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    Report: 11-year-old Arkansas girl pays cabbie $1,300 to drive her to Florida boy
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    An 11-year-old girl from Arkansas is back at home after stealing $1,300 from her grandmother and taking a long-distance cab ride to meet a boy in Florida. Catching her wasn't too difficult, though. After her parents reported the girl missing, police found calls to the boy and the taxi company in ...

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    Video: Holiday cheer is just the ticket for Michigan motorists
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    Getting pulled over by police is seldom a pleasant experience for a motorist. And when that traffic stop comes in the middle of the holiday season, it can really put a damper on a driver's spirit. But the police department in Lowell, MI, set about changing all that. As part of the Uplift Someone ...

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    Report: UK town letting volunteers clock speeders results in predictable logjam
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    Give someone a hammer and every problem looks like a nail; hand volunteers radar guns and expect to find a whole lot of speeders – too many in fact. The police in a village in England can't keep up with the paperwork from all of the scofflaws. Now, the cops are asking these folks to stop ...

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    ETC: MI police looking for hit-and-run driver who left zombie hospitalized
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    The typical way to kill a zombie is by destroying its brain. Anyone that's kept up on The Walking Dead can list off a multitude of ways to accomplish this grim task ranging from guns, knives, swords, crossbows, street signs and any number of a range of sharp or blunt household objects. One ...

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    Official: Ford gives police chiefs tech to surveil officers in their own cars
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    Police officers certainly have a difficult job in keeping the streets safe, but as public employees in positions of authority, there is still a very real need for oversight. To that end, Ford is partnering with a tech company to offer a new system called Ford Telematics for Law Enforcement on its ...

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    Featured: Motorists losing right to see automated license-plate reader data [w/videos]
    Three Recent Court Cases Pit Law Enforcement Against Privacy Advocates 1414096140

    Law enforcement agencies know a lot about the whereabouts and daily habits of millions of American motorists through the use of automated license-plate readers. Motorists, on the other hand, don't know much about the records police officers have collected through the use of these machines. These ...

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    Video: Citizen pulls over unmarked WA police car, education ensues
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    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 ...

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    Official: Lamborghini makes wise investment, sponsors Italian State Police Sports Association
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    Boot-shaped shaped Italy has been molded as much by it's Hollywood-fueled history of organized crime, as it has by its footwear-aping borders. One of the more peaceful methods used by that famous mafia is, of course, bribery. While we doubt the Cosa Nostra has planted "made men" in Sant'Agata ...

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    ETC: Ford Transit gets outfitted for prison duty
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    Between the Taurus-based Police Interceptor, the Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility and the F-150 and Expedition special service vehicles, Ford has no lack of offerings for law enforcement. And now it has one more in the form of the new Transit PTV. Based on the fullsize Transit van, the ...

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    Featured: How traffic enforcement could play out on roads of the future
    New Systems Offer Potential, But Automated Tickets Already Irk Drivers 1411502460

    The applications of connected-car technology may eventually lie beyond the authority of its creators. On the roads of the future, it's possible that speeding tickets will be doled out by new automated law enforcement systems instead of by police officers in patrol cars. Systems now being ...

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    Report: New radar gun may inform police if you're texting
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    Typically, we don't really enjoy seeing radar-gun-wielding traffic cops. They have a tendency to ruin our day. But, a new sort of radar gun may have us quickly singing their praises. The Virginian-Pilot reports that there's a new tool that will be able to tell officers if a driver is texting ...

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    Official: Ford to offer Police Interceptor surveillance tech to competitors [w/video]
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    Ford unveiled its surveillance mode technology last year as an option for 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility models, and it has been a huge success. Now, the automaker and its partner InterMotive Inc. have decided to license the patent-pending system, including possibly to competitors ...

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    Report: Police officers using controversial network to keep tabs on motorists [w/video]
    Critics Question Constitutionality Of Nationwide Program 1410217200

    Information includes details like motorists' social security numbers, addresses, identifying tattoos and hunches about which drivers to stop. Law enforcement officers across the country have been using a private intelligence network to compile and share detailed information about motorists in ...

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    Report: Can a DUI be beat by drinking after a crash?
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    Years ago I was watching one of the endless streams of legal dramas flashing across my television. The story revolved around a man who had been drinking and then got into an accident. He immediately called his lawyer, who asked him if he had a bottle in the trunk, then advised him to immediately ...

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    ETC: Reaching for glovebox isn't a suspicious act when getting pulled over, court says
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    "Such movement, standing alone, does not give rise to a reasonable belief that appellant was armed and dangerous." – Judge Stephen Yarbrough Is reaching for the glovebox during a traffic stop suspicious? Is it reason to search a car without a warrant? An Ohio appeals court said no last ...

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    Report: How traffic enforcement has exacerbated racial tensions in Ferguson
    Minor Offenses Can Lead To Cycle Of Fines, Court Cases, Poverty 1409930820

    There are some towns in St. Louis County that have issued more traffic citations than there are residents. The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri exposed a long history of simmering racial tensions between a largely black community and a primarily white police force. Protesters ...

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    Read This: Thinking of buying a used police car? Here's how to do it
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    Back in college, I was the house and risk manager for my fraternity. As you can imagine, this was a stressful job, as I was forced to monitor not only the many idiotic whims of my brothers, but the potential impact those ideas had on our house. My least-fond memory of those hazy years involved a ...

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    Video: These Scots fought the law, but the law didn't win
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    "I fought the law and the law won." So goes the song originated by the Bobby Fuller Four and popularized by the Clash. And with good reason, because typically when an average citizen challenges the authority of law enforcement, they end up at the wrong end of its long arm. That's what makes this ...

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    Video: TX officer allegedly lets 140-mph street racer go with a warning [w/poll]
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    Being pulled over by the police is one of the most nerve-racking situations that a driver can go through, and it's even worse when you know that the officer has you dead to rights for speeding well over the posted limit. In this video, the driver of a heavily modified Ford Mustang with a claimed ...

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    ETC: This Decepticon-themed Maserati ticketed for imitating a police car
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    States have different laws about how closely your car can mimic the look of a police car, which this Massachusetts driver might've wanted to have look into. Even though he's driving a Maserati GranTurismo in homage to the Transformer Barricade and it reads "Decepticons" and "To punish and ...

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