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President Obama's drug policy adviser on medical marijuana and enforcement

President Obama's drug policy adviser on medical marijuana and enforcement | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The administration's drug policy after the "war on drugs." (President Obama's drug policy adviser on medical marijuana and enforcement: President Obama's drug policy advise...)...
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Taylor Altenburg's comment, December 4, 2012 10:16 PM
I think this is completely dumb. I don't see what the big fuss over the legalization or the de-legalization of marijuana is all about. I think people should be more concerned about other policies and actions that are happening in our county. If this is our biggest concern right now than we must be doing pretty good for ourselves. I think when creating laws such as this they should be the same throughout the country, not one state says yes and one state says no. How can you monitor the way it will be used? Will more drug trafficking begin? I personally do not like the whole legalization but it i do think it will help reduce the prison inmate population and help medical users feel more free to go about there business.

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Senate Blocks Patriot Act Extension

By the time senators broke for the holiday, they had blocked a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the key provisions in the Patriot Act.

The main stumbling block was a House-passed provision to end the NSA’s bulk collection of domestic phone records. Instead, the records would remain with telephone companies subject to a case-by-case review.
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Boston police officer on leave amid federal investigation

Boston police officer on leave amid federal investigation | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Boston police have put a veteran officer on paid administrative leave amid a federal criminal investigation, police said.David “Duke” Fitzgerald — the brother of Boston Police Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald, who is in charge of the Boston Regional Intelligence Unit — was called into headquarters and put on leave last night, according to Boston police commissioner William Evans.
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FBI detonates old dynamite found at remote Alaska mining camp

FBI detonates old dynamite found at remote Alaska mining camp | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
An FBI explosive ordinance disposal unit was taken by helicopter this week to a mining camp off the Glenn Highway near the Eureka Roadhouse to detonate old dynamite discovered at the camp by the property's new owner.
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Reminds me of a time we blew up 13 sticks of old weepy dynamite and a flock of honkers decided to land right on top of the epicenter....we scared them away just before detonation....well mostly.

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Bandidos leader says there is no order to kill police

Bandidos leader says there is no order to kill police | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
But in his role as a National Officer of the Bandidos, Graves strongly denies claims by police that biker gangs involved have been ordered to “kill anyone in uniform.”

“How long do you think the Bandidos motorcycle organization would last if we went out shooting at cops?” he questioned. “President Obama himself would send out the Air Force, the Army, the Marine Corp and everybody and take us out. There’s no way. We respect the police for doing their job.”
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The Underlying Psychology of Office Politics

The Underlying Psychology of Office Politics | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Conversely, in less toxic companies, leaders manage the tensions within groups to enhance team performance and, in turn, organizational effectiveness. To do this, the best managers recognize the psychological underpinnings of office politics and do two things in response: they manage the way they themselves behave, and they are careful about how they motivate others. People who are perceived as apolitical display high levels of congruence between what they say and what they do, and they are also good at rewarding others for what they were required to do, while holding them accountable for what they fail to deliver.
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Omaha police officer killed in shootout just hours before going on maternity leave

Omaha police officer killed in shootout just hours before going on maternity leave | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A suspect being sought by police for an Omaha shooting opened fire Wednesday on officers, prompting police to return gunfire in a shootout that left one officer and the suspect dead, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said.
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Court ruling allows police to be held liable in withholding evidence

Court ruling allows police to be held liable in withholding evidence | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The LAPD detectives should have known they had the wrong man.
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Biker brawl: Are more gang members headed to Texas? - CNN.com

Biker brawl:  Are more gang members headed to Texas? - CNN.com | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
North Texas is looking a lot like ground zero in a battle royal for rival biker gangs.
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Supreme Court permits LAPD to be sued for concealing evidence

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The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a civil jury verdict against two Los Angeles police detectives for concealing evidence that kept an innocent man in jail for 27 months awaiting trial.
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Deputies raid shed after receiving tip about rocket launcher attack on police

Deputies in Marion County said they executed a search warrant after receiving a tip that a rocket launcher was going to be used to target Eustis police.
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Sharpton’s daughter hiked up mountain on 'sprained' ankle

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter unwittingly proved that her $5 million sprained-ankle suit against the city is a mountain of BS. Dominique Sharpton posted pictures to Instagram showing she complete...
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White House Bans Police Use of Military Equipment

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The White House is banning certain types of military-style equipment for local law enforcement.
The surprise announcement comes after the White House signaled last year that such equipment would remain accessible to local police departments, despite criticisms that the police response to protests...
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Black Man Vs. White Man Carrying AR-15 Legally - YouTube

What happens when a white guy walks down the street with a AR-15 versus what happens when a black guy walks down the street with same gun and same laws. I'm ...
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The modern equivalent of yelling "fire! in a crowded theater".  Time, place, and manner for all rights.  This is just stupid and there's nothing morally redeeming.  These guys are using cops as means to their political ends, which is tremendously unethical (see deontology).  What happens if this goes to a shooting?  How many lives are impacted?  There's no reason for this b.s.

