25 Alerts From the COLORADO Tag


How Policing for Profit can lead to a Debtors’ Prisons: NMA E-Newsletter #429

Alexander City, Alabama has agreed to give $680,000 to nearly 200 people who were jailed because they were too poor to pay their court fines. The suit filed in September 2015 by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claimed that the town ran “a modern-day debtors prison.” Indigent debtors served time in the municipal jail […]

Can You See Me Now? The New LED Streetlights: NMA E-Newsletter #410

Many cities across the world are converting streetlights to the LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lamps which helps reduce emissions and the overall carbon footprint. Some health and safety advocates however are concerned about the type of light that LED’s emit. Most LEDs in street lamps emit a bluish light which is the similar light our phones […]

Intexicated While Driving: NMA E-Newsletter #387

New York State has legislation called Evan’s Law that is winding its way through the system. It would allow law enforcement to use a textalyzer to determine if you have been on your phone while driving.  This means even hands free phone usage, texting, surfing the web, and engaging with various apps can raise flags.  […]

The March to Automation: Feedback on the Advent of Driverless Car Technology: NMA E-Newsletter #384

The response to our e-newsletter of two weeks ago (Zombie Drivers – Say What?: NMA E-Newsletter #382) has been considerable.  That overall interest in the topic of driverless cars is also reflected by the daily influx of related stories to the NMA newsfeeds that fuel the Driving News sections of our Motorists.org state pages. Before […]

How Technology Facilitates Roadside Justice: NMA E-Newsletter #379

The California Senate recently took up a bill that would let police officers use oral fluid drug screening tests to check motorists for the presence of drugs in their systems. The proposed test is administered with a handheld device that uses an oral swab to check for the presence of a variety of controlled substances […]