The economic consequences of ICE raids are far reaching

Aug 22, 2019
It’s not just families who face hardship after a workplace ICE raid.
ICE agents executing a federal search warrant at a poultry processing plant in Mississippi on Aug. 7, 2019.
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Copper thefts a common and costly crime

Feb 7, 2019
The Missouri Department of Transportation spent almost $1 million last year on repairing street lights caused by thefts of copper wire.
The Missouri Department of Transportation spent almost $1 million last year on repairing street lights caused by thefts of copper wire.
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Police and private security personnel monitor security cameras at the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative on April 23, 2013 in New York City.
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Palantir may go public, but can it turn a profit?

Nov 16, 2018
The surveillance software giant may be preparing for an IPO amid concerns about its business.
Peter Thiel is the co-founder of Palantir, named for a crystal ball in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
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Legal marijuana creates an industry for new breathalyzers

Oct 24, 2017
A number of companies are trying to develop tests that can be used by law enforcement to determine if drivers are impaired.
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Local law enforcement in California work with ICE in different ways

Mar 15, 2017
At the Fresno County Jail, immigration agents have access to the jail’s database.
Sgt. Elisa Magallanes books a newly arrested man at the Fresno County Jail.
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Law enforcement auctions guns that were confiscated in crimes

Oct 11, 2016
Some agencies don't want the firearms back on the streets.
Potential gun buyers bid on firearms that were confiscated by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. 
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New Orleans is trying to solve police body cams' big data problem

Jul 14, 2016
The district attorney is using new tech help comb through its hours of patrol footage.
An NYPD body camera. 
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Are red light cameras for safety or making money?

Apr 12, 2016
St. Louis officials hope to restart a controversial red light camera program
St. Louis’ red light camera program has been shut down by the Missouri Supreme Court, but the cameras remain above many intersections because city officials are hoping to get them issuing tickets again.
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Controversial civil forfeiture program back in action

Apr 6, 2016
Under federal and state law, police can seize cash if they suspect a crime.
Alda Gentile with her grandson, Daniel. In 2012, police seized more than $11,500 from her while she was traveling from Florida to New York. 
Courtesy of Alda Gentile