SCOTUS Further Entrenches Police Double Standard

In an 8-1 decision some are accusing of applying a double standard, the Supreme Court, led by John Roberts, has decided that the police can used seized evidence even when they gain said evidence by a misinterpretation or misapplication of the law, as long as the misinterpretation is “reasonable”: The ruling came in a North Carolina case in which a police officer pulled over Nicholas Heien’s car because the right brake light was out, although the left one still worked. A consensual search led Read more […]

If Recording the Police is Not a Crime, It Sure Seems Like It

A candidate for the governor of New York, Randy Credico, was recently arrested, handcuffed, and jailed for taking footage of an overly aggressive arrest. This comes just days after the NYPD sent out a memo telling police officers that recording the police is legal. Recording the police may be legal, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. It’s like so many other points of law. It is technically legal for you to refuse to take a sobriety test. It’s technically legal for you to refuse a search or Read more […]

Woman Jailed For Recording Her Encounter With Police At A Routine Traffic Stop

Citizens are under constant audio and video surveillance. It’s for our own safety, of course. It might be an invasion of our privacy, but as long you’re not doing anything wrong, you should have nothing to hide. So, it shouldn’t bother you that much to always be under some kind of monitoring, whether it be out in public, or on the internet. Or so they say. If that’s the case, then why do cops hate being recorded so much? Some of them don’t seem to mind, but many of them actually think Read more […]

Is Gossip Good for Society?

A new study indicates that gossip is actually good for society because it increases cooperation and helps reform bullies. The study, conducted by Stanford University, separated participants into two cooperative groups. In one group, participants were allowed to confer about the performance of each member of their group for each stage of cooperative interaction. In the other group, they were not allowed to confer. One of the researchers involved reports: Groups that allow their members to gossip Read more […]