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Harvard Professor Finds Racial Profiling In Ads For Personal Data Site

Harvard Professor Finds Racial Profiling In Ads For Personal Data Site | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Dr. Latisha Smith, who is an expert in decompression sicknesses afflicting deep sea divers, has cleared criminal background checks throughout her entire medical career.
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Tulsa DA files manslaughter charges before TPD detective files report

Tulsa DA files manslaughter charges before TPD detective files report | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
TULSA - The lead detective on the Terence Crutcher officer-involved shooting death says he's still working on his investigation, hours after the Tulsa County district attorney filed
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Charlotte shooting: Police release video and photo evidence

Charlotte shooting: Police release video and photo evidence | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Charlotte officials say they are discussing whether to release authorities' videos of the Keith Lamont Scott's fatal shooting by police as soon as Saturday.
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The rise and fall of community policing in Chicago

The rise and fall of community policing in Chicago | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Community policing has long been a matter of life and death in Chicago. When it's worked, researchers have found that communities of color report less fear of crime and better relations with the police, which can translate into improved crime prevention and fewer shootings. And in a year when shootings have skyrocketed and community trust of the police has been severely damaged by the release of a series of videos capturing police shootings, it's been touted by politicians as a powerful crime-fighting strategy.

"Chicago is where the whole idea of community policing began," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a speech on police accountability on December 9, 2015, just two weeks after the release of the Laquan McDonald video rocked the city and sparked a crisis in police-community relations. "It remains the best and most comprehensive approach we have in changing the everyday conditions that breed crime and violence and then breed mistrust."

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David's comment, September 23, 4:00 PM
Statistics say that there is bigger chance to die from police if you're African-American rather than white....
Clarence Kalistook's comment, September 24, 2:44 AM
Community policing is a great way to deal with crime and even help lower it. Chicago has the right idea to make such an effort to lower crime rates and by doing this, the community is helping the police and making it easier for them. There are consequences to community policing though, the fact that unarmed citizens are roaming around is still dangerous as the criminals most likely may have a weapon. With an opposing force, there is always a different force that equals the positions of each side.
Linda Darnell's comment, September 24, 2:00 PM
I agree that Chicago has the right idea in aiming for improving community-police relations. These efforts can help not only regain trust from the community but also improve the perception the police officer has on the community and encourage them to use interpersonal communication first before resorting to physical solutions.
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Los Angeles Police Protective League: Police Commission tells officers to run away, or else

Los Angeles Police Protective League: Police Commission tells officers to run away, or else | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Run away. If a police officer is confronted by a suspect with a weapon, those entrusted to set policies for the Police Department believe officers should run away.
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Not EVER going to happen.  As Aristotle advised: "never pass a law that violates natural law".  This is a rule that will not be obeyed.  It's impossible to ask people not to protect themselves....

This also highlights the problem of putting "others" in charge of evaluating whether the police acted appropriately.  I think it should be retired judges...that's a fair compromise....
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Chris Campbell's comment, September 22, 6:33 PM
This is unbelievable that the commission would or even could say such a thing. What would the public think if they say a officer running away? If the officer did run away and the suspect decided to run into a nearby store and kill shoppers would the officer by at fault then for running too far away. This is complete opposite of what the police are meant to stand for. The commission has its own political agenda and only cares to satisfy the people that put money in their wallets.
David's comment, September 23, 4:18 PM
Run away? Is this a joke? I think it's sarcasm due to the recent events that happened with police and African Americans.
Tyler Hytry's comment, September 23, 8:35 PM
Just think about why officers are paid. They don't get paid for what they do, but for what they might have to do. Running away would completely nullify that statement.
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‘The whole thing smells’: Some city officials want outside investigation of Police Chief Aragon

‘The whole thing smells’: Some city officials want outside investigation of Police Chief Aragon | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS — A majority of Fairbanks City Council members want to launch an independent investigation into police Chief Randall Aragon’s alleged business impropriety. A city official said the administration is
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Chris Campbell's comment, September 22, 6:23 PM
This is very interesting to read and does make quite a few questions arise when considering the fact that the previous police chief was directly involved in submitting evidence to the court to be reviewed upon. It sounds like there are a lot of personal strings attached and this will go beyond just the simple legal matter and will filter in quite a few personal matters from both sides.
Linda Darnell's comment, September 24, 2:06 PM
It seems like somebody somewhere is abusing the power that the community has given them instead of respecting the power, their position, and the community. Sometimes it seems people in positions of power forget they are often given the power to serve the community.
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Who is the Tulsa cop under review in the Terrence Crutcher shooting?

