The sentiment on the streets on the need for police reforms appears to be seeping into the halls of justice. That includes questions about Fourth Amendment rights prohibiting illegal search and seizure.
Law enforcement agencies use social media in various ways to monitor crime and communicate with the population. But there are few laws on what they can and cannot do with someone’s personal information.
COVID-19 has changed the crime rate in many cities across the nation. Most continue to show a decrease in calls for service, even as in some places the economy begins to open.
Fewer police departments are allowing the use of chokeholds since the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer in May. But the practice is continuing in numerous locations. Meanwhile, families affected by the use of this method of subduing suspects are still seeking justice in cases where it has led to the death of a loved one. And protesters are still on the streets calling for police reform that would reduce the use of deadly force.
As with many other things, COVID-19 is changing the face of police interviews, some say for the better. Interviews are being conducted at a distance, frequently outdoors, to minimize the chances of virus transmission.
Cameras are everywhere, but a new tool, the Atlas of Surveillance, has information on more than 3,000 cities.
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Some mayors are pushing back against President Donald Trump sending federal law enforcement to their cities. However, unless those federal personnel are breaking the law, there is little the mayors can do, other than go to court and seek restraining orders to block them from…
On July 1, it became a crime in Florida to falsely declare a pet as an emotional support animal. If convicted, the pet owner can be jailed for two months and/or fined $500 and be required to perform 30 hours of community service with an…