Focus. The first step is to identify the focus of your thinking in a particular context or setting. Do you tend to pay the most attention to ideas, process, action, or relationships? For example, in the morning as you contemplate the day ahead, do you tend to think about the problems you need to solve, the plans you need to make, the actions you need to take, or the people you need to see?
This isn’t about picking one to the exclusion of the other. It’s about where your focus naturally lands. Just like when you consider watching a movie or reading a book, do you tend to go for action, romance, drama, or mystery?
Orientation. The next step is to notice whether your orientation in that setting swings toward the micro or the macro — the big picture or the details. A good way to identify this orientation is by thinking about what tends to bother you in meetings. Are you more likely to complain about getting dragged into the weeds or about things being too general and not specific enough?
But 20 years later, serious doubt was cast on the prosecution’s motives when Mr Foster got his hands on the notes prosecutors kept during voir dire. The details are shocking: the lawyer had marked each black juror with a “B” and highlighted their names in green ink. He numbered them (“B#1”, “B#2”, and so on), and—most damningly—compared them and discussed which is the lesser of the evils if “it comes down to having to pick one of the black jurors”. As Steven Bright, Mr Foster’s lawyer, told the justices on Monday, this evidence amounts to “an arsenal of smoking guns”. It is, in the estimation of Justice Elena Kagan, “as clear a Batson violation as a court is ever going to see”.
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Excerpt: Among pretexts used for discrimination are a potential juror’s “low intelligence”, eyeglasses, marital status, age, address in a “bad part of town”, suspicious gait or propensity—no joke—to chew gum.
Panelists at an event at Harvard's Kennedy School argued that data on officer-involved shootings and body cameras could help improve citizens relationships with the police. But the technology should be used in conjunction with a larger conversation on race, class, and policing, they said.
Does it seem like Washington has no new ideas? Instead of looking to build the future, it sometimes feels like the US political establishment happily retreats into fear and willful ignorance. Journalist David Rothkopf lays out a few of the major issues that US leadership is failing to address -- from cybercrime to world-shaking new tech to the reality of modern total war -- and calls for a new vision that sets fear aside.
Police departments across the United States that have not experienced rioting in decades would be "well-advised" to learn from the Baltimore Police Department 's mistakes during its handling of unrest here in April, to ensure they are prepared for similar situations in their own cities, a law enforcement think tank wrote in a new review of the Baltimore department's handling of the rioting, looting and arson.
Federal law bars the government from seeking court approval for a wiretap unless a top prosecutor has personally authorized the request. Congress added that restriction in the 1960s, when the FBI had secretly monitored civil rights leaders, to ensure that such intrusive surveillance would not be conducted lightly.
In Riverside County — a Los Angeles suburb whose court and prosecutors approved almost one of every five U.S. wiretaps last year — the district attorney turned the job of reviewing the applications over to lower-level lawyers, interviews and court records show. That practice almost certainly violated the federal wiretapping law and could jeopardize prosecutors’ ability to use the surveillance in court.
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Letter of the law violated, but it doesn't seem like the spirit of the law has been violated.
Twenty years after the introduction of the theory, we revisit what it does—and doesn’t—explain.
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Can we use the idea of disruptive innovation in policing? What can we do to interrupt the business model of those who oppose the law and civil society?
Adapting information systems and other technology has been a major disruption for bad guys, but they also have learned to use technology to commit crimes. We also find that technology is used to complain about police actions, but we seem not to have found effective ways to respond to that disruption.....
The phones, which will be linked directly to the mainframe computers at One Police Plaza, will allow NYPD brass to share important breaking information with more than 35,000 cops with the push of a button, getting out details of events as they unfold at home and abroad, authorities said.
“They will be incredibly helpful with things like being able to get a photo of a possible terror suspect to the entire department,” said a rep for Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office, which paid for the new devices.
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