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Local judge unseals hundreds of highly secret cell tracking court records

By: Cyrus Farivar

A judge in Charlotte, North Carolina, has unsealed a set of 529 court documents in hundreds of criminal cases detailing the use of a stingray, or cell-site simulator, by local police. 931 more words

Law

Freezing Puppy

Last night while in a friends car, going home, I noticed a small white poodle tied with a leash to a porch. This very much concerned me for the following reasons: It was almost 11pm, every light in the house was off but there were cars in the driveway, and it was UNDER 20 DEGREES!! 272 more words

Animal Rights

I am going to kill you!

I suspect that if you took a survey of federal trial judges, you would find that many of them have received threats. Most of the time those threats are not serious. 1,915 more words

Dole Institute plans police militarization panel

LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) — The Dole Institute of Politics is planning a panel discussion about police militarization in the U.S.

On Monday night, experts will talk about the appropriateness of using equipment usually reserved for battlefields in neighborhoods. 64 more words

Kansas

Staffs Police Fire Update

STAFFORD FIRE UPDATE (5pm Fri 31 Oct): Police remain at the scene of a serious fire in Stafford.

Emergency services were called to reports of explosions at SP Plastics, Tilcon Avenue, at around 5.15pm on Thursday 30 October. 277 more words

Baswich

Update on Stafford fire. (via Owl)

Please see below statement regarding last night’s incident in Baswich.(10:30)

Police investigating the explosion at SP Plastics, which occurred at 5.15pm on Thursday 30 October 2014, can now confirm that two people remain unaccounted for. 383 more words

Local Police

Pentagon Sends $5.1 Billion in Military Gear to Local Police

Fact: Since the early 1990s, the Pentagon has sent at least $5.1 billion in military gear to local police departments.

Source: Police Lobby Fights to Keep Gear, The Hill

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