Who is the Tulsa cop under review in the Terrence Crutcher shooting? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Shelby's work history and past conduct are under scrutiny as authorities probe whether she acted within reason or used excessive force.
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A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), but didn't recognize the symptoms of PCP?  Ug...this one keeps getting worse....
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Here’s a List of 10 Things Black People Can Do to Prevent Getting Shot and Killed by Police

Here’s a List of 10 Things Black People Can Do to Prevent Getting Shot and Killed by Police | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
It's an extensive and simple list.
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David's comment, September 23, 4:34 PM
With the recent events that happened, I get some mixed feelings. On one hand, why shoot if the man has his hands up and disarmed? Why shoot all the mag out? If the police would think that suspect might run away, maybe wounding him would make less negative reactions in the media and community? Police might say: ok, he was trying to run away and to stop him we wounded him by shooting in the leg. That makes sense. On the other hand, why you're moving if you've been told to stand? Maybe obeying police would save your life? It's hard to answer these questions. We will never know what the Crutcher's motives was... He is dead... "Nothing" is not the answer. if you were told to obey, you have to obey. If he would change his list and said: obey obey obey, then there would be fewer deaths.
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Charlotte police shoot and kill man, sparking growing protest

Charlotte police shoot and kill man, sparking growing protest | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer suffered injuries during protests Tuesday night following an officer-involved shooting.
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Man with a gun who shot cop is killed (both officer and suspect are Black): now there's a protest.  What in the heck is going on?
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Police Record Themselves Conspiring to Retaliate Against Protester

On September 11, 2015, Connecticut resident Michael Picard was filming a protest near a police DUI checkpoint in West Hartford. Unbeknownst to the trooper
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Every cop in this video is probably going to lose his/her job.  There's a clear line between the kind of street lawyering that officers do and I call the "calculus of complexity" and outright fabrication.  These guys appear to be fabricating.
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Fairbanks police chief under investigation by city

Fairbanks police chief under investigation by city | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Fairbanks Chief of Police Randall Aragon is under investigation after being accused of using his position to promote his own business.

"I try to be transparent, but I've been advised by city administration that it's under investigation, and I've been advised not to talk to anyone," Aragon told the News-Miner in a phone interview. He said he is out of town training at the FBI academy.

The city's Human Resource Director Angela Foster-Snow confirmed that a personnel investigation into Aragon's alleged action was opened today.

In an email sent Monday to City Council members, former Fairbanks Police Chief Dan Hoffman called for the investigation. Hoffman said that during the weekend he recieved "a report alleging highly unethical activity by Randall Aragon."

In the email, Hoffman said a local business owner called Aragon to discuss "property-crime concerns" and requested that police give her business a walk-through assessment and advise on security enhancements.

"She was then told by Chief Aragon that FPD was running short-staffed and that any officers that he could send on such a detail would likely do a very brief, cursory job of little value," Hoffman writes in the email.

"The chief then offered to do a 'much more thorough job' himself, acting in a private-contractor capacity as a 'Federally Certified Protection Professional.' The business owner stated that the chief explained that he would take several hours evaluating her property and produce a written report for her use.

"She then stated that he advised his personal fee for rendering such services would be $600, payable directly to him by check," the email continues.

Hoffman also called for Aragon's immediate resignation if the the allegations are confirmed.

Hoffman said he would raise this issue at tonight's City Council meeting.
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PHOTOS-VIDEO=> Islamist Ahmad Khan Rahami Cuffed on the Street After Shootout With Police!

