Researchers found that the pattern of murder in Newark, NJ is very similar in pattern to the spread of an infectious disease.
Could this research
show law enforcement a new way to predict where murders will occur?
Feds under pressure to open US skies to drones.
Last week, the FAA released a fact sheet
, which states in part that "one of the most promising potential uses for small UASs
is in law enforcement." They've already allowed
the Border Patrol to use Predator drones as a "key force multiplier" along the Mexican border. Local law enforcement wants in
on the game. Britons, you're next
- or first
? [more inside]
Just a week in the life
of a san diego county police officer. Linked from YouCSD
, a news alternative weblog for the UCSD community.
Florida state troopers pull over motorists to fill out a survey.
"Off-duty troopers picked motorists at random and directed them to pull off the interstate into a rest stop, where Palm Pilot- toting interviewers waited." Shit, I'd be pissed. Yeah - it's only a 90 second survey but still... (from Camworld
Thank God for Police hypocrisy
for keeping me so amused. Seriously though, this is one of the best articles I've read in a long time. It's a five part series regarding the controversy of redlight cameras, and the evidence that those that administer them are in it for the $$$. For one, they seem to be placed on high-traffic / short yellow light intersections instead of the high-accident intersections. Oh, and it's made D.C. alone over $15 million in two years. Read it to find out how the researchers stretched numbers to get " tiny 3 percent increase in rear-enders" from a 767% increase.
I don't know what my favorite part of this article is, the quote "their hearts were in the right place" (as well as other body parts) or the law that says police officers can have sex if they are in a dangerous or "life-threatening situation."
Why Cops Shoot
Police columnist Fred Reed gives practical examples of simulated situations that provoke gunplay. "Test yourself in a dark alley." Maybe the men in blue aren't as brutal as you think.
-- Is it a revolutionary new tool for law enforcement, or legalized torture?