How Police Body Cameras Were Designed to Get Cops Off the Hook

In the wake of protests over police violence against black men, many civil rights activists are calling for a high-tech solution: strapping wearable body cameras to cops. The idea is to hold police accountable for unnecessary violence. But the history of police body cams reveals that the devices have often had the… » 3/16/15 2:23pm 3/16/15 2:23pm

Heroic Ospreys Will Not Stop Building Nests on This Traffic Camera

The osprey, Pandion haliaetus, is a bird of character. The ancient poets knew this, and the Maryland Transportation Authority is discovering it the hard way. Last week, a pair of ospreys decided to build their nest on a platform overlooking the approach to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, where the MDTA keeps a traffic… » 4/22/14 1:38pm 4/22/14 1:38pm

Russia Says Its Sochi Bathroom Spy Cameras Show No Plumbing Problems

The Wall Street Journal reports that Russia is aggressively defending itself against complaints that the much-maligned bathrooms in its Olympic accommodations are in any way substandard. The Russians are, in fact, keeping a very, very close eye on the bathroom situation: » 2/06/14 11:45am 2/06/14 11:45am

The NYPD Guide to Watching Cricket (and Muslims) In New York City

The NYPD loves cricket. They are so interested in it that they complied an exhaustive report on everywhere to watch the sport in New York City. Let's go hit some homeruns or whatever they do in cricket, and also attempt to bait Muslims into talking about Jihad! » 9/05/13 2:47pm 9/05/13 2:47pm