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Striking Bolivian police clash with government supporters - Reuters

Striking Bolivian police clash with government supporters - Reuters | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
swissinfo.chStriking Bolivian police clash with government supportersReutersLA PAZ (Reuters) - Striking police fired tear gas to keep supporters of President Evo Morales from rallying at the main square in Bolivia's capital on Monday on ...Bolivia...
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St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story

St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone footage Wednesday of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man killed on Tuesday in St. Louis, according to St. Louis Public Radio.

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Michael Brown's Autopsy: What It Can (and Can't) Tell Us

Michael Brown's Autopsy: What It Can (and Can't) Tell Us | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The results of two autopsies of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot by a St. Louis police officer on Aug. 9, can't provide crucial information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
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Nelly Tells Eric Holder: Community Trust Is Broken in Ferguson - NBC News

Nelly Tells Eric Holder: Community Trust Is Broken in Ferguson - NBC News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Grammy-winning rapper Nelly told Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday that law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, had lost the trust of the community an...
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Brown is a symbol...symbols are often chosen like similes for similarities, but not for a perfect fit.  Brown symbolizes broken trust, though now it begins to look as if the evidence may show that the officer reasonably feared for his safety.

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Police Wives Association request help

Police Wives Association request help | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
If you talk to any of the 200 or 300 men and women in blue who have been serving in Ferguson this past week, they'll tell you about bricks and bottles and bullets lobbed at them nightly.
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Amid protests, LAPD explains fatal shooting of South L.A. man

Amid protests, LAPD explains fatal shooting of South L.A. man | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Los Angeles police on Wednesday defended an officer-involved shooting that left a 25-year-old man dead, saying he tackled one of two officers, forcing him to use a backup gun.
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An Open Letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson -

To the head of the Missouri State Highway Patrol: you blew it
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Watch John Oliver’s Take on Ferguson and the Police

Watch John Oliver’s Take on Ferguson and the Police | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
There was really only one story that John Oliver could devote his main story to on Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight. And while he got in quite a few jokes in his long segment about Ferguson, Missouri, and the militarization of American police departments, he began solemnly and ended in anger.
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Federal officials reconsider giving military equipment to police | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Federal officials reconsider giving military equipment to police | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Continue reading →
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Alderman on Missouri Clashes: 'Nothing But Peacekeepers' Arrested - NBC News

Alderman on Missouri Clashes: 'Nothing But Peacekeepers' Arrested - NBC News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
An elected official who was arrested Wednesday during a fourth night of unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, told reporters that the "h...
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Is the Alderman part of the unified command [National Incident Management System (NIMS)]?  Why was the alderman on one side and the police on the other?

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Missouri governor orders National Guard to help quell Ferguson unrest

Missouri governor orders National Guard to help quell Ferguson unrest | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon early Monday ordered the National Guard deployed to Ferguson, where another night of violence saw police pelted with bottles and Molotov cocktails and looters rampaging through local businesses.
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NYPD cops have been warned against using their personal cell phones to record video or take photos while on duty

NYPD cops have been warned against using their personal cell phones to record video or take photos while on duty | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
What's good for the goose isn’t good for the gander — especially when it comes to cops and smartphones.
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Attorney: Dorian Johnson confirms he was with Brown at store robbery

Attorney: Dorian Johnson confirms he was with Brown at store robbery | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The friend who was with Michael Brown when he was shot and killed by a police officer near St. Louis over the weekend is reportedly confirming that he and Brown had taken part in the theft
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What I Did After Police Killed My Son

What I Did After Police Killed My Son | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
After police in Kenosha, Wis., shot my 21-year-old son to death outside his house ten years ago — and then immediately cleared themselves of all wrongdoing — an African-American man approached me and said: “If they can shoot a white boy like a dog, imagine what we’ve been going through.” I could imagine it all too easily,...
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Officer involved in Walmart shooting back on the job

