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Police culture encourages shooting before deescalating, a new report finds. (Photo: Glenn Halog/flickr/cc)

To Prevent Police Brutality, Overhaul Police Culture: Report 1

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams August 22, 2015   To Prevent Police Brutality, Overhaul Police Culture: Report Police Executive Research Forum finds pervasive culture of competitiveness and aggression in departments around the country     Many high-profile instances of police brutality over the past year could have been avoided by addressing law enforcement culture, training, and […]


Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute July 28, 2015   Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State   “The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject […]

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UK police used facial recognition technology to scan the faces of 100,000 concertgoers in Leicestireshire over the weekend. (Photo: Tom Blackwell/flickr/cc)

Facial Recognition-Fest: UK Police Scan 100,000 Concertgoers

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams June 16, 2015   Facial Recognition-Fest: UK Police Scan 100,000 Concertgoers Leicestireshire police planted series of ‘strategically placed cameras’ at outdoor concert under guise of crime prevention   Just in time for facial recognition technology to lose its few privacy allies in the U.S., police in the U.K. demonstrated just […]