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Manitoba First Nations communities demand police service - CTV News

Manitoba First Nations communities demand police service - CTV News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
CTV NewsManitoba First Nations communities demand police serviceCTV NewsThe residents of remote First Nations communities in Northern Manitoba say they must tackle drugs, gangs and domestic violence on their own because the provincial and federal...
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Waiting for Dark: Inside Two Anarchists’ Quest for Untraceable Money | Threat Level | WIRED

Waiting for Dark: Inside Two Anarchists’ Quest for Untraceable Money | Threat Level | WIRED | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The inside story of two anarchists' quest to create ungovernable weapons, untouchable black markets, and untraceable money.
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UCLA settles claim by African American judge over traffic stop

UCLA settles claim by African American judge over traffic stop | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
UCLA has agreed to pay $500,000, including $350,000 in scholarships, to settle a claim by a prominent African American judge over alleged mistreatment and racial profiling by campus police during a traffic stop last year, officials announced Friday.
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Alaska police chiefs say legalizing marijuana will increase funding, training needs

Alaska police chiefs say legalizing marijuana will increase funding, training needs | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police says local police departments could end up spending $6 million next year if a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana passes in November.
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska: Parnell won't study pot measure ahead of vote | Business | Modesto Bee

FAIRBANKS, Alaska: Parnell won't study pot measure ahead of vote | Business | Modesto Bee | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Gov. Sean Parnell said he will not use state resources to study the implications of legalizing marijuana unless voters approve a pot initiative this fall.
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Woman Killed After Trooper Allegedly Runs Stop Sign

Woman Killed After Trooper Allegedly Runs Stop Sign | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A woman has died after her car hit a Pennsylvania State Police patrol vehicle that ran a stop sign. The Erie Times-News reports that 57-year-old Donna Platz of Edinboro died early Saturday morning.
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Amber Castaneda's comment, July 11, 3:22 PM
I would hope for this case/accident that they (the police) preformed all the necessary tests on the trooper who was involved in the accident as they would do to every other person involved in an accident (breathalyzer/drug tests anything that could impair your ability). Since it was stated clearly in the article the troopers were not on a call and had no plausible reason to run the stop sign, and since their actions led to the death of the driver and serious injury to the passenger charges should have been filed. I feel that if they were not to receive any charges that this would change the view on police by the people of the community and make them distrust authorities.
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Here's The Crime-Ridden Hellscape That Is Colorado After Legal Weed

Here's The Crime-Ridden Hellscape That Is Colorado After Legal Weed | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
By Daniel Wallis DENVER, July 3 (Reuters) - At the Native Roots Apothecary, a discreet marijuana shop in a grand old building in Denver's busy 16th street shopping mall, business is so brisk that customers are given a number before ...
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Fed up: Anger rising across America

Fed up: Anger rising across America | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Every Fourth of July we have a family dinner and take turns reading sections of the Declaration of Independence. 
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I recently read that we must decide that truth is more important than justice.  In truth, all freedom is precious--even when it might be abused to commit a sneak attack.  In justice, enforcement and investigation becomes our focus.  I'm very swayed by this idea.  I think we should first uphold "truth" and then try to find reasonable justice within Human Dignity....what do you think?

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Shocking video of a police officer punching a woman

California Highway patrol promises a full investigation
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This was on the while I was in the hospital.  The first day, you see the homeless woman walking in traffic and then she tries to get away from the officer and fights with him.  Of course, now we're seeing just a few seconds of the end of the fight.  It's difficult to know what to do about this--do we let a crazy pedestrian kill other people by causing a bad accident or insist that she exit the freeway--and arrest her if she resists.  I'm not sure what kind of rule we could enact to avoid this kind of confrontation....

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L.A. Marijuana Farmers Market Draws Hourlong Lines - Hollywood Reporter

L.A. Marijuana Farmers Market Draws Hourlong Lines - Hollywood Reporter | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Temperatures in the 90s didn’t keep thousands of pot smokers, pain sufferers and partiers alike from standing outside California Heritage Market, bil...
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LAPD Detective Pleads to Assault at Massage Parlors

LAPD Detective Pleads to Assault at Massage Parlors | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A Los Angeles Police Department detective pleaded no contest Wednesday to assaulting three women who worked at massage parlors across the San Fernando Valley fr
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Indiana police pepper-spray stripped woman, leave her naked for hours, make her walk through jail nude: lawyer

Indiana police pepper-spray stripped woman, leave her naked for hours, make her walk through jail nude: lawyer | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
After Tabitha Storms Gentry was arrested on misdemeanor charges, she was forcibly stripped and forced to sit naked in jail overnight, her lawyer said. The New Albany woman is suing police.
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Amber Castaneda's comment, July 11, 4:18 PM
While reading this story, I was completely mortified. I couldn't even imagine myself going through what this women went through. I have heard about stripping people while in the intake units but only if they are a threat to themselves or others, or are intoxicated. What these officers did was clearly over the line, the way they stripped her, how men were involved in that strip. How they pepper sprayed her and let her sit there for 45 minutes and when they finally took her to the shower let her walk through intake half naked. That is unacceptable behavior, and no one should have to go through that. Actions need to be taken to prevent these sorts of things from happening in the future and so offenders rights are no longer violated. The officers need to know that this is unacceptable behavior and in the future it will be punished.
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Baltimore Police to post 'use of force' cases online

