- Man gets 30 months in prison for shining laser at plane - 26 March 2013
"In March 2012 Adam Gardenhire aimed a green laser pen at a business jet and then shone it at a Pasadena police helicopter sent to find the source... The act has been considered a federal crime in the US since February 2012."
- What do police say when they make an arrest?
- In America :
the Miranda Warning
"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
You have the right to an attorney present during questioning.
If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.
Do you understand these rights?"
Source : Criminal Justice Major
- In Australia :
"You are not obliged to say or do anything unless you wish to do so, but whatever you say or do may be used in evidence. Do you understand?"
The Miranda warning, "also referred to as Miranda rights, is a warning given by police in the United States to criminal suspects in police custody (or in a custodial interrogation) before they are interrogated to preserve the admissibility of their statements against them in criminal proceedings..."
2 Typical usage / 2.1 Use in various U.S. state jurisdictions
14 Equivalent rights in other countries
Miranda rights - Animation - with activities (brainpop.com)
Miranda Rights: Criminal Law - FindLaw - Start 0.57 (YouTube)
- Lisa Black: Another Glamorous Day In The Life Of A Forensic Scientist
"If the victim died from a gunshot, I will swab their hands for gunshot residue. If they’ve been beaten, bludgeoned, strangled or stabbed, I will scrape their fingernails for foreign skin and fibers. If they’ve hung themselves, I will mark and remove the ligature. If they were run over by a car, I will look for paint and glass fragments. If it’s a homicide..."
- Sending the Police Before There’s a Crime
"The police officers... were directed to the parking structure by a computer program that had predicted that car burglaries were especially likely there that day. The program is part of an unusual experiment by the Santa Cruz Police Department in predictive policing — deploying officers in places where crimes are likely to occur in the future...
Efforts to systematically anticipate when and where crimes will occur are being tried out in several cities. "
- Miniature spy helicopter used to hunt pirates
"It is only seven foot long and weighs just 49lbs but it is the latest weapon in the war on piracy in Africa...
A remote-controlled mini-helicopter, which can fire tasers, grenades and shotgun shells, is being used to track pirates off the Horn of Africa and enforce law on the streets in the US...
The discreet Shadowhawk UAV is proving an effective crime-fighting solution for both police forces and private companies."
ARTICLE + VIDEO
- Police (new & USEFUL) scanners - LINK + AUDIO
"Police in England are to use laser scanners at the scene of serious road accidents, so they can clear crashes more quickly.
The new technology saves officers' time, by making a 3D image of the site."
- Crime and ASB in Brighton - interactive map
ASB = Anti-Social Behaviour
"This website provides you with helpful information about crime and policing in your area (in England and Wales).
Enter your postcode, town, village or street into the search box below, and get instant access to street-level crime maps and data,
as well as details of your local policing team and beat meetings."
- Geese given police escort on US highway : Article + Video
"A Canada goose and her goslings are escorted from a busy highway in Seattle by no less than three police cars...
The operation "to get the little guys cleared" took around 20 minutes."
1) goose / geese - goslings - the gaggle - the little guys
2) police escort - state troopers - motorists - the authorities - officers - patrol spokeswoman
3) busy highway - rush hour - lanes of traffic - highway exit
4) after - whilst
- Brazilian police to use 'Robocop-style' glasses at World Cup
"Brazilian police will use futuristic 'Robocop-style' glasses fitted with facial recognition equipment to identify and root out troublemakers at the 2014 World Cup...
A small camera fitted to the glasses can capture 400 facial images per second and send them to a central computer database storing up to 13 million faces...
The camera will generally be used to scan faces in crowds up to 50 metres (164ft) away but can be adjusted, if searching for a specific target, to recognise faces as far as 12 miles away...
Robocop, the American film of 1987, told the story of a police officer who was killed by criminals but re-created as a cyborg with an array of weaponry and built-in zoom vision."
"Military Police officials from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
have been given demonstrations of how the device works."
- Arizona police force turns to civilian investigators
"The city of Mesa in the US state of Arizona has turned over some police duties to a new team of civilian investigators.
The BBC's Paul Adams says the programme is a law enforcement innovation - and policing on the cheap in an era of government cuts."
+ a video