The US federal government will start collecting DNA samples from anyone arrested by a federal law enforcement agency. The DNA samples will be collected with a cheek swab. Congress has also granted federal law enforcement agencies the power to collect DNA samples from foreigners who are detained for any reason, even if they have not […]
According to a Reuters report, the Miami police department could be the first to use a new spy-in-the-sky technology to monitor people and fight crime. The new spy technology is the creation of Honeywell International and uses a pilotless flying drone that can hover, “stare” at and video record people using infrared sensors. The Miami […]
Here is an interesting news clip, featuring an interview with RateMyCop.com founder Gino Sesto and police officer Kevin Martin from Fox News.
When criticism of public officials and law enforcement officials is silenced, what you effectively have is a police state. Wired.com’s Threat Level blog has posted a piece about web hosting provider GoDaddy.com’s removal of a police-watchdog website called RateMyCop.com. RateMyCop.com allows people to rate and post opinions on the uniformed police officers in their community. […]
Here is a YouTube.com video from CNN’s report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s plans for a billion dollar expansion of their criminal records database to make it “bigger, better and faster”. The FBI’s criminal records database currently contains 55 million records on terrorists, criminals and other people. The expanded criminal database will add people’s […]