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On Community Gardens and Gun Violence

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On Community Gardens and Gun Violence
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The value of a sense of place can't be underestimated.  It's not everything, but in my mind it's a big part of the question.

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Willow Weir's comment, January 22, 2013 5:54 PM
I love plants. Vegetables, flowers, trees, herbs, spiky plants, fragrant plants. You read this article and maybe like me have some relief that you do not live here. At this same time it does make you consider what changes a garden make. Is is the sense of calm of the garden. The sense of ownership or community that makes gun violence less likely? Is there more community pressure because of the pride in the area or more street presence?
Albert Svensson's comment, January 25, 2013 11:25 AM
I can relate to this article in some aspects. Not because I have ever lived in an area like that but because for a few years I worked at a landscape company. I can understand why people began to take more pride in their neighborhood. When homes or streets are left unlandscaped it has a cold feeling kind of like metal. Metal is cold and rough to the senses. On the other hand trees and flowers are warm and inviting. People begin to take pride in their homes and neighborhoods when they look finished and inviting. I honestly think if all streets had some sort of landscaping people would feel a greater sense of ownership and pride. Do I believe that is would stop all criminal activity? No, but to begin to fix problems you have to make changes.
Melanie Wright's comment, January 27, 2013 1:28 PM
I think this is great that such a simple thing like cleaning up the area can have such a positive effect on reducing crime. I think the hard part is finding the individuals in the community that accept this and are willing to donate their time and hard work to keep up on it. As with the community mentioned there seemed to be only a few that were cleaning up the lot. If the rest of the community were able to realize the impact maybe they would've helped out sooner.

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What Is Management Research Actually Good For?

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We do comparatively little of this in justice--should we do more?

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Constitution Check: Do the Supreme Court and other federal courts need a watchdog?

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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at an effort by Senator Charles Grassley to create an inspector general to monitor the Supreme Court and ot...

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California: Court Bars DNA Collection in Arrests

The First District Court of Appeal on Wednesday struck down a state law that requires the collection of DNA from anyone arrested on suspicion of committing a felony.

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Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of lethal injection drugs

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Next week, the Supreme Court is set to wade into debate over the constitutionality of certain drugs used for execution by lethal injection, as Glossip v. Gross comes before the bench.

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Thailand Police Detains Student Protesters During Coup Anniversary · Global Voices

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"We cannot build a democratic society if we lack freedom, liberty, rights, justice, and reconciliation."
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Different standards for different cultures....

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Miami Springs PD Sgt. Busted on Corruption Charge

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A Miami Springs Police officer is facing a corruption charge following an FBI investigation, officials said.
Sgt. Andres Quintanilla was arrested and charged Tuesday with attempting to affect commerce by extortion under color of official right, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
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Wanted: 8 good hearted executioners

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If you're a self-motivated person with good upper body strength, this may be the job for you: Saudi Arabia needs 8 executioners.  Good pay.  Good benefits.  Uniforms provided.  Opportunity to travel.  Meet interesting people...and chop their heads off.

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Lawsuit to be filed over inmate care

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CARSON CITY -- The American Civil Liberties will file a lawsuit today in U.S.

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Can the Justice Department Put an End to Police Brutality in Cleveland?

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Scarcely a decade after their last intervention, federal officials have negotiated a new consent decree. But will it put an end to the systemic problems that led to the deaths of Tamir Rice, Malissa Williams, and Timothy Russell?
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Jessica Leigh's comment, May 27, 3:38 PM
Training on 'de-escalation tactics' tactics is a nice thought, but weren't they already supposed to have initially learned that in their training? As Professor Duke pointed out in his first lecture, a large problem with our police officers is their personalities, and not necessarily the training. These officers who send 137 shots into a vehicle with unarmed passengers clearly should be re-examined. It may not be that they didn't learn the proper protocol but that something in their mind views it excessive force as necessary. There was a quote about preventing riots before a verdict was even reached that said, "That’s troubled me from the beginning, that there was never a general belief that justice would be done. It’s another smack in the face for our humanity.” And it is a smack in the face. Large amounts of people believe that our justice system won't do what is just and attempt to take it into their own hands.
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There's a fight in these communities to both maintain order, but also to accommodate the underground economy. That's a problem that I don't see a way around. I've been in the cops shoes, but I also understand the needs of a community that is under-served economically. It's naive to think people won't find ways to make a living. For me, I think we must scale law enforcement activity to use the absolute least power necessary to uphold human dignity. Joseph Nye calls this Soft Power. This builds political capital so that when we do use Hard Power, the community has some basis to say: we know them and if they used force, it was probably necessary. This isn't an easy balance to keep and, in my experience, it gets more difficult as your population size increases. I also note elsewhere in this blog that there's a background problem with anarchy and slaver, so see my notes on that. I'll also comment again on a future posting about the paradoxes of power and how we focus largely on the Power of Coercion, but don't look as closely at the Power of Persuasion, or the Power of Reciprocity, so look for that soon.
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Why Baltimore Blew Up

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It wasn't just the killing of Freddie Gray. Inside the complex legal infrastructure that encourages — and covers up — police violence
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Ex-LAPD Officer Henry Solis arrested in Mexico

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A fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer wanted in a slaying in Pomona, Calif, was to be handed over to U.S. authorities this evening after being captured in Juárez, officials said.
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3 crucial points about Obama’s evisceration of the 1033 Program

3 crucial points about Obama’s evisceration of the 1033 Program | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
It s unsurprising that President Obama has declared by executive order that local law enforcement agencies shall no longer be able to obtain certain
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When I see cops wearing low slung guns in swat-style holsters on patrol, it makes me think that this militarization thing has gotten out of control.  It's ok to have a dialog about the equipment, but seems disingenuous to an open argument to start from the position taken by this article.

