Daily Archives: July 7, 2019

WaPo: DMV databases become part of unprecedented surveillance infrastructure: Facial recognition

WaPo: DMV databases become part of unprecedented surveillance infrastructure by Drew Harwell: The FBI and ICE have turned state driver’s license databases into a facial-recognition gold mine, scanning through hundreds of millions of Americans’ photos without their knowledge or consent, … Continue reading

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KS: Random suspicionless drug testing of any probationer is reasonable under special needs

Random suspicionless drug testing of any probationer (even those from nondrug cases), satisfied the Fourth Amendment and state constitution under special needs. State v. Hinnenkamp, 2019 Kan. App. LEXIS 44 (July 5, 2019):

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The Hill: Cities lead crackdown on facial recognition tech

The Hill: Cities lead crackdown on facial recognition tech by Emily Birnbaum:

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ND: Knock on car window when def asleep inside with engine running was within community caretaking function

Defendant was unresponsive in a parked car with the engine running. “The officer’s knocking on Bridgeford’s vehicle window was within the scope of the officer’s community caretaking function. Because the officer was acting within his role as a community caretaker, … Continue reading

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