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Teenage gunman kills 5 in New Mexico home, officials say

Teenage gunman kills 5 in New Mexico home, officials say | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Authorities in New Mexico say a teenage boy has fatally shot two adults and three children inside an Albuquerque home.
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NYPD using new tactic in taking down suspects, undergoing Police Academy training

NYPD using new tactic in taking down suspects, undergoing Police Academy training | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Taking down out of control suspects is very much on the mind these days of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. The NYPD is now tackling a new technique.
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No more LVNR?

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Lethal Rejection: Will the Supreme Court's Lethal Injection Review Kill the Death Penalty?

Lethal Rejection: Will the Supreme Court's Lethal Injection Review Kill the Death Penalty? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court is reviewing lethal injection for the first time in seven years. Here’s what it means for the death penalty.
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Will 'DNA Phenotyping' Lead to Racial Profiling by Police?

Will 'DNA Phenotyping' Lead to Racial Profiling by Police? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Bioethicists, geneticists, attorneys, and cops weigh the pros and cons of a radical new science.
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Texas Town Experiences 61% Drop in Crime After Firing Their Police Department

Texas Town Experiences 61% Drop in Crime After Firing Their Police Department | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
This town got tired of being a base for revenue generation, so they found a new solution; a peaceful and much more effective one.
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LAPD Skid Row Shooting Brings Focus to Body Camera Technology

LAPD Skid Row Shooting Brings Focus to Body Camera Technology | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles Police Department's fatal shooting of a man on the city's infamous Skid Row is bringing new focus to the use of officer-worn body cameras, a ...
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The 21 Foot Rule -

The 21 Foot Rule - | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Officers throughout the United States have heard use of force instructors discuss the “21 Foot Rule” during their officer safety, firearms and deadly force training.
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Deadly LAPD shooting of homeless man is caught on video

Deadly LAPD shooting of homeless man is caught on video | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
In a dramatic confrontation caught on video, Los Angeles police shot and killed a homeless man in the heart of downtown's bustling skid row Sunday.
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Click through for the video (link is below the pic).  It's not graphic, but there's a lot going on, so it's difficult to see what happens and why he was shot.

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New Jersey police officer hospitalized after being struck, dragged by car

A New Jersey police officer was struck by a car and dragged for more than 30 feet early Saturday, then thrown into a parked car when the vehicle's driver swerved in a bid to escape, police said.
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That's why cops shoot people who are driving towards them....or others.

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Police Officers in Mississippi Town Are Now Required to Take 2 hour Spanish Class

Police Officers in Mississippi Town Are Now Required to Take 2 hour Spanish Class | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it

 

By Cindy Rodriguez

 

“The purpose of this program is for our officers to learn basic commands,” said Jackson Police Department Police Chief Lee Vance,.

 

“We’re not looking to make anybody fluent,” Vance added.


According to Fox News Latino, the two-hour Spanish class is designed for those who have no prior knowledge of the language and is mandatory for all officers.


A super helpful skill that will come in handy if an officer encounters a Spanish native speaker from anything to a traffic violation to more serious matters.


Latinos have been drawn to Mississippi the past few decades because of the state’s burgeoning chicken processing industry, according to Fox News Latino. Jackson, the state’s capital and its largest city, has a population of about 200,000 – roughly 2 percent of whom are Latino, according to the latest U.S. Census data.

 

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Great idea...2 hours isn't much, though...

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A Prison, Infamous for Bloodshed, Faces a Reckoning as Guards Go on Trial

A Prison, Infamous for Bloodshed, Faces a Reckoning as Guards Go on Trial | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Three corrections officers at the prison in western New York face gang-related assault charges after an inmate was brutally beaten.
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Puerto Rico, USA - You've probably never heard of America's worst police force

Puerto Rico, USA - You've probably never heard of America's worst police force | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Puerto Rico's police department has a long record of shootings, corruption, and impunity. Is that about to change?