Officer involved in Walmart shooting back on the job | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Beavercreek City Attorney Stephen McHugh says Sergeant David Darkow returned earlier this month.
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'No' Sheriff in Town: Some Lawmen Refuse to Enforce Federal Gun Laws - NBC News

'No' Sheriff in Town: Some Lawmen Refuse to Enforce Federal Gun Laws - NBC News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
With more states passing stronger gun control laws, rural sheriffs across the country are taking their role as defenders of the Constitution to a new level b...
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Study: Skipping sleep may increase risk of false memories, compromise criminal investigations - Newsday

Study: Skipping sleep may increase risk of false memories, compromise criminal investigations - Newsday | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Skipping a few hours of sleep here and there, or even on a regular basis,
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Video of Bethel police shooting comes amid two investigations

Video of Bethel police shooting comes amid two investigations | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The three-minute video posted Monday on radio station KYUK’s web site and Facebook page shows an altercation Friday between a man and two officers in which he rushes them with a baseball bat, swings at an officer who had fallen, and ends up on the ground himself. Alaska State Troopers, who are investigating the incident, say the man was shot.
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LAPD officer wounded, suspect killed in 110 Freeway shootout

LAPD officer wounded, suspect killed in 110 Freeway shootout | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A section of the northbound 110 Freeway heading into downtown was closed early Monday as Los Angeles police investigated a shooting that they said left one of two gunmen dead and an officer wounded.
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What happens when police wear cameras

What happens when police wear cameras | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
One problem with police departments' body-mounted cameras has been the cost—expenses can mount in the storage and management of the data they generate.
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Problems: 1. Storage cost; 2. reliability (technology is new and fragile); 3. reliability (software/hardware, but assumption when data lost may be that cops are covering up; 4. cameras only capture one angle and the human eye and head can capture nearly 360 degrees, thus a perceived threat may not be captured on camera; 5. rules on discoverability (criminal and civil cases) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests--what do we release and when?  How does that impact victim confidentiality and/or informants?

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The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Ferguson is not just about systemic racism—it's about class warfare, and how America's poor are held back
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National Incident Management System | FEMA.gov

National Incident Management System | FEMA.gov | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards—regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity—in order to reduce loss of life, property and harm to the environment.
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NIMS provides a central meeting place for all interest holders (including community and press liaison).  

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BTW, in order to get Federal reimbursement during disasters, every local agency must use NIMS, so every agency uses it; and, since it wouldn't work to change back and forth between systems, the standard practice is to activate the Emergency Operation Center and all parties converge there. Having an alderman out doing his own thing is a problem. He's not being part of the governance solution at that point. See story adjacent and above.
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Ferguson police were 'aggressive,' a critical Missouri governor says

Ferguson police were 'aggressive,' a critical Missouri governor says | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon criticized the "over-militarization" of police response to protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
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The "JJ Witness Video" - Eye Witness Audio of Mike Brown Shooting States: "Brown Doubled Back Toward POlice"...

The "JJ Witness Video" -  Eye Witness Audio of Mike Brown Shooting States: "Brown Doubled Back Toward POlice"... | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
I'm going to call this the "J J Video" because a sharp Treeper catches the background conversation within a video of the Mike Brown shooting scene.  The video was uploaded by a U-Tube account "Blac...
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This is why everyone gets interviewed...even the folks who said they didn't see anything.  Also, everything gets recorded--that way later all the interviews, audio, video can be reviewed by the D.A./I.G./etc. and witness statements can be impeached if public opinion has swayed "memories".

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Photos: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson earned police honor before fatal shooting

Photos: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson earned police honor before fatal shooting | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Photos and records show that six months before he shot and killed an unarmed teenager, Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson earned a commendation for his “extraordinary effort in the line of duty.”
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When These People See a $5,000 Pair Of Shoes Next To A Homeless Guy, They Take Them

When These People See a $5,000 Pair Of Shoes Next To A Homeless Guy, They Take Them | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
What would Yeezy do?
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Yet, we see this candid experiment and we see how people will lie to justify clearly criminal acts, and we won't believe cops that people LIE about what happens on the street....

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