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The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Policy

The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Policy: http://t.co/RTiFPY7r...
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Lori Jo's comment, October 25, 2012 2:24 AM
"We are not for no policing, we are for better policing." I truly believe this is the best way I've heard it come from a rational argument the entire time I've been researching the Stop-and-Frisk controversy. Nobody should live in fear of those that are supposed to protect them. I'm glad to see that there were so many in that small community willing to step forward and testify to the mistreatment they have received at the hands of the NYPD's policy. It's not to say that Every officer in the department is aggressively racially profiling during the stop and frisks, but enough of them are to make a significant impact on the community. They seem to be regressing out of community policing into a former state where it felt the police were always against the common citizen.
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'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions - The Homicide Report

'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions - The Homicide Report | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
In a recent training session for gang officers, LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese told a class from across the county that more than half of all killings in the city are gang-related ...
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Santa Claus and the Surveillance State

It's not just the Elf on the Shelf; children have been taught for centuries that dangerous authorities are watching and judging them.
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Ford to offer Police Interceptor surveillance tech to competitors [w/video]

Ford to offer Police Interceptor surveillance tech to competitors [w/video] | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Ford is now licensing its surveillance mode to technology that watches cops' backs and thinks the military or even competitors might want it.
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External surveillance system uses radar to ensure no one sneaks up and ambushes an officer doing paperwork.

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Amanda McColley's comment, December 17, 5:31 PM
This is a great concept overall but one would hope it doesn’t fall in the wrong hands. I am sure someone will work hard to recreate it and make it available to a regular consumer and this could become problematic for law enforcement essentially. When it comes to military, this could be a huge leap in helping our military men and women remain safe, but once again we have to hope it doesn’t fall in the wrong hands.
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San Jose police officer placed on leave after controversial tweets

Community and civic leaders are denouncing controversial comments posted on the social-media account of a San Jose police officer that surfaced over the weekend, leading to his administrative leave and termination from a coaching job at Menlo College.
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Man pleads guilty to threat that precipitated killings of Alaska troopers

Man pleads guilty to threat that precipitated killings of Alaska troopers | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS—A Tanana man pleaded guilty Monday to threatening a village public safety officer last April, taking responsibility for an incident that authorities say escalated into the shooting deaths of two Alaska State Troopers.
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Amanda McColley's comment, December 17, 5:35 PM
While everyone has the right to trial, I almost wish he and his son would plead guilty just to avoid putting all families and friends out of the misery they will have to go through and re-live when it comes to their more serious crimes. I also find it interesting that he did this because I am sure now this will be used against him in his more serious trial later next year to show maybe some sort of motivation or just as the precursor to the terrible incident that occurred.
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Law Officer - Nov/Dec 2014 - Page 30-31

Law Officer - Nov/Dec 2014 - Page 30-31 | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Law Officer is the most innovative magazine in law enforcement. With a special focus on tactics, technology and training, Law Officer will keep you informed and on the cutting edge. For Web-exclusive articles, community forums, multimedia and reference tools and more visit www.LawOfficer.com.
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Sandy Hook Families Sue Gun Maker: 'We're Never Going to Move On'

Sandy Hook Families Sue Gun Maker: 'We're Never Going to Move On' | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Jillian and Carlos Soto said their family joined the lawsuit against Bushmaster to honor the memory of sister Victoria Soto who was killed by Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook.
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Amanda McColley's comment, December 17, 5:42 PM
While I have personally never been an avid fan of firearms, I find this will be difficult for these families to win this lawsuit. I know there are many who believe that it’s a humans basic right to own a gun, but as the families stated they are military weapons that a civilian does not need to have access to so I can see where they would say the manufacturer was negligent in that aspect. This will definitely spark a hot debate since gun control is always a heated topic in our world and I really see no good to come from it. Either families win and this upsets gun-happy folks or the families lose and get no chance to really ever feel at peace.
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Don’t shoot

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IN THE basement of St Gregory’s church in Crown Heights, a Brooklyn neighbourhood where kosher pizzerias compete with jerk-chicken shacks for business, the...
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Something more is going on than the size of the City.

This is an ill-considered article and hypothesis.  Smaller police departments tend to be more connected to their constituents; and, when you have an incident (i.e. Tyesha Miller for Riverside P.D.), it's more difficult statistically to see that as an outlier event.  Instead this article asserts that this is proof of "bigger is better".  Riverside P.D. is a well-respected department and doesn't deserve to be painted with this brush.

