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Google facing imminent antitrust lawsuit from FTC

Google facing imminent antitrust lawsuit from FTC | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Four out of five commissioners reportedly believe Google broke antitrust laws.
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Donna Sharp's comment, October 19, 2012 1:42 AM
After reading this article I didn’t really know what to think, I mean as in a person makes the choice to type in www.google.com and then people are all bent out of shape when Google lists its holdings first, to me that kind of makes sense. I think that most other search engines are just not as well-known and if they promoted their sites “better” somehow that their site would get more hits. I think that unless there are specific laws out there that state what Google is/was doing was illegal to begin with they shouldn’t be held liable, but if there is and they purposefully set up their site to promote their holding first then sure I hope they continue with their investigation.
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Son: Gunman Who Killed 2 Deputies Had Emotional Problems

Son: Gunman Who Killed 2 Deputies Had Emotional Problems | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Son: Gunman Who Killed 2 Deputies Had Emotional Problems
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Retired L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca admits he lied to the FBI in the jail abuse scandal

Retired L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca admits he lied to the FBI in the jail abuse scandal | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
In the jail abuse scandal that has roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and resulted in the convictions of more than a dozen officials, one question has remained open: How high did the corruption go?
Retired Sheriff Lee Baca admitted in federal court Wednesday that it went all the...
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Don’t Let Outdated Management Structures Kill Your Company

Don’t Let Outdated Management Structures Kill Your Company | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
This company operates on a hub-and-spoke management structure, where significant decisions are referred to one’s formal boss rather than to whoever is best suited to make the call, regardless of hierarchical positioning. The management structure gave the company the ability to make decisions quickly in the early days. Now, though, it is slowing the organization down, due to its inherent inability to enable quick, cross-functional, collaborative decisions. (In this company, like so many others, most significant value creation now occurs through the work of cross-functional project teams.)

The management of this company has noticed this lag and asked for help answering a question: Does it need to review its management structure to enable better collaboration between individual teams?

In the hub-and-spoke model, each area is optimized to deliver results to and curry favor with the higher-ups (or, in the metaphor of hub and spokes, the center). In today’s fast-paced marketplace, teams that need to wait for a leader to weigh in have lost the game before they start. Leaders instead need to paint a vivid horizon that inspires self-propelling teams to forge ahead with real-time collaboration — then step out of their way.

That shift implies something really important about the changing nature of leadership. Kevin Martin, chief research officer of i4cp, says “Organizations must look at leaders through a different lens. Business skills and acumen…are now table stakes. It’s the ability to influence and drive collaboration across cultures, boundaries, and borders that has the greater variability on global leadership effectiveness.”
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Police officer and PCSO jailed for misconduct after vigilante murder

IPCC commissioner Jan Williams said the police watchdog would published its investigation findings into Mr Ebrahimi's death at the conclusion of all disciplinary proceedings.

Speaking outside court, Mr Ebrahimi's sister Manisha Moores said: "We hope the judge's words today send out a strong message to police officers across the country about the importance of protecting victims and the importance of telling the truth.

"We hope that today's outcome will help other victims and our search for justice continues."

Avon and Somerset Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Morgan said: " Today it is important we should remember Bijan Ebrahimi and his family who are at the heart of these proceedings, and the lengthy and painful legal processes they have had to endure alongside their tragic loss. They have done this throughout with the greatest dignity and composure. I reiterate my heartfelt apology and condolences to the family today.
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SJPD clarify when officers can use chokeholds

SJPD clarify when officers can use chokeholds | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
San Jose police banned the use of chokeholds as a tactic to overcome resistance today, but still allows them as a deadly force option and permits a similar hold that doesn't compress the windpipe....
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Hong Kong Police Clash With Rioters in Shopping District

Hong Kong Police Clash With Rioters in Shopping District | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Rioters set fires and threw bricks at police in Hong Kong early Tuesday, injuring officers and shuttering one of the city’s busiest subway stations in a clash over illegal food stalls during the three-day Chinese New Year holiday.
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South Africa: Shedding Light On Hidden Epidemic of Police Suicide

South Africa: Shedding Light On Hidden Epidemic of Police Suicide | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Suicide in the South African Police Service (SAPS) is at epidemic levels. Between 2012 and 2013, 115 officers died by suicide compared to 29 officers murdered on duty, an alarming four to one ratio. Unfortunately these statistics are not an anomaly.
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Scientists Tested the Relationship Between Staying Quiet and Success. The Results? Shocking

Here’s some advice for your next meeting: Hold thy tongue. Total freedom of speech, new research shows, has the potential to squash creativity. As it turns out, if you’re in a group of both men and women, abiding to standards of political correctness can help generate far better ideas than simply letting the conversation run wild.

