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slumper

slumper  n.— «A Linden police officer was dispatched to the back parking lot of a bar on North Bridge Street in reference to a “slumper,” according to Police Chief Pete VanDriessche. The police chief said a slumper is someone who has...

cranial-rectal inversion

cranial-rectal inversion  n.— «I learned that Officer Sam Morgan, of the California Highway Patrol, occasionally uses the term “cranial-rectal inversion” when referring to drivers of especially poor judgment, which was one of the most...

alpha roll

alpha roll  n.— «During Cole’s testimony, Jones’ attorney, Jack O’Hale, showed a video of a Baltimore police canine officer performing a technique called an “alpha roll.” The video shows the officer slamming a police dog...

warm line

warm line  n.— «One of the new ways parents are being included is through phone calls such as the ones Ball gets from time to time. It’s sometimes referred to as a “warm line.” Calls can be made by any number of people—someone...

spit sock

spit sock  n.— «A 26-year-old Castle Rock man who was arrested on suspicion of DUI March 13 had to be restrained with a spit sock and ankle bracelets after he became irate with an officer while being arrested.…He also spat on the...

snapper

snapper  n.— «Police said a correctional officer overheard Campbell say to Morrissey, “At least I’m not a snapper like you.” Officials at the prison said that in Vermont prisons “snapper” is a derogatory term for an...