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Date: 01/16/13 Welcome to the "Whatever happened to community policing?" game. Caution: playing this game can be extremely damaging to your person! 1. See if...
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Fair warning: This video has no audio and is essentially a rant (see his comments) by a guy who is unhappy with policing in the Orange County area of Southern California.  He seems to be fearful that officers will see him video taping and this will endanger him.  (If that's not the point, then I guess I'm missing it.)  The issue of confiscating citizen's recording gear if they try to video or audio tape officers is a fairly hot topic right now and one that every officer should consider.  I think we'll lose our right to control scenes if we don't act more judiciously.  Officers certainly have a right not to allow some yahoo to disrupt their investigation, traffic stop, pedestrian stop, etc.; and, officers have a right not to have a video taping citizen in their faces or behind them creating a hazard to the officers, suspects, and to the citizen.  Given this, I think some time, place, and manner policies need to be adopted.  These can be based upon a utilitarian argument (e.g. most people are better off by allowing taping of encounters, but most are also better off not to have this taping done in unreasonable ways); and, these policies can also be drafted in a way that satisfies deontological ethics since it establishs rules based on reasonable evaluation that should apply to all (cops and citizens alike).

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LaDonna Coghill's comment, January 23, 2013 9:08 PM
Hot topic indeed. I think that officers have the right to confiscate recording materials if they feel that they have to, all circumstances are different and I get that but like you noted above, I think that if an investigation is being disrupted or even tampered with in terms of someone in their face or butting into a situation that is not their own. Not to mention that the recordings may affect the offenders life as well, in a negative way. I wouldn't want someone all up in my business if I were in a traffic stop or some other encounter with the police. This is such a debatable topic and I think there need to be some regulations and laws regarding the matter so that it could be put to rest so that other topics can be discussed and taken care of.
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Sixx decades ago, Robert K. Merton argued that there was a series of ways in which Americans responded to the extraordinary cultural emphasis that their society placed on getting ahead. The most co...

Sixx decades ago, Robert K. Merton argued that there was a series of ways in which Americans responded to the extraordinary cultural emphasis that their society placed on getting ahead. The most co... | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Missionaries accuse Brazil of allowing infanticide - USATODAY.com

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The missionaries, associated with the U.S.-based group Youth With A Mission, say the Brazilian government is turning a blind eye to the killing of babies born with birth defects, many of which are treatable by western medicine.
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Infanticide Statistics | All Girls Allowed

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Crime not an issue for most UAE residents - The National

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The National Crime not an issue for most UAE residents The National According to a YouGov survey commissioned by The National, 12 per cent of those polled felt crime was a “very big problem” and a further 18 per cent said it was “quite a big...
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3 reasons America still leads the world in imprisoning people

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There's a lot more work to be done.

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9 reasons the American middle class is dying

One percent of Americans now own more than a third of the country's wealth. Raising the minimum wage isn't enough

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How Can a City Measure Its HAPPINESS? – Next City: ... a “Local Well-Being Index”

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As more cities begin to survey residents about well-being, here’s a look at how they’re gathering the data and how the results might influence policy.

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Antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture, study finds

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A single dose of a popular class of psychiatric drug used to treat depression can alter the brain’s architecture within hours, even though most patients usually don’t report improvement for weeks, a new study suggests.
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Want to Quit Smoking? Eat a Magic Mushroom, New Study Says

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Brazil's Killing Fields

Brazil is the world's murder capital. Its grisly toll cannot be put down to a so-called culture of violence. To the contrary: These preventable deaths are a result of policy failures. Brazil's violent crime wave can be reversed....
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18 Beautiful Examples Of Bathroom Graffiti Art Going Through a Renaissance

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Eskimo Ethnicity Spans Across Arctic & Global Communities

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Spotlight On Culture

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The Prevalence Of Criminology And Gang Culture In Muslim Communities - Episode 4 - YouTube

This episode of "The Mardiyah Show" tackles the prevalence of recidivism amongst many Muslims in the Islamic community. Upon release from prison, many Muslim...
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BBC - Ethics - Abortion: Female infanticide

Infanticide is the unlawful killing of very young children. It is found in both indigenous and sophisticated cultures around the world.
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That Time My Job Involved Tossing Dead Babies Into a Crematory

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The nightmare revealer of madness unknown, Of fetuses cooked for the Satanists' feast, Old witches look on as a baby reveals, A stretch of her leg to the lust of the Beast.
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Off the Radar: Stealth Conflicts and the Media - Fair Observer

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Off the Radar: Stealth Conflicts and the Media Fair Observer National/political interest may also include other perceived macro-level narratives – the notion that a new Cold War is brewing, and that the conflict in Ukraine is part of this, for...
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Mass incarceration is making the Federal Reserve’s job harder

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Arrests, convictions and prison sentences are among the factors holding back the job market and complicating the central bank's calculations.

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PARKING: Searching for the Good Life in the City

Streetfilms is proud to partner with ITDP to bring you this fun animation that's sort of a cross between those catchy Schoolhouse Rock shorts and a 1960s-style, Saul Bass film credits sequence.

For too long cities sought to make parking a core feature of the urban fabric, only to discover that yielding to parking demand caused that fabric to tear apart. Parking requirements for new buildings have quietly been changing the landscape of how people live. Chipping away at walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods has been a slow process that finally turned cities across the U.S. into parking craters and a few in Europe into parking swamps.

 

Many cities around the world are now changing course by eliminating the requirements while also investing in compact walking, cycling and public transit oriented neighborhoods. Soon cities in the developing world will follow, providing many new lessons of their own.

 

At Streetfilms, we realize that while parking is a difficult topic for most to comprehend, it is at the core of the transportation problems of most cities. We all hope this film helps change some minds and enlighten others

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Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

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“While 70 percent of Americans approve of corporal punishment,” wrote sociologist Michael Eric Dyson for the New York Times on Wednesday, “black Americans have a distinct history with the subject. Beating children has been a depressingly familiar habit in black families since our arrival in the New World.” Dyson was...
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For an excellent discussion of the "ghetto" behaviors as a legacy of slavery and not inherent Black culture, see Thomas Sowell's "Black Rednecks: White Liberals. Sowell is another Hoover fellow who served with McNamara who I mentioned yesterday. Sowell also wrote the quintessential book on Marx: Marxism: Philosophy and Economics.
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What Happens When We All Live to 100?

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If life-expectancy trends continue, that future may be near, transforming society in surprising and far-reaching ways.
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The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America

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It is a moral disgrace that child poverty in the U.S. is higher than adult poverty, higher than for children in almost all other competitor nations, and higher than our country with the world's largest economy should ever allow....

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“I LIKE to pay taxes,” said Oliver Wendell Holmes. “With them I buy civilisation.” Most people recognise that taxes pay for public services, but few are as...
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How Do Native Americans Of Today Perceive The White Man?

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