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Vindy.com - More cops using YouTube to tell their own side of things

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Alaska troopers investigating alleged stun gun use on boys

Alaska troopers investigating alleged stun gun use on boys | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Alaska State Troopers are investigating allegations that a village public safety officer in Kake used a stun gun or Taser on two boys.
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Dad calls cops to teach son a lesson; cops shoot son dead

Dad calls cops to teach son a lesson; cops shoot son dead | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
James Comstock called Iowa cops when his son took off with his truck; the 19-year-old was shot dead in the vehicle VIDEO
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Bit more going on here than the article would have you believe....

The force looks reasonable given the suspect's actions, but there's another policy question: Do you pursue in this situation?

The suspect is known and the pursuit is clearly a public danger.  It would have been more prudent to call off the pursuit and seek a warrant.

 

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Delaware troopers carry woman's casket to grave

Delaware troopers carry woman's casket to grave | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Members of the Delaware State Police Honor Guard acted as pallbearers for Valeria V. Mayer
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Life is a team sport!

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The Way Forward For Our Nation's Police

The Way Forward For Our Nation's Police | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
  This is my trust-building vision: A national summit is organized which calls together our nation’s police leaders. The purpose is to discuss the growing problem of mistrust and lack of suppo...

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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered and It Is Not What You Think

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered and It Is Not What You Think | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The new evidence will force us to change ourselves.
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Former state crime lab employee pleads guilty to theft, evidence tampering

Former state crime lab employee pleads guilty to theft, evidence tampering | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The 54-year-old Wasilla man had been charged with stealing drugs that the state lab kept as references.
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Harm Reduction Can Help to Heal Law Enforcement’s Rift With the Public - Substance.com

Harm Reduction Can Help to Heal Law Enforcement’s Rift With the Public - Substance.com | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police participation in harm reduction measures that protect public health and serve communities is a growing good news story. It can also play a part in repairing a battered reputation.
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Former Antrim County sheriff's deputy sentenced to jail for attempted misconduct

Former Antrim County sheriff's deputy sentenced to jail for attempted misconduct | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Michael Bingham was arrested in July on allegations that he stole $500 from a suspect's home in June while helping Michigan State Police execute a search warrant.
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It happens more than we'd like to admit.  Wish we could catch every one of these misuse of public trust cases.

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Utah police: Robbery suspect's wired vest was a hoax

Utah police: Robbery suspect's wired vest was a hoax | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police in Salt Lake City say a bank robbery suspect's suspicious vest that had wires coming from it turned out to be a hoax.
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Why Innocent People Confess To Crimes

Sometimes, innocent people are convinced they committed a crime. Why is this?

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The power of deception..

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It’s Incredibly Common For The Justice Department To Do What It's About To Do In Ferguson

It’s Incredibly Common For The Justice Department To Do What It's About To Do In Ferguson | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice is drafting a legal memo recommending that no civil rights charges be brought against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Miss...
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Maybe we could put judges out with the cops to watch everything they do....

Oh wait! France already does that and people think the judges have gone corrupt.  It seems that anyone who we give the power to oversee those with the power to coerce are soon under suspicion for being in cahoots with the cops.

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Juneau woman cited for trap tampering says she rescued eagle

Juneau woman cited for trap tampering says she rescued eagle | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A Juneau woman cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for tripping legally set traps says she found a mortally wounded bald eagle in two of the devices and sprung others to protect her dogs and other people.
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San Diego police sergeant sues over racist cartoon shown during training session

San Diego police sergeant sues over racist cartoon shown during training session | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The cartoon was shown at a training event for some of the top brass.
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It will be interesting to see how this develops.  Context is everything--what were they trying to illustrate?  I've been to training with SDPD and found them to be professional; given this, I'm withholding judgement until I hear the context.

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11 Months After Marijuana Legalization, Here's What's Happening to Mexican Cartels

11 Months After Marijuana Legalization, Here's What's Happening to Mexican Cartels | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
There's never been a better reason to legalize it.
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[Leadership] Army Doctrine Reference Publication ADRP 6-22 (FM 6-22) Army Leadership

[Leadership] Army Doctrine Reference Publication ADRP 6-22 (FM 6-22) Army Leadership | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it

 Army Leadership Competent, Confident, and Agile

https://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm6-22.pdf ;

 

Chapter 4 LEADER 

2 Empathy........................ 4-9

 

the Army leader to build high-performing and cohesive organizations able to effectively project and support landpower. It also creates positive organizational climates, allowing for individual and team learning, and empathy for all team members, Soldiers, civilians, and their families.

 

2-15. Three major factors determine a leader’s character: values, empathy, and the Warrior Ethos. Some characteristics are present at the beginning of the leader’s career, while others develop over time through additional education, training, and experience.

 

4-4. Character is essential to successful leadership. It determines who people are and how they act. It helps determine right from wrong and choose what is right. The factors, internal and central to a leader, which make up the leader’s core are—

    Army Values.

    Empathy.

    Warrior Ethos.

 

EMPATHY

 

4-42. Army leaders show a propensity to share experiences with the members of their organization. When planning and deciding, try to envision the impact on Soldiers and other subordinates. The ability to see something from another person’s point of view, to identify with and enter into another person’s feelings and emotions, enables the Army leader to better care for civilians, Soldiers, and their families.

