Australian Cops Got This Ominously Beautiful Porsche 911 Police Car

Abandon your dreams of setting a land speed record on the second longest straightaway in the world, Porsche has just bestowed Australian police in New South Wales with a 911 Carrera. Thing looks straight out of a Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit game. Or my dream journal. » 10/21/14 12:32pm Yesterday 12:32pm

Man Pulls Cop Over, Busts His Illegal Unmarked Car

Citizens initiating traffic stops on police officers — hey, why not! Cops aren't above the law, and sometimes they need to get called out. Self-proclaimed "liberty speaker" and failed Congressional candidate Gavin Seim recently did just that, and instead of getting arrested or shot, won himself some Internet glory. » 10/20/14 12:25pm Monday 12:25pm

Here's A Ridiculous Study Of Two Countries As Told In Fire Trucks

Though they may look identical in every way and no way at all whatsoever, Germany and Canada are in fact VERY different countries. Don't believe me? Okay first, that's weird, they are definitely not the same place, but second, here's how their respective fire departments respond to obstacles in their path. » 10/15/14 10:22am 10/15/14 10:22am

How Private Donors Dodge Regulations and Supply Spy Gear to Cops

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In 2007, as it pushed to build a state-of-the-art surveillance facility, the Los Angeles Police Department cast an acquisitive eye on software being developed by Palantir, a startup funded in part by the Central Intelligence Agency's venture capital arm.
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Extreme Makeover: Firetruck Edition

For many rural and volunteer fire departments, the cost of replacing fire apparatus can be prohibitive, with many custom cab pumpers and rescue trucks costing upwards of $750,000. Code 3 Inc.'s refurbishing program is designed to help extend the life of existing apparatus by bringing its warning lights up to modern… » 10/06/14 4:42pm 10/06/14 4:42pm

Let John Oliver Explain How Cops Can Take Anything From Anyone

Civil forfeiture laws seem to give police the right to commandeer anything, including cash, that they deem associated with a real or "potential" crime and use it to buy, in one police chief's words, "toys." Like a zamboni or margarita machine. Let John Oliver explain. » 10/06/14 10:46am 10/06/14 10:46am

That Study About The WRX Being The Most-Ticketed Car Is Probably B.S.

When we did a story on that Insurance.com study that said the Subaru WRX and Mercury Topaz are America's most-ticketed cars, I warned you to take it with a grain of salt, like most "studies" we get from websites. But even though it's almost believable, here's why it's likely bunk. » 10/03/14 2:22pm 10/03/14 2:22pm

A School District Bought An 18-Ton MRAP Because The World Is Insane

We live in a glorious country, America, where not only can police forces buy extremely armored vehicles, but they can equip themselves to the point where they are, for all and intents and purposes, armies. But why just limit that notion to police forces? Because a school district just bought its first armored behemoth. » 9/15/14 10:29am 9/15/14 10:29am

Cops Are Picking Ford Interceptor SUVs Over Sedans Almost 2 To 1

Get used to doing double-take on every time you see Ford Explorer lights in the dark, because the Interceptor Utility, the vehicle's police variant, has surged from 8,777 sales through August last year to 13,324 sales over the same period of time in 2014. » 9/09/14 4:31pm 9/09/14 4:31pm