PHOTOS-VIDEO=> Islamist Ahmad Khan Rahami Cuffed on the Street After Shootout With Police! | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
PHOTO—– Image of Ahmad Khan Rahami in custody after shootout this morning…….. PHOTO: Alleged image of Chelsea Explosion suspect Ahma
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Suspect chased into Algiers canal tried taking police officer's gun, NOPD says

Suspect chased into Algiers canal tried taking police officer's gun, NOPD says | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Marrero man accused of leading New Orleans police on a wild chase that ended in an Algiers canal Saturday (Sept. 17) tried to grab one officer's gun, and injured his own head by banging it against police car plexiglass, police said in arrest documents.

Jabari Hester made his first appearance Sunday in Orleans Parish Magistrate Court following his discharge from University Medical Center. Hester, 24, was treated at the hospital for what police said were self-inflicted injuries incurred during his arrest.

Hester was booked with a host of allegations after police said he punched and threatened his girlfriend during a confrontation that started at her residence in the 1900 block of Odeon Street and continued at her father's apartment in the 1300 block of Flanders Street. The disturbance resulted in the deployment of a SWAT unit, the NOPD said.
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Police on trial in Albuquerque: What you need to know

Police on trial in Albuquerque: What you need to know | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police in Albuquerque were already under scrutiny for a series of fatal shootings when officers responded March 16, 2014, to a complaint about a homeless man camping in the foothills above the city.

Hours later, after a tense standoff, the man lay dead, shot three times by police. The incident, captured on video by an officer's body camera, ignited community outrage and led prosecutors to charge two officers with murder -- the first Albuquerque police officers to be prosecuted for killing someone in the line of duty in more than 30 years.
Former Albuquerque officers Dominique Perez and Keith Sandy go on trial here Monday on charges of second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery. The case is one of a handful of fatal police shootings in recent years to capture national attention, sparking protests coast to coast amid a growing debate about law enforcement's use of deadly force.
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Charlotte police footage shows shooting of Keith Scott

Charlotte police footage shows shooting of Keith Scott | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Charlotte police released dramatic video footage Saturday that shows officers surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles to the ground.
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Top 10 Best Police Forces in The World

Top 10 Best Police Forces in The World | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Which are the best police forces in the world? Here we have ranked these special police forces in top 10 list.Check these highly trained police units.
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I don't know if I agree with their list, but ok...
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ACLU Launches Nationwide Investigation into Police Use of Military Technology & Tactics

ACLU Launches Nationwide Investigation into Police Use of Military Technology & Tactics | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Militarization of Local Law Enforcement Erodes Civil Liberties, Encourages Overly Aggressive Policing March 6, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org NEW YORK – American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in 23 states...

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Should police officers be required to provide medical aid to people they’ve shot?

Should police officers be required to provide medical aid to people they’ve shot? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Departmental policies vary over when, and how, officers should provide medical aid
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This isn't easy to answer and there's no one size fits all.  For instance, a guy who is wounded, but still fighting--what do you do?  I'd restrain, handcuff, search.  If he's still uncooperative, it's hard to see a policy or law that says you must render aid.

What about the guy who you just shot 18 times?  Same thing at first: restrain, handcuff, search.  Then?  Well, exactly what am I going to do to render aid to a guy who's been shot in a life-threatening manner.  We don't have the equipment out there in the field to do much.  I've applied tourniquets in the field, applied pressure to wounds, but will I do that if I still think there's a co-conspirator looking to run up behind me?  How about if there's a crowd that wants to lynch me just for doing my job?

I think we can have policy that says: if you can reasonably do so, then you should.  But, I don't think any policy or law is going to be able to account for even the "normal" shooting....so, it's always going to depend on discretion.
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Chris Campbell's comment, September 22, 6:16 PM
Coming from a military perspective in combat we are told to do the same thing as cops, "once the area is clear of opposing threats, aid should be rendered to all wounded on the battle field". Anyone who has been in combat knows that this does not actually happen and knows the reason why. If you are willing to raise your weapon and attempt to take the life of a fellow soldier or officer there is no need for me to attempt to save you. You made your choice and I'll make mine to ensure you never have the ability to make a choice again.
Clarence Kalistook's comment, September 24, 2:47 AM
I do think that police should be required to aid those who have been injured but to an extent. For example, if a police officer has shot a criminal and has done enough damage to almost kill the criminal, then they should have to aid the criminal. Even though they have done wrong, we are all people and some do what they have to, to survive in this cruel world.
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Can 1,000 More Officers Solve Chicago's Homicide Problem?