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China charms Hong Kong's law enforcers

China charms Hong Kong's law enforcers | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s top law enforcers, schooled in British-style judicial independence and separation of powers, are being cycled through Communist Party schools in China, where judges are
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Video shows John Crawford's girlfriend aggressively questioned after Ohio police shot him dead in Walmart

Video shows John Crawford's girlfriend aggressively questioned after Ohio police shot him dead in Walmart | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Video shows Ohio detective accusing her of lying and threatening her with jail, with Tasha Thomas only told of Crawford’s death after 90-minute interrogation
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Black police officer: I live in two worlds

Black police officer: I live in two worlds | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
African-American police officer Anwar Sanders says that in some ways, cops and protesters are on the same side
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Did you ever ask yourself with the Tons... - Robert Louis Sanders | Facebook

Did you ever ask yourself with the Tons of Tax Dollars that could be Generated by the Decriminalization of Recreational Marihuana why a State Senator...
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Healthcare-NOW! - What Haunts a Police Officer of 30 Years? Suicides Due to Medical Debt

Lieutenant Gary Pudup, a police officer for 30 years, testified to the New York Assembly Health Committee on December 8, 2014, about his haunting memories of
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Yeah, been there too many times.  The scars on our souls are deeper than the ones on our bodies....

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Opinion: Why you should care about journalist Barrett Brown's sentencing today

Opinion: Why you should care about journalist Barrett Brown's sentencing today | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The tech reporter is expected to be sentenced by a judge today in a highly controversial case brought by the Justice Department.
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Racial profiling has destroyed public trust in police. Cops are exploiting our weak laws against it.

Racial profiling and excessive force by police is unconstitutional. But they're still happening.
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Not true: this article contributes to the moral panic currently running amok, however, having said that, there is a dichotomy between civil society with constitutionally constrained policing and a condition where officers can have the discretion and flexibility to efficiently control crime.  Unfortunately, you can't have a maximum of both.  If you constrain the police too much, more predators will be unconstrained.  If you gives police maximum flexibility, then you'll have police violence.  It appears, as if this generation prefers more police constraint.

 

Solutions are scarce, but perhaps more education on power and the paradoxes inherent in power; and, in teaching the police ways to share power and use soft power more often than hard power--herein may lie the path out of this quagmire.

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Fatal New York police shooting stokes new criticism

Fatal New York police shooting stokes new criticism | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
It was what they call a "vertical patrol," the kind of police activity that generally falls to rookie cops assigned to scour the city's high-rise housing projects from rooftop to basement, including the often poorly lit stairwells.
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11 Times Comedians Got It Right About Race and Police Brutality

11 Times Comedians Got It Right About Race and Police Brutality | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
From Richard Pryor to Martin Lawrence, comedians have been making us laugh about race and police brutality for years.
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L.A. County sheriff's deputy gets 18 months in jail abuse scandal

L.A. County sheriff's deputy gets 18 months in jail abuse scandal | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Citing the erosion of the public's trust in the justice system, a federal judge on Monday sentenced a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy to 18 months in prison for obstructing a grand jury investigation into abuses in the county jails.
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Research: 10 Traits of Innovative Leaders

Research: 10 Traits of Innovative Leaders | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it

Display excellent strategic vision. Have a strong customer focus. Create a climate of reciprocal trust. Display fearless loyalty to doing what’s right for the organization and customer. Put their faith in a culture that magnifies upward communication. Are persuasive. Excel at setting stretch goals.Emphasize speed. Are candid in their communication. Inspire and motivate through action



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We are going to need some innovation in the coming years.

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In Arkansas, white town is a black mark | Al Jazeera America

Residents of Harrison try to fight their reputation as the small town with the most hate groups in America
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Feeling Like a Winner Changes What You Think Is Fair

Feeling Like a Winner Changes What You Think Is Fair | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
And makes you question others’ motives, according to a recent study.
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"It’s not objectively being a winner or a loser that changes our views and makes us suspect others are biased. It’s just subjectively feeling that way. As the authors put it, 'subjective status motivates shifts in support for redistributive policies along with the ideological principles that justify them.'" from the article

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Mendham Twp. ticket profiling lawsuit headed to mediation - Daily Record

Mendham Twp. ticket profiling lawsuit headed to mediation - Daily Record | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
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A township officer's lawsuit that claims police are ordered to target young drivers for tickets is headed to court-ordered mediation, according to court records.
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The Pirate Bay goes offline after police raid server room

The Pirate Bay goes offline after police raid server room | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay was taken offline on Tuesday after a raid by Swedish police. Officers investigating the decade-old file-sharing portal's alleged copyright infringements...
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5 Supreme Court decisions from 2014 impacting law enforcement

5 Supreme Court decisions from 2014 impacting law enforcement | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
This year ends no differently than others with reflections on the past year and hopes for the coming year. The 2014 calendar brought us five significant Supreme Court cases which impact officers
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1. Fernandez v. California: Clarifies the 2006, Georgia vs. Randolph "disputed permission rule". Fernandez refused to allow the search, was subsequently arrested and taken from the scene; and, some time passed before a party that shared the premises consented to a search.  The court found this evidence to be admissable, despite Mr. Fernandez' specific denial of consent earlier.

2. Navarette v. California: Without further corroboration, police may stop a vehicle that matches the description of an anonymous call reporting possible drunk driving.

3. Plumhoff v. Rickard: Qualified Immunity: Deadly force is justified in response to a threat to public safety: Once deadly force is justified, the force may continue until the threat has ended.

4. Riley v. California and U.S. v. Wurie: Police must first obtain a warrant to search a cell phone or smart phone.

 

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