Baltimore Police to post 'use of force' cases online | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Baltimore Police Department says it will begin to post a log of its investigations into serious use of force by officers online, and for the first time will ask the city's civilian review board to look at shootings involving its officers and deaths of people in custody.
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Rob Duke's comment, June 11, 8:43 PM
Good idea, but I suspect use of force suits will increase as attorneys track this website. If officers' behaviors are changed by civil judgments/settlements, it might be a good thing, but I'll reserve my final vote until a test run has been completed.
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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton sacks detective who accidentally shot partner amid night of drinking 

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton sacks detective who accidentally shot partner amid night of drinking  | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
NYPD Detective Jay Poggi, a 31-year veteran who accidentally shot his partner in the wrist during a night of heavy drinking last month has been fired, the Daily News has learned.
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Man Sues Feds After They Target Him for Photographing Rainbow Art | Threat Level | WIRED

Man Sues Feds After They Target Him for Photographing Rainbow Art | Threat Level | WIRED | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
When 86-year-old photographer James Prigoff paused to photograph a natural gas storage tank in Boston ten years ago, he was simply doing what countless of tourists have done before. The colorful tank, painted with a rainbow-like design, is a popular photo op. He had no reason to suspect his snapshot would prompt an ominous visit by a federal agent months later and the addition of his name to a government database of suspicious activity.
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Man charged in deadly scuffle with police at Sodo light rail station

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Fairbanks Trooper Breaks Hand in Arrest of Passed Out Subject | Alaska Native News

Fairbanks Trooper Breaks Hand in Arrest of Passed Out Subject | Alaska Native News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
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Ikea tells uniformed chief to disarm or leave store

Ikea tells uniformed chief to disarm or leave store | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
By Chris Gordon NBC Washington TAKOMA PARK, Md. — Takoma Park Police Chief Alan Goldberg said in 35 years in law enforcement he's never had a store tell him that he would have to leave his service weapon in the car or leave — especially when he was in his police
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Utah Cop Joshua Boren Killed Family, Self After Rape Text - NBC News

Utah Cop Joshua Boren Killed Family, Self After Rape Text - NBC News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A Utah police officer who murdered his family and killed himself in January had repeatedly drugged and raped his wife, who threatened to take their kids away...
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Amber Castaneda's comment, July 11, 3:48 PM
Reading this story broke my heart, Justice was not serviced for Joshua Boren when he was a child or his family. It is obvious he didn't receive the counseling that was needed. And justice was not served for the wife and children of Boren's crime. The emotional suffering must have been a terrible ordeal to cope with. The system failed to realize the emotional stability of Officer Boren during his initial police training or even psychology evaluations during his time being a police officer, which then led to this triple homicide/suicide. These issues should have been caught earlier than two children and a mother and an officer wouldn't have had to die.
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Civil rights activists, CHP meet to discuss woman punched by officer

Civil rights activists, CHP meet to discuss woman punched by officer | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Los Angeles civil rights activists said they were pleased by their Monday meeting with an upper-level California Highway Patrol official regarding the officer who was captured on video punching a woman alongside the 10 Freeway last week.
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404 Memphis police officers call in sick

404 Memphis police officers call in sick | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Nearly 200 police officers have called in sick over the last few days in Memphis.
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This never works and just makes things worse.  We live and work in service and that's never going to be fully appreciated, but that's ok, because that's not why we do it.  When you go to work to serve, you create raving fans and city councils get elected by raving fans.  I had a garbage man take my servant leadership class and he taught me that a good garbage man always "takes care of his route"--you know when Mrs. Smith husband passes away and you go get her trash can from that time on.  You know when Joe has forgotten to take the cans to the curb, so you help him out.  People don't always notice, but eventually they do and when that happens, the people of Memphis will demand better working conditions for their cops....just my two cents and I haven't worked that beat so I may be full of it...

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Amber Castaneda's comment, July 11, 4:27 PM
I agree, you go to work to do your job not because you have to prove to everyone you are likeable. Not everyone will like you and you are going to protect and serve the community and help those in need. Nothing more nothing less. Most police have bad reps anyways because of the couple who mess it up for everyone well not everyone is that way and once the public sees and understands that the stigma will wear off. Not many people will go to work knowing they may not come home to their family tonight and risk their lives to save others. That is what this job is all about !!
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Man arrested with 'artfully concealed' knife inside shoe at Detroit airport, TSA says

Man arrested with 'artfully concealed' knife inside shoe at Detroit airport, TSA says | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Authorities said an airline passenger has been arrested in Michigan after being found with a knife concealed inside the bottom lining of one of his shoes.
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Albuquerque police sued over fatal camper shooting

Albuquerque police sued over fatal camper shooting | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) â€" The family of a homeless camper has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Albuquerque police for a fatal shooting that sparked protests and calls for reform throughout the city.
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What To Do if The Police Stop You at a Music Festival

What To Do if The Police Stop You at a Music Festival | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
If the police stop you out of the blue in the middle of a music festival and start questioning you, what do you do? Follow these 5 steps from the Festival Lawyer.
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Florida man charged with vandalism after bumper sticker protest of judge who handled his divorce case

Florida man charged with vandalism after bumper sticker protest of judge who handled his divorce case | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
“The moral here is they are trying to tell me, ‘Don't mess with a judge,’ and my reply is, ‘This is a first amendment issue.’”
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Boston Bombing Suspect Tsarnaev Expected to Die: Prosecutors - NBC News

Boston Bombing Suspect Tsarnaev Expected to Die: Prosecutors - NBC News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sent his mother an e-mail suggesting he expected to die in a confrontation with authorities, prosecutors sa...
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