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1Michigan Cops Handout Gifts Instead Of Tickets

Police use traffic stops give random citizens the last few items on their shopping list

As part of the Uplift Someone Christmas initiative, the police department in Lowell, Michigan, pulled over a handful of drivers for a variety of supposed traffic violations, but instead of getting a ticket, the random citizens got items on their holiday shopping list.

105Driving While Black? App Developers Offer Advice

A Justice Department report released last year suggests blacks are more likely than whites to be pulled over and have their cars searched

Though the developers of the soon-to-be released "Driving While Black" smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don't want users searching for it.

246Dashcam Video Captures Scary Road Block In New Jersey

Motorist thought odd Turnpike stop might be robbery or carjacking

What first appeared as a potential robbery set-up along the New Jersey Turnpike earlier this month turned out to be two stranded motorists' not-so-brilliant call for help.

380Motorists Losing Right To See Automated License-Plate Reader Data

Three recent court cases pit law enforcement against privacy advocates

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 records are getting harder to obtain.

481Activist Citizen Pulls Over Cop, Issues A Warning

Officer in violation of state law on the receiving end of a traffic stop

In a classic tale of the hunter becoming the hunted, a police officer in Washington was recently pulled over and asked for I.D. by a concerned citizen.

24Motorist Under Suspicion For Playing Frisbee Golf

Iowa officer profiles young man due to interest in sport

The police department in Ankeny, Iowa apologized Thursday after video surfaced of one of its officers questioning a motorist about his drug habits because of his interest in Frisbee golf.

489Police Officer Gives Young Mom Car Seat Instead Of Ticket

Cop calls generous act "the easiest 50 bucks I ever spent"

A Michigan cop who pulled over a car last week for an unrestrained child decided to go above and beyond the call of duty by buying the struggling mother a car seat, rather than give her a ticket.

491Trooper Punishes Vermont Man For Exercising Rights

Gregory Zullo was illegaly searched, had his car towed and was billed for towing fees

The American Civil Liberties Union has brought a lawsuit against a Vermont police officer who they claim illegally detained a man, towed his car and then charged him a tow fee even after they found no crime was committed.

65Police officers using controversial network to keep tabs on motorists [w/video]

Critics Question Constitutionality Of Nationwide Program

Information includes details like motorists' social security numbers, addresses, identifying tattoos and hunches about which drivers to stop.

152TX officer allegedly lets 140-mph street racer go with a warning [w/poll]

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 966 horsepower at the rear wheels could have easily lost his ride for doing triple-digit speeds and street racing, but a friendly Texas police officer appears to send him on his way with a simple warning

15Texas Cop Points Gun At Young Children During Traffic Stop

Police investigating dangerous driver pull over wrong color and make of car

Police in Forney, Texas received a call about a beige or tan Toyota full of men pointing guns at other drivers on the, but the car they pulled over was neither beige nor a Toyota.

34Cop Saves Woman From Choking During Traffic Stop

Dashboard camera catches cop's life-saving moves

A police officer in Michigan probably never expected an outpouring of gratitude after a traffic stop, but after saving a driver's life on Saturday he is being praised as a hero.

19Family Says Police Officer Left Their Dog To Die On Side Of Highway

Family working to make sure other pets won't suffer similar fate

A Houston family is seeking answers after a police officer left their dog to die on the side of the road this month following a traffic stop.

AddMarijuana Smell Won't Get You In Trouble On Massachusetts Roads

Court ruling prohibits police from using smell of marijuana as reason for car search

In recent months, a number of states across America have made it easier for law-enforcement officers to meet the standards necessary to search a motorist's car without a warrant during a traffic stop. Massachusetts is headed in the opposite direction.

89Tree Falls On Police Officer During Traffic Stop

Ford Escape meets an untimely end, but officer and driver are OK

If a tree falls during a traffic stop, do you still get a ticket?

425Police Allegedly Stole From Immigrants During New York Traffic Stops

Officer caught by surveillance camera, according to authorities

At least a dozen Latin immigrants say they were robbed by police officers during traffic stops in one New York town.

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.

495Police Ask Random Drivers For Saliva, Breath, Blood Samples

Participation was voluntary for study, but Texas motorists were confused

Police officers in Fort Worth, Texas, set up a roadblock on a busy city street last week, and directed motorists into a parking lot, where they were asked to submit samples of their breath, saliva and blood.

498Police Fire On Minivan Full Of Children During Traffic Stop

Mother driving the car was running from a speeding ticket

Dramatic dash cam footage of police firing on a minivan full of children may lead to actions against the arresting officers.

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.

493Cop Throws Family To Ground During Traffic Stop

A concerned bystander captured the encounter on tape

A traffic stop in Washington Township, Ohio, ended with a family, including a 14-year-old boy, thrown to the ground.

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