting such that its stop and search was reasonable under the automobile exception. That included removing paint chips from it when it had been removed to the police station. … Continue reading

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D.D.C.: HR employee of DC crime lab couldn’t be subjected to random drug testing

The District of Columbia’s policy to randomly drug test virtually everybody working at the crime lab could not constitutionally apply to plaintiff, a human resources specialist there. She was fired for refusing a drug test, and received $802,000 at a … Continue reading

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The order in the Philadelphia sanctuary city case

The Philadelphia sanctuary city case: City of Philadelphia v. Sessions, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94709 (E.D. Pa. June 6, 2018).

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