Daily Archives: August 11, 2019

HuffPo: Newark’s Surveillance System Puts Communities Of Color Under Constant Watch

HuffPo: Newark’s Surveillance System Puts Communities Of Color Under Constant Watch by Kiara Alfonseca: The Citizen Virtual Patrol, a 24/7 public surveillance system, lets anyone watch the city’s streets from anywhere at any time, through as many as 127 cameras.

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CNBC: Amazon is developing high-tech surveillance tools for an eager customer: America’s police

CNBC: Amazon is developing high-tech surveillance tools for an eager customer: America’s police by John Schuppe: Amazon’s Ring subsidiary doesn’t just make the wireless security cameras — it also accesses police data to alert residents of potential crimes, encourages users … Continue reading

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Wired: Hackers Could Decrypt Your GSM Phone Calls

Wired: Hackers Could Decrypt Your GSM Phone Calls by Lily Hay Newman: Most mobile calls around the world are made over the Global System for Mobile Communications standard; in the US, GSM underpins any call made over AT&T or T-Mobile’s … Continue reading

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Quartz: A California police robot is flagging “blacklisted” people and cars

Quartz: A California police robot is flagging “blacklisted” people and cars by Justin Rohrlich: An autonomous police robot patrolling the streets of Huntington Park, California is scanning license plates, logging IP addresses, and using facial recognition technology that alerts cops … Continue reading

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Reason: No Probable Cause Required for Cops To Access User Data From Popular Apps

Reason: No Probable Cause Required for Cops To Access User Data From Popular Apps by Ben McDonald: Only three states require police to obtain a warrant before requesting private user data from companies.

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OH2: No RS for stop of driver parked in car in Wendy’s parking lot at 1pm that others came up to

There was no reasonable suspicion of drug activity with defendant’s car in a Wendy’s parking lot at 1 pm. An anonymous caller concerned about “drug activity” called the police and reported that people walked up to the car, talked to … Continue reading

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CA2: Govt doesn’t get GFE in forfeiture search and seizure for overbreadth and particularity problem it created

In a forfeiture case initiated with a search warrant, defects in the warrant process denied the government resort to the good faith exception for failure to apprise all the officers what they were looking for and not attaching exhibits to … Continue reading

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D.Kan. Throwing a pouch onto a roof when climbing a fence in flight from the police is abandonment

Throwing a black pouch onto the roof of a building in flight from the police as he climbed over a fence was abandonment. United States v. Gaines, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134303 (D. Kan. Aug. 9, 2019).* The search warrant … Continue reading

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D.Kan.: Recusal motion can’t be used as subterfuge just to get rehearing of denied motion to suppress

This second recusal motion looks like defendant is just trying to get rehearing of the denial of his motion to suppress in front of a different judge, and it’s denied. United States v. Williamson, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133111 (D. … Continue reading

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OH10: Carpenter not shown to be retroactive for post-conviction purposes

Defendant’s post-conviction petition seeking to apply Carpenter is denied. It’s a successor petition and untimely, and Carpenter isn’t shown to be retroactive. State v. Teitelbaum, 2019-Ohio-3175, 2019 Ohio App. LEXIS 3268 (10th Dist. Aug. 8, 2019).* Defendant consented to talk … Continue reading

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CA11: Officer has discretion to let another take vehicle or impound it with inventory, and he can change his mind

Allowing defendant’s vehicle to be taken by another instead of impounding it was within the officer’s discretion. At first he said he would do that, then changed his mind. That doesn’t make the inventory unreasonable. United States v. Sibert, 2019 … Continue reading

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CA9: Info of illegal search was put into second SW affidavit and independent PC was shown

In a felon in possession case, there was a prior illegal search by state troopers. ATF picked up the case immediately and applied for a search warrant that included the information from the illegal search, and there was independent evidence … Continue reading

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