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3DCA: Leaving Scene of Accident Causing Death

Affirming conviction for leaving the scene of an accident causing death and tampering with evidence, the Third District held:


  • STATEMENTS OF DEFENDANT:  While the defendant was seized within the meanign of the 4th Amendment when he was handcuffed, placed in back of officer’s car, taken to police station, and placed in locked interrogation room, the seizure was nonetheless supported by probable cause.
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CA11: En Banc Review of Cell Phone Tower Data w/o Warrant

The issue of whether the government may obtain cellular telephone tower data without a warrant is scheduled for EN BANC oral argument at the Eleventh Circuit on February 24th in Atlanta.  105 more words


The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance

Law enforcement use of IMSI catchers and their insidious efforts to hide it.

By Miriam Swedlow

Thanks to NPR’s radio program, Serial, thousands of Americans now know that a person’s movements can be verified by following the interaction between a cell phone and nearby cell phone towers. 437 more words

Government And Regulation

NSA spying: Annotated Works Cited

By: Chrea Cyrus

 NSA SPYING: Annotated Works Cited

“Edward Snowden, Hero or Traitor? NSA Leaker Divides Political World in Sometimes-unpredictable Ways.” NY Daily News. N.p., n.d. 825 more words

New police radars can 'see' inside homes

  • At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside…
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Troubling Rise of SWAT Teams

Article By: Bonnie Kristian

In Tomkins County, New York, earlier this month, as many as 150 police officers from no less than 18 law enforcement agencies engaged in a 3 day standoff at a family home. 789 more words

Informed Awareness