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UN sides with law enforcement over data retention | ZDNet

UN sides with law enforcement over data retention | ZDNet | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Summary: The United Nations has picked a side when it comes to the ongoing debate over data-retention legislation, echoing sentiments by law-enforcement organisations that a retention scheme is necessary.
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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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4 Stresses Cops Deal With That Non-Cops Should Know About - Uniform Stories

4 Stresses Cops Deal With That Non-Cops Should Know About - Uniform Stories | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
When you see your cop friend behaving a little distant, maybe these are some of the reasons why.
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It's the best and it's the worst, too....

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VIDEO: Another Unarmed Man With Hands In Plain Sight Killed By Police

VIDEO: Another Unarmed Man With Hands In Plain Sight Killed By Police | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the investigation.

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Well, as you can see in the video, the headline isn't as truthful as it could be.  The victim has a gun, which the officer retrieves, but then the known felon keeps reaching out of sight in the car.  When he exits the car (not shown), he's shot by both officers...

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Hemet suspect remains barricaded after fatally shooting police K9

Hemet suspect remains barricaded after fatally shooting police K9 | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A San Jacinto Police Department K9 was shot and killed by a wanted felon, who remains barricaded inside a Hemet home.
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Justice Department said ready to clear Ferguson officer: N.Y. Times

Justice Department said ready to clear Ferguson officer: N.Y. Times | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The U.S. Justice Department is about to close the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and clear the white police officer involved of any civil rights charges, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The newspaper quoted law enforcement officials as saying that federal prosecutors had begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, after an FBI investigation found no evidence to support cha
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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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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, January 22, 2:15 PM

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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Keep calm and gavel on

Keep calm and gavel on | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
THE stone-faced marshals call for quiet at the beginning of every Supreme Court hearing, and the audience complies. Same as usual today, until a woman near the back...
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Interesting how the U.S. Supreme Court Marshals use force....I think it's reasonable, but not dissimilar to what officers on the street use....

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Caught on Cam: Police Shoot, Kill Man

Caught on Cam: Police Shoot, Kill Man | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A dashcam video released Tuesday shows the moments leading up to and following a deadly police-involved shooting of 36-year-old Jerame Reid in Bridgeton, New Jersey.
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The video isn't very clear and the reporters keep cutting to their commentary....

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U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case

U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Authorities have found no evidence to support charges against Darren Wilson, a former police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in the shooting death of Michael Brown, officials said.
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