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If my electronic devices are searched, can a police officer use my ideas?

On my phone, I have many different ideas for startups, books, and other creative endeavours. Most of them are probably (or certainly) worthless, but a few have some potential. As I understand it, ...
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Does the jurisdiction of a LEO end at an easement?

I'm curious about this video (TYRANT ALERT PHOTOG ATTACKED BY FEDERAL AGENTS - MICHAEL HODSON U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL) of a federal LEO (law enforcement officer) who is egregiously assaulting/...
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What is it called when a suspect is questioned without their lawyer?

To elaborate, I know it is illegal for authorities to question a suspect when their lawyer isn’t present. Is this a crime or just illegal? If it is a crime, what is it called?
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What legal authority do DEA officers stationed in Haiti have to carry out operations in that country?

inspired by this Politics SE question: Under the laws of Haiti, what authority or powers do the US DEA agents in the country have to carry out operations? May they lawfully carry firearms, or execute ...
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Are local police obligated to enforce a law if they know about it? [duplicate]

If a local police officer knows that a law exists and is familiar with its details, and they observe or otherwise become aware that said law is being broken, and they have the resources, means, ...
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What legal recourse do citizens have when law enforcement refuse to address crimes for political reasons?

This is a bit of follow-up to this situation, although the question is different and things got much worse. According to a recent poll, 40% of San Francisco residents are considering moving out of the ...
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PD Vs SO Vs ST. What is this all about?

I have read alot about this and have gotten so many mixed answers, I have a headache. Does the Sheriffs Office command over City Police, and do the State Troopers command over Both of them? I know the ...
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Can law enforcement dig up endangered plants to recover evidence of a crime?

According to this meme if you bury a body underneath an endangered plant, it is then illegal for law enforcement to dig up the body. Is this true?