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Tech CEO Found Dead Thought She Was 'in the Matrix'

Dad faults police, says search for Erin Valenti wasn't a priority

(Newser) - The father of a tech CEO found dead in the back seat of a rental SUV in a quiet area of San Jose, Calif., is claiming a "charade" of a police search. Cops began searching for Erin Valenti, CEO of Utah-based app development company Tinker Ventures, after she missed...

Suspect Billed $4K When Cops Make Hospital Search Rectum
Doctors Find No Drugs in
Suspect's Rectum, Bill Him $4K
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Doctors Find No Drugs in Suspect's Rectum, Bill Him $4K

Syracuse newspaper details strange case

(Newser) - In the annals of surprising medical bills, this one stands out. A man in Syracuse received a bill for $4,595.12 after doctors performed a sigmoidoscopy, meaning they inserted an 8-inch scope into his rectum, reports the Syracuse Post-Standard . They did so against his will, on the orders of...

Feds to Review NYC's Stop-and-Frisk Policy

Policy both unconstitutional and ineffective, campaigners say

(Newser) - The Justice Department has agreed to review New York City's controversial stop-and-frisk policy following complaints from activists and lawmakers who say the program overwhelmingly targets minorities, reports the Guardian . NYPD statistics show that police stopped a record-setting 684,330 people on the streets last year, 87% of whom where...

Woman Stashes Two Knives in Surprising Places

Florida woman faces concealed weapons charge

(Newser) - A Florida woman is facing concealed weapons charges over two very well-concealed knives, reports the New York Daily News. Police searched Gloria Perez and another woman after responding to a report of a fight. They found hundreds of illegal prescription pills on the women, say investigators. Perez then became ill...

Court: Cops Can Read Your Texts Without a Warrant

Calif. court decides suspects' cell phones can be searched after arrest

(Newser) - Police in California don't need a warrant to check messages on suspects' cell phones, the state's Supreme Court decided yesterday. The court decided 5-2 that cell phones, like clothing, can be subjected to warrantless searches after a suspect is arrested, AP reports.The two dissenting justices argued that US Supreme...

Court: Hoisting Saggy Pants Not Illegal Search

Officer was trying to conceal, not reveal, when she found gun, court rules

(Newser) - Beltless criminals beware: if a police officer has to haul up your pants, it's a "wardrobe assist," not a search, even if he does find a gun, according to a Minnesota court. The court was told that a suspect's baggy jeans slid to his knees when he was...

Student Named as Suspect in Yale Homicide
Student Named as Suspect in Yale Homicide
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Student Named as Suspect in Yale Homicide

Has defensive wounds, failed polygraph test; may not be fellow Yalie

(Newser) - Police have a suspect in the slaying of a Yale graduate student: another student—not necessarily enrolled at Yale—who bears defensive wounds and failed a polygraph test, MSNBC reports. An autopsy performed today confirmed that the body found yesterday is Annie Le's. Police have turned their focus to finding...

Supreme Court Limits Car Searches After Arrests

(Newser) - The Supreme Court today put new limits on police officers' ability to search a car after an arrest, the Washington Post reports. The 5-4 ruling—with an unusual grouping of justices—says police need a warrant unless certain criteria apply, a break from the standard practice of about 30 years....

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