Category: Police Corruption

Lawsuit: Boston PD’s ‘Gang Database’ Says People Who Wear Nikes And Have Been Beat Up By Gang Members Are ‘Gang Associates’

Lawsuit: Boston PD’s ‘Gang Database’ Says People Who Wear Nikes And Have Been Beat Up By Gang Members Are ‘Gang Associates’

Tim Cushing | Techdirt | Source URL The Chinese government uses a number of measures to keep tabs on citizens. One is what’s known as a “citizen score” — a compilation of all the good/bad habits the government can track that determines whether a person should be viewed as a […]

Orlando cops have begun a secretive SECOND trial of Amazon’s controversial facial recognition system

TIC Note: This is one of the research items on the flyers of Strike Out Targeting for a reason.  You can look up more information on the capabilities of Amazon Rekognition here.  The average reader of this website, would well know that the OPD would not have gotten rid of […]

Police trial Fitbit-style tracker devices to monitor suspects’ health in custody after highest number of deaths in detention for 10 years

Tim Stickings | The Daily Mail | Source URL Police could start using fitness tracker-style devices to monitor suspects’ vital signs while in custody, following the highest number of deaths in police detention for 10 years. Two UK forces are considering using the technology, which has been trialled in the NHS and […]

Police facial recognition body cams can be edited by law enforcement

Mass Private I | Source URL Soon nowhere will be safe from Big Brother’s prying eyes. Imagine walking down Main St., and seeing officer friendly approaching you. As the officer approaches you, he or she has already scanned your face against a 15 million person database and knows if you have any […]

WATCH: What Tailgaiting in a Police State Looks Like, Police Helicopter Rains Down Hell on Tailgaters

  Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project | Source URL State College, PA — In all of our years reporting on police conduct and activity at the Free Thought Project, we have never seen anything like we are reporting today. Several utterly insane videos show police officers from Penn […]

Team up your home surveillance camera with LVMPD to help catch the bad guys

NBC3 Las Vegas | Source URL LAS VEGAS (AP) — Surveillance cameras: It seems they are in service everywhere these days. At homes and businesses, these electronic eyes catch every move made in front of them. They are the reason local police came up with Project Safe Cam. Its a program […]

New bill could require NYPD to turn over body camera data

If passed, the bill would also require the NYPD to provide individual breakdowns each time a body camera was used and explanations for why it failed to record Graham Rayman | New York Daily News via PoliceOne | Source URL NEW YORK — A pair of NYPD oversight bills will be […]

Boston police create new bureau to expand community policing in the city

Meghan E. Irons and John Ellement | Boston Globe | Source URL Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross Monday unveiled a new Boston police bureau aimed at enhancing the city’s community policing strategy that will be led by a veteran of the department. Nora Baston, who holds the civil service rank […]

Newport Beach police launch true-crime podcast in effort to hasten capture of suspected killer

Hannah Fry | The Los Angeles Times | Source URL Episode 1 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/500472954-nbpd-episode-0-the-prologue.mp3 Episode 2 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/501475386-nbpd-episode-1-something-is-wrong.mp3 Episode 3 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/501479394-nbpd-episode-2-the-story.mp3 After a fruitless years-long search for a fugitive murder suspect, Newport Beach authorities are taking a very different approach toward capturing their man: On Wednesday, they announced the release of a […]

Former police chief in Florida pleads guilty to framing men in racially tinged cases

Jay Weaver | Miami Herald | Source URL Five years ago, Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano bragged to the town’s leaders about his department’s exceptional 100 percent clearance rate on burglaries in the tree-lined suburb north of Miami. On Friday, however, Atesiano admitted his own criminal behavior was behind […]

“Citizens Police Academies” are used to improve community relations and influence voters

Mass Private I | Source URL A recent article in KSFY revealed that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is training citizens to act like cops. Because that is what America needs right now, more police. These ‘citizen cops’ go through a ten-week training program called “Citizens Academy” which teaches them to take part in […]

Police Bodycams Can be Hacked to Doctor Footage

Lily Hay Newman | Wired | Source URL AS THEY PROLIFERATE, police body cameras have courted controversy because of the contentious nature of the footage they capture and questions about how accessible those recordings should be. But when it comes to the devices themselves, the most crucial function they need to perform—beyond recording footage […]

Secret FBI Program Now Jailing Activists for Speaking Out Against Police Brutality on Facebook

Jay Syrmopoulos | The Free Thought Project | Source URL Dallas, TX – When militarized FBI agents clad in tactical gear raided the home of Rakem Balogun in December 2017—forcing him and his 15-year-old son outside in their underwear on the cold and windy night as agents ransacked his residence—he thought […]

Local Cops Can Skirt State Limits on Surveillance By Joining Federal Task Forces

Michael Maharrey | The Foundation for Economic Education | Source URL By joining joint law enforcement task forces run by the federal government, local cops can often ignore stringent state and local laws governing surveillance and engage in warrantless spying. It’s well-known that a federal program known as “Equitable Sharing” […]