SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Big Brother, Bitcoin investigation, police drones, AI, opioid overdoses

Worst State for officers to work, 'Big Brother in Coral Gables, predicting risk of opioid overdoses, China turns to robotic policing, drones fighting crimes, bitcoin price manipulation investigation, and more...

POLICE CONDUCT

Idaho ranked among worst places for police officers to work (Idaho State Journal)

Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US (Motherboard)

Supreme Court extends privacy protection to cars in a driveway (LA Times)

'Big brother' in Coral Gables? Police capture data that says a lot about people's lives (Miami Herald)

How the municipal court money machine burdens city residents Lawsuits allege that small towns across the U.S. cracking down on “nuisance law” violations unfairly burden homeowners (Curbed.com)

CRIME RATE

2018 has already outpaced 2017 in K-12 school shooting deaths (Vox)

Why this Traverse City homeless shelter lets alcoholics drink (Detroit Free Press)

U.S. Launches Criminal Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation (Bloomberg)

Predicting Risk of Opioid Overdoses in Providence (Data-Smart City Solutions)

'CRIM-TECH'

China turns to robotic policing (Ozy.com)

Japan's police departments turn to AI in bid to anticipate crime (The Japan News)

POLICE TRANSPARENCY

Here’s how data could make our cities safer (The European Sting)

Long Beach Finds Data Sharing Is Worth the Struggle (GovTech)

PRISON REFORM

How Well Does the Justice System Track the Incarcerated? (TheCrimeReport.org)

Kim Kardashian meets with Trump to discuss prison reform (CNN)

Law enforcement agencies turning to drones to fight crime (Star Advertiser)

DUMB CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK

Deputies: YouTuber made false claim of shooter at Disney hotel for video (ClickOrlando.com)

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