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158 Mexican police detained for alleged drug ties - USA TODAY

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158 Mexican police detained for alleged drug ties
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say 158 local police officers have been detained in northern Mexico for alleged ties to organized crime.
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Police: Officer made up story about shooting near high school

Police: Officer made up story about shooting near high school | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A police officer in Los Angeles who claimed he was shot while patrolling near a high school has now been arrested for making up the story, authorities said.

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White House fence jumper killed after pulling knife - CNN.com

White House fence jumper killed after pulling knife  - CNN.com | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A man who once climbed a wall near the White House was shot and killed at a Pennsylvania courthouse after slashing a deputy sheriff with a knife, a report says.
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Arvin Kangas sentenced in case related to Alaska State Troopers killings

Arvin Kangas sentenced in case related to Alaska State Troopers killings | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS—A Tanana man was sentenced to eight years in jail today for tampering with evidence after the shooting deaths of two Alaska State Troopers last year.
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Seattle police chief faced with tough personnel decision

Seattle police chief faced with tough personnel decision | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
"This is an easy call on Kathleen O'Toole's part because the police chief has already received an investigation that recommends the officer should be let go," said KIRO Radio's Tom Tangney. "It doesn't seem like it's such an outrageous decision on her part, and it would cause great upset in the city if she didn't let her go."

Co-host John Curley agreed.

"You throw her out. You have to throw her out," he said.

"It's the slightest little bit of a liability," Curley said. "If a person even gives any indication, the slightest little bit of an indication — even though she might not be a racist and probably isn't a racist — you just can't have that vulnerability."
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The Paradox of Proximity: close enough to hear the will of the people, but too close and likely to be caught up in the politics....

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Cumbria Police drones to help crime fighting and searches - BBC News

Cumbria Police drones to help crime fighting and searches - BBC News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Cumbria Constabulary will start using unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, to tackle crime and search for missing people.

Via Marc Van den Broeck
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Drones are here to stay, but I don't see them accomplishing routine patrol just yet.

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Assault charges for 3 deputies in horse-chase beating

Assault charges for 3 deputies in horse-chase beating | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Three sheriff's deputies involved in the televised beating of a man after he tried to escape on horseback have been charged with felony assault.

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If the KNBC helicopter had NOT been overhead, capturing the entire event on tape, every one of these deputies would have gotten away with brazen assault. When will law enforcement break down its own "Blue Wall of Silence" and aggressively purge rogue/outlaw/savage cops from their ranks?

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Police-citizen tensions worsening across the country

Police-citizen tensions worsening across the country | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Hostility towards law enforcement seems to be in evidence, from chants in the street to attacks on officers.
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Opinion: Attacks on police an attack on community - CNN.com

Opinion: Attacks on police an attack on community - CNN.com | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
We must be seamlessly united in our agreement that lawlessness is not an option.
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Safety minister vows to end ‘arbitrary’ police checks as Ontario wraps up consultation on new rules

Safety minister vows to end ‘arbitrary’ police checks as Ontario wraps up consultation on new rules | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
As the province looks to regulate how police interact with people on the street, and pledges an end to 'arbitrary checks,' the community wonders what that really means and challenges them to do better
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Arby's apologizes after officer is denied service for being a cop

Arby's apologizes after officer is denied service for being a cop | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A Florida Police Department had a beef with Arby’s after a cop was denied service Tuesday evening by a worker at the fast food franchise – simply because the customer was a police officer.
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Obscure NY Law Allows Handwritten License Plates

Obscure NY Law Allows Handwritten License Plates | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Daniels, 58, drives a 15-seat van registered in Florida and reported the license plates were stolen on May 5, 2014, according to court papers. He received an "incident information slip" from the 69th Precinct; he also reported the theft to the department of motor vehicles in Florida, and ordered new plates.

Following the instructions of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, Daniels placed a sheet of paper in the rear window and hand-wrote the plate number, the letters "FL" for Florida, and "Lost Plate."

"He (Daniels) did everything the law required," the judge wrote.
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For the general good: I've never heard of a law allowing a person to hand write out their license plates....

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LAPD deploys 7,000 officer bodycams

The LAPD is set to become the largest US police department deploying body camera systems on its officers. 7,000 recording devices will be distributed to officers over the coming months in response to growing demands by groups demanding greater accountability for police-related killings. RT’s Brigida Santos has more.


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Community Village Sites's curator insight, September 2, 1:38 AM

Progress. Now, they need to turn the cameras on - for every encounter.

