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Suspect may have killed father before opening fire at S. Carolina school

Suspect may have killed father before opening fire at S. Carolina school | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it

A teenager is believed to have shot and killed his father before going to a nearby elementary school in South Carolina and wounding two children and a teacher on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

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You Have the Right to Remain Silent Even if You Use Encryption

You Have the Right to Remain Silent Even if You Use Encryption | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
The Third Circuit will hopefully recognize that being forced to decrypt information is just the kind of testimonial act that the Fifth Amendment prohibits.
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NYPD arms cops on the beat to combat rampaging shooters

NYPD arms cops on the beat to combat rampaging shooters | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
At a time when the New York Police Department is encouraging beat cops to be more approachable to law-abiding citizens, it's also equipping them to do combat with rampaging shooters.The mas
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Officials say unrest at prison in Alabama leaves 2 hurt

Officials say unrest at prison in Alabama leaves 2 hurt | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
A prison in southern Alabama that serves as the state's only execution facility was on lockdown Saturday, hours after a violent uprising left two prison officials injured.
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Babies for sale: Bulgarian Roma fuel illegal adoption trade

Babies for sale: Bulgarian Roma fuel illegal adoption trade | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
Over the past 15 years, the sale of babies in Bulgaria's poor Roma communities has become almost commonplace. With help from traffickers, destitute parents are selling their newborns in neighbouring Greece, where adoption laws are lax.
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When the Hospital Fires the Bullet

When the Hospital Fires the Bullet | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
working in health care settings requires a different mind-set, security experts emphasize.
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"working in health care settings requires a different mind-set, security experts emphasize."

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Scots Teach US Cops How To Avoid Gun Use

Scots Teach US Cops How To Avoid Gun Use | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
American police chiefs have been to Scotland to learn new techniques in how to avoid shooting violent suspects. As numerous fatal police confrontations cause public anger across the US, officers are rethinking when, and how, they use force.
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Alabama lawmaker wants to eliminate gun-free campuses

Alabama lawmaker wants to eliminate gun-free campuses | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
Concealed carry permit holders may soon be welcomed to bring guns onto the University of Alabama-Birmingham campus.
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25 ways policing has changed (and why you should embrace it)

25 ways policing has changed (and why you should embrace it) | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
We all want change in our department in one form or another, but when it happens, we loathe the conversion. Most of our changes have been good some not. All were met with resistance. In order to truly
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We are now averaging more than one mass shooting per day in 2015

We are now averaging more than one mass shooting per day in 2015 | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
As of August 26th, the US has had 247 mass shootings in the 238 days of 2015. For those keeping track, that's an average of more than one shooting per day.
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Some Creepy Stick Figures and a Cup of Tea Just Explained Sexual Consent in a Perfect Way

Some Creepy Stick Figures and a Cup of Tea Just Explained Sexual Consent in a Perfect Way | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
You'll never look at a cup of oolong the same way again.
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Awesome analogy

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Ferguson, Mo., police begin testing new ‘less-lethal’ attachment for guns

Ferguson, Mo., police begin testing new ‘less-lethal’ attachment for guns | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
Browsing a California company’s Web site, Eickhoff found pictures and videos of an odd-looking, blaze-orange device docked on a normal handgun barrel.
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What Donald Trump Got Wrong on Stop-and-Frisk

What Donald Trump Got Wrong on Stop-and-Frisk | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
In his debate with Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump uttered elaborate fiction about a tactic still used by the New York Police Department.
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He's In A Night Club Bathroom Washing His Hands. Now Keep Your Eyes On The Mirror. WOW!

He's In A Night Club Bathroom Washing His Hands. Now Keep Your Eyes On The Mirror. WOW! | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
He definitely did not expect to see THIS in the mirror!
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Powerful statement
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U.S. Marshals secretly tracked 6,000 cellphones

U.S. Marshals secretly tracked 6,000 cellphones | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
Federal marshals have secretly used powerful cellphone surveillance tools to hunt nearly 6,000 suspects throughout the United States, according to newly-disclosed records in which the agency inadvertently identified itself as the nation’s most prolific known user of phone-tracking devices. 
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Something to consider, so even if all 6000 were all wanted criminals (which they likely were considering the USMS mission), if there were 50-100 citizens in the vicinity of each collector over half a million people's 4th amendment rights were potentially violated.

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The New Surveillance Technology That May Be Violating Your Civil Rights

The New Surveillance Technology That May Be Violating Your Civil Rights | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
Because, some critics argue, this high-tech surveillance could be violating your constitutional rights.
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The technology is just a tool like any other, how it gets used is a matter of policy and eventually a question for the courts.

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Despite Consensus on All Police Wearing Body Cams, Implementation Questions Remain

Despite Consensus on All Police Wearing Body Cams, Implementation Questions Remain | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
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‘I just hope she didn’t suffer’: Constable accidentally kills 12-year-old girl during eviction

‘I just hope she didn’t suffer’: Constable accidentally kills 12-year-old girl during eviction | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
Twelve-year-old Ciara Meyer was standing behind her father when a bullet went through him and killed her, police say.
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America's Largest Maximum Security Prison is Basically a Plantation

America's Largest Maximum Security Prison is Basically a Plantation | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
Angola for Life
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FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.
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Seattle police begin posting body camera footage on YouTube channel

Seattle police begin posting body camera footage on YouTube channel | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
Seattle Police have launched a YouTube channel that will let the public view video of officers' on-the-job interactions captured on cameras pinned to their uniforms, as part of a pilot program to increase transparency, an official said on Thursday.
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Interesting initiative

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Justice Department spies on millions of cars: WSJ

Justice Department spies on millions of cars: WSJ | Criminal Justice | Scoop.it
The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
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