Dec 312016
 December 31, 2016  Posted by  Announcements

Here’s wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year in 2017! will grant itself maybe a one-day break for the holiday.

Then again, maybe it won’t.

I guess you’ll just have to check the site tomorrow to find out!



Dec 302016
 December 30, 2016  Posted by  Court, Surveillance

KKTV reports:

An attempt to locate a bank robbery suspect is costing the city of Aurora $325,000.

The city agreed to settle a lawsuit brought forth by people who were detained at an intersection while police tried to find a man who robbed a nearby bank. Some motorists were approached at gunpoint by police following the robbery, handcuffed and made to wait two hours before the scene was cleared.

Read more on KKTV.

Dec 302016
 December 30, 2016  Posted by  Court, Featured News

C. Ryan Barber writes:

Famed civil rights activists. Notorious gangsters and the Kennedy assassins. A former football star whose murder trial continues to transfix the country. An ex-Stanford swimmer whose six-month sentence for sexual assault drew nationwide attention.

As a whole, the group shares little in common. But this week, lawyers for some of the nation’s leading news organizations found a common thread connecting Rosa Parks and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with the likes of John Dillinger and Al Capone, Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan, O.J. Simpson and Brock Turner.

Each was arrested—a shared experience memorialized in a mug shot—at least once.

In an amicus brief filed Wednesday in the U.S. Supreme Court, these booking photographs were juxtaposed to prove a point: That the images have a historical value, building an understanding of the context behind arrests, and should be widely available to the public.


Related: SCOTUSblog’s page on Detroit Free Press v. Department of Justice.

Dec 302016
 December 30, 2016  Posted by  Surveillance

Alan Levin and Jonathan Levin report:

Attending a game used to be a low-tech pleasure: Buy a ticket and grab a bleacher seat. Now, with metal detectors and bag checks standard at almost all major sporting venues, companies have begun offering biometric and other tools to create the equivalent of express security lanes like those in airports. Those fingerprints and iris scans also allow teams to track fans’ behavior and purchasing habits, helping them rake in more revenue and fatten profits while triggering at the same time the privacy concerns that dog this sort of technology in other parts of the economy.

Read more on Bloomberg.

via Joe Cadillic, of course! 🙂