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Futurity.org – Report: Prohibition fails in Mexico’s drug war

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Research news from leading universities (Report: Prohibition fails in Mexico’s drug war

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Brendon Twitchell's comment, January 24, 2013 5:11 AM
The war on drugs in Mexico appears to be a battle that the government is losing, or may have already lost. Nearly everyday a story can be found where an innocent person in either Mexico or the United States was murdered or seriously injured because of the cartels, and their drugs. This story suggests that maybe prohibition needs to be reconsidered. I disagree, we as a people can’t expect people to respect the law if they know that as long as they fight long enough they will win. I look at how we send out military over to other countries to liberate them, and poor billions of dollars in military aid for troops, and technology there. Yet, we do not focus as heavily monetarily, or as a society on the problems that are right next-door, and even spilling into our own country. At some point we need to realize that the Mexican government is unable to solve this problem on their own, and the violence is only spreading into our country, and also becoming a way for terrorist to easily enter our country. I believe it is time for our country to take action in supporting the Mexican government with military force, before more lives are lost.

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As Violence Spikes in Some Cities, Is 'Ferguson Effect' to Blame?

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Does the FBI have a secret surveillance air force? - CNNPolitics.com

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Duh? Yeah, let's see...I'm flying a plane over area where a bank robber is working the area and I want to make this fact public?

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The Kansas Supreme Court challenged Republicans' agenda. Their solution: Replace the judges.

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Federal judge accuses state of ethical lapses in prison case - The Sacramento Bee

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In a high-stakes bid to wrest control of California's prison system from federal oversight, opposing lawyers for the state and for 33,000 inmates sparred Wednesday over whether the state violated legal ethics by interviewing mentally ill prisoners...

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Doingtime2's curator insight, April 4, 2013 1:06 AM

The lawyers describe the sessions as being conducted in secret despite the legal requirement that they be present for all those tours and interviews.

"They interviewed our mentally ill clients without our knowledge about the case and then they used the evidence (to buttress their claims that conditions in the prisons have improved)," Don Specter, head of the Prison Law Office, told reporters after the hearing.

"They didn't really explain to the mentally ill clients what the purpose of the interviews were, so the inmates had no idea who they were speaking to, they had no idea for the reason."

Those interviews and the 50 expert declarations based on them that were filed with the court by the state now are at the heart of a heated dispute over whether California has made enough progress in improving access to mental health care at a constitutional level inside its prisons.

The inmate attorneys want the declarations thrown out, a move that would cripple the state's efforts in court to rid its self of the 23-year-old class action.


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The lawyers describe the sessions as being conducted in secret despite the legal requirement that they be present for all those tours and interviews.

"They interviewed our mentally ill clients without our knowledge about the case and then they used the evidence (to buttress their claims that conditions in the prisons have improved)," Don Specter, head of the Prison Law Office, told reporters after the hearing.

"They didn't really explain to the mentally ill clients what the purpose of the interviews were, so the inmates had no idea who they were speaking to, they had no idea for the reason."

Those interviews and the 50 expert declarations based on them that were filed with the court by the state now are at the heart of a heated dispute over whether California has made enough progress in improving access to mental health care at a constitutional level inside its prisons.

The inmate attorneys want the declarations thrown out, a move that would cripple the state's efforts in court to rid its self of the 23-year-old class action.

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Two Officers Hurt When Man Sets Car on Fire

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Why Should It Be a Crime to Withdraw Money From a Bank?

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Prosecutors may suspect Dennis Hastert of serious misconduct, but charging him with trying to avoid surveillance risks criminalizing harmless behavior.
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Congressional action on NSA is a milestone in the post-9/11 world

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Stewart Baker, a former NSA general counsel, said the law will be a landmark — but not a good one. “It is going to make the National Security Agency risk-averse in ways that the CIA has occasionally been risk-averse,” he said. “They followed the rules. They believed they were following the rules, and they got punished nonetheless.”
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According to the 9/11 report, this risk-aversion and an inability to share info (again due to rules against disclosure--even to sister agencies) is a major reason why terrorists were able to operate on U.S. soil in a manner that allowed 9/11 to occur.

