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‘We got a call you’ve been dealing drugs’: Illinois cops pull gun on man after they get suspicious of his tinted car windows

'They are abusing their authority.'

On Jul 4, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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‘That is not an official CIA account’: Trump’s social media platform is filled with fake government profiles

Trump's platform is littered with fake government accounts.

On Apr 1, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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Yes, the police are watching what you post on Facebook about protests

In leaked documents, officers track individual, group, and event pages with protest or anti-law enforcement rhetoric.

On Jun 29, 2020 by Colleen Hagerty

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Everyone hates the new Republican anti-encryption bill—except for cops

It's unsurprising the bill has the backing of police organizations.

On Jun 26, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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Twitter bans collective behind BlueLeaks

The permanent ban happened four days after the group released the documents.

On Jun 24, 2020 by Colleen Hagerty

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‘BlueLeaks’ hack reveals years of law enforcement data

The hack has uncovered a trove of sensitive information, including some related to protest policies.

On Jun 23, 2020 by Colleen Hagerty

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Detroit’s rape kit backlog identified more than 800 serial rapists

Detroit finally processed kits dating back to as early as 1984.

On Dec 19, 2017 by Samantha Grasso

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British cops’ porn-spotting AI keeps getting fooled by deserts

We suppose deserts are kind-of flesh colored.

On Dec 19, 2017 by Christina Bonnington

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Woman engaged to a racist seeks advice online—and the internet obliges

What to do when you're engaged to "great guy" who is also a bigot.

On Dec 4, 2017 by David Britton

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U.S. government report urges Congress to regulate Stingray surveillance

The devices can track and intercept cell phones.

On Dec 20, 2016 by David Gilmour

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Gay man shot by teen he met on Facebook

The local LGBT community is funding its own investigation.

On Sep 13, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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You can donate to the inmate who beat up the Charleston shooter

The funding site can barely keep up with the all the donation requests.

On Aug 5, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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Police protesters celebrate as NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton steps down

The new NYPD commish is Jimmy O'Neill.

On Aug 2, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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Gay congressman introduces bill to track the deaths of LGBT people

We have no idea how many LGBT people are killed each year.

On Jul 15, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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Dallas police believed to be first in U.S. to kill a suspect with a robot

Police robots can be lethal. Can they also be hacked?

On Jul 8, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara