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Will Climate Change Cause Water Conflict? - Science Daily (press release)

Will Climate Change Cause Water Conflict?Science Daily (press release)The CLICO project explored the social dimensions of climate change and in particular, conflicts related to water, and the threats this may pose for national and human security.
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Mongols biker member to stand trial in killing of Pomona police officer Shaun Diamond

Mongols biker member to stand trial in killing of Pomona police officer Shaun Diamond | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A 37-year-old Mongols motorcycle club member will stand trial for the October killing of a Pomona police officer, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday.Judge M.L. Villar agreed to add a special gang allegation to the capital murder
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American police kill more people in one day than Norway cops have in 10 years

American police kill more people in one day than Norway cops have in 10 years | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
What would it take for the violence to end?
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Yeah, so what?  They also have 5.08 M people in the whole country.  That's not even one of our big cities....

 

We'd expect Norway to have had about 9.5 deaths in that same time based solely on population, but culture is also important.  We can't compare a relatively homogeneous culture without the history of racial strife and economic strain to the U.S. culture.

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Fired Denver police officer James Medina to get his job back

Fired Denver police officer James Medina to get his job back | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Medina should have called for medical help when Trujillo slid to the floor. And he could have prevented the fight by asking for another officer's help or by allowing her to keep her shoes and belt by appointing some to monitor her in the cell, documents said.
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Always get help, but not too much help or we'll say you ganged up....

 

IDK, she pled guilty to assault on an officer for the kick in the face and the spitting (when they had trouble with her in the back of a patrol car), what do you think about this level of punishment?

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Learning to Lead Without Authority

Learning to Lead Without Authority | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
What started off as an innocuous query from my leader soon became a chance to explore and grow myself as an individual contributor at a deeper leadership level -- someone who doesn't need a hierarchy, department or budget to make an organizational impact.

Via Anne Leong, Roger Francis, Dianne Reilly, Bobby Dillard
Rob Duke's insight:

This is good advice.  It's possible to lead from all levels of the organization.  In a warrior culture, this horizontal leadership is probably the most important kind....

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Lisa Moran's curator insight, July 30, 7:52 PM

Its always important to realise, especially when it comes to safety, that we can all be leaders in some way.  Leadership is one of the most important factors in changing safety and safety culture within the workplace, without which safety is seen as not being important or meaningful.

We can all contribute by being leaders when it comes to safety by setting a good example, being observant and taking the initiative.

Carolyn Hughes's curator insight, July 30, 9:19 PM

"True leadership is servant leadership"

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San Francisco police debut new 'quadski' for Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

San Francisco police debut new 'quadski' for Law Enforcement Appreciation Night | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
This weekend, San Francisco police turned heads during the Bay Bridge Series with its latest off-road vehicle -- the "quadski."
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Just file this one under: Cool!

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Busting the Myth That “ People Don’t Like Change ”

Busting the Myth That “ People Don’t Like Change ” | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
In a change it is vital to think about the people and what they are going to lose (and also what their perceived losses will be).

Via The People Development Network, Bobby Dillard
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My guess is that most cops would embrace change that preserved most of their interests (safety, ability to arrest most serious offenders, etc.).

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, July 29, 5:12 AM

"...Managing change is never easy, but it can be managed more effectively by remembering that people are not resisting change – they are resisting loss..."

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Gov. Brown: Sign SB 227 -We need transparency in officer-involved shootings

FCLCA

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Be careful what you wish for.  While Grand Juries are secret, the prosecutor has broad powers to subpoena and "force" testimony.  Open court does not have the same powers.

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Hundreds of PCSOs to lose their jobs in West Midlands Police cuts

Hundreds of PCSOs to lose their jobs in West Midlands Police cuts | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Hundreds of Police Community Support Officers(PCSO) are set to lose their job as West Midlands Police axes up to 2,500 officers and civilian staff, it has been revealed.
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Sharp rise in Cambridgeshire police 'moonlighting' including high-ranking officers

Sharp rise in Cambridgeshire police 'moonlighting' including high-ranking officers | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A sharp increase in the number of hard-up Cambridgeshire police officers has seen high-ranking Chief Superintendents and detectives working second jobs. That's more than one in 10 officers in the...
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Austerity UK style...

