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Police officer gives pretend ticket to pretend car made from snow

After this weekend's snow in Chadron, Nebraska, Jason Blundell and his kids spent the afternoon sculpting a snow replica of their 1967 Ford Mustang GTA. Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. **** Downing spotted the snow car and decided to have his own fun. From the Omaha World-Herald:

(Downing) drove by and recorded himself giving the sculpted ...

Someone animated a local police blotter and the result is surprisingly charming

03.07.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

If you're from a relatively low-crime area, nothing is more satisfying than reading your local police blotter.  YouTuber Michael McCurdy recently made this charming video featuring animated selections from the police blotter for Port Townsen... ...

List of thousands of criminal cops accidentally released under public records laws, now CA AG threatens 2 reporters with legal action for having a copy

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra told two Berkeley-based reporters that it is against the law to even possess a copy of this never-before-publicly-released list of convicted cops. ...

Cop suspended for playing Barry White while allowing arrested couple to make-out in his patrol car

In Fort Pierce, Florida, police officer Doug McNeal arrested Zachery Moellendick, 23, and Krista Leigh, 24, for shoplifting and put them in the back of his squad car. The couple started making out so McNeal played Barry White's "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love." Later, he allowed Leigh to smoke a cigarette in the car. ...

Beyond GIGO: how “predictive policing” launders racism, corruption and bias to make them seem empirical

"Predictive policing" is the idea that you can feed crime stats to a machine-learning system and it will produce a model that can predict crime. It is garbage.

It's garbage for a lot of reasons. For one thing, you only find crime where you look for it: so if you send out the cops ...

Detroit cop who posted racist video of woman he made walk home in freezing cold was once charged with torturing ex-girlfriend

Detroit cop Gary Steele pulled over a young black woman for expired plates, forced her to leave her car in -18f weather, took video of her walking off in the freezing cold, and taunted her with racist insults. He posted the video online for the amusement of other racists, went viral, was "reassigned" by his ...

Tesla is made in Fremont, so it’s not surprising local police bought a Model S patrol car

Fremont, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay Area is home to electric car company Tesla's massive vehicle factory and it'll soon be the home to what's believed to be the first U.S. police department with a Tesla in its fleet. Fremont police bought a use... ...