- Police aux USA - multiple choice exercise - interactive
Half of US adults are recorded in police facial recognition databases, study says - 18 October 2016
"More than 117 million adults included in ‘virtual, perpetual lineup’, which authorities can use to track citizens, raising concerns over privacy and profiling."
An artist’s impression of a facial recognition system.
The FBI’s ‘face recognition unit’ is largely made up of non-criminal entries, the report found.
Ohio police officer kills black teenager 'who drew BB gun' - 16 September 2016
"A 13-year-old black boy has been shot dead by police in the US state of Ohio after allegedly pulling an air gun from his waistband while being arrested...
Police later established the boy had actually been carrying a BB gun - a type of sporting air gun that is designed to shoot pellets
- with an attached laser sight."
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Ferguson swears in African-American police chief - 9 May 2016
"The Missouri city of Ferguson, site of protests after the 2014 shooting of a black teen by a white police officer, has sworn in
a new police chief. Delrish Moss will head a mostly-white police force in a community that is two-thirds black.
Most recently the supervisor of public information and community relations for the Miami Police Department in Florida, Moss, 51, was sworn-in as Ferguson police chief on Monday afternoon. He will be the second black chief of police in Ferguson, a 21,000-resident inner suburb of St. Louis, after Interim Chief Andre Anderson resigned in December."
New York police celebrate biggest gang 'takedown' in city's history - 27 April 2016
Chicago police plagued by racism, says official report - 14 April 2016
SPECIAL REPORT: Dozens of killings by US police ruled justified without public being notified - 13 April 2016
- Ferguson names black Miami detective as new chief of police - 1 April 2016
"Moss, who is black, will head a police department comprised of mostly white police officers in a town where two-thirds of the residents are black."
- Shootings Lead to Questions About Police Tactics - Text + Audio - 5 December 2015
"The release of a video showing a 2014 police shooting of a 17-year-old in Chicago is touching off debate about police tactics.
When is deadly force acceptable? When is it not?"
- Sending the Police Before There’s a Crime - ARTICLE + VIDEO - 15 August 2011
"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 - 1 August 2011
"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."
- Geese given police escort on US highway : Article + Video - 9 June 2011
"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
- Arizona police force turns to civilian investigators + a video - 5 April 2011
"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."
- CIA and FBI sent on museum course to 'refresh sense of inquiry' - 25 October 2010
"They are among groups of law enforcement officials, also including New York police officers and members of the US Secret Service, who have attended classes at the city's Metropolitan Museum of Art."
"There's more to a picture than meets the eye."
"Don't just look at a picture and see a picture. See what's happening."
of the cyber doormen - 15 February 2008
"Doormen are the eyes and ears of New Yorkers, providing a personalised
service to their residents and acting as a filter to the outside world
at the same time. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week."