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Driver Caught in New York HOV Lane with Dummy

A Long Island, New York, man was issued a traffic summons after a police officer caught him traveling in the HOV lane of the Long Island Expressway with a fake passenger. James Campbell, 56, was asked for his passenger's ID after being pulled over and admitted he uses it to drive in carpool lanes. Show More Summary

Justice Department Reportedly Finds Racial Bias in Ferguson Traffic Stops

A Department of Justice report that could be released as early as this week has found racial bias in some Ferguson police department procedures, according to sources who spoke with the New York Times. Though the DOJ will reportedly clear Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of teenager Michael Brown that sparked... More »

Fox News Ignores High-Profile Police Shooting Of Unarmed Latino

Despite coverage from many major media outlets, Fox News has not reported on the killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who died after being shot at 17 times by police officers in Pasco, Washington. The New York Times has dubbed the shooting...Show More Summary

Mystery Tunnel Dug for “Personal Reasons”

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mystery tunnel no longer a mystery to police, although it still is to the public. The Toronto Police Service has issued a statement that the famous mystery tunnel by York University was dug for “personal reasons,” and that there was no criminal intent or threat. Show More Summary

Man's bad wooden HOV lane dummy

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Police pulled over James Campbell, 56, for speeding on New York's Long Island Expressway but when they asked the passenger for ID, they noticed that Campbell's companion had a, well, wooden smile Read the rest

Police: Man With License Suspended 41 Times Nabbed Again

YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man whose license has been suspended 41 times has been nabbed again. Investigators on Long Island say Jason Brown initially gave a fake name after being pulled over Saturday afternoon in Yaphank. In the car, police say they found marijuana. Show More Summary

Missing Teen With Asperger's FOUND SAFE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a 15-year-old Swedish boy with Asperger's syndrome who disappeared from a fast food restaurant in New York City has been found. They say Marcus Kerttu was found at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at Penn Station in midtown Manhattan. Show More Summary

Whistleblower Cop Can Sue NYPD Over Illegal Arrest Quotas - Court Rules

A federal appeals court ruled in favor of a New York City police officer who alleges he was unjustly punished by his superiors after he exposed an illegal quota system within his Bronx precinct.

New York's exploding manhole covers pose unexpected winter hazard

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Salvatore Grillo was walking his Labrador retriever near Brooklyn's Prospect Park on a cold morning in February when he heard what sounded like a muffled explosion. Police said an underground blast had blown a cast-iron manhole cover skyward and the heavy metallic disk came crashing down on his head. Show More Summary

Tiny Hercules Escapes Italy's Thieves

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Italy’s heritage police were chasing a tiny stolen statuette for 50 years when it turned up in New York. It’s back in Rome, where even more lost treasures are now heading.

Police Say Trucker Used Bond, James Bond-Style Device To Avoid Paying $95 Toll

Perhaps you think you’re clever, sure, but just because you can pull a James Bond and movie move and rig your car in a way that helps you break the law, doesn’t mean you won’t get in trouble for it. Police in New York say a truck driver tried to skirt the rules by modifying his bumper in such a … [More]

Cops: Cherry Factory Hid Biggest NYC Pot Farm

A maraschino cherry factory makes a pretty good place to hide a marijuana grow-op, according to police probing the suicide of Arthur Mondella. Investigators say the operation is the biggest they've found in New York City, and both the smell of cherries and the huge amounts of electricity used at...

February 27 roundup

Yes: “Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered?” [New York Times “Room for Debate”] “New police radars can ‘see’ inside homes” [Gannett] “‘Shopping cart’ patent beaten by Newegg comes back to court, loses again” [Joe Mullin, ArsTechnica]...Show More Summary

NYC police sergeants union signs new labor contract

Two months ago, amid a searing rift with City Hall, the president of the New York Police Department's sergeants union turned his back to Mayor Bill de Blasio and later called him "a total... To view the full story, click the title l...

It's Completely Absurd That the Police Still Use Typewriters

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today, New York Councilman Daniel Dromm will reportedly introduce legislation that will force the NYPD to stop using typewriters. That's right, the NYPD still has typewriters in all 77 precincts. Read more...

CPAC’s ‘ask a speaker’ hashtag campaign backfires before the conference even begins

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Following in the footsteps of Bill Cosby’s publicists and the New York Police Department social media outreach officer, the organizers of CPAC have opened the floor to questions from Twitter via the #PACQ hashtag: Have a question for a speaker for any of the sessions? Use our hashtag, #CPACQ,...

Cherry Tycoon Kills Himself When Cops Find Other Business

Arthur Mondella, owner of Dell’s Maraschino Cherries, was selling a lot more than cherries and he killed himself when his secret drug business was uncovered, police say. According to the New York Daily News, investigators looking into reports of pollution from the Brooklyn cherry plant smelled marijuana and after they...

Where New York City's Most Notorious Speeding Ticket Cameras Are Hiding

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

New York City obviously doesn't tell citizens where its speed cameras are, but using data on the tickets police issued last year, WNYC tracked down the location of the most absurd traps, including the city's $2.75 million cash machine. Read more...

Michele Bachmann blames ISIS for fatal shootings of NYPD officers

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Former lawmaker Michele Bachmann credits Islamic State militants for inspiring the fatal shootings of two New York City police officers in December. The former congresswoman told Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg during an interview Tuesday that Americans should be terrified by a video threat made against a...

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