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Hitting the Books: How police tech reinforces America's racial segregation

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NYPD officer injured when he bites a razor blade in sandwich he bought from shop in Queens

NYPD officer injured when he bites a razor blade in sandwich he bought from shop in Queens

Police are investigating how a razor blade made its way into a sandwich after an NYPD officer was injured when he bit into it. The officer was taken to a hospital and treated for minor
Attorney General Barr Wonders If Communities That Don't ‘Respect’ Police Should Have Police at All

Attorney General Barr Wonders If Communities That Don't ‘Respect’ Police Should Have Police at All

“If communities don’t give that support and respect they might find themselves without the police protection they need,” he said.

Ring gave police a detailed map of area doorbell installations

Police departments partnered with Amazon's Ring security service had access to maps that revealed where Ring video doorbells were located, CNET reports. While Amazon has said police do not have access

Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith to Be Released From Jail Pending Trial

A judge ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice has enough evidence to move a case against ethereum developer Virgil Griffith to trial.

DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens

Homeland Security wants to expand facial recognition checks for travelers arriving to and departing from the U.S. to also include citizens, which had previously been exempt from the mandatory checks.

Tesla Cybertruck will join Dubai's eclectic police fleet

Dubai's police force is well-known for incorporating supercars and other oddities into its fleet, but its latest might be the most eccentric to date. The law enforcement agency has revealed that it'll
Police sad over spilled donuts get sweet surprise ending

Police sad over spilled donuts get sweet surprise ending

“The final resting spot of the once glorious glazed donuts.” The police department in Brookhaven, Georgia openly shared their grief in this social media post, honoring a load of tragically fallen
That Robot Dog from Boston Dynamics has a new job on the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad

That Robot Dog from Boston Dynamics has a new job on the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad

I know a guy who works at Boston Dynamics. He spends all day fussing over how to get a robot leg to bend the right way. It's kind of boring, but he likes tinkering with things. And hey, it's a job.
Massachusetts Police Have Been Quietly Testing a Robot Dog

Massachusetts Police Have Been Quietly Testing a Robot Dog

Boston Dynamics's Spot robot kept watch in dangerous situations.
Massachusetts Police Have Been Quietly Testing a Robot Dog

Massachusetts Police Have Been Quietly Testing a Robot Dog

Boston Dynamics's Spot robot kept watch in dangerous situations.

Massachusetts police have been quietly testing a robot dog

Boston Dynamics has been looking for ways to put its robots to work, but it turns out they've already seen some service. Radio station WBUR and the ACLU have learned that the Massachusetts State
Alabama sheriff murdered after telling man to turn music down; suspect is a deputy's son from another county

Alabama sheriff murdered after telling man to turn music down; suspect is a deputy's son from another county

An Alabama sheriff was shot and killed at a gas station Saturday night after approaching a vehicle to tell the driver to turn the music down, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.Lowndes County
Bill de Blasio to Gift 900 Freed Inmates with Mets Tickets, Movie Passes for Showing Up to Court

Bill de Blasio to Gift 900 Freed Inmates with Mets Tickets, Movie Passes for Showing Up to Court

New York City, New York will soon shower 900 freed inmates with gifts such as Mets tickets, movie passes, and gift cards for simply showing up to their court dates.

Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords

The highest court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the state’s law enforcement cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords that would unlock their devices. The state’s Supreme Court said

Blockchain Sleuthing Firm Chainalysis Slashes 20% of Workforce

Chainalysis laid off 39 employees Thursday citing the need for a "path to profitability."
What Happens When You Remove a Police-Installed GPS Tracker

What Happens When You Remove a Police-Installed GPS Tracker

The Supreme Court ruled that cops need a warrant to attach a GPS device to your car. But if you find one, can you remove it?
Indiana Supreme Court Sure Looks Skeptical That Taking a Police GPS Tracker Off Your Car Is Theft

Indiana Supreme Court Sure Looks Skeptical That Taking a Police GPS Tracker Off Your Car Is Theft

The Indiana Supreme Court seemed dubious that a suspected Warrick County drug dealer who removed a hidden police tracker from his car should really be charged with theft, Ars Technica reported on
Indian Government Asserts Widespread Digital Surveillance Powers After WhatsApp Hack

Indian Government Asserts Widespread Digital Surveillance Powers After WhatsApp Hack

The Indian government has asserted sweeping powers to “intercept, monitor, or decrypt” any information that is “generated, transmitted, received, or stored” on any computer network in the country, per
New York Jailbreak Law to Free Suspects Accused of Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide, Child Sex Crimes

New York Jailbreak Law to Free Suspects Accused of Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide, Child Sex Crimes

New York's latest criminal justice reform plan will release suspects accused of second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, child sex crimes, and making threats of terrorism without