The Seattle Police Department intends on using drones—the small, unmanned aircrafts most often used in war. Many citizens aren’t happy about this intention, and they are making their disdain known. [Read more…]Charged with a crime in Washington? Call now. (888) 246-5778.
In 2008, the Seattle Police Department lost over 100,000 dashcam videos due to a hardware malfunction. At the time, prosecutors were not informed of the incident, though it could have played a role in perhaps hundreds or thousands of cases. According to SeattlePI.com, that’s not the only problem with the cameras affixed to police cruiser dashes. [Read more…]
Seattle is just one major city in the nation that has now acquired an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone. The department took an opportunity a few weeks ago to show it off, suggesting something so small and “fun” couldn’t possibly pose a risk to the average, law-abiding citizen. But, civil liberties groups, including the ACLU, aren’t entirely convinced of their value. [Read more…]
A Vancouver volunteer citizen crime watch group is on the lookout for stolen cars, and inadvertently collecting surveillance data on other citizens for the government. [Read more…]