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Meet The 17-Year-Old Who Blew The Lid Off Racial Profiling With His iPod

Meet The 17-Year-Old Who Blew The Lid Off Racial Profiling With His iPod | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
"We're going to go out there and violate some rights." NYPD police recordings..
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Maria Osornio's comment, October 28, 2012 1:41 AM
Stop and frisk program and racial profiling goes hand in hand. In the video, they mention how there is a high percentage of latinos and blacks stopped and frisked over any other race. It disgusts me to hear those officers giving this young man hell just because of how he looks. There was no professionalism shown by these officers. I highly recommend constant retraining in this matter if stop and frisk program will be used. Unfortunately, what I heard on this video is that is wasn’t coming from the new police recruits but from those veterans in the force. How can anything change if they have supervisors that are forcing other officers to engage in violating rights?
Morgan Hostina's comment, October 30, 2012 1:09 AM
The Stop and Frisk policy has always blown my mind. What I learned in both of my procedural law classes, is that in order to be detained, even temporarily, aka an investigatory stop, is that the officer have reasonable suspicion. As far as I can tell, especially since I have seen this article, if you happen to be in the wrong neighborhood and of a non-white persuasion you will likely be stopped. Thats not reasonable suspicion, thats not anything. Furthermore, inorder to perform a search/frisk, you have to have reasonable suspicion. The exception is officer safety, but how can you possibly claim that for stops that are a matter of policy and not for violations. Can the supreme court get off its ass and find this unconstitutional and criminal? There are plenty of ways to combat crime in bad neighborhoods, that generally means increasing patrols and getting to know the residents. Furthermore, police can follow you and talk to you all they want, no level of suspicion required. Why dont they just do that? (Frothingatthemouth.) Lastly, quotas are the worst thing you could ever possibly choose to use.
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Are The Racial Disparities In Ferguson's Traffic Stops Unusual?

Are The Racial Disparities In Ferguson's Traffic Stops Unusual? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
For years, black residents of Ferguson, Missouri, have been disproportionately targeted by the city’s police officers for traffic stops, according to a damning Justice Department report released We...
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Mexico Calls for Probe of Police Killings in the U.S.

Mexico Calls for Probe of Police Killings in the U.S. | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Three Mexicans have been killed by U.S. police in under a month.
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And, we should get to the bottom of those 43 missing students suspected of being killed by the police...oh wait, scratch that, those were Mexican cops that did that....

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School police officer charged with assault of 3 students

A grand jury has indicted a school police officer on charges of assaulting three students.
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Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, law enforcement officials...

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NYPD using new tactic in taking down suspects, undergoing Police Academy training

NYPD using new tactic in taking down suspects, undergoing Police Academy training | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Taking down out of control suspects is very much on the mind these days of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. The NYPD is now tackling a new technique.
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No more LVNR?

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Lethal Rejection: Will the Supreme Court's Lethal Injection Review Kill the Death Penalty?

Lethal Rejection: Will the Supreme Court's Lethal Injection Review Kill the Death Penalty? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court is reviewing lethal injection for the first time in seven years. Here’s what it means for the death penalty.
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Will 'DNA Phenotyping' Lead to Racial Profiling by Police?

Will 'DNA Phenotyping' Lead to Racial Profiling by Police? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Bioethicists, geneticists, attorneys, and cops weigh the pros and cons of a radical new science.
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Texas Town Experiences 61% Drop in Crime After Firing Their Police Department

Texas Town Experiences 61% Drop in Crime After Firing Their Police Department | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
This town got tired of being a base for revenue generation, so they found a new solution; a peaceful and much more effective one.
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LAPD Skid Row Shooting Brings Focus to Body Camera Technology

LAPD Skid Row Shooting Brings Focus to Body Camera Technology | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles Police Department's fatal shooting of a man on the city's infamous Skid Row is bringing new focus to the use of officer-worn body cameras, a ...
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The 21 Foot Rule -

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Officers throughout the United States have heard use of force instructors discuss the “21 Foot Rule” during their officer safety, firearms and deadly force training.
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Deadly LAPD shooting of homeless man is caught on video

Deadly LAPD shooting of homeless man is caught on video | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
In a dramatic confrontation caught on video, Los Angeles police shot and killed a homeless man in the heart of downtown's bustling skid row Sunday.
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Click through for the video (link is below the pic).  It's not graphic, but there's a lot going on, so it's difficult to see what happens and why he was shot.

