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84Citizen pulls over unmarked WA police car, education ensues

Dog bites man, that's not news. Man bites dog, now that's news. Or so goes the old newspaper adage, and we see it manifested all the time. Take this latest video clip for example. While it wouldn't usually be news to see a cop pulling over a motorist, seeing a motorist pulling over a cop and asking to see ID is another matter entirely.

105CHP seizes medical records of woman seen repeatedly struck by officer [w/video]

In early July, a video of Marlene Pinnock being struck repeatedly by a patrolman on the side of a Los Angeles Interstate stirred allegations of police brutally against the California Highway Patrol. Pinnock was reportedly walking in traffic on the freeway when a CHP officer responded to the scene. According to police, she resisted arrest, and a passing motorist filmed a portion of the ensuing altercation that left the woman in the hospital. The video subsequently went viral.

43French police charge 10 for warning motorists of speed cameras via Facebook

Yesterday, we reported on a man in Ohio who was ticketed for holding a sign alerting other motorists of a DUI checkpoint. Apparently, the French take their speed cameras every bit as seriously as we take drunk driving. The local prosecutor in the Aveyron department of France is charging 10 people for documenting the locations of speed enforcement areas on a Facebook group, and the move is causing a heap of controversy.

202Troubled traffic stops lead to anal probes, civil rights violations [w/videos]

How The War On Drugs Has Led To Abusive Police Tactics

Amid the battle against illegal drugs, sometimes the most mundane of stops go horribly awry.

AddCritics Say Federal Government's 'Voluntary' Road Survey May Be Unconstitutional

Some motorists say they've been forced to participate against their wishes

Orange cones and flashing police lights confronted Ricardo Nieves as he rounded a bend on the way to his mother's house. Before he knew what was going on, Nieves said, a man working for a government contractor stepped in front of his car and forced him to turn into a parking lot. There, a woman repeatedly tried to question him about his driving habits and asked for a mouth swab that would detect the presence of illegal or prescription drugs in his system.

488Officer Suspended For One Day For Invasive Search

No drugs were found

A Florida police officer was suspended for just one day after tape of a controversial traffic stop made national headlines.

75Police confiscating motorists' phones in Cape Town [w/poll]

The phrase "law enforcement" – and the very idea of laws themselves – is entirely dependent on that second word, "enforcement." Without it, you don't have laws, you have a modern art installation consisting of reams of paper decorated with lines that are as useless as they are squiggly. But how enforcement is handled is just as important as the concept itself, and when it comes to laws against cell phone usage while driving, Cape Town, South Africa has gone further than any other cou

44Jesse Jackson calls on Asian automakers to diversify

Last year, we reported how civil rights activist Jesse Jackson asked General Motors to provided emergency funding for minority dealers while the automaker was culling its dealerships in light of its market share.

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