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Death in custody at Broome Police Station - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Death in custody at Broome Police Station - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police internal affairs are investigating the death of a 44-year-old woman in a cell at the Broome Police Station.
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Gregory's comment, December 1, 2012 6:46 PM
This story to me is really suspicious. They are willing to admit that a 44 year old women died in a cell at the Broome Police Station, but they won't tell us how see died, why she was even in there, or what her name was. Cultural reasons? That is not even to justify there silence. I believe there is a dark side to how and why that women died, and its being covered up.
Donna Sharp's comment, December 8, 2012 1:09 AM
This article just seemed to be missing so much information! I wonder why the department even posted that there had been a death in the facility if all information is kept confidential. How can someone’s name be withheld for cultural reasons? That is something that I haven’t heard of before, and how come her initial charge which landed her in custody is also not divulged or the cause of death? This just seems too weird to me.
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Woman Catches Police Officer Doing Something on Side of Busy Roadway That Compels Her to Stop and Snap a Pic

Woman Catches Police Officer Doing Something on Side of Busy Roadway That Compels Her to Stop and Snap a Pic | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
It was cold out, but he didn't think twice about going above and beyond.
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Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
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Willie Williams Still Seeks Turf L.a. Is Not Philadelphia. That Makes The Police Chief An Outsider.

Police Chief Willie Williams, weary and unsmiling, stepped to the lectern, offered praise for his officers, made a weak joke about recruitment, and sat back down.The applause that greeted him at the...
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Here's background on the comment I made in the de Blasio article.

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Two Police Officers Fatally Shot in Brooklyn; Suspect Is Found Dead

Two Police Officers Fatally Shot in Brooklyn; Suspect Is Found Dead | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The officers were shot while sitting in their patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and the suspect was later found dead with a gunshot wound, an official said.
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California officer kills teen after machete attack

California officer kills teen after machete attack | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries, officials said.
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Video: This Police Officer Shuts Down Al Sharpton And Race Baiters

Video: This Police Officer Shuts Down Al Sharpton And Race Baiters | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
What this Houston Police officer has created in the Houston Police Department should happen in every Police Department in America. What the video here: 
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Group-Think: Decision-Making Is Best Done Alone, Relying Too Much On Friends And Family Isn't A Good Thing

Group-Think: Decision-Making Is Best Done Alone, Relying Too Much On Friends And Family Isn't A Good Thing | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
In the classic evolutionary conflict between the individual and collective interest, the group wins.

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New study ~ In the classic evolutionary conflict between the individual and collective interest, the group wins.

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'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions - The Homicide Report

'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions - The Homicide Report | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
In a recent training session for gang officers, LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese told a class from across the county that more than half of all killings in the city are gang-related ...
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Santa Claus and the Surveillance State

It's not just the Elf on the Shelf; children have been taught for centuries that dangerous authorities are watching and judging them.
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Ford to offer Police Interceptor surveillance tech to competitors [w/video]

Ford to offer Police Interceptor surveillance tech to competitors [w/video] | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Ford is now licensing its surveillance mode to technology that watches cops' backs and thinks the military or even competitors might want it.
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External surveillance system uses radar to ensure no one sneaks up and ambushes an officer doing paperwork.

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Amanda McColley's comment, December 17, 5:31 PM
This is a great concept overall but one would hope it doesn’t fall in the wrong hands. I am sure someone will work hard to recreate it and make it available to a regular consumer and this could become problematic for law enforcement essentially. When it comes to military, this could be a huge leap in helping our military men and women remain safe, but once again we have to hope it doesn’t fall in the wrong hands.
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Bratton Says Killing of Officers Is ‘Spinoff’ of Issues Raised by Protesters

Bratton Says Killing of Officers Is ‘Spinoff’ of Issues Raised by Protesters | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said investigators had concluded that Ismaaiyl Brinsley used the protests that have roiled the nation as the inspiration for killing two police officers.
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French police raise security after weekend attacks

PARIS (AP) — French police are boosting security after an attack on officers in central France, and the country's top security official is visiting the city where a driver ran down 11 pedestrians.
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Flashback: 1984 Subway Vigilante Bernhard Goetz

Flashback: 1984 Subway Vigilante Bernhard Goetz | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
On December 22, 1984 Bernhard Goetz, aka
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Back when the Big Apple was Gotham.  Kudos to NYPD for cleaning up their town.  While times change and policing must change with them--the men and women of NYPD don't deserve the trash talking (not to mention, the violence) that has been heaped upon them.

