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Christian Preacher Wins Lawsuit Wrongful Arrest

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 1
A Christian street preacher won over $21,600 after a three-year battle against the Greater Manchester Police, whom he said wrongfully imprisoned him for 19 hours after he allegedly harassed two gay teens via reading scripture.

J. Edgar: NOT A Gay American?

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 10
Was J. Edgar Hoover a closeted gay man driven to seek power and control out of terror and self-preseravtion? Or was his supposed homosexuality a Cold War-era invention of the KGB?

FBI: Anti-Gay Group Participated in Training

NATIONAL | By Pete Yost | Jun 30
The FBI said Wednesday that members of an anti-gay fundamentalist group participated in the bureau’s training of police officers and FBI agents - a move the bureau says it will take steps to remedy in the future.

Sheriff’s Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Post Sparks Outrage

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 4
Anti-gay and anti-Seminitc remarks posted at Facebook by an Illinois sheriff sparked demands for the law enforcement official’s resignation.

UK police learn how to follow crooks - on Twitter

PERSONAL TECH | By Raphael G. Satter | Oct 29
Trailing suspects is a staple of police work. Aspiring British detectives will soon be learning how to do it online.

UK police force publishes all incidents to Twitter

A British police force says it’s publishing every incident it deals with to Twitter for 24 hours

Euro terror alert spotlights voiceprint technology

PERSONAL TECH | By Raphael G. Satter | Oct 6
Did their voices betray them? The discovery of an alleged terror plot against Europe owes at least some of its success to "voiceprint" technology that allows law enforcement to electronically match a voice to its owner.

Smile! Aerial images being used to enforce laws

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Eltman | Aug 16
On New York’s Long Island, it’s used to prevent drownings. In Greece, it’s a tool to help solve a financial crisis. Municipalities update property assessment rolls and other government data with it. Some in law enforcement use it to supplement reconnaissance of crime suspects.

When tweets can make you a jailbird

PERSONAL TECH | By Richard Lardner | Mar 17
Maxi Sopo was having so much fun "living in paradise" in Mexico that he posted about it on Facebook so all his friends could follow his adventures. Others were watching, too: A federal prosecutor in Seattle, where Sopo was wanted on bank fraud charges.

Text-a-Tip programs allow tipsters to help police

PERSONAL TECH | By Denise Lavoie | Nov 30
A mother in Boston tells police her 8-year-old boy was shot to death in their apartment by gunmen in hooded sweatshirts during a home invasion.

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