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New Jersey police officer hospitalized after being struck, dragged by car

A New Jersey police officer was struck by a car and dragged for more than 30 feet early Saturday, then thrown into a parked car when the vehicle's driver swerved in a bid to escape, police said.
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That's why cops shoot people who are driving towards them....or others.

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Man Killed by LA Cops Was Using Stolen Identity: Authorities

Man Killed by LA Cops Was Using Stolen Identity: Authorities | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The homeless man who was shot to death by Los Angeles police in a confrontation that was captured on dramatic cellphone video was a convicted bank robber liv...
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When Not to Treat a Colleague as You’d Want to Be Treated

So what’s the solution?

Rabbits need to:
Recognize that guinea pigs may require more support, empathy and encouragement than other rabbits.
Understand that your impact on a guinea pig is many times greater than you imagine.
That one of the keys to turn guinea pigs into rabbits is to reveal that you aren’t as perfect as you may seem to them.
Guinea pigs need to:
Acknowledge and recognize that they are projecting unrealistic images onto someone.
Name the emotions underlying their judgement of the rabbits — is it fear, envy, jealousy, inferiority, a mix of all of these?
Avoid making assumptions. Reach out to enough rabbits to realize that they are human too.
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Female Santa Fe sheriff's office sergeant fighting demotion over sexual encounters

Female Santa Fe sheriff's office sergeant fighting demotion over sexual encounters | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
SANTA FE - A female Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office sergeant is fighting a demotion and pay cut because, her attorney says, her off-duty sexual encounters with an on-duty, subordinate male deputy is the same…
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Ferguson's history of racial divisions

CNN's Randi Kaye looks at the racial injustices Ferguson residents say are occurring in their town.

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Alcohol Prohibition in America Is Not Over Yet

Alcohol Prohibition in America Is Not Over Yet | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
There are still many areas where selling and even possessing alcohol is illegal. Research shows that they are probably not faring as well as their wet counterparts.
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Who's Policing the Police?

Who's Policing the Police? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
One solution to improve officers' relationships with their communities: holding the bad cops accountable.
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5 Common Questions Leaders Should Never Ask

5 Common Questions Leaders Should Never Ask | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
And how to reframe them for better results.
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1. what's the problem?

Better: What are we doing well and how do we build upon that?

2. who's at fault?

Better: How can we work together to shore up any weakness?

3. why don't you try_____?

Better: How were you thinking of doing it?

4. didn't we try this already?

Better: If we try this now, what will be different this time--and how might that change the results?

5. what's our iPad?

Better: What are our strengths?  What needs can we satisfy as well as Apple's iPad has done?

 

 

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Obama task force recommends independent probe of police-involved deaths

Obama task force recommends independent probe of police-involved deaths | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Monday that he plans to implement an independent process to investigate officer-involved shootings - as recommended by a presidential task force he chaired.
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Supreme Court gives tacit approval for government to take anybody’s DNA

Supreme Court gives tacit approval for government to take anybody’s DNA | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
To keep DNA profile private, we must live in a "hermetically sealed hazmat suit."
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...or just don't commit sex crimes.  That seems easier than wearing a hazmat suit.

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The Front Sight Lie -

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Traditional law enforcement training is based on the technical accuracy of the handgun. But advanced handgun training should graduate the user toward mastering tactical accuracy.
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LAPD officers shoot homeless man in struggle over officer's gun, officials say

LAPD officers shoot homeless man in struggle over officer's gun, officials say | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A video posted on social media Sunday appeared to show a homeless man being shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers earlier in the day. 
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Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling

Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Michael Youlen stopped a driver in a Manassas, Virginia, apartment complex on a recent night and wrote the man a ticket for driving on a suspended license. With a badge on his chest and a gun on his hip, Youlen gave the driver a stern warning to stay off the road.
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