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New FL Law Allows Police to Arrest Street Racers for Misdemeanors Based on Video

Part of the new law adds street racing and street shows to a list of exceptions for misdemeanors where the police don’t have to physically see the incident take place. That means just seeing a video showing one of those incidents allows law enforcement officers to track down those involved based on the vehicles, license plates or people filmed.

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TX Church Group Rushes to Aid of Officer Hit by Stolen Vehicle

Some Living Word Harvest churchgoers were nearby, hosting a Labor Day barbecue in the park. Pastor Lawrance Garcia says he heard a gunshot, and rushed to check if Officer Larry Barnhill was okay.

Chicago Police Crack Down on Street Racing

On Saturday around 2:30 a.m., screeching tires and cheering crowds woke up downtown residents near Columbus and Wacker. Hundreds of people blocked the intersection, as one of several so-called "street takeovers" was quickly organized via social media.

LAPD Shuts Down New Downtown Bridge Because of Street Takeovers

Speed bumps are being installed as city officials hope to mitigate the crimes. A center median and fencing to discourage people from scaling the archways could also be installed soon.

Baltimore Officer’s Eyes Damaged by Laser During Response to Street Race

The FOP said that while officers responded, they were pelted with rocks, bottles, and a sergeant took two direct hits to the eyes from a laser beam being used by someone in the crowd.

GA Officers Arrest Street Racer After Defeating Him in "Street Race"

Troopers tried to stop the white Mustang, which sped away on Northside Drive. As Atlanta police followed the car via air, GSP troopers on the ground were hot on his tail.

Dallas PD Cracking Down on Street Racing After Woman Killed Walking Dog

The Street Racing Task Force has answered 8,300 calls, issued more than 7,000 citations and made more than 1,000 misdemeanor and 200 felony arrests. 1,000+ vehicles have been towed.

San Jose Police Did Not Have Enough Officers to Respond to Street Racing "Side Show"

San Jose police confirm they got the calls reporting the side show but say they were so tapped responding to other crimes they didn't have enough officers to respond safely.

San Jose First City to Criminalize Promoting Sideshows

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and face fines of up to $1,000, six months in jail or some combination of both if they promote, instigate or encourage any such events online in the wake of a new ordinance passed by San Jose City Council this week.

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Responding to Street Racing and Sideshows

Law enforcement agencies nationwide are developing new strategies and tactics to shut down and prevent organized reckless driving and racing.

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