Brandon Norris

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Lawyer Says North Miami Cop Who Shot Charles Kinsey Acted "How Any Reasonable Officer Would Have Acted"

"When it's all said and done, I think we'll get a very different picture of what transpired," Aledda's attorney, Robert Switkes, tells <i>New …

New Mac malware proves you shouldn’t disable Gatekeeper

Yet another strain of malware targeted at Mac users has popped up this week to prove you shouldn’t disable the Gatekeeper feature baked into OS X. “OSX/Keydnap” disguises itself as an innocent text or image file, then installs malicious code onto your Mac.<p>The latest find, made by researchers at the …

MacBook

Lenovo Urges Customers To Uninstall This Dangerous Application

Lenovo (lnvgy) has admitted that its preloaded Accelerator Application software makes customers vulnerable to attack, and has urgently advised them …

A comic book history of previous Batman/Superman showdowns

The long-awaited silver screen battle between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel finally comes to theaters this week, and we’re all very excited. …

1. Wanna Get Stuff Done? Keep Your Mouth Shut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHopJHSlVo4 The received wisdom is that, when you have a goal in mind, you should tell all your friends about it …

Star DEA agent finds himself at center of sprawling probe as drug task force comes under scrutiny

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for years considered Chad Scott a golden boy among its special agents, a prolific narcotics officer who …

Two Innocent Black Men Shot By Police, Then Falsely Accused Of Murder

The alleged murder victim was actually hit and killed by a police vehicle.<p>LOS ANGELES (CN) - An Inglewood police officer shot down two innocent and unarmed men, without warning or questions and without identifying himself, the men say in Federal Court.<p>Thirty-five-year-old Robert Pickett, of Los …

Police beating after high-speed chase in San Francisco under investigation

<i>Editor’s Note: Video depicts graphic violence and includes several shouted obscenities.</i><p>Authorities are investigating the beating by Alameda County …

Virginia police officer indicted on murder, firearms charges in fatal Walmart shooting

A Virginia police officer who shot and killed a man in a Wal-Mart parking lot was indicted Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and using a gun in a felony.<p>Portsmouth Circuit Court records show a grand jury indicted city Officer Stephen D. Rankin.<p>William Chapman II, 18, was shot April 22. …

Philadelphia Police Investigating Wild Video of Man Beaten by Cops

The Philadelphia Police Department announced an internal investigation Wednesday after a cellphone video surfaced of a man being surrounded and repeatedly beaten by a swarm of police officers — as he screamed for his grandmother’s help.<p>The video, which just surfaced this week, shows 22-year-old …

County sheriff warrantlessly used stingray 500+ times, claims to have no records

Sacramento Co. Sheriff says it has no policies for a spy device it acquired in 2005.<p>The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD), the largest …

Surveillance

DEA Steals $16,000 In Cash From Young Black Man, Because He Must Be A Drug Dealer

After scraping together enough money to produce a music video in Hollywood, 22-year-old Joseph Rivers set out last month on a train trip from Michigan to Los Angeles, hoping it was the start of something big.<p>Before he made it to California, however, Rivers fell victim to a legal form of government …

DEA Steals $16,000 In Cash From Young Black Man, Because He Must Be A Drug Dealer

After scraping together enough money to produce a music video in Hollywood, 22-year-old Joseph Rivers set out last month on a train trip from Michigan to Los Angeles, hoping it was the start of something big.<p>Before he made it to California, however, Rivers fell victim to a legal form of government …

New Mexico

Police Assault Mentally Ill Homeless Man in LA

According to an LAPD police report of the incident, and a video posted on YouTube, police officers warned Arrington that he would be arrested if he refused to sign a citation for being in violation of various city codes.<p>When Arrington refused, the officers removed him from his chair, used a Taser …

Man Was Allegedly Punched, Stomped On, And Bitten By Dog Before Dying In Police Custody

An unconscious man was allegedly beaten and attacked by police and their K9 in Vineland, NJ, Tuesday, before dying in officer custody.<p>Local police …

Crime

Fatal police shooting of man ‘throwing rocks’ caught on tape

<i>Warning: Video contains graphic content</i><p>PASCO, Wash. — A homeless man who was shot and killed by officers at a busy intersection had thrown multiple …

The FBI Faked an Entire Field of Forensic Science

<i>For more stories like this, like Slate on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.</i><p>The <i>Washington Post</i> published a story so horrifying this weekend that it …

The science (and lack thereof) behind the FBI’s retreat on hair analysis

It was a long road to an admission that agents systematically overstated evidence.<p>Donald Eugene Gates served 27 years in prison for armed murder and …

U.S. Department of Justice

Drug dealer: Cops leaned me over 18th floor balcony to get my password

"This is Training Day for f—ing real."<p>If you want access to encrypted data on a drug dealer's digital device, you might try to break the crypto—or …

Crime

For more than two decades, FBI forensic scientists gave flawed testimonies

'A complete disaster'<p>The FBI has admitted that 26 out of 28 examiners in the agency's elite microscopic hair comparison unit overstated forensic matches during criminal trials for more than two decades, reports <i>The Washington Post</i>. Prior to 2000, examiners gave flawed testimony that may have helped …

Baltimore police vow full probe of black man's death while in custody

By Ian Simpson<p>(Reuters) - Baltimore police vowed on Monday to make a full and swift probe of the death of a black suspect who suffered spinal …

Judge dismisses case against Chicago cop Dante Servin; Courtroom explodes

Charges were dismissed against Chicago Police Officer Dante Servin in the 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd, 22.

Baltimore police have used secret cellphone interceptors more than 4,300 times

<i>Correction April 21st 11:21AM ET:</i> The Baltimore Sun <i>has retracted the key figure that made this story notable. The</i> Sun <i>originally reported that Stingrays had been used more than 25,000 times, but has since adjusted the figure to 4,300, as previously reported.</i><p>The Baltimore Police Department is …

FBI can’t cut Internet and pose as cable guy to search property, judge says

"This is a monumental ruling protecting Americans' privacy in the modern age."<p>A federal judge issued a stern rebuke Friday to the Federal Bureau of …