The bill would limit petty seizures and require more reporting and oversight of no-knock raids.
Baltimore kept tabs on citizens' movement across 90 percent of the city, without a warrant, to investigate crimes.
Law enforcers have plenty of tools; they just want to paw through our data without effort or expense.
Fourth Amendment advocates win big in Lange v. California.
Two states have passed laws requiring court approval before the cops can use genetic genealogy services to track down a suspect.
The FBI Returned This Innocent Couple's Safe Deposit Box. It Refuses To Give Back Many Others—and Is Trying To Seize $85 Million in Cash.
"It makes me feel like the government is preying on the vulnerable and the weak to line their own pockets."
Over 24 Cops Raided the Wrong Address and Wrecked an Elderly Man's Home. They All Got Qualified Immunity.
There will be no justice for Onree Norris.
Chicago Police Agree to Reforms After Wrong-Door Raid on a Naked Woman's Home Sparked Nearly 100 Misconduct Allegations
Some of the changes may make a difference. Others, not so much.
State investigators say shooting justified because Andrew Brown Jr. drove toward law enforcement to escape arrest.
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A Messina, New York, police officer is under investigation after video showed him intentionally slamming a door into a car several times.
Section 702 is supposed to be used to snoop on spies and terrorists, not Americans.
Did the city's "policies, customs or practices," invite Fourth Amendment violations?
Over the objections of Gov. Larry Hogan, the state’s Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights is tossed out.
A phone in your pocket may as well be a GPS beacon strapped to your ankle.
The Bay State finally creates a police certification system.
Constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passes.
Washington Post Journalist Radley Balko on Civil Rights, Militarized Policing, and the Power of Video
The Washington Post's Radley Balko was a pioneer in reporting on the disastrous consequences of police militarization and the need for criminal justice reform. Now everyone else is catching up.
A new, terrible anti-encryption bill with a twist
The House will consider a surveillance reform proposal that failed in the Senate by just one vote.
An effort by Sen. Rand Paul to forbid warrantless investigation of citizens was soundly defeated.
Senate Votes Down Protections Against Warrantless Government Collection of Americans' Browser and Search History
The amendment lost by one vote. Absent from today's vote? Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The USA Freedom Act expired in March. Some senators are pushing for better privacy protections before the renewal vote.
Carter Page was not an anomaly.
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A bipartisan coalition wants to restrain secret snooping and create more independent oversight of the secretive FISA Court.
Some privacy activists say the bill still falls short.
The FBI Wants To Treat Carter Page Warrant Mistakes Like Training Problems. A Court Adviser Says That's Not Enough.
After seriously messing up its warrant applications with the FISA Court, can the FBI be trusted?
Judge demands to know what the agency will do prevent future “omissions” in the applications.
In the middle of a scandal over FISA surveillance, leaders want still more power to snoop on your secret stuff.
Privacy advocates have long warned about potential abuses. Will the mishandling of the Carter Page investigation change some minds?
Was what happened with Carter Page an anomaly or does the agency regularly leave out important information?
He reversed position only as he decided to run for president and now seems surprised he’s getting asked about it.
The legislation would require warrants for extended surveillance, but look at what it explicitly OKs.
Quiet fishing expeditions are being used to sort through potential suspects.
In order to fight crime, Americans must...make their data more susceptible to hacking?
Chicago Police Executed More Than 11,000 Search Warrants in Mostly Poor Neighborhoods Over 5-Year Period
As Chicago launches an internal probe of search warrants, new data shows where police are kicking in doors.
SCOTUS says it is constitutional for police to draw blood from unconscious drunk driving suspects.