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Australian Police Reveal They Broke New Metadata Laws

Australian Police Reveal They Broke New Metadata Laws

By Rod McGuirk | May 1
Australian police revealed on Friday that an officer broke the country's contentious new metadata laws by illegally accessing a journalist's phone records to identify an anonymous source.

Gunfire Sensors Credited with Quick Arrest in Fresno Rampage

Gunfire Sensors Credited with Quick Arrest in Fresno Rampage

By Scott Smith | Apr 23
Acoustic sensors mounted on lampposts and telephone poles picked up the crack of gunfire and rapidly enabled police to zero in on where it was coming from. Within minutes, the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage was under arrest.

Alabama Church Community Proposes Bill to Create Own Police Force

Alabama Church Community Proposes Bill to Create Own Police Force

Apr 23
Briarwood Presbyterian Church serves 8,000 people a day. Its push to form its own police force is raising concerns, reports David Begnaud, who spoke to the church's lawyer.

Arkansas Wants to Kill 7 Men with Drugs for the Living

Arkansas Wants to Kill 7 Men with Drugs for the Living

By Kelly P. Kissel | Apr 16
When administered as their manufacturers intend, the three drugs Arkansas could use in lethal injections next week if courts allow the executions to proceed are key products of the pharmaceutical industry.

Removal of United Passenger Shines Light on Airport Police

Removal of United Passenger Shines Light on Airport Police

By Don Babwin | Apr 16
A tense, three-hour hearing Thursday about what happened to a passenger dragged from his seat on a United flight exposed confusion even among Chicago city officials about the duties of the little-known police force.

Can Hack but Not Shoot? FBI May Ease Entry for Cyber Agents

Can Hack but Not Shoot? FBI May Ease Entry for Cyber Agents

By Eric Tucker | Apr 10
Aspiring federal agents who can hack a computer with ease but can't shoot their way out of a paper bag could soon find the FBI to be more welcoming.

Bill Would Allow Connecticut Police to Put Weapons on Drones

Bill Would Allow Connecticut Police to Put Weapons on Drones

By Dave Collins | Apr 2
Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons.

How A School Bomb-Scare Case Sparked A Media vs. FBI Fight

How A School Bomb-Scare Case Sparked A Media vs. FBI Fight

By Raphael Satter | Mar 21
The young hacker was told in no uncertain terms: You are safe with me. But Norm Weatherill was no reporter. He was FBI agent Norman Sanders Jr., and the whole conversation was a trap.

Florida Cop Looks for Suspects with 'Wheel of Fugitive'

Florida Cop Looks for Suspects with 'Wheel of Fugitive'

Mar 19
Every week, Sheriff Wayne Ivey of Brevard County, Florida, goes on Facebook and spins a wheel of local fugitives in an effort to help capture them.

Skydiving Dogs Combating Poachers Across Africa

Skydiving Dogs Combating Poachers Across Africa

Mar 13
Poaching of elephants, rhinos and other wild animals is a large problem across Africa. Some countries have started deploying dogs jumping from helicopters to catch poachers.

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