New Agency Replaces South Korean Coast Guard After Fatal Failures

South Korean President Park Geun-hye blamed egregious failures of the country's Coast Guard for the Sewol ferry tragedy, which claimed the lives of hundreds of schoolchildren. The President followed through on her plan to shut down the Coast Guard, and its replacement becomes operational this week. » 11/18/14 10:34am 11/18/14 10:34am

Cops Have 'Wish Lists' For When They Seize Your Fancy Car

Just how bad are some police departments when it comes to civil forfeiture, where they seize the assets of people who may or may not be charged with crimes? Bad enough that many of them have "wish lists" and get giddy with excitement at the chance to seize an exotic car. » 11/13/14 4:12pm 11/13/14 4:12pm

Rent a Cop: The Big, Shady (But Legal) Business of Secondary Policing


It's been over a month since 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers, Jr. was killed by a St. Louis police officer. Details offered of the moments that led up to his death are today still sparse and sometimes conflicting. An investigation is underway, but there are already a few aspects of the incident that should raise questions. » 11/13/14 1:51pm 11/13/14 1:51pm

Biker Arrested After Posting His Reckless Criminal Activities On YouTube

Last month this jabroni decided to film himself and his buddies harassing a cop as they tore up a California highway on crotch rockets. Thankfully he took an extra step of idiocy and posted the video to YouTube, which led the cops straight to the culprit. » 11/07/14 4:11pm 11/07/14 4:11pm

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 10/21/14 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 10/20/14 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


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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