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North Dakota Legalizes tasers for police drones.
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Don't tase me, drone.

North Dakota decided to keep their hands clean and let the drones do all of the dirty work as they approved police use of tasers, rubber bullets and more from the flying technology.

The Daily Beast dropped this terrifying little bit of information on us:

With all the concern over the militarization of police in the past year, no one noticed that the state became the first in the union to allow police to equip drones with "less than lethal" weapons. House Bill 1328 wasn't drafted that way, but then a lobbyist representing law enforcement—tight with a booming drone industry—got his hands on it.

The bill's stated intent was to require police to obtain a search warrant from a judge in order to use a drone to search for criminal evidence. In fact, the original draft of Rep. Rick Becker's bill would have banned all weapons on police drones.

Then Bruce Burkett of North Dakota Peace Officer's Association was allowed by the state house committee to amend HB 1328 and limit the prohibition only to lethal weapons. "Less than lethal" weapons like rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, sound cannons, and Tasers are therefore permitted on police drones.



Though they use the phrase 'less than lethal', The Daily Beast points out that it is totally possible to be killed by those techniques. At least 39 people have been killed by police tasers this year so far.

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YouTuber BaronVonGrumble has a veritable tantrum when he spots yet another motorcyclist wearing a deceptive vest.

In the streets of England, some bikers have taken to wearing vests that look a whole lot like police-issued gear, but instead say "Polite" on them. The biker in the video rides up to give a closer view of this irritating trend:



It's apparently caused a lot of discussion in England from those who hate it and those who love it, but they all ground their opinions in the same obvious point — these vests make people around them think the rider is a police officer on duty. That's also called 'impersonating a police officer'.

What makes it even worse is that all of these is actually legal for some reason.

If you love being insufferable, you can buy one for £35.



The other thing you can learn from this video is just how crazily all motorcyclists drive on the other side of the pond (as well as the other side of the road). In between lanes, around lanes, telling people gas caps are open, checking who's smoking pot, it's all a fascinating travelogue complete with a sizzling, acerbic rant.

Via: TMCNEWS
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This guy's no O.J. Simpson.

A very low-speed police chase in Ohio gave led to some well-documented footage of the slowly escaping offender.

According to Complex:

After previously being escorted home by police following reports of the chain-smoking motorized wheelchair demon of speed careening through traffic just one day earlier, 34-year-old Graham Ley was once again the target of bemused police officers after receiving a call about "a man in a wheelchair [who] keyed a woman's car."

Shortly after police descended upon a cigarette-puffing Ley in the streets of Elyria, the daring motorist attempted to flee at roughly seven miles per hour — offering a cheerful thumbs-up to the person behind the camera. After a breathtakingly well-paced maneuver, Ley was eventually apprehended and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and a handful of other annoyances.



It all, of course, brings George Costanza to mind...

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A heroic rescue was captured on video this week as a Colombian police officer leapt into a raging river to save a small dog from drowning after a deadly mudslide ravaged the region.

The cops were searching for survivors when they noticed the animal floating down the Liboriana River, and so they started chasing after it down the bank.

The video shows one of the cops jumping in and struggling against the current before scooping it up and bringing it to safety.

He then performs CPR on the dog (including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) to help bring it back to life.

“Principe” has since recovered from the incident and is now “in good hands,” according to the police.

Via: CNN
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The Ferguson Police Department is testing out a new device which they think might help prevent unnecessary shooting deaths.

“The Alternative” was invented by a retired police officer and is produced by a California-based company called Alternative Ballistics. It’s an orange accessory that sits on the end of a gun and basically slows down the bullet so it is less likely to kill someone (although it has never actually been used on a human).

“It’s going to feel like you’re getting punched in the chest by Barry Bonds,” CEO Christian Ellis told CNN. “It’s going to break some ribs.”

The company claims it only takes a few seconds to attach the device to the gun, and it doesn’t obstruct the view of the target through the sight.

Here’s a description of how it works according to Alternative Ballistics:

Once the weapon is fired; the bullet embeds itself inside the projectile with no chance of escaping, simultaneously transferring the bullet’s energy, propelling it directly at the target. Once the bullet is fired from the gun into the projectile they permanently become one unit. The docking unit will automatically eject from the weapon and the firearm returns to its normal function before it cycles in a new round.

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When you're tweeted about by Taylor Swift, you know you've made it. Either that, or you've somehow incurred her wrath and she's going to write a passive aggressive song about you.

Officer Jeff Davis in Delaware was recently "caught" on camera singing along to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," while riding around in his car. The video has gone viral with over 14 million views since it was posted on January 16.

"While reviewing in-car cameras, we tend to see some 'interesting' things," the Dover Police Department writes in the video above. "We decided to share some of them with you in a new series we call 'Dashcam Confessionals.'"

He gets really into the song with some great hand gestures and facial expressions, but, unfortunately, the whole thing was staged, according to a spokesman for the police department.

Here's Swift's take on it below, to which the police department replied "Thanks for the mention Taylor Swift! Duet sometime?"

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The Queensland Police Service is having a little fun at Nickelback's expense this Christmas.

The cops posted this photo of one of their recently unwrapped CDs on Facebook along with the following message:

Police media team report a suspicious package has been received as part of the office secret Santa. It will now be destroyed

Apparently hating on Nickelback has now become an international pastime.

Sorry Chad.

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