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Randy L. Dixon Rivera's curator insight, February 28, 11:09 AM

I do know a lot about PRPDs deadly corruption as the ‪#‎FBI‬ & ‪#‎USDOJ‬ well knows.  It's devastating for the many countless victims of PRPDs corruption as well as PR's judicial corruption too.

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Here's What Happened When Detroit Youth Got Real With Police

Here's What Happened When Detroit Youth Got Real With Police | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
As activists across the country question police tactics and the number of black men and boys killed by cops, a group in Detroit is hoping conversations with officers can begin to heal the mistrust some youth have toward authorities.

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Alcohol Prohibition in America Is Not Over Yet

Alcohol Prohibition in America Is Not Over Yet | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
There are still many areas where selling and even possessing alcohol is illegal. Research shows that they are probably not faring as well as their wet counterparts.
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Who's Policing the Police?

Who's Policing the Police? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
One solution to improve officers' relationships with their communities: holding the bad cops accountable.
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5 Common Questions Leaders Should Never Ask

5 Common Questions Leaders Should Never Ask | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
And how to reframe them for better results.
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1. what's the problem?

Better: What are we doing well and how do we build upon that?

2. who's at fault?

Better: How can we work together to shore up any weakness?

3. why don't you try_____?

Better: How were you thinking of doing it?

4. didn't we try this already?

Better: If we try this now, what will be different this time--and how might that change the results?

5. what's our iPad?

Better: What are our strengths?  What needs can we satisfy as well as Apple's iPad has done?

 

 

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Obama task force recommends independent probe of police-involved deaths

Obama task force recommends independent probe of police-involved deaths | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Monday that he plans to implement an independent process to investigate officer-involved shootings - as recommended by a presidential task force he chaired.
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Supreme Court gives tacit approval for government to take anybody’s DNA

Supreme Court gives tacit approval for government to take anybody’s DNA | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
To keep DNA profile private, we must live in a "hermetically sealed hazmat suit."
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...or just don't commit sex crimes.  That seems easier than wearing a hazmat suit.

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The Front Sight Lie -

The Front Sight Lie - | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Traditional law enforcement training is based on the technical accuracy of the handgun. But advanced handgun training should graduate the user toward mastering tactical accuracy.
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LAPD officers shoot homeless man in struggle over officer's gun, officials say

LAPD officers shoot homeless man in struggle over officer's gun, officials say | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A video posted on social media Sunday appeared to show a homeless man being shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers earlier in the day. 
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Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling

Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Michael Youlen stopped a driver in a Manassas, Virginia, apartment complex on a recent night and wrote the man a ticket for driving on a suspended license. With a badge on his chest and a gun on his hip, Youlen gave the driver a stern warning to stay off the road.
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Shocking Prison Officer undercover footage: “Let them slash their wrists”

Shocking Prison Officer undercover footage: “Let them slash their wrists” | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
An undercover investigation has revealed a shocking culture of racism, sexism and threats of violence in Britain’s most notorious detention centre. Footage recorded in Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre reveals that desperate prisoners threw themselves down a staircase in apparent attempts to commit suicide. In one of the most shocking incidents uncovered by the investigation…

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Watch Black Men From Age 5 To 50 Respond To The Word “Police”

Watch Black Men From Age 5 To 50 Respond To The Word “Police” | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Some of the answers might surprise you. Some of them, sadly, will not.
 
This post originally appeared at BuzzFeed.

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Video Emerges as Alabama Cop Is Arrested for Paralyzing 57-Year-Old Indian Man | VICE News

Video Emerges as Alabama Cop Is Arrested for Paralyzing 57-Year-Old Indian Man | VICE News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Madison police chief said the officer's actions were against department standards and recommended his termination.
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How can a goalkeeper save a penalty?

A QUARTER of the 2014 World Cup games in the knockout stage have been decided by a shootout. With only a split second to react, the keeper has a few ways to increase...
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Substitute cop for goalkeeper and it's about the same thing in shooting incidents.  Training, luck, and instinct: whoever jumps first and guesses right wins: survival and the political fallout.

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