In this second installment of some of the wildest police chase video, we go to Westchester County (just north of New York City, my old stomping grounds) where a police officer is in pursuit of a runaway limousine recklessly weaving around other vehicles and running from the law at up to 150 miles per hour. At around the 1:30 mark, the transmission blows on the limo and (this is the craziest part of the video) the driver begins running from the police IN REVERSE! Totally unbelievable driving...check it out!
As you probably know by now, I'm a sucker for videos full of fast cars. And as you may have noted a couple of weeks ago, I'm also a fan of the show "Jesse James is a Dead Man" on Spike TV. In a recent episode, Jesse takes his custom-modified muscle car on a chase through the desert, with the object being to see if the police can actually catch him. Apparently, real police officers from Orange County were used in performing this stunt, and sure enough, the police finally catch Jesse when his tires give … Read more
Oh, what lack of 'appiness have the iPhone app-ers caused now?
Well, the police chief of Washington, D.C., Cathy Lanier, is rather upset that wicked, venal humans have been downloading an iPhone app that enjoys the peculiar talent of telling you where speed cameras are.
She told the Washington Examiner that this was a "cowardly tactic."
"It's designed to circumvent law enforcement--law enforcement that is designed specifically to save lives," she said.
Could anyone possibly argue? Well, perhaps.
Morality is a slope with many slips these days. Technology is moving at a pace far … Read more
We've all had those ideas that seemed like good one at the time and then perhaps didn't seem so good the following morning. Or when the police got involved.
But a marketing agency in Australia reportedly decided to skip straight to the part involving the police.
Mentally Friendly (because mental friends really are the best) decided to set up a Twitter account in the name of the New South Wales police. Which was an interesting thing to do, save for the fact that an increasingly large number of people thought it really was written by the New South … Read more
When I was a wee lad my family used to drive an hour north of the San Francisco Bay Area to visit my grandparents in Santa Rosa, Calif. My sister and I were at the age where we needed something to keep us busy at all times, so my grandparents often had to come up with things for us to do once the toys we brought along no longer held our interest. In one room of my grandparent's place, my grandfather had set up a recliner chair right next to a table with an emergency scanner on it. He … Read more
Sean Tice and Adam Bedient, directors of the online Web series "Streak to Win," join the show today to talk about college kids competitively streaking and the crazy antics they get into.
You can find the series online at streaktowin.com. On the Web site, you'll also find a guide to the best techniques of streaking. Most importantly, you have to be sure to tape down all appendages. Their words, not ours.
We also discuss a bit about how the Web is really opening up distribution for films that might get overlooked on the traditional festival circuit. These guys obviously didn't get too much love at Sundance when they pitched their film. And they share some interesting stories about getting arrested during the production of their Web series. Plus, plans for a follow-up featuring Ivy League streaking?
Also on the show today, we talk about a kid who mashed up Twitter, Twitpic, and the public arrest records of the Denton, Texas, Police Department. Kind of scary, but also pretty cool that there are more practical uses for Twitter than finding out that Ashton Kutcher just ate a sandwich. Just don't ever get pulled over for possession in Denton. These mug shots aren't pretty. As for Ashton Kutcher, we think this might be cheating a bit. There are starving people in the world, and someone donates money for this?
Be sure to send in your adventure stories and callbacks to 1-866-404-CNET (2638). Catch you all on the flip side.EPISODE 324 Download today's podcast | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe in RSS… Read more
For a short time, it seemed as if the Denton Police Department outside Dallas had been inspired by great communicators such as Ashton Kutcher and CNN.
This remarkable, real-time communication between the police and outside world surely was a futuristic forerunner to Texas' progression towards secession.
Until it was revealed to be the work of University of North Texas senior, Brian Baugh.… Read more
Is there an exalted life force breeding among the fine, uniformed officers of the U.K. police?
I ask only because the redoubtable sleuths of a publication called Jane's Police Review decided to perform a little analysis of the religious leanings of police officers.
Strangely, the United Kingdom actually has a Freedom of Information Act, which means that you can find interesting jewels of fact about public officials.
And so it has transpired that eight members of the Strathclyde police, Scotland's biggest force, are, spiritually, members of a slightly more exalted force: The Jedi Church.
Well, it's … Read more
Google Street View seems to have caused a little friction in the United Kingdom, as the British whisper loudly to defend their sense of privacy.
However, one group of people seems to have stared at the Street View camera cars, smiled, and been inspired.
Yes, the police took one look at the 360-degree cameras perched on top of innocent little cars and said to themselves: "We can do that."
The link to the account now reads that it was "suspended for strange activity," and city authorities have asked Twitter to keep tabs on the impersonator's contact information after both the police department and Texas attorney general's office complained to Twitter. The Statesman added, however, that criminal charges are not being sought at this point.
"Although some may dismiss the site as a simple prank or … Read more