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Christian Preacher Wins Lawsuit Wrongful Arrest

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
A Christian street preacher won over $21,600 after a three-year battle against the Greater Manchester Police, whom he said wrongfully imprisoned him for 19 hours after he allegedly harassed two gay teens via reading scripture.

J. Edgar: NOT A Gay American?

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Nov 10, 2011
Was J. Edgar Hoover a closeted gay man driven to seek power and control out of terror and self-preseravtion? Or was his supposed homosexuality a Cold War-era invention of the KGB?

FBI: Anti-Gay Group Participated in Training

By Pete Yost | Thursday Jun 30, 2011
The FBI said Wednesday that members of an anti-gay fundamentalist group participated in the bureau’s training of police officers and FBI agents - a move the bureau says it will take steps to remedy in the future.

Sheriff’s Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Post Sparks Outrage

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Apr 4, 2011
Anti-gay and anti-Seminitc remarks posted at Facebook by an Illinois sheriff sparked demands for the law enforcement official’s resignation.

UK police learn how to follow crooks - on Twitter

By Raphael G. Satter | Friday Oct 29, 2010
Trailing suspects is a staple of police work. Aspiring British detectives will soon be learning how to do it online.

UK police force publishes all incidents to Twitter

Thursday Oct 14, 2010
A British police force says it’s publishing every incident it deals with to Twitter for 24 hours

Euro terror alert spotlights voiceprint technology

By Raphael G. Satter | Wednesday Oct 6, 2010
Did their voices betray them? The discovery of an alleged terror plot against Europe owes at least some of its success to "voiceprint" technology that allows law enforcement to electronically match a voice to its owner.

Smile! Aerial images being used to enforce laws

By Frank Eltman | Monday Aug 16, 2010
On New York’s Long Island, it’s used to prevent drownings. In Greece, it’s a tool to help solve a financial crisis. Municipalities update property assessment rolls and other government data with it. Some in law enforcement use it to supplement reconnaissance of crime suspects.

When tweets can make you a jailbird

By Richard Lardner | Wednesday Mar 17, 2010
Maxi Sopo was having so much fun "living in paradise" in Mexico that he posted about it on Facebook so all his friends could follow his adventures. Others were watching, too: A federal prosecutor in Seattle, where Sopo was wanted on bank fraud charges.

Text-a-Tip programs allow tipsters to help police

By Denise Lavoie | Monday Nov 30, 2009
A mother in Boston tells police her 8-year-old boy was shot to death in their apartment by gunmen in hooded sweatshirts during a home invasion.
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