Archive for October 2015

The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black

“Violence is rare, but routine traffic stops more frequently lead to searches, arrests and the opening of a trapdoor into the criminal justice system that can have a lifelong impact, especially for those without the financial or other resources to negotiate it.” Read more from this article by following the link below: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/25/us/racial-disparity-traffic-stops-driving-black.html?ref=us&_r=0

Westerville Rd DUI/OVI Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

Friday October 23, 2015 Before you head to that Halloween party tonight dressed as a police officer, escaped convict, or a zombie, you should be aware that the real police will be conducting DUI checkpoint in on Westerville Rd. tonight. As often tradition in the Halloween season, many people will be driving downtown Columbus for the Highball in the… (read more)

Social Media and Crime

A Florida woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence while using Periscope to live stream her drive home from the bar. Concerned viewers called police and alerted them to her location. For more on the story and the use of social media by police, follow the link below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/10/12/heres-what-happened-when-a-florida-woman-periscoped-herself-driving-drunk/