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Shoot or don't shoot? Sheriff wants media to make call

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The Pennington County Sheriff wants to put journalists and community leaders through training.
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In class, I show the shoot/don't shoot video.  It's not as good as the actual interactive software, but it gives a good idea.  I'll try to upload it for the online class.

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Study: Judges Are Far Less Biased Than Law School Students

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A new study says judges, at least ones sitting on state benches,  are more objective than they get credit for. The report, forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, says judges by and large are able to exercise professional judgement and reach consensus on disputes that polarize the general public.

 

The study, which took more than two years to conduct, included about 1,500 subjects: 253 judges, 225 lawyers, 250 law students (from five schools including Harvard and Yale), and 800 adults members of the general public.


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Why the Supreme Court beard case matters

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Dawinder S. Sidhu from the University of New Mexico Law School looks at a case about beards in prison that could have broader implications about religious freedom.


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U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure

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When the government places a location monitor on you or your stuff, it could be violating the Fourth Amendment.


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And the law won

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IN DECEMBER 2005 Asia Weekly, a Chinese-language magazine in Hong Kong, put 14 Chinese civil-rights advocates on its cover. It hailed them and their brethren in the...
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China's trying, but still got a long way to go....

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The Horrifically Racist Photo That Led to the Firing of a Chicago Cop | VICE | United States

The Horrifically Racist Photo That Led to the Firing of a Chicago Cop | VICE | United States | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Chicago Police Officer Timothy McDermott was fired last year for misconduct, and an old photo where he and another officer are holding rifles over a black man wearing antlers explains why.
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Truly terrible that this was done by a couple of cops....

Until we root out these officers, the business will never be respected.

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What's It Like to Be a Death Row Executioner in America? | VICE | United States

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The precise methods prisons use to kill prisoners are often shrouded in secrecy, but we do know that the teams in charge of executions are rarely made up of experts.
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Police seize possessions of rough sleepers in crackdown on homelessness

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Police in north London have seized blankets, sleeping bags and food donations from rough sleepers in a crackdown on homelessness.

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New S.F. police headquarters commands respect, if not love

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The compound sets two five-story blocks of glass on top of a thick concrete podium that extends around a small brick fire station from 1928. The 264,000-square-foot structure places the new headquarters for the San Francisco Police Department above district police and fire stations and a 240-car parking garage. If there’s a cataclysmic earthquake, the compound is packed with enough water and power back-up that it can keep functioning for 96 hours. With a checklist like this, the wonder is tha
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Cleveland Agrees to Strict New Policing Rules After Federal Probe

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Will rein in use of force, which Justice Department found excessive
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L.A. SWAT officer violated policy in use of Taser, police panel says

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A Los Angeles police SWAT officer violated department policies last year when he used a Taser on a mentally ill homeless man standing on a downtown rooftop who then fell to his death, the LAPD's civilian overseers recently concluded.
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Sex, Piss, and Violence: My Life as a Youth Hostel Receptionist | VICE | United States

"Have you seen Breaking Bad"?

"Sure," I replied.

"Well, my uncle is a senior DEA agent and I'm going to get him to put that bastard in jail in Cuba," she said.

Just another day at work in a European youth hostel, I guess.
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If I had a dime for every time a family member/acquaintance threw my name down to impress or get out of something......

 

I stopped a DUI once who claimed to know the Chief.  When we got to the station, he not only knew the Chief's home number, but knew that the Chief was actually staying at his vacation home in the mountains.  He gave me the number and I dialed for him, identified myself and then handed the phone to the guy.  He started to talk, was obviously cut off, and then proceeded to say "uh-huh....uh-huh...yes, uh-huh".  He handed the phone back to me (turning his face to the wall), but there was no one on the line.  I waited and waited until finally it was too much--the suspense was killing me.  What'd he say?  The guy never turned away from the wall, but just replied: "he said, that I was no longer his friend and to never call him again."  And, the boss never said anything to me about it. Yay, for the Chief.

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Jessica Leigh's comment, May 27, 3:56 PM
This was quite the article. I would say that being a youth hostel receptionist could be compared to being a corrections officer in a jail. Trying to keep the peace and enforce the rules. Someone should have given him a stun gun and some handcuffs. I can't imagine how often names get thrown around when people who break the rules try to get out of it. Odds are, the enforcers that the offender knows are probably going to support the charges put against them.