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No More Stingray Cell Site Simulators: Illinois Stops Warrantless Cellphone Surveillance by Police

36 Illinois has become the latest state to limit cell phone surveillance by requiring law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants before using cell-site simulators, or Stingrays, which trick cellphones into thinking there is a tower […]

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Jim Constantine, Concerned About Conflict Between Police and Citizens, Is Doing Something About It — Starting with Prayer, Moment of Silence, Respect

61 Dallas Police moment of silence opponent gets lesson on 1st Amendment and Freedom of Press at Memorial Park — a public park in Arlington Heights. Arlington Heights resident Jim Constantine and his family organized […]

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Schaumburg Police/School Lockdown: Are Police Keeping Up With Information Age in New Era of “Unidentified Emergency Situations?”

51 Tuesday about 10:00 a.m. Schaumburg Police Department was testing its emergency alerting system via Schaumburg’s 911 dispatch center, Northwest Central Dispatch when an error occurred that caused a false alarm that caused initiation of […]

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Cook County Sheriff Dart: What’s the Big Secret Regarding Shooting Suspect Information at Birch Manor?

59 Mount Prospect and northwest suburban residents pay attention. You probably already know this, but Mount Prospect has gang-infested areas on its south side; in unincorporated areas between Mount Prospect and Des Plaines; along Algonquin […]

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Police in Douglas County Near Denver Instructed to File Police Reports in Squad Cars Parked in School Lots

20 Law enforcement officials in a suburban Denver school district have ordered their officers to complete paperwork in school parking lots as a way to improve their safety measures after the Sandy Hook shootings. Douglas […]