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What You Should Do During a DWI Traffic Stop

Nov 27, 2019

You’re cruising down the highway, enjoying yourself and suddenly you see police lights in your rear-view mirror. You hope that the officer isn’t coming after you, but you have a bad feeling in the pit of your stomach. If you find yourself on the side of the road as part of a DWI traffic stop, […]

You Got a Brain Scan at the Hospital. Someday a Computer May Use It to Identify You.

Nov 25, 2019

In a disturbing experiment, imaging and facial recognition technologies were used to match research subjects to their M.R.I. scans. The brain scans of 84 volunteers were used to create reconstructions of their faces, bottom row, then tested against photographs. A facial recognition program correctly matched 70 subjects.Credit…Mayo Clinic, via the New England Journal of Medicine […]

Man Convicted of Murder Argues His Life Sentence Was Fulfilled When He Briefly Died

Nov 21, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa – A man convicted of murder was rushed from the Iowa State Penitentiary to a hospital in 2015 where his heart was restarted five times. He claims his life sentence was fulfilled by his short-lived death, and he has overstayed his prison time by four years. Benjamin Schreiber, found guilty of first-degree murder in 1997 and […]

AG Inventory Finds Greene County Failed to Test 312 Sexual Assault Exam Kits

Nov 20, 2019

New reports show that Missouri law enforcement and other agencies have almost 6,200 boxes of sexual assault exam kits that have never been tested and 1,700 that are not associated with any police reports, including 312 in Greene County. The recent inventory conducted by the Attorney General’s office, using $700,000 in federal grant money, found […]

Court Rules Police Need a Warrant to Get Data From Your Car

Nov 19, 2019

Your connected car data might be safer from prying eyes — Georgia’s Supreme Court has ruled that police need a warrant to obtain personal data from cars. The decision overturns an earlier state Court of Appeals ruling that defended police obtaining crash data from a car in a vehicular homicide case. The state and appeals court “erred” […]