Roundup: April 23, 2018

In this week’s Roundup!

–Cops need warrant for car black box data in MO–

–Judge scolds Detroit cops for lying about traffic stops–

–UT Supremes will decide whether cops violated CAF Ban–

Friday, April 20, 2018
Missouri Court Protects Black Box Data From Cops
If police want to snoop through a vehicle’s black box data — even after an accident — they will have to get a warrant. That was the conclusion Tuesday of the Missouri Court of Appeals, which took up the case of a black box seized from a truck involved in a major collision on July 1, 2015.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Federal Judge Scolds Detroit Cops For Lying About Traffic Stop
The lies told by Detroit, Michigan police officers at a traffic stop were so outrageous that a federal judge had no option but to let the motorist walk on firearms charges last week. US District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith was outraged at the conduct of Officers Quinton Jackson, Xiong Vang and Matthew Morrison who stopped and searched Jaquane Smith on the east side of the city on August 20, 2017.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Utah Supremes To Decide Whether Cops Are Violating Forfeiture Ban
Voters in Utah banned state officials from seizing property from people who committed no crime almost two decades ago — or so they thought. Ever since Initiative B passed with 69 percent of the vote, police have evaded its provisions by seizing cash, turning it over to federal authorities, and then taking a cut of the proceeds in a way that is prohibited under state law. The Utah Supreme Court last week held oral arguments on a roadside seizure case that will decide whether law enforcement has gone too far.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Federal Lawsuit Challenges Interstate Speed Camera Trap In Ohio
Motorists in Girard, Ohio are turning to the federal courts to force the town to pay back fines collected for speed camera tickets that were, they argue, illegally issued. According to the class action suit filed on Friday, automated tickets were being issued in a “work zone” on Interstate 80 even though the work had been completed a full month earlier.

Monday, April 16, 2018
Ecuador, France, UK: Speed Cameras Assaulted
The French Federation of Angry Motorcyclists (FFMC) sponsored protests across France this weekend with thousands hitting the roads once again in places like Ajaccio, Bordeaux, Dijon, Orleans, Paris and Toulouse to send the message that the reduction in the speed limit on departmental roads to 80 km/h (50 MPH) was unacceptable. The Paris demonstration included the burning of a speed camera in effigy in front of a government office building. On Wednesday, the actual speed camera on the RN10 near Vivonne was completely destroyed with a burning tire, according to La Nouvelle Republique.

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