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Man Under Surveillance by Terrorism Investigators Is Shot Dead

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US senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings

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Plan, announced one day after Guardian investigation, would force all US law enforcement agencies to report officer-involved killings to Department of Justice
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What will be reported?

1. Officers who directly shoot and kill a person(undoubtedly reported);

2. Officers who use some force that appears to be the proximate cause of death (good argument to report these, too);

3. Officers who place the person in some condition that results in death after a Coroner's inquest determines that the condition contributed to death (maybe these should be included);

4. Person dies for some uncertain reason while in custody or after having had contact with an officer(s) [debatable about whether these should be reported];

5. Person(s) killed while fleeing from officers (some sort of accidental death) [prob should not be included].

 

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8 White Lies We All Tell

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Yup.  And not one of these is a Brady issue--unless the Chief wants you gone--then, any one of them could result in a termination.

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NYPD: Swedish tourist slashed aboard Brooklyn subway train

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say are looking for the suspect who slashed a Swedish tourist on the neck as she rode the subway in Brooklyn. The attack occurred Monday evening as the 29-year-old victim and her father headed to Kennedy Airport on an A train.
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As NYPD pulls back from Zero-Tolerance and Stop-and-Frisk, does New York slide back into being Gotham?  If you follow Bratton's career, he brought Zero-Tolerance (an offshoot of George Kelling and James Q. Wilson's Broken Windows Theory) to the Transit Authority (subway cops).  After the subways were made safe through enforcing minor crimes like fare avoidance, spitting, etc., then Bratton brought his policies to NYPD proper.  The drop in crime closely matches these programs.

So, if crime is ticking up, what are the implications for police practice?  Do we accept Stop-and-Frisk as a necessary evil?

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Ex Cop Confronts Florida Cops Who Refused To Ticket Illegally Parked Cop Cars | Filming Cops

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What a dumbass...only marked patrol cars at court and the guy has a problem with lights, but not a decal on the door....

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David Whiting: Ever heard of the 1.5-second rule? For police with guns, it can separate life and death

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We Now Know Just How Many People Were Killed By Police This Year

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An investigation by the Washington Post found the number of shootings was double the rate reported by the federal government.

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She Tried To Cause Chaos At The Border Patrol Station, BIG MISTAKE!

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After all the police brutality stories going around the internet, we can’t help but wonder how many of these stories were fabricated to push the agenda of Obama’s gun control. Those 20-30 second video clips your friends are showing never
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max mckernan's comment, June 1, 2:09 AM
i think that this is a very interesting incite into how much contexts changes a situation. with cameras being so readaly available now days and police being recorded more, it is interesting to see how people manipulate the context of the video.
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Management's Second Curve

Management has served us well. Since the Industrial Revolution it has paved the way for a sustained and accelerating rise in living standards unheard of and unforeseen. But with the ‘digital revolution’, we are entering a new era where the logic of industrial-age organisation has lost its purchase.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, May 31, 12:24 PM

Another fine article by Richard Straub from EFMD's Global Focus Magazine. 



Excerpt from the article: 


The decisions now being taken in labs, C-suites and boardrooms will affect everyone on the planet. To guide them, we need a management that is “good”, in both senses of the word, building on the best in humanity as well as better able to predict and bring about favourable outcomes.


It must acknowledge the reciprocal obligations it owes to society in return for the privileges conferred on the corporations that it runs.

It must put the “creative” back in the process of creative destruction by prioritising investment in customer- and market-creating innovation over short-term profits.


And it must use digital technologies to complement rather than substitute human effort, augment rather than automate human abilities. That is, add machine strengths to human strengths to do things that neither could do on their own, as Tom Davenport

has proposed.


In short, management is in need of a second curve that sets a new positive path away from the diminishing returns of the first.

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 31, 11:09 PM

Some great insights in the slideshare and looks like a great conference. The following on slide 4 is telling

 

“The great casualty of industrial-age philosophy, it is now clear, is the human being, reduced to just another resource that can be sacrificed to the short-term interests of shareholders and those who see it as their job to serve them”


I personally declared industrial age management dead more than 20 years ago. Remarkable leaders killed it long before that. If you're not embracing the new world of leadership and management you're already a dinosaur. The good news is it's not too late to change!