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Science and Technology: Former Silk Road Task Force Agent Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering and Obstruction

Science and Technology: Former Silk Road Task Force Agent Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering and Obstruction | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
According to his plea agreement, Bridges admitted that in January 2013 he used an administrator account on the Silk Road website that belonged to another individual to fraudulently obtain access to that website, reset passwords of various accounts and to move bitcoin from those accounts into a bitcoin “wallet” that Bridges controlled.  Bridges admitted that he moved and stole approximately 20,000 bitcoin, which at that time was worth approximately $350,000.

Bridges admitted that he moved the stolen bitcoin into an account at Mt. Gox, an online digital currency exchange based in Japan.  According to his admissions, he liquidated the bitcoin into $820,000 of U.S. currency between March and May 2013, and had the funds transferred to personal investment accounts in the United States.

Bridges’ plea agreement also established that he obstructed the Baltimore federal grand jury’s investigations of Silk Road and Ulbricht in a number of ways, including by impeding the ability of the investigation to fully utilize a cooperator’s access to Silk Road.  In addition, Bridges admitted that he made multiple false and misleading statements to investigators in connection with the San Francisco federal grand jury’s investigation into his own illegal acts, and that he encouraged another government employee to lie to investigators.

Bridges is one of two federal agents to plead guilty in connection with illegal activity during the investigation of Silk Road.  Carl M. Force, 46, of Baltimore, was a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and was also assigned to the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force.  On July 1, 2015, Force pleaded guilty to a three-count information charging him with money laundering related to his theft of over $700,000 in digital currency while acting as an undercover agent on the Task Force.  Force is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Seeborg on Oct. 19, 2015.
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Officer shot his own patrol car, Mass. police say - CNN.com

Officer shot his own patrol car, Mass. police say - CNN.com | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
An officer fabricated a story about somebody shooting at a police cruiser that crashed and caught fire, said Millis, Massachusetts, police Sgt. William Dwyer.
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Virginia cop Stephen Rankin indicted in teen's death - CNN.com

Virginia cop Stephen Rankin indicted in teen's death - CNN.com | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A grand jury has indicted Portsmouth, Virginia, police Officer Stephen Rankin on a first-degree murder charge related to the shooting of an unarmed teen in a Walmart parking lot, according to public Virginia court records.
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LAPD urges officers to be community guardians, not warriors on crime

LAPD urges officers to be community guardians, not warriors on crime | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
For years, Los Angeles police officers have worked under the shadow of the department's dark past.
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The guardian metaphor is much better than warrior; or even sheepdogs.

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Police, firefighter survivors wait years for death benefit

Police, firefighter survivors wait years for death benefit | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
As of August, 750 families are caught waiting for a decision from the federal program despite years of audits calling for speeding up processing of the payments to families of fallen public safety officers.
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Dramatic rise in crime casts a shadow on downtown L.A.'s gentrification

Dramatic rise in crime casts a shadow on downtown L.A.'s gentrification | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
As Lauren Mishkind was walking along 7th Street this summer in downtown Los Angeles, a man pulled a handgun and pointed it at another person standing behind her.
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SHOCK: Off-Duty Cop 'Bound, Gagged, Tortured' in Own Home

SHOCK: Off-Duty Cop 'Bound, Gagged, Tortured' in Own Home | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Texas law enforcement sources tell me that the crime scene of off duty Abilene, Texas Police Officer Don Allen’s murder included anti-cop slurs written in the officer’s own blood.
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Newly released data shows racial disparity in arrests, deaths in California

Newly released data shows racial disparity in arrests, deaths in California | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Department of Justice is unveiling a state-run website to provide data on law enforcement's interactions with the public.
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Camera video shows dangers police face during traffic stops

Camera video shows dangers police face during traffic stops | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police in Trinity have released two different angles of one traffic stop so the public can see potentially deadly situations from their perspective.
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Search Continues For Gunman Who Opened Fire on Mass. Police Cruiser

Massachusetts State Police and several local police departments are investigating shots fired into a Millis Police Department cruiser at…
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'We really pulled out everything' to save Vancouver police K-9

'We really pulled out everything' to save Vancouver police K-9 | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A Vancouver police dog died overnight Tuesday after he was stabbed by a suspect fleeing officers, according to the Vancouver Police Department.
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DC police officers vote on confidence in Chief Lanier

DC police officers vote on confidence in Chief Lanier | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
"The officers have lost confidence in Chief Lanier's ability to effectively lead this organization. We are doing things that are just completely frustrating the workforce, like putting them on fixed posts, having a crime occur around the corner and they can't respond for fear of discipline," said D.C. Police Union President Delroy Burton.

Burton said officers are not being allowed to be the police and that has left them frustrated. He said Lanier is giving information to the public that is not true and the officers no longer trust her.
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The Counted: the definitive map of US police killings in 2015

The Counted: the definitive map of US police killings in 2015 | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Guardian has created the most detailed map of police killings ever published. Find your hometown and explore the most lethal police departments in America
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