SpotCrime Weekly Reads

Over policing in Durham, precision policing, blockchain and machine learning is future of crim-tech, Baylor crime reporting investigation, Google Docs phishing scam, police shootings, Harris County cash bail system unconstitutional, and more...

Watch: Norfolk Police dance the night away at ‘Cops and Curls’ event (WTKR)

Protesters seek end to 'over-policing' in Durham as chief delivers crime report (WRAL)

What is Precision Policing? (SpotCrime)

Officers Won’t Be Charged in Black Man’s Shooting Death in Louisiana (NYTimes)

Balch Springs police fire Officer Roy Oliver, who fatally shot Jordan Edwards with rifle (

Ex-Officer Who Shot Walter Scott Pleads Guilty in Charleston (NYTimes)

Law Enforcement Agencies' Requests for Facebook Data Continue to Rise (GovTech)


Half of Immigrants Arrested in ICE Raids Had Traffic Convictions or No Record (

The strange death, and even stranger life of “Cocaine Cowboy” Andrew Carter Thornton II (MuckRock)

Tennessee Scientology facility closed after cops find patients held against their will (

Sex Offender Registration: Why Fear Isn’t Smart Policy (

Vancouver police tweet photo of pigeon nest of used needles to draw attention to opioid crisis (VICE News)

Two Years After West Baltimore Riots, Maryland Transit Administration Refuses to Release Surveillance Footage (GovTech)

Bill proposes to cloud Sunshine Law by letting elected officials meet privately (MiamiHerald)

Baylor faces crime reporting investigation (HoustonChronicle)

NYPD Refuses To Disclose Information About Its Face Recognition Program, So Privacy Researchers are Suing (

Blockchain and Machine Learning as the Future of Crim-Tech (SpotCrime)

Old-school cop Eliot Isaac embraces modern techniques (

FirstNet CEO: All AT&T LTE Bands Available for First Responders by End of Year (GovTech)

Virginia State Police Shutdown Email Service due to Malware (Spamfighter)

Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Beefs Up Video Surveillance Capabilities (GovTech)

Pushing Body-Cam Video to the Cloud: Is Utah's Network Up to the Task? (GovTech)

If You Were Hit By the Google Docs Email Phishing Scam It’s Time for a Security Check Up (Google)


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