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Any system by which some members of society act in an organized manner to promote adherence to the law by discovering and punishing persons who violate the rules and norms governing that society.

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Are people with a high IQ not allowed to become police officers in New London?

This 2000 ABC News report says: A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city. ...
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Did a non-US Hungarian citizen get extradited to the United States for not reporting an American customer of his bank?

I was reading about this case in the news - Former Executive of Loyal Bank Ltd Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the United States by Failing to Comply with Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ...
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Are dollar bills seen by the Turkish government as a secret sign of connections to Gülen?

Turkeypurge.com has an article on the trial of a (Turkish-American) NASA scientist, convicted in Turkey: The prosecutor submitted as evidence in the case a statement by an anonymous informant, a ...
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Was—or is?—there an ICE checkpoint at the 23rd Street N/Q/R/W subway station in Manhattan? [closed]

All around social media this past Tuesday in New York City a viral message claiming there was an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "checkpoint” at the 23rd Street N/Q/R/W subway station in ...
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Is Gina Haspel wanted in Europe? [closed]

In a tweet from Randy Kennedy, then shared on Facebook by Girl du Jour (and then others) it is claimed that President Trump's pick to head the CIA - Gina Haspel - is wanted in Europe for "war crimes". ...
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Did the city of Berlin set up safe zones for women for New Year’s Eve 2017/2018?

The BBC has reported that the city of Berlin was setting up “safe zones” for women for New Year’s Eve. It was very heavily reported on by RT, Sputnik and other media. New Year's Eve party in Berlin to ...
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Is instructing a subject to crawl forward with crossed ankles standard arrest protocol?

A December 2017 CNN article by former FBI-agent, James Gagliano, about the death of Daniel Shaver claims: To those speculating as to why he would have been asked to cross his ankles, this is ...
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Does Smoking Marijuana Turn Users Tongue Green?

With the recent legalization of marijuana in many states, I have noticed, more and more, an old claim - that smoking marijuana makes users tongues turn green. Is this true and if not, where did this ...
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Are Swedish police banned from describing criminals?

From The Independent: Swedish police banned from describing criminals anymore in case they sound racist Swedish police will no longer be able to give descriptions of alleged criminals for fear of ...
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Did a refugee evade arrest by three female police officers in Sweden, as shown in this video?

@PeterSweden7 posted a video with the text: SWEDISH POLICE FIASCO: 3 female cops beaten by 1 male refugee after trying to arrest for arson attacks. Police car SMASHED. The video is apparently a ...
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Did the inventor of the polygraph regret inventing it?

In Season 1 Episode 4 of Adam Ruins Everything Adam Conover says this about John Augustus Larson commenting on the polygraph machine, [Larson] would go on to regret inventing it. Larson became so ...
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Did the alleged victim of Julian Assange's Swedish sex crime say that police made it up?

In this interview with John Pilger, Julian Assange says ...here we have case where... the woman herself says the police made it up. ... But what is the rhetoric? The rhetoric is... never ...
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Do the Swedish police have a special code for immigrant crimes?

An article I read today asserts the Swedish police have a special 'code 291' for crimes committed by muslim immigrants. This code would be used to 'bury' crimes such as sexual assault by refugees. A ...
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How many non-citizens were removed from the US from 2009--2015?

I'm trying to reconcile two different sets of data. The House Judiciary committee reports: | year | Criminal Alien Removals | Non-Criminal Removals | Total | |------+-------------------------+------...
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Do Kaziranga National Park workers shoot and kill poachers?

Bored Panda reports: Kaziranga National Park is a story of success when it comes to conservation of rhinos – but what they’ve done to achieve it is allowing its workers to shoot and even kill ...
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Do Virgina and Connecticut have the death penalty for those who work on Sunday?

A Brazilian Seventh-Day Pastor called Samuel Ramos claims in this sermon that Virginia and Connecticut have had the death penalty for those who work on Sundays since 1610: [5:30] Porém, existem 2 ...
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Did Jamshid Piruz enter the UK unchallenged?

