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Chicago stop

Chicago stop  n.— «The new signs were rolled out sporadically in the summer, in response to citizen complaints about the rolling stops widely known in law enforcement as “California Stops.” Milwaukee police sometimes derisively...

b-girl

b-girl  n.— «They’ve also made more than 1000 arrests—most at cafeterias that serve alcohol without a meal or employ what is known in Miami law enforcement parlance as “b-girls.” (Major Exposito explains them thusly: “A...

shotgunning

shotgunning  n.— «Law enforcement sources said the cartels haul drug shipments of several tons to desert staging posts south of the California border, where they are broken down into smaller loads to hurl at busy border posts in a...

traveler

traveler  n.— «Since January alone, federal and local authorities have arrested 17 “travelers”—a name coined by law enforcement officials to describe men who make the leap from sexually soliciting a minor online to meeting them...

CSI effect

CSI effect  n.— «Juries, swayed by the special effects and scripts of television, have in some instances come to expect more evidence than is really necessary to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. It is a phenomenon that has...

blue light bandit

blue light bandit  n.— «Impersonating police officers has become so common that law enforcement officials refer to them as “blue light bandits.”» —“Attack by fake officer reported” by Fred Kelly Charlotte...