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5 things white people can do before they call the cops on a black person

Thanks to Alison Ettel, aka #PermitPatty, we can add selling bottled water without a permit to the list of things black people can't do in America without having the cops called on them.  Ettel became the subject of viral outrage Saturday when
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Apple's officially making it harder for cops to bust into your iPhone

Score one for privacy.  Apple intends to update its iOS with a new feature that will make it significantly more difficult for law enforcement agencies to access data on locked iPhones. While we learned last month that something similar was in
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Amazon is under fire for selling facial recognition tools to cops

Amazon has some explaining to do. The online retail giant has been caught providing facial recognition technology to law enforcement in Oregon and Orlando, according to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union through a Freedom of
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Police hunt for missing 'Iron Man' suit

Someone check on the Vulture, there's an Iron Man suit missing. Los Angeles police have confirmed they're investigating a missing Iron Man suit, which disappeared from a prop warehouse in LA's Pacoima neighborhood, reports the LA Times. SEE ALSO:
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Uncovered police document from the 'Satanic Panic' of the 1980s is incredibly bizarre

And we thought parents trying to decode emoji messages was bad. Twitter user Jennifer Jordan tweeted yesterday that her sister found a police document from the 1980s describing stages and signs of satanic worship. It's insane. Titled, "
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New kids' book teaches parents how to talk about racism, police shootings

Few subjects give parents pause like talking about racism.  For black families, the topic can be painful and often involves the upsetting task of explaining to children how they may be viewed differently by just about anyone — but
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Police catch criminal after spotting fingerprint in WhatsApp photo

Even on encrypted messaging platforms, be careful what you send.  Police officers in South Wales were able to identify a drug dealer's fingerprints from an old WhatsApp photo, the BBC reports. The fingerprint helped secure 11 drug-trafficking
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Dog being taken away by police shows absolutely no remorse

When a dog gets taken away by the police, I feel conflicted. On the one hand, it's sad to see a pup that has made such bad decisions in life, but on the other hand, the pictures are always great. Emme Thompson posted a photo Saturday of her dog
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Box that unlocks iPhones is the hottest new gadget for police

Law enforcement agencies — despite protests from privacy advocates — have long lobbied to get access to your smartphone. Now a mysterious U.S. startup called Grayshift — which reportedly has an ex-Apple security engineer on staff
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Police fired after claiming mice ate half a ton of missing weed

If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. If you blame half a ton of impounded cannabis that's gone missing on said mouse, it probably won't go over well with the judge.  Eight officers near Buenos Aires, Argentina,

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