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Police find viral ice cream licker, but there’s a catfish twist

07.06.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Law enforcement officials have identified and interviewed the woman who was recorded licking ice cream and then returning the tub to a supermarket freezer. The viral video posted on Twitter on Jun. 29 shows the young woman licking Blue Bell ice cream... ...

Police cameras to be augmented with junk-science “microexpression” AI lie-detectors

The idea that you can detect lies by analyzing "microexpressions" has absorbed billions in spending by police forces and security services, despite the fact that it's junk science that performs worse than a coin-toss.

What could be griftier than selling latter-day phrenology to law enforcement? Adding "machine learning" to the mix!

The UK startup Facesoft ...

Police body-cam maker Axon says no to ****** recognition, for now

****** recognition is a controversial enough topic without bringing in everyday policing and the body cameras many (but not enough) officers wear these days. But Axon, which makes many of those cameras, solicited advice on the topic from and independent research board and in accordance with its findings has opted not to use ****** recognition ...

Detective stops press conference to tackle some guy running past

06.19.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

If you're running away from something, make sure it's not right by a pack of cameras, and the police. An Australian detective who was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday jumped into action when a man, who allegedly made inappropriate comments... ...

Facebook hate group investigation reveals 400 police officers, including NYPD cops, to be members

A year-long investigation of private Facebook hate groups by REVEAL finds close to 400 current and retired law enforcement officers are members, including officers from small towns as well as big cities -- including NYPD.

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One guard at the Angola prison in Louisiana, Geoffery Crosby, was a member of 56 extremist groups, including 45 ...

Chicago police ban mobile phone cases that look like handguns

Chicago police are urging people not to use mobile phone cases that look like handguns because, y'know, it's just ******. Apparently Illinois Conservation Police officers stopped a stolen car and saw a handgun in a passenger's waistband. According to a Facebook post by the agency, the police officer “observed this object and was able to ...

Two speeding cops crash into one another at intersection, killing 84-year-old woman in nearby car

The AP obtained footage from a security camera showing two speeding Chicago police vehicles, lightbars on, crashing into one another and then into a third car idling nearby. The driver of that vehicle, an 84-year-old retired teacher, was killed in the collision. The footage was released by her family, which is suing over her ...

Police officer says “F**k You is my name” when man asks

A police officer in Decatur identified himself as "**** You is my name" when asked by the innocent, handcuffed black man he was getting angry with.

Dizzy Dez writes about the cops turning up outside his home:

[Another officer] immediately started to place me in handcuffs and attempted to search me. I asked her was I ...

Axon lies to town that bought its police bodycams, threatens to tase their credit-rating if they cancel the contract

Axon -- formerly Taser International -- makes police bodycams that they sell to towns on the cheap, betting that they'll make it up by gouging the towns for cloud-based storage for footage from the cameras (what could possibly go wrong?!).

The town of Fontana, California bought some of Axon's bodycams to try them out with ...

London police arrest man who covered face during public ****** recognition trials

Police in London conducted a public street trial with ****** recognition cameras. A man who covered his face as he walked by the cameras was stopped by officers, forced to submit to being photographed, and then arrested on a charge of public disorder after complaining loudly. The segment starts at 3:35 in the embedded ...