carjacking, federal agent, homeland security agent, Delaware, Wilmington police

Carjacking of Homeland Security Officers Government Vehicle Shots Fired

A suspected carjacking of a government vehicle, which resulted in a Homeland Security special agent firing his weapon Friday, has been discounted by Wilmington police. The man who approached the special agent has mental issues and frequents the parking garage at 11th and Tatnall streets where he smokes, police said Federal agent who fired weapon…

License Plate Scanner, Justice Department, secret domestic intelligence-gathering program, motorists

DEA Secret Domestic Intelligence Gathering License Plate Tracking Program Involving Millions of Cars

WASHINGTON—The Justice Department has been building a national database to track in real time the movement of vehicles around the U.S., a secret domestic intelligence-gathering program that scans and stores hundreds of millions of records about motorists, according to current and former officials and government documents. The primary goal of the license-plate tracking program, run…

Range-R Radar, law enforcement, X-RAY SPECS, radar systems

50 law enforcement agencies have acquired Range-R Radar that can See Movement Inside Houses

At least 50 American law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the US Marshals Service, have acquired high-powered radar that is capable of peering into houses and sensing the movement and even breathing of the residents inside. USA Today writes that these various agencies had begun “deploying the radar systems more than two years ago with little…

TWITTER, police, social media

Police Referring to Twitter as the New Police Scanner

Police are increasingly turning to social media to help solve crimes and nab bad guys, but some officers are urging departments to utilize services like Twitter as tools for pre-crime prevention. In a presentation titled, “Leveraging Social Media to Provide Actionable Intelligence,” given at a GovSec conference in Washington DC last week, two officers described how…