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This might come as a shock: The FBI has a secret air force of sorts that's recently been buzzing over Baltimore. Or maybe it's not a shock at all. The FBI's been using aircraft for decades. These new planes, however, use surveillance equipment designed for warfare and capable of tracking innocent citizens. That's bad.

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Pull up a chair, good citizen, because I've got a story about law enforcement and surveillance that you're actually going to like. The Los Angeles Police Department is now using a new telematics system in 50 of its Ford Police Interceptors. In other words, the watchmen are being watched — in real-time.

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If you're in the Cross of a Friday night, you'll soon be under even more surveillance. Patrolling NSW police officers will soon be equipped with automatically-recording, body-mounted video cameras with up to two and a half hours of recording time and front-facing screens that show you when you're being monitored.

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There are few things that make your stomach drop faster than seeing a police car siren in your rearview mirror. Those flashing lights almost always mean you're in for a reaming, a possible court date or a hefty fine... unless the cop pulling you over is actually pranking you by giving you $100 for obeying the law.

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A recent city noise control ordinance in Boston has cops cracking down on roving rock shows that don't take place in formal venues. So they're posing as punk rockers online to sniff out concert locations so they shut them down more easily. Only problem is their police work reads like an out of touch parent trying to talk to a teen about that new fangled rock and/or roll.