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Somebody animated a neighborhood police blotter and the result’s strangely fascinating

If you’re from a relatively low-crime area, nothing is more satisfying than reading your local police blotter.  YouTuber Michael McCurdy recently made this charming video featuring animated selections from the police blotter for Port Townsend, Washington, as well as the surrounding Jefferson County. Watch as a tough local cop rescues an otter from a garbage...CONTINUE READING
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That is what it takes for a Tesla Type S to develop into a police automotive

The used car bought through Tesla looks a lot like the other patrol vehicles parked in back of Fremont police headquarters. But unlike the Fords and Chevys, this particular car requires a lot of special attention. Transforming the 2014 Tesla Model S 85-kwH sedan into a standard police vehicle took more than slapping a Fremont...CONTINUE READING
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NYPD to Google: Surrender monitoring drunk-driving checkpoints on Waze

The New York Police Department would like Google to stop tracking its Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) checkpoint locations. Over the weekend, the NYPD sent a cease-and-desist letter to Google over a feature in its Waze app that marks police locations. According to the document obtained by NYC Streetsblogs, the NYPD is specifically concerned about the...CONTINUE READING
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Tesla is made in Fremont, so it is not unexpected native police purchased a Fashion S patrol automobile

Fremont, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay Area is home to electric car company Tesla’s massive vehicle factory and it’ll soon be the home to what’s believed to be the first U.S. police department with a Tesla in its fleet. Fremont police bought a used 2014 Tesla Model S 85 kWh battery version from Tesla...CONTINUE READING
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Police known as after guy heard shouting loss of life threats… to a spider

Sure, spiders are scary enough to send some people into a tizzy.  For one Australian man with a serious fear of the arachnid, his rather intense vocal reaction resulted in multiple police units attending the scene. SEE ALSO: Chinese facial recognition system catches jaywalker, turns out to be a bus On Wednesday morning in Perth,...CONTINUE READING
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Holy moly, Dubai’s police force is testing hoverbikes

While American police struggle to equip officers with body cameras, Dubai’s police continue to drift further into the future and make the world’s authorities red with envy. The Dubai Police have begun training crews to ride Hoversurf’s S3 2019 Hoverbike, an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle capable of hovering above the ground and...CONTINUE READING
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NYPD pulls thousands of body cameras after one caught fire while a police officer was wearing it

The New York Police Department is pulling thousands of body cameras from the field after one of them caught on fire while a police officer was wearing it. The Daily Beast reports that a Vievu model LE-5 body camera “burst into flames” early Sunday morning while an officer was wearing it right outside a Staten...CONTINUE READING
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Stop tattling on people smoking weed, Toronto police warn in cheeky tweets

Marijuana became legal in Canada on Wednesday, and authorities are still trying to get used to it. Toronto’s police have been pretty blunt about the matter, telling people to stop tattling on their neighbours for smoking weed or possessing pot plants. SEE ALSO: Pass the poutine: Weed is now legal in Canada and everyone’s celebrating...CONTINUE READING
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Massachusetts cops’ tweet-fail reveals they’re monitoring political activists

It seems like it’s getting harder these days to hide the fact that you’re surreptitiously monitoring left-wing political activists. And accidentally tweeting proof of that fact sure doesn’t make it any easier.  Massachusetts state police are dealing with that reality this week after a Twitter slip-up revealed that they were keeping tabs on a number...CONTINUE READING
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