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Maine Cops: Actually, There Are Laws When You're Drinking Claws

The Portland police department says your summer slogan is a lie.
Jelisa Castrodale
3 days ago
ring

Cities Asked Ring to Share ‘Registry Lists’ of Customers Who Bought Surveillance Cameras

Police want the names and addresses of people who own Ring cameras so they can tap into a private surveillance network.
Caroline Haskins
4 days ago
ring

Police Promised Witnesses Free Ring Surveillance Cameras If They Testified Against Neighbors

The police department of El Monte, CA started a “Ring Reward Program” about a month before it entered a partnership with Ring.
Caroline Haskins
8.15.19
ring

Ring Told People to Snitch on Their Neighbors in Exchange for Free Stuff

Ring helped people form private ‘Digital Neighborhood Watches’ where they report ‘suspicious activity’ in exchange for free Ring products and discounts, according to a presentation obtained by Motherboard.
Caroline Haskins
8.9.19
WHITE SUPREMACY

White Supremacists Are Meeting to Talk About Charlottesville in Florida. The Local Cops Aren't Worried.

Florida’s League of the South, a white supremacist neo-Confederate group, is hosting an event at a plush wedding venue called Casa Isabel on Saturday.
Tess Owen
8.7.19
amazon

Revealed: The Secret Scripts Amazon Gives to Cops to Promote Ring Surveillance Cameras

Documents obtained by Motherboard reveal that Ring provides 46 standardized comments that cops can post on social media, and several documents with scripted responses to possible questions from the public.
Caroline Haskins
8.6.19
police

Galveston Police Are Very Sorry They Led a Black Man Behind Horses with a Rope

“Our officers showed poor judgement," the police chief said.
Emma Ockerman
8.6.19
amazon

US Cities Are Helping People Buy Amazon Surveillance Cameras Using Taxpayer Money

Documents obtained by Motherboard show that Ring uses partnership and promotional agreements in order to contractually obligate public officials to promote its products.
Caroline Haskins
8.2.19
identity-rights

Cops in Arizona Tried a PR Stunt and It Backfired Horribly

Turns out ticketing people for good behavior isn't funny in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's old turf.
Alex Norcia
7.29.19
amazon

Amazon Told Police It Has Partnered With 200 Law Enforcement Agencies

Ring’s partnerships with law enforcement could be far more more widespread than previously reported.
Caroline Haskins
7.29.19
amazon

Amazon Requires Police to Shill Surveillance Cameras in Secret Agreement

The Lakeland, Florida police department is required to “encourage adoption” of Ring products as part of a secret agreement with the company.
Caroline Haskins
7.25.19
NYPD

Internal Documents Show Why the NYPD Tries to Be 'Funny' Online

Documents obtained by Motherboard show that NYPD social media officers are explicitly instructed to “be funny” in order to “build trust” on official social media channels.
Caroline Haskins
7.22.19
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