Last December, filmmaker Terrance Huff and his friend Jon Seaton were returning to Ohio from St. Louis. As they drove through a small town in Illinois, a police officer pulled Huff's over for an alleged unsafe lane change. Over the next hour, the police officer interrogated the two men, employing a variety of police tactics aimed at tricking them into giving up their Fourth Amendment rights. Fortunately, this was all recorded.Read more »
How Police Interrogation Works
Introduction to How Police Interrogation Works
There are "Law & Order" addicts everywhere who think they could get a perp to confess. A little glaring, some getting in the guy's face, a revelation that his fingerprints are all over the murder weapon and voilà! He's recounting his crime. In real life, police interrogation requires more than confidence and creativity (although those qualities do help) -- interrogators are highly trained in the psychological tactics of social influence.
The settlement follows a landmark ruling last August by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, declaring that the First Amendment protects the right to record police carrying out their duties in a public place...
"The law had been clear for years that openly recording a video is not a crime..."
The court's opinion made clear that people cannot be arrested simply for documenting the actions of police officers in public...
"The First Amendment includes the freedom to observe and document the conduct of government officials, which is crucial to a democracy and a free society."Read more »
Police in Hampton are using a 26-foot portable surveillance tower to keep an eye on people at Hampton Beach.
The tower has four digital video cameras mounted on top, and the cameras can be used to zoom in to closely watch people along a wide stretch of the beach.
The cameras can be accessed by police officers either at the tower itself or remotely via laptops.Read more »
Brit police are warning that when cannabis plants reach the final stages of maturity the odor they release has carcinogenic properties ... Officers who deal with the plants use ventilation masks and protective suits and people who have plants in their home, especially anyone with young children, may be exposing their family to a health risk. Yep, just smelling one of those horrible cannabis plants can give you cancer!Read more »
Cops and cameras. This Tazer salesman (and the talking head) is so naive. Is they loved the idea so much, then they would not hassle journalists.Read more »
The producer of Stupid in America, John Stossel, broadcasts another outstanding documentary "Illegal Everything" which shows how nearly everything is (or may soon be) illegal - including lemonade stands, raw milk, drugs, fast food, prostitution, recording police, and more.Read more »
Michael Stewart said the family was told that they would need a permit to solicit funds. But he also wondered if his cause was being treated fairly. “There have been a lot of fund-raisers for the officers,” he said. “Are they requiring a permit for that too?” On the website, the family has posted stories outlining a disparity in resources between those fighting for the death penalty for their son and those working for his defense.Read more »
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -
A Charleston Police Department officer threatened Mt. Pleasant police after he was charged with DUI early Monday morning, a report states.
Police Chief leaves loaded service pistol under the seat of his car in the garage. It is discovered during a search for missing riot gear. He has been reprimanded.Read more »
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