This just shows that there ought to be a rule prohibiting this sort of open carry.  Who's being unreasonable?  The cops stopping the guy with the AR-15 are the jackass carrying it around??

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Sweeping report calls for overhaul of the Denver Sheriff Dept.

Sweeping report calls for overhaul of the Denver Sheriff Dept. | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Mayor Michael Hancock and other prominent city officials will speak at a press conference Thursday morning.
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USD: New leadership program to teach the next generation of police officers

USD: New leadership program to teach the next generation of police officers | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
WHAT MAKES IF DIFFERENT THAN OTHER CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS?
-          How the degree was created:
o   Over 30 interviews with law enforcement and public safety experts.
o   It was clear that current criminal justice programs are not providing the skills needed for modern police officers in today’s times.
o   This program provides tangible and immediately applicable skills such as communications, leadership, management, and conflict resolution.
o   Comes at an important time for law enforcement and provides a solution to avert public distrust and negative community relations.
-          Conflict Resolution and Decision Making and Communication for Law Enforcement Leaders courses provide the skills to avert negative actions involving the community.
o   Through conflict resolution, law enforcement professionals learn to
de-escalate situations.
o   With effective communication, leaders can have an open dialogue with communities and work with them rather than against them.
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Texas biker gangs ordered to kill 'anyone in uniform'

Texas biker gangs ordered to kill 'anyone in uniform' | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
WACO: Police have issued an Officer Safety Alert after credible information was received that the biker gangs involved in today's deadly shootout have been ordered to 'kill anyone in uniform'. 
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Good luck with that...make sure and bring lots of help....

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Goose Creek inmates charged with assaulting officers in disturbance

Goose Creek inmates charged with assaulting officers in disturbance | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Alaska State Trooper say two Goose Creek Correctional Center inmates may face assault charges, after a Wednesday disturbance in which correctional officers suffered minor injuries.
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NYPD: 14-year-old shot to death in 1100 block of Sheridan Avenue in the Bronx

NYPD: 14-year-old shot to death in 1100 block of Sheridan Avenue in the Bronx | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
According to police, the boy was shot three times in the stomach and once in the head in the 1100 block of Sheridan Avenue.
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Maybe "stop and frisk" deters and suppresses this sort of crime?

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Hundreds protest Washington state police shooting of shoplifting suspects

Hundreds protest Washington state police shooting of shoplifting suspects | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Hundreds marched peacefully in Washington state's capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two unarmed stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store.
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Afghan police jailed over Farkhunda mob death - BBC News

Afghan police jailed over Farkhunda mob death - BBC News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Eleven Afghan policemen are sent to prison for failing to protect a woman killed after being falsely accused of burning the Koran.
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State Police reinstate forensic scientist after alleged cheating scandal

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A State Police forensic scientist who was facing termination has been allowed to return to work as questions mount about whether the agency was misguided in its decision to seek to fire 15 DNA analysts for an alleged cheating scandal. Recently, the person said, Rafferty reached an agreement with State Police in which he acknowledged it was improper to share information about a qualification test on a computer server. On Friday afternoon, four days after the Times Union contacted the State Poli
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Launching the Police Data Initiative

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Today, the President is in Camden to talk about the promising progress that city is making in enhancing community policing.
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Partying at the Shrine of Mexican Narco-Saint Jesús Malverde | VICE | United States

Partying at the Shrine of Mexican Narco-Saint Jesús Malverde | VICE | United States | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Every year, devotees of Jesús Malverde gather in Culiacán to parade a bust of the Robin Hood–esque figure through town and honor him with gifts of cigarettes and whiskey.
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Obama Administration Focuses on Police-Community Relations

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In the wake of incidents in Ferguson, Baltimore and elsewhere, here are six things they're doing to shore up trust between law enforcement and minority communities.
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Police Saw Tons of Cars Whiz by Their Speed Trap but They Didn’t Pull Them Over. The Cops Probably Didn’t Expect Someone to Record Their Conversation About It.

If you try telling the state trooper who just pulled you over that you're speeding because you're late for a conference, you probably won't receive any mercy. But if you're a fellow cop, you might not get pulled over in the first place. A video posted to...
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I've been guilty of this....

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