This is a surprise. For years, conventional wisdom has suggested that anarchy breeds creativity, says lead author Jack Goncalo, an associate professor of organizational behavior. But in reality, it seems like a bit of structure can go a long way: “Anything that reduces the uncertainty,” Goncalo says, especially for mixed-gender groups, helps get the juices flowing. The Cornell researchers who figured this out tasked 483 students of both genders with a problem: What business should be built in an empty lot? The groups that were politically correct — for instance, who avoided sexist language — generated a greater number of ideas, and more novel ideas, than groups operating without the norm.
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Cops won't punish driver who pulled over Florida officer for speeding | Fox News

Cops won't punish driver who pulled over Florida officer for speeding | Fox News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police in South Florida said they wouldn’t punish a woman who recorded an officer speeding down an expressway Friday and ultimately pulled him over.
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Pot is illegal — but you still have to pay tax

Pot is illegal — but you still have to pay tax | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Pot is illegal on the federal level, but the IRS code states, "Marijuana businesses are required to file federal income tax returns."
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The underground market imposes its own type of taxes....

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Washington police group calls deadly force bill 'radical'

A police group in Washington state says it will oppose a bill that would make it easier to bring criminal charges against officers who kill someone in the line of duty.

The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/203jFet ) that 12 Democratic lawmakers have sponsored a bill that would remove language in state law protecting police officers from prosecution if they kill someone in the line of duty without "evil intent" or malice.

That language was enacted in 1986. A Seattle Times report described it as the most restrictive limitation in the nation last year.

Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs executive director Mitch Barker says the current law has worked well for decades. He called the bill "radical" and says it will drive officers from the profession.
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This would be an awful precedent...While an officer might make a mistake and be subject to trial for manslaughter, they should not be subject to a murder charge for attempting to do a public service job.

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How to Spot a Bad Boss During an Interview

How to Spot a Bad Boss During an Interview | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it

Principles to Remember

 Do:
-Pay attention to how the manager treats you throughout the interview process
-Research the manager, and if possible find former employees to ask for their perspective
-Request to spend a half-day at the organization so you can interact with your potential colleagues and boss

 

Don’t:
-Ignore your gut instincts about the manager as you go through the interview process
-Ask direct questions about leadership style — you’re unlikely to get an honest answer, and they might signal that you don’t want the job
-Neglect to look up your potential boss’s social media profiles

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Its a blessing to know because with that knowlege you can respond the get the response you so choose.

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Graphic new video released in fatal police shooting of Mario Woods

Graphic new video released in fatal police shooting of Mario Woods | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Graphic new video was released Friday of a fatal police shooting in San Francisco and the family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
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More to the story.

This is unfair to try the case in the media, but the attorney in this case is using the media and potential for unrest to force a settlement with the City.  It's a good tactic, especially since there are hints that the shooting victim was not a ideal citizen (and the video shows him with a knife holding police at bay).

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Suspect in Shooting of Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer Found Dead

Suspect in Shooting of Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer Found Dead | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Loved ones of a police officer mortally wounded while responding to a domestic dispute were at his hospital bedside and "saying goodbye to him."
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2 Md. deputies, suspect killed in shootout

2 Md. deputies, suspect killed in shootout | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Sophia Faulkner, 15, said she and her mother were getting lunch and almost sat right next to the gunman. Instead, they chose a booth about 10 feet away because the man appeared "sketchy" and disheveled. He was sitting in the back and hadn't ordered any food, Faulker and her mother said.

A sheriff's deputy was called to the restaurant to check on a report about someone causing a problem. The deputy tried to talk to the man, who was apparently known to local deputies and workers at the restaurant. The deputy sat down beside him, asked how he was doing and the man shot him in the head.

"I saw him fall back out of his chair and the blood started coming out," Faulkner said. "I didn't know how to process it. My mom said, 'What's going on?' and I said, 'Get down, someone just got shot.'"

The shooter fled and "everyone started screaming," Faulkner said. Children at the restaurant — out of school because of snowfall — were running around.
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This is why officers always practice officer safety.  It may seem rude, but it keeps officers and bystanders safe (as well as all suspects who obey commands).  The only person endangered is the person who wishes not to be subject to the rules of a civilized society.