From the Daily Mail, but also mentioned by Russia Today and similar sources: link Afghan-born Jamshid Piruz was allowed to enter the UK unchallenged despite being sentenced to 12 years in jail for ...
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Do Japanese police roll drunks and criminals into giant futons?

From the BBC: How Japan has almost eradicated gun crime "The response to violence is never violence, it's always to de-escalate it. Only six shots were fired by Japanese police nationwide [in ...
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Are there 76 different law enforcement agencies providing officers to control the DAPL protests?

According to a current Facebook trending picture and an article from the ACLU, there are 76 different law enforcement agencies involved in controlling the DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) protest from ...
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Is this protest sign referring to Europe?

Is the above picture, of a woman holding a sign with the text You can get raped but not protest against rape # World's largest democracy referring to Europe? Example tweets: 1 (containing a ...
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How common are air marshals?

I've heard/read a couple of times that there are air marshals on every international flight. But this doesn't seem to make much sense. Maybe they're only on flights that go to important cities like ...
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Can mobile phone cell towers be spoofed in ways that allow interception of calls?

There are multiple forms of evidence that people can spoof cell towers and monitor cells. This Forbes article reports a proof of concept that works for 2G technology. This article from The Register ...
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Was a self-driving car pulled over by police for the first time last month (November 2015)?

I read in this Bloomberg article Google cars have been in 17 minor crashes in 2 million miles (3.2 million kilometers) of testing. [...] Ten days later, a Mountain View motorcycle cop ...
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Can Danish policemen refuse to provide ID when asked?

This Guardian article makes the (unsourced) claim that (emphasis mine): There is more than a whiff of the police state about the fact that Danish policeman refuse to display ID numbers and can ...
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Are US cops trained to escalate the violence? [closed]

While in many countries the policemen are trained to de-escalate or are even legally bound to do so, US cops kill suspects so often, because allegedly escalation is part of their training. Allegedly ...
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Did a criminal call smartphone encryption a “gift from God”?

An article on Ars Technica reports on a rant against Apple made by New York County District Attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., for including strong encryption in their iPhone OS. One claim he made jumps out ...
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Are a majority of the FBI's most wanted fugitive murderers born outside the USA?

American News posted an article in defense of some recent comments by Donald Trump. They say: 'the Center for Immigration Studies reported that “57 of the 76 fugitive murderers most wanted by the ...
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Did Gina Grant serve only 12 months in prison for killing her mother?

Today, a professor of ethics was discussing the story of Gina Grant, a straight-A student, aged 14, who stabbed her mother to death by a crystal candlestick with the help of her boyfriend who tried to ...
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Can you legally drive away when Wisconsin police officer knocks on your car window?

So I came across this article: When a Cop Knocks on the Window, Just Drive Away (in Wisconsin) Earlier this month, the state's Supreme Court ruled that a tap on the glass does not in and of itself ...
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Is this an excerpt of a police report by Floyd Mayweather's son?

A claim has been circulating on Twitter with an attached image: Dear Boxing Fans: This is the guy you are supporting tomorrow, from the hand of his young son. #MayweatherPacquiao I'm not asking ...
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Are there more outstanding warrants in Ferguson than residents?

The Guardian quotes Matt Pearce as saying: Remember that in Ferguson, there are huge, huge, huge numbers of outstanding warrants. More warrants than residents. Is this true? How could that be ...
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Do police interrogation techniques “work” on the innocent? [closed]

Police use a number of techniques designed to get suspects to confess or to contradict themselves or other evidence. Are these techniques also capable of getting innocent suspects to confess or give ...
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Are the UK and Sweden in violation of international law with respect to detaining Julian Assange?

According to https://freeassangenow.org/faq and https://justice4assange.com/: Why do the UK and Sweden disobey international law? There is a conflict between the United Kingdom’s obligations ...
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Is it against the law to mispronounce Arkansas?

