Cops using automatic license readers: Does that make you queasy?

For many years now (and, indeed, with increased momentum and stridency of opinion) in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001), a debate has raged across the country focused upon the surveillance of the general public by law enforcement agencies. That debate has raised this most fundamenta...

An often tense moment for all involved: a police traffic stop

Do we need a sort of standardized play book with recommended suggestions on how a motorist detained in a traffic stop -- and, correspondingly, a police officer who has initiated that stop -- should behave when interacting under that scenario? There certainly seems to be a growing consensus that a...