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Judge denies Tsarnaev bid to suppress evidence

Tsarnaev's lawyers argued that the warrants authorizing searches weren't specific enough and that some items were improperly seized - Full Story

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Do the cases the FBI cites support encryption worries?

Do the cases the FBI cites support encryption worries?

FBI Director James Comey says encrypting data stored on smartphones and computers could hurt criminal investigations - Full Story

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Groups appeal for release of police license plate scans

Advocacy groups have appealed ruling that denied access to police records of license plate scans in LA, saying they are crucial to understanding the scope of government surveillance - Full Story

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Fla. high court puts limits on police phone tracking

In a sweeping ruling, court said Thursday that police in the state have no right to use a cellphone to track someone's movements without a warrant - Full Story

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US panel to hear appeal on NY stop-and-frisk case

City's police unions are arguing they should be able to continue to appeal a federal judge's ruling that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy violated civil rights - Full Story

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NY Occupy activist acquitted of obstructing police

After being convicted of assaulting a police officer, the protester was cleared of charges from another police confrontation - Full Story

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Mass. officer cleared in fatal traffic stop shooting

U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf found that the shooting was justified to protect the public's safety - Full Story

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Charges dropped against Fla. woman fleeing when TASERed

Viola Young was arrested last month for resisting and obstructing an officer without violence - Full Story

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Truck driver who killed Ill. trooper gets probation

Truck driver who killed Ill. trooper gets probation

Johnny B. Felton Jr., 54, of Hinesville, Ga., was sentenced to 2 1/2 years of probation after pleading guilty - Full Story

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Same-sex benefits left off Dallas police-fire pension ballot

Police, fire and EMS who want pension benefits for same-sex partners will have to wait longer - Full Story



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