 

4-43. Competent and empathetic leaders take care of Soldiers by giving them the training, equipment, and all the support they need to keep them alive in combat and accomplish the mission. During wartime and difficult operations, empathetic Army leaders share the hardships with their people to gauge if their plans and decisions are realistic. Competent and empathetic leaders also recognize the need to provide Soldiers and civilians with reasonable comforts and rest periods to maintain good morale and mission effectiveness. When a unit or organization suffers injuries or death, empathetic Army leaders can help ease the trauma and suffering in the organization to restore full readiness as quickly as possible.

 

4-44. Modern Army leaders recognize that empathy also includes nourishing a close relationship between the Army and Army families. To build a strong and ready force, Army leaders at all levels promote self sufficient and healthy families. Empathy for families includes allowing Soldiers recovery time from difficult missions, protecting leave periods, permitting critical appointments, as well as supporting events that allow information exchange and family teambuilding.

 

4-45. The requirement for leader empathy extends beyond civilians, Soldiers, and their families. Within the larger operational environment, leader empathy may be helpful when dealing with local populations and prisoners of war. Providing the local population within an area of operations with the necessities of life often turns an initially hostile disposition into one of cooperation.

 

B-35. To improve leader counseling skills, follow these general guidelines:

Display empathy when discussing the problem.

 


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Cop Records Himself Shooting Man For Running Away

Cop Records Himself Shooting Man For Running Away | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Muskogee, Oklahoma Police Department just released the video from a fatal on-duty police shooting Friday (scroll down for video). The whole thing was
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The article illustrates why these shootings are misunderstood.  The officer has a mindset that the suspect is armed and the suspect fleas when the officer feels the gun during a pat-down search.  A short time later, the suspect drops the gun while apparently pulling it from his coat pocket.  The suspect stops and turns toward the officer and bends to retrieve the gun.  The officer perceives a threat and fires at the same time it's revealed that the suspect may still be intending to continue to run from the officer--but the officer has already perceived the threat and has begun shooting.  Several rounds fly even as the man turns and runs a step or two away.  It's still not clear to those who witnessed the shooting that the suspect had pulled the gun and that the gun is cocked.  There are so many contradictions going on before, during and after the shooting.

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Sen. Sullivan wants EPA agents to go unarmed

Sen. Sullivan wants EPA agents to go unarmed | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
While Sen. Dan Sullivan wants to prohibit agents of the Environmental Protection Agency from carrying guns — an idea triggered by what he describes as a reckless armed raid on miners in Chicken — an independent $50,000 state investigation commissioned by former Gov. Parnell concluded that the agents were not reckless and did not act inappropriately.
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Video: Okla. cop fatally shoots armed suspect during foot pursuit

Video: Okla. cop fatally shoots armed suspect during foot pursuit | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
By Jonathan Sutton The Oklahoman MUSKOGEE, Okla. Police on Friday released body-camera video of a fatal officer-involved shooting outside a wedding. Police received a call about 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 16
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While there's a body cam, it's really difficult to see what's happening with the foot pursuit, but judge for yourself.  I'll refrain from my comments until you've had a chance to read/view for yourself...

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Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says he needs to rid force of bad cops on '60 Minutes' Sunday

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says he needs to rid force of bad cops on '60 Minutes' Sunday | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says there are "bad cops" in the city and that it's his job to rid the force of them. He tells this to CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker in a report airing Sunday night on "60 Minutes."
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Bayonne police officer arrested by feds in connection to alleged police brutality incident, city official says

Bayonne police officer arrested by feds in connection to alleged police brutality incident, city official says | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The FBI arrested a Bayonne police officer at his home this morning in connection to an alleged case of police brutality against a resident, a city official has confirmed.
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SWAT Team Kills Innocent Man In ‘Drug Raid’ That Found Just $2 of Marijuana

SWAT Team Kills Innocent Man In ‘Drug Raid’ That Found Just $2 of Marijuana | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Jason Westcott had no criminal record to speak of, and yet he died in a SWAT "drug raid" on his house which yielded only $2.00 in marijuana.

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Girlfriend Of Tulsa Man Shot By Off-Duty Officer Protests His Death

Girlfriend Of Tulsa Man Shot By Off-Duty Officer Protests His Death | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A Department of Veterans Affairs officer shot and killed 23-year-old Rodney Walker Friday night in Tulsa, and his girlfriend says his death never had to happen.
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Benefits of mandatory body cameras for officers, residents

Benefits of mandatory body cameras for officers, residents | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
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So, how much does Taser stand to make from this policy shift?  Should we be asking who benefits?

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Alaska legislators push for involvement in marijuana regulation process

Alaska legislators push for involvement in marijuana regulation process | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Alaska Legislature had its first chance to talk pot Thursday, with a focus on what role the body will have in crafting laws concerning legal marijuana.
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Deputies fatally shoot man they say killed police dog

(AP) — Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man they believe killed a police dog during an hourslong standoff in a Southern California home. Riverside County sheriff's Deputy Albert Martinez tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1yIu1H5 ) that the dog was sent Wednesday afternoon to root out a felon who barricaded himself in a crawl space below a house in the Hemet area.
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