Roundup: January 8, 2018

In this week’s Roundup!

–Cannot provoke a violation to justify a stop in UT–

–UK Motoring Group attacks police priorities–

Friday, January 5, 2018
Utah: Cop Cannot Provoke A Violation To Justify A Traffic Stop
It is not uncommon for a patrol officer to tailgate a suspect in the hopes of provoking a traffic violation justifying a traffic stop. A federal judge last month decided to end the practice by declaring that Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Tripodi violated the constitution when he goaded Jerry Siaki Esteban Jr into committing a minor turn signal infraction on October 15, 2016.

Thursday, January 4, 2018
France, Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands, UK: Ambulance Flattens Speed Camera
An ambulance in Chester, England, flattened a speed camera on the day after Christmas. According to the Chester Standard newspaper, the emergency vehicle was on Liverpool Road bringing a patient to Countess of Chester Hospital at 4am when the automated ticketing machine failed to prevent the accident. A second ambulance was dispatched to take the patient to the hospital.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
UK Motoring Group Attacks Misplaced Police Priorities
A group representing the interests of the UK motoring public on Tuesday called on the British government to provide more honest speeding statistics. The Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) cited official figures in questioning the usefulness of deploying thousands of speed cameras nationwide to ticket motorists for venturing a few miles per hour over the speed limit.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Anonymous Hacks Italian Speed Camera Database
Individuals operating under the banner of the group Anonymous remotely took control of a local police computer system in Correggio, Italy, last week. After erasing the speed camera ticket database, those responsible sent screenshots of their work to various Italian newspapers to prove that they had eliminated 40 gigabytes worth of infringement photographs. According to Gazzetta di Reggio, the group also released internal emails, documents and related information to the media.

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