Police

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Secret Service faces questions about child sex abuse

New revelations about child abuse prompt attorneys who specialize in federal employment law to question the agency’s willingness to hold agents accountable for such serious crimes. This comes at a time when the agency is struggling to overcome scandals, including one in which agents hired prostitutes during a presidential trip to […]

City Council Terminates Police Force—Town Doesn’t Descend into Chaos

“The town of Galveston, Indiana just voted to terminate their police department and contrary to popular belief, chaos has not engulfed the city.” “Galveston, Indiana is a small town and the likelihood of a crime wave bursting on to the scenes is rare regardless of police presence. However, we’ve seen […]

Obama Backs Off Plan to Demilitarize Police After Meeting With Lobbyists

“Instead of standing by his own previous commitment to scale back militarization, Obama was quick to give into police pressure — proving once more that this administration’s seeming willingness to address the root causes behind the issues the United States now faces is nothing more than a slogan.” Source: Obama […]

Private Policing Isn’t a Fantasy

“Every time you enter a shopping mall, go to a department store, visit an amusement park, enjoy a live professional sporting event, or use PayPal, you are being protected by people trying to maximize profit.” Continue reading: Private Policing Isn’t a Fantasy Related article: How Policing Works in a Privatized City […]

A Practical Solution: Run Police Departments Like Fire Departments

‘I’m going to suggest a solution that will sound radical, even in a country that styles itself “the land of free.” Let’s get cops off the streets, unless responding to a 911 call or serving a warrant issued by a judge. Everyone would be freer and safer, including the police […]

Legal Experts Raise Alarm over Shocking Use of ‘Killer Robot’ in Dallas

“Dallas police sent in a drone (with wheels rather than wings) to blow up the suspect in yesterday’s tragic shooting. This is the first time a drone was used against Americans on US soil. He was a suspect and had not been convicted. Will this now become standard practice for […]

A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets

“It’s a simple bot that helps with court appeals — but could it replace the need for human lawyers?” “Since launching in late 2015, it has successfully appealed $3 million worth of tickets.” Continue reading: A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets