14 Alerts From the WASHINGTON D.C. Tag


Next Generation Police Tools: NMA E-Newsletter #462

Traffic enforcement continues to go high tech beyond just the newest drone technology. Here are three recent examples of how police are using federal and state funding – some from assets seized from citizenry – to patrol motorists. Police Body Cameras In late October, results from a large study on police body cameras was released […]

Lane Courtesy or Law–A California Cultural Examination: NMA E-Newsletter #439

from Norman Risch, NMA California Member While the NMA has been increasingly promoting left lane courtesy for years, I can compare several states in which I have lived or worked. California is far worse than Maryland, DC, or Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and most other Eastern states in left and right lane courtesy (not that any […]

DHS Moves to Restrict Travel: NMA E-Newsletter #365

Sometime this year the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will likely begin restricting the rights of U.S. citizens to travel freely throughout the country. At the end of last year DHS announced that sometime in 2016 it may require airline passengers to present either a traditional passport or Real ID-compliant identification to board a domestic […]

IIHS Shills for Camera Industry: NMA E-Newsletter #347

In its 30-page report issued last week about the Montgomery County, Maryland, speed camera program, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) does its best to revive a reeling camera industry. The use of red-light cameras has been declining for a couple of years now in no small part due to corrupt actions by one […]

If it Walks Like a Duck: NMA E-Newsletter #341

Summer is the time when communities across the country conduct their annual crosswalk sting operations in which undercover police officers walk out into busy intersections hoping they won’t get run over. The purpose is to ticket passing drivers who fail to yield to, or stop for, the “pedestrian” in the crosswalk. Locally, the unlucky undercover […]