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How America's psychologists ended up endorsing torture

How America's psychologists ended up endorsing torture | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
WHEN James Risen, a New York Times reporter, published a book last autumn accusing the American Psychological Association (APA), the largest professional...
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Improve Your Writing to Improve Your Credibility

Improve Your Writing to Improve Your Credibility | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Give your audience the benefit of the doubt. Don’t waste everyone’s time explaining or, worse, repeating what your readers already know.

Help readers trust you by not being full of yourself. If you need to have this suggestion explained, ask someone whose opinion you value whether you seem full of yourself and take it from there.

Also help readers trust you by obsessing about your credibility. You know how to be credible in person: Be charming and forthright, tell the truth, and present solid evidence and logic. If obsessing doesn’t come naturally to you, delegate someone to do it for you, checking your facts, the clarity of the relationships between facts, your spelling and grammar, and your tone. Even if you are obsessive, you may want to find a colleague or friend you can rely on to be your first critical reader and help you be your best self in writing.
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Good advice!

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Baltimore police had riot equipment on order as unrest spread

Baltimore police had riot equipment on order as unrest spread | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Even as unrest and looting were breaking out across the city on the day of Freddie Gray 's funeral, Baltimore police were waiting for riot equipment that was on order, emails obtained by The Baltimore Sun show.
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Geez, really.  West Coast: Department policy was to have a warbag at all times.  It contained your riot helmet, gas mask, and anything you'd need for a week in the field (e.g. packs of clean socks, underwear, and t-shirts, sewing kit, boxes of ammo, etc.).  Cars had a riot shield suspended from bungies under the trunk lid.

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Leadership 101: Do Your Daily Interactions Command Respect and Trust?

Leadership 101: Do Your Daily Interactions Command Respect and Trust? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it

I had a recent interaction that got me thinking about how people show up in the world so differently, and how the way we show up tells others about who we are.


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Jessica Leigh's comment, July 27, 6:08 PM
“Treat others the way you would want to be treated.” This is very accurate as the describe how the attitude and work ethic of an entire company can start with the boss. Why would anyone give their best effort when their boss doesn’t give them that respect? The effort he/she gives is the effort they will receive back. This may also apply to the police force. If the captain of a station gives his/her officers a hard time about quotas, they might do the bare minimum because the captain is only concerned with numbers. If we want our employees to be great, then they need to be treated as such.
Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's comment, July 27, 10:46 PM
Excellent points on the article "as you give, so shall yo receive"
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L.A. Gangs’ Hashtag Bet: Kill 100 People in 100 Days

L.A. Gangs’ Hashtag Bet: Kill 100 People in 100 Days | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
After the death of a Rollin 100 gang member, gangs issued a challenge to kill 100 people as fast as possible. One of the first victims appears to be a 4-year-old boy.
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A little perspective. 

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Rob Duke's comment, July 30, 10:42 PM
A perfect case for a massive clamp down. If you're moving, you ought to be stopped and search. See various examples across the U.S. where the Federal Prosecutor has intervened with a task force.
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10 Best Ways to Manage Your Anxiety

10 Best Ways to Manage Your Anxiety | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
There are effective alternatives to medication.
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1. Take care of your body;

2. Learn to relax through breathing;

3. Be aware of triggers, but don't obsess about things that might happen;

4. Learn to ignore some things.  Save your worry for those big things that really matter.

5. Manage anger;

6. Have fun;

7. Interupt the worry;

8. worry once only;

9. Plan for things, so you know that you've prepared.

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Prosecutor: UC officer 'purposefully killed' DuBose

Prosecutor: UC officer 'purposefully killed' DuBose | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing was indicted on a charge of murder for fatally shooting Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop July 19.

Via Randy L. Dixon Rivera
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..there's that 2 seconds when the prehistoric lizard guy is running your brain when the logical side is screaming stop and that lizard guy isn't listening to anything. I was at the Sacramento zoo and saw this mountain lion behind a glass wall pacing along back and forth: about every five minutes (time enough for the crowd to get bored and change places), the lion would lunge at the glass. Even though the glass was there and everyone's logical brain told them the lion couldn't get them, you should have seen them scatter (he got me, too, that's why I stood around to watch). It didn't matter for that first two seconds, though. People trampled children. Parents abandoned their kids. Big tough soldier dudes were practically hanging from the rafters they jumped so far. In the shootings I've been in (pretty minor), I experienced this muscle memory or lizard brain or whatever you want to call it. When I watch the video, that's what I think of....