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Officers’ Deaths Acutely Felt in Brooklyn

Officers’ Deaths Acutely Felt in Brooklyn | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it

In 1980, everyone recognized the fictional Gotham City in the streets and alleys of New York City. In barely 20 years, NYPD turned this image around and erased most of these blemishes from memory. But, the public's memory is short, and, now we castigate the same men and women. May these officers' deaths work as a symbol to shame those calling for cops deaths. Policing has always been conservative and, therefore, resistant to change; but, it always finds the way if everyone works together to find new ways to police. The trick is finding a way that preserves the public safety and peace; and, sows the seeds of human dignity.Neighbors and business owners recalled Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos as law enforcement colleagues visited the Brooklyn homes of the fallen officers.

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In 1980, everyone recognized the fictional Gotham City in the streets and alleys of New York City. In barely 20 years, NYPD turned this image around and erased most of these blemishes from memory. But, the public's memory is short, and, now we castigate the same men and women. May these officers' deaths work as a symbol to shame those calling for cops deaths. Policing has always been conservative and, therefore, resistant to change; but, it always finds the way if everyone works together to find new ways to police. The trick is finding a way that preserves the public safety and peace; and, yet also sows the seeds of human dignity.

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NYPD Cops BAN New York Mayor de Blasio From Police Funerals

NYPD Cops BAN New York Mayor de Blasio From Police Funerals | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
In short order, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has become a hated man by New York’s finest and is now about as welcomed at the funerals of fallen police officers as the Westboro Church clowns. De Blasio has been refusing to support the NYPD in recent weeks and has failed to support the NYPD…
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You can't lose the symbolic high ground or you become ineffective.  See Willie Williams' experience at LAPD.  If your people think you don't care, you're done, you just don't know it yet.  Been there and it's no fun.  De Blasio is too early in his job for this and he'll have to do something big and sustained in order to win them back.

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Police Sources To WCBS 880: 2 Police Officers Shot Dead In Brooklyn

Police Sources To WCBS 880: 2 Police Officers Shot Dead In Brooklyn | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Two police officers have been shot dead in Brooklyn, police sources confirmed to WCBS 880 Saturday evening.
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The other side of reality for police is that some people really are out to hurt them.

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Victoria police officer and drug legalization advocate to get B.C. Human Rights Tribunal hearing

Victoria police officer and drug legalization advocate to get B.C. Human Rights Tribunal hearing | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has noted that a police department restricted the off-duty activities of an officer who believes in ending the war on drugs.
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F.B.I. Evidence Is Often Mishandled, an Internal Inquiry Finds

F.B.I. Evidence Is Often Mishandled, an Internal Inquiry Finds | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
An internal investigation recounts tales of missing and mislabeled evidence that could have consequences for criminal investigations and prosecutions.
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Former Midlothian Deputy Police Chief Guilty In Brutality Case

Former Midlothian Deputy Police Chief Guilty In Brutality Case | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The former deputy police chief of south suburban Midlothian faces up to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of using excessive force for beating a “Black Wednesday” drinker with his police baton.
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Healthcare-NOW! - What Haunts a Police Officer of 30 Years? Suicides Due to Medical Debt

Lieutenant Gary Pudup, a police officer for 30 years, testified to the New York Assembly Health Committee on December 8, 2014, about his haunting memories of
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Yeah, been there too many times.  The scars on our souls are deeper than the ones on our bodies....

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Opinion: Why you should care about journalist Barrett Brown's sentencing today

Opinion: Why you should care about journalist Barrett Brown's sentencing today | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The tech reporter is expected to be sentenced by a judge today in a highly controversial case brought by the Justice Department.
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Racial profiling has destroyed public trust in police. Cops are exploiting our weak laws against it.

Racial profiling and excessive force by police is unconstitutional. But they're still happening.
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Not true: this article contributes to the moral panic currently running amok, however, having said that, there is a dichotomy between civil society with constitutionally constrained policing and a condition where officers can have the discretion and flexibility to efficiently control crime.  Unfortunately, you can't have a maximum of both.  If you constrain the police too much, more predators will be unconstrained.  If you gives police maximum flexibility, then you'll have police violence.  It appears, as if this generation prefers more police constraint.

 

Solutions are scarce, but perhaps more education on power and the paradoxes inherent in power; and, in teaching the police ways to share power and use soft power more often than hard power--herein may lie the path out of this quagmire.

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