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We Need to End This Form of Robbery by Cop

We Need to End This Form of Robbery by Cop | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
As a board member for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a group of criminal justice professionals
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Deputy injured in shooting to be taken off life support

Deputy injured in shooting to be taken off life support | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Family, citing deputy's life of service, waits so his organs can be donated.
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Officer killed while trying to Tase a suicidal suspect.

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Suspect in Deputy Goforth murder declared incompetent to stand trial

Suspect in Deputy Goforth murder declared incompetent to stand trial | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Shannon Miles has been declared incompetent to stand trial in the murder charge against him.
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Police chiefs warn about taxes, utilities scams

Police chiefs warn about taxes, utilities scams | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
No, Canada Revenue Agency would never
call and threaten to toss you in jail
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10 Most Corrupt Police Forces in The World

10 Most Corrupt Police Forces in The World | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Here are the 10 most corrupt police forces in the world. All around the world, police forces have been plagued by deep-rooted corruption & criminal activity
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The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss

The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Despite the recent enthusiasm for wellness initiatives like mindfulness and meditation at the office, and despite the movement toward more horizontal organizational charts, most people still assume the latter is best.

The traditional paradigm just seems safer: be firm and a little distant from your employees. The people who work for you should respect you, but not feel so familiar with you that they might forget who’s in charge. A little dog-eat-dog, tough-it-out, sink-or-swim culture seems to yield time-tested results and keep people hungry and on their toes. After all, if you’re a leader who seems like you care a little too much about your employees, won’t that make you look “soft”? Won’t that mean you will be less respected? That employees will work less hard?

New developments in organizational research are providing some surprising answers to these questions.
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Trust but verify; Manage By Walking Around; understand the value of the symbolic and be a good story teller, but above all care.....

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Six years after Vince Li beheaded a Greyhound passenger, another death: Mountie at the scene commits suicide

Six years after Vince Li beheaded a Greyhound passenger, another death: Mountie at the scene commits suicide | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it

One of the Mounties who responded to the 2008 Manitoba bus beheading committed suicide on the weekend after years of suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.


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We need a cure for PTSD.

 

I was a new detective when we had a serial killer choose a victim in our city.  I was very annoyed when the Lieutenant put me on neighborhood contacts and wouldn't let me look at the scene.  He noticed my peevishness and pulled me aside, and, this is what he told me:

1. You do what I tell you.  I won't tolerate insubordination; and,

2. Son, you don't want to see this scene if you don't have to.  It will be bad enough to see black & white photos later.  You'll take every single one of these scenes with you to your grave, so don't be too anxious to see any of them.

 

I did sneak a peak at the photos in the weeks to come and he was right.  I'm glad I didn't see it in person.

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Baltimore to launch mediation program for citizen complaints against police

Baltimore to launch mediation program for citizen complaints against police | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Baltimore is preparing to launch a mediation program that will put police officers in a room face-to-face with citizens who have filed complaints against them.
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The feds are finally investigating the San Francisco police, but here's the catch

The feds are finally investigating the San Francisco police, but here's the catch | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
One video showed Woods standing with his back against a wall, facing at least six officers pointing their guns at him. They ordered him to drop the knife. When Woods did not comply, officers fired bean bag pellets and pepper-sprayed him. At one point, Woods appeared to walk away from the officers, and seconds later multiple shots rang out. A total of five officers opened fire, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr later told reporters. Woods was pronounced dead at the scene. The officers who fired their guns were placed on leave after the shooting, but have since returned to desk duty. Woods' family and supporters have demanded the firing of Suhr, who formerly headed the Bayview police station. Family members, who say Woods had struggled with mental health issues, have also filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

Several members of San Francisco's board of supervisors, community leaders, and civil rights advocates have called for an independent investigation into Woods's death and the department's use of force policies. Suhr and San Francisco's Mayor Ed Lee also jointly requested the federal review, according to the DOJ statement, and "have publicly committed to providing the resources necessary for its successful completion."
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Woman Who Stopped Cop To Give Full Video To Police

Woman Who Stopped Cop To Give Full Video To Police | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The woman behind a video gone viral plans to hand over an unedited version to Miami-Dade Police on Monday. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and Miami's Best
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So, we should all drive 100 MPH to chase and make sure an emergency vehicle is really going to an emergency?  All those cars have numbers on the side, she should have taken down his car number and called in a complaint.  This was reckless and dangerous on her part.

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