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Obama to request $263 million for police body cameras and training

Obama to request $263 million for police body cameras and training | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
The response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, has brought renewed attention to police tactics in the U.S. and methods to hold police accountable.
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Cities Want Cops to Wear Cameras, but Technology Could Heighten Distrust if Not Carefully Used

Cities Want Cops to Wear Cameras, but Technology Could Heighten Distrust if Not Carefully Used | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Wearing small recording devices could reduce violent confrontations, but without careful planning and better research, the attempt could backfire
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Cost of Canada's Policing Soars, Even amid Falling Crime

Cost of Canada's Policing Soars, Even amid Falling Crime | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
The Fraser Institute has found that despite 27 percent less crime between 2002 and 2012, crime-related costs increased by an average of 35 percent.
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Police Warn About Sexting

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The OPP in Essex County are once again reminding parents and caregivers to follow their youth online and on their cell phones. Police say that there has been a marked increase in the number of report...
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$5k ticket for streaking? Police warn frosh week rituals can be costly

$5k ticket for streaking? Police warn frosh week rituals can be costly | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Add mooning and prank calls to the list of back-to-school expenses university students should plan for.
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Drunk-driving Ontario mom led cops on brief chase with child in backseat, say police

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SunNewsNetwork.ca uses video, photos, and interactive tools to cover Canada's national and international news, politics, and varying opinions.
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How Ferguson Highlights the Dangers of For-Profit Policing

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Jeff Smith, a New School professor and former Missouri state senator, had a sensational op-ed in this weekend’s New York Times that dived into the economic forces that have helped shape the strife in Ferguson. His big point is that the local police have a strong financial incentive to arrest,...
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Ontario municipalities will soon be paying more for the OPP: minister

Ontario municipalities will soon be paying more for the OPP: minister | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
The governing Liberals say most municipalities that use Ontario Provincial Police for local law enforcement will see their policing costs go up over the next few years.
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Canadian police say they won't identify Paddy Power hacker - Independent.ie

Canadian police say they won't identify Paddy Power hacker - Independent.ie | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Ontario police have declined to reveal the identity of the person who stole data from gambling website Paddy Power.
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Toronto police to keep sharing non-conviction records | Toronto Star

Toronto police to keep sharing non-conviction records | Toronto Star | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Deputy police chief Michael Federico says the police will continue releasing non-conviction incidents in so-called vulnerable sector checks.
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Legal group says police dog oversight needs more teeth - Am730 Vancouver Traffic News

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Legal group says police dog oversight needs more teeth
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A legal advocacy group is calling for change after it found B.C.'s police dogs are biting people at an alarming rate.
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Ottawa not eager to provide policing cost estimates to neighbours - Ottawa Citizen

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Ottawa Citizen Ottawa not eager to provide policing cost estimates to neighbours Ottawa Citizen Eli El-Chantiry come as Lanark County member municipalities are mulling asking the Ottawa Police Service to give them an estimate on what it would cost...
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Obama Calls for Policing Standards, Funding in Wake of Ferguson

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President Obama called for new standards for federal programs that equip local police departments with military gear, which had drawn criticism amid the police response to protests in Ferguson, Mo.
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An Argument for Smart and Compassionate Policing

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I argued strongly in my book, Arrested Development, and in this blog, for intelligent (smart), rational, data-based, controlled and compassionate policing. In a recent TED talk, Renee Mitchell make...
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Most municipalities will see OPP costs increase over five years: minister

Most municipalities that pay Ontario Provincial Police for local law enforcement will see their policing costs go up over the next five years, the governing Liberals said Thursday.
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Gun seizures at border spike in Southern Ontario this summer

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The number of guns seized at the Canadian border in Southern Ontario jumped significantly this summer compared to the same time frame last year, the...
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Contain runaway pay of Ontario’s police and firefighters | Toronto Star

Contain runaway pay of Ontario’s police and firefighters | Toronto Star | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Wage increases of police, firefighters and paramedics are outstripping cost of living, rate of inflation and average of other public sector workers.
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Trigger happy

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THE shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, is a reminder that civilians—innocent or guilty—are...
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Critics decry 'militarization' of police in wake of Missouri death | Toronto Star

Critics decry 'militarization' of police in wake of Missouri death | Toronto Star | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, have been accused of excessive use of force as demonstrations take place following shooting of an unarmed man.
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Independent Review of the Use of Lethal Force by the Toronto Police Service

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Police say Race Based Data Collection project a success

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Ottawa Police have collected more than 60,000 traffic stop entries a year after the launch of a program to promote bias-free policing. A new report on the Race Based Data Collection, released Thurs...
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Ontario police chiefs want secrecy around non-conviction records

Ontario police chiefs want secrecy around non-conviction records | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
People who have had contact with police in Ontario that did not end in a conviction should no longer fear release of the potentially sensitive information during standard record checks under updated guidelines released Wednesday.
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West Vancouver's new police chief ready for the challenge - Vancouver Sun

West Vancouver's new police chief ready for the challenge - Vancouver Sun | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Vancouver Sun West Vancouver's new police chief ready for the challenge Vancouver Sun When an internal employee survey from the West Vancouver Police Department leaked earlier this year, it showed officers in the region's most affluent municipality...
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