Good guy cop pranks people by pulling them over to give them $100

There are few things that make your stomach drop faster than seeing a police car siren in your rearview mirror. Those flashing lights almost always mean you're in for a reaming, a possible court date, a hefty fine and maybe even weekends lost to traffic school. It's the worst feeling ever. Unless the cop pulling you… » 4/02/14 7:45pm 4/02/14 7:45pm

Cops Keep Borrowing Border Patrol Drones for Domestic Surveillance

Generally speaking, domestic drone surveillance is a big no-no. Nevertheless local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are finding a way to do it by borrowing drones from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. And, according to a recent FOIA request, it's happening more and more. » 1/15/14 3:40pm 1/15/14 3:40pm

Cops Made Over 1 Million Requests for Cell Phone Data Last Year

Police don't have much trouble getting access to your cell phone data. Location data, call records, text messages—it's all up for grabs, often without a warrant. In fact, last year alone, law enforcement authorities made at least 1.1 million requests to mobile carriers for your information. » 12/09/13 12:20pm 12/09/13 12:20pm

How the NYPD Hunted Down an iPhone Thief in an Awesome Subway Chase

The subway is a prime place for phone theft. Snatch, grab, run. Whether you're getting on or getting off, you'll make a quick escape from your target. It doesn't always work, though. The NYPD managed to catch someone who tried exactly that trick by using Find My iPhone and following along on the ground in a righteous… » 5/04/13 7:17pm 5/04/13 7:17pm

Boston Cops Hilariously Pose Online As Punk Rockers

A recent city noise control ordinance in Boston has cops cracking down on roving rock shows that don't take place in formal venues. So they're posing as punk rockers online to sniff out concert locations so they shut them down more easily. Only problem is their police work reads like an out of touch parent trying to… » 3/29/13 1:36pm 3/29/13 1:36pm

The Police Are Using Minority Report Technology to Fight Bad Guys

It's not all the way sophisticated like the precogs of Minority Report but the San Francisco Police Department have left their no Internet having, no email using days behind them and upgraded to a much more sophisticated system that'll help 'em nab more criminals. » 6/26/12 5:00pm 6/26/12 5:00pm

It Appears the Twitpic Founder Twitpicced His Own Arrest

Tweeting "Getting arrested...in the back of a cop car now," Twitpic founder Noah Everett followed it up with the pictured Twitpic, offering it as "proof" of his situation. Thankfully he didn't Twitpic the reason why he got arrested: "...I guess you can't walk down your own street half naked...who knew - I got a free ride… » 6/29/11 5:50am 6/29/11 5:50am