There are many sources that claim that it is illegal to pronounce Arkansas incorrectly and you can be fined for doing so. My favorite law is one designed to get Northerners into trouble. That's ...
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Does everyone have a unique set of fingerprints? [duplicate]

Fingerprints are often used by law enforcement to identify individuals, even with a partial print. Are there any cases where people had the same fingerprints? Is there a limit to the number of unique ...
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Do U.S. police (sheriff) departments earn money with drug busts?

Allegedly there is disproportionate amount of U.S. police effort to perform drug bust versus fighting other classes of crimes, as the law allows them to confiscate property, which then can be sold ...
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Does saying “off the record” allow lawyers to make admissions without legal ramifications?

When I'm watching a show like "Law & Order", I'm always curious if the following scenario is reality or just a handy plot device of television and fiction : A discussion plays out between the ...
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Is refusing to decrypt data for the police illegal in England and Wales?

I've been recently downloading PuTTY from the official page and I have noticed a message stating: LEGAL WARNING: Use of PuTTY, PSCP, PSFTP and Plink is illegal in countries where encryption is ...
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Is “Laying Low for Awhile” an Effective Tactic in Avoiding Felony Questioning?

It's a common trope in movies that after someone performs a felony (even murder), if one "lays low for awhile" the case will more or less fade away. Putting aside the obvious advantage that ...
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Was there an unsuccessful raid by a SWAT team on the CyberBunker?

According to CyberBunker, a Dutch Police SWAT team attempted a raid on their property but were so unsuccessful in gaining entry that staff didn't even notice the attempts until they reviewed the ...
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Is there a connection between the declination of a last meal and whether or not a person’s guilt has been posthumously disputed and challenged?

The documentary Last Supper (IMDb / full video on Vimeo) by Mats Bigert, and Lars Bergstrom released in 2005 suggests that there is a connection between the declination of a last meal and whether or ...
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Is gratuitous farm animal abuse condoned by the USDA?

I recently watched the short film "From Farm To Fridge." (It contains video footage of farm animals being abused and killed.) Obviously the video makes an emotional appeal more so than a purely ...
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Are SWATs in the US mostly used for serving marijuana warrants?

I've seen following claims made by pro-legalization lobby: SWATs are used more often for drug warrants than to deal with any violent crimes most of these warrants are for marijuana significant number ...
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Do longer yellow lights increase traffic hazards?

CBS SF Bay Area published an article about the debate surrounding CA Assembly Bill 612, which would increase the duration of yellow signals for intersections with red-light cameras. An opponent of ...
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Have the USDA bullied (allegedly criminal) raisin-marketers?

I wanted some insight on this article, as I have not been to this website before and the claims seem over the top to me. 64-year-old federal raisin-marketing program that can require raisin farmers,...
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Does Hamas execute drug offenders? [closed]

A CNN VICE documentary claims: We visited Gaza's central prison, where drug users and drug smugglers alike are locked in a communal cell, their sentences ranging anywhere from one month, to death ...
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Who killed Martin Luther King Jr?

Nearly 45 years ago, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee. James Earl Ray, a fugitive on the run, was arrested in London and extradited to Tennessee. ...
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Police tip lines, are they huge source of false reports?

In police procedurals media coverage and rewards are often depicted as resulting in a huge number of false reports. Often depicting hundreds or in extreme cases thousands of false tips. Do any ...
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Is the judicial system biased against men?

We often hear the claim that men are treated unfairly in relation to women by the Judicial System. One example of the claim can be found here. The article claims that: Women shoplifters were ...
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Did a man get sentenced to 18 months in prison for accidentally texting a sexually explicit message to his complete address book?

The following article claims that a man in England was sentenced to 18 months in jail for mistakenly blasting on his complete address book using Blackberry Messenger Service a sexually explicit text ...