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Randy L. Dixon Rivera's curator insight, July 30, 12:00 PM

If you still frame the video you'll see the suspects hands are off the wheel and are held up as the officer reaches in with his left hand.  I'm betting in the excitement the officer pulled the trigger on accident .... but then again there're no accidents when you're pointing a gun at someone. I believe I've discussed this probability before. Don't point guns at unarmed people.  

Pretty obvious he shot the suspect in the head for trying to rabbit on him. He turned the key and was immediately shot. A simple legal question: Did the punishment fit the crime?

Rob Duke's comment, July 30, 3:47 PM
....apologies to the Cecil fans if it's too soon to be making any lunging lion references. My wife alerted me that I may have made a faux pas there....
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Spotting the potential signs of officer suicide

Spotting the potential signs of officer suicide | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Just a few of the things to watch for:

• An officer who suddenly begins taking unnecessary risks on and off duty
• A shift in attitude and demeanor, like a change from motivated and professional behavior to apathetic and flippant
• Statements of hopelessness like, “None of this really matters anyway. I don’t even know why we try out here. We can’t really do anything anyway. This is a losing battle and I’m tired of it.”
• Loss of interest in recreational things the officer used to like to do previously
• The sudden use of “terminal”-type comments like, “Hey, you’ll take care of my family if something happens to me and I’m not here anymore, right?” or “Listen, if I end up dead I want you to make sure you tell so and so such and such,” etc.
• Noticeable physical changes: weight loss, lack of usual hygiene, an exhausted appearance, etc.
• Increased drinking or signs of drug use
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Suburban Police Investigate Viral Video of Cop's Tirade

The officer then asked Wilson for his ID. When Wilson asked for it back, the officer allegedly told him to step out of the car and he would give it to him. That's when Wilson said he started recording the encounter on his cellphone. The 30-second video, which shows the officer using foul language, went viral.
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The cops feel like they need to be able to go after the guys causing more problems--even when they don't have the probable cause (they apparently did on the passenger), but it seems that society is worried that cops will then not be constrained to be able to harass whoever they want...in the meantime, cops have to keep working; or there will be hell to pay from angry Mayor, City Manager, Chief and other middle managers.

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When Cops Get Caught Sanitizing Or Flat-Out Lying About Brutality

When Cops Get Caught Sanitizing Or Flat-Out Lying About Brutality | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
What might appear improper to the average citizen is often found to be justified in the eyes of the law. (This story includes graphic videos.)

Via Community Village Sites
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Community Village Sites's curator insight, July 29, 12:16 PM

trigger warning. horrific violence by cops

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Herts police 'won't cope' with any more cuts, claim rank and file officers

Herts police 'won't cope' with any more cuts, claim rank and file officers | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Policing "won't cope" with further cuts in Hertfordshire, according to rank and file officers. The admission from Hertfordshire Police Federation came afterChancellor George Osborne...
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Recruitment key to increased diversity within police department

Recruitment key to increased diversity within police department | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
As the social and political landscapes of cities across the country have changed, the hiring practices of local law enforcement agencies have needed to adjust their hiring policies to better reflect the racial and gender makeup of the communities they serve.
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Seattle police create panel to review police-demonstration tactics

Seattle police create panel to review police-demonstration tactics | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Seattle Police Department has been criticized and praised for it's handling of demonstrations in Seattle this year. Now the department is creating a group of experts to review the department further.
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Police Beard Facing The Chop? New Dress Code In U.K. Causes Stir Among Cops

Police Beard Facing The Chop? New Dress Code In U.K. Causes Stir Among Cops | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police beard and hipster cops will become things of the past under new UK laws, and if officers can’t bear to shave, they’ll be forced to wear facial hair nets.
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Much ado about nothing: older generation trying to foist their ideas onto the younger one.  

 

'Tomorrow's Children' always have it their own way. Carl Sandburg

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Cop facing 12 Police Act charges resigns

Bshouty was further charged with one count of discreditable conduct, three of neglect of duty and one of corrupt practice in connection with substances allegedly found in his locker.

And he was also facing two charges — deceit and discreditable conduct — for allegedly failing to disclose information to Windsor police before his employment.
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Police are not the problem

Police are not the problem | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
In a recent letter to the editor, Richard Friedman touched upon a very sensitive nerve in his penultimate, and antepenultimate paragraphs as he references the effects of increased police presence on the streets ( "How Baltimore can attack crime," July 21). Increasing the number of police on the street inevitably leads to a corresponding increase in the numbers of arrests. This increase in the number of arrests has a ripple effect that touches every component within the criminal justic
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