Can 1,000 More Officers Solve Chicago's Homicide Problem? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Over the next two years, the police department will add 516 patrol officers, 92 field-training officers, 112 sergeants, 50 lieutenants and 200 detectives.

The first-year cost will be $138,000 per officer including salary, benefits and supervision. So the 970 additional officers will carry a price tag of almost $134 million.

Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said he has no idea how Emanuel plans to pay for the extra cops.
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Actor Isaiah Washington Wants Black People to Stay Home to Fight Police Brutality 

Actor Isaiah Washington Wants Black People to Stay Home to Fight Police Brutality  | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The actor suggests that if all black people stay home and cripple the economy, the issue of police brutality will finally get the attention it deserves.
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UPDATE: Keith Lamont Scott Identified as Disabled Black Man Shot Dead by N.C. Police While Reading in Car

UPDATE: Keith Lamont Scott Identified as Disabled Black Man Shot Dead by N.C. Police While Reading in Car | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A disabled black man has died at the hospital after being shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Tuesday afternoon on Old Concord Road in University City, a subdivision of Charlotte, NC.

Police said they were searching for someone who had outstanding warrants when they saw a man with what they believed to be a gun leave a vehicle.

According to police reports, the man, who has not been named, returned to his vehicle. When they approached the man, they claim he “posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers” and one of them opened fire. An eyewitness told the victim’s daughter that a Taser was used on her father, then he was shot at least three times.

Medics arrived and the injured man was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

The victim was not the subject of the initial search, said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney.
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Ex-top cop: McDonald video shouldn't have been released while probe under way

Ex-top cop: McDonald video shouldn't have been released while probe under way | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
McCarthy defended withholding the Laquan McDonald video, arguing that the release of the evidence risked compromising an ongoing criminal investigation.
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Yeah, that's correct in my view too.  If charges will be filed, why taint the jury pool.  It's just bad policy.
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Black man fatally shot by Tulsa police was unarmed, chief says, as ‘disturbing’ video is released

Black man fatally shot by Tulsa police was unarmed, chief says, as ‘disturbing’ video is released | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Terence Crutcher was shot and killed Friday. Chief Chuck Jordan urged the public to remain peaceful after police released graphic video of the shooting Monday.
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David's comment, September 20, 8:56 PM
Yeah, those accidents do not connect us as a community. It only disconnects citizens with law enforcement officers.
Tyler Hytry's comment, September 23, 8:41 PM
Especially after what was said by the family about how good the individual was, it makes law enforcement look bad to the public.
Linda Darnell's comment, September 24, 2:16 PM
Seems like the officer has the "enforcer" cop personality. I also think fear played a part in this. With so much hate recently in the media toward police officers, it seems this officer may have been on edge because they were obviously quick to pull the trigger.
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Two D.C. Police Officers Struck By Vehicle - Breaking911

Two D.C. Police Officers Struck By Vehicle - Breaking911 | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Two Washington, D.C. police officers were reportedly struck by a car as they handled an accident report…
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This is getting to be a new trend....two sets of officers run down just this week...
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David's comment, September 20, 9:02 PM
This is unacceptable. People can't just do that. However, what were the motives? Why did they it? Maybe they had bad experiences with officers?
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Man in red underpants rams police car into mobile home in Baton Rouge

Man in red underpants rams police car into mobile home in Baton Rouge | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Baton Rouge police say a man wearing only red underpants attacked officers with "superhuman strength."
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You can't make this stuff up!
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City Council to consider law enforcement grant

City Council to consider law enforcement grant | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks City Council is meeting for a second consecutive week at 7 p.m. today at City Hall.
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