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The First Prison Sentence Related To Gitmo Torture Goes to Someone Who ... - ThinkProgress

The First Prison Sentence Related To Gitmo Torture Goes to Someone Who ... - ThinkProgress | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
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What do you think--is this right?  How do you stop abuse inside the system--if you can go to jail for doing so.

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K MJ's comment, January 26, 2013 10:24 PM
It's a very scary thing to see on paper. It's unfortunate that this is the message our government is sending, but the story is already out there. As much as we'd like to think harsh punishments will deter people; they never have been 100% effective and never will be. People will continue to leak and report regardless of the negative outcome - for the "good of the cause" or blackmail, etc.
This fella was clearly a part of the process and does hold some responsibility (though we don't really have access to all that information). I'm sure he wasn't an innocent bystander. But, it does make our 'entire' government look tacky; that they would choose to go after the lowest notch on the totem simply to set an example, and avoid transparency.

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Swedish cops on vacation break up subway fight

Four Swedish police officers took a break from their New York vacation to answer the call of duty Wednesday, breaking up an out-of-control fight between two homeless men on a Manhattan subway train...
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Swedish cops are heroes, but what if that had been off duty American cops?

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Repliegue obligado de las bandas

Repliegue obligado de las bandas | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
El confidente señaló desde lejos hacia una plaza vacía y resumió el cambio sufrido en el barrio al agente de paisano al que guiaba:
- «¿Ves esa plaza? Antes era suyo. Siempr
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Translation: (not perfect): The arrest of 'Nando' with over thirty 'Panthers' was one of the turning points of the Gang Unit believes that mark the beginning of a new stage of withdrawal of these groups in Catalonia. A paradigm shift that also helped arrest in March 2014 of another leader result of "Operation Guillotine '. In that case the priority was Oscar Peralta, alias Baby White, a 31-year Catalan erected in King of kings in Catalonia by his marriage with the sister of King Majestic, enEcuador band leader. Since the arrest of Peralta and 30 other kings, the band has been forced to the discretion throughout Spain.

Behead groups is part of the strategy by 2012 adopted the newly created Gang Unit after a decade of police policy which simply cross off "insufficient". Until then the bands did not stop growing in membership, reaching 4,000 were counted in 2011. Currently have a total of about 2,300 active gang controlled, according to the Central Area Analysis of the Mossos.

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Reports: NBC finds at least 10 Brian Williams embellishments

Reports: NBC finds at least 10 Brian Williams embellishments | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
An NBC investigation into the reporting of suspended anchor Brian Williams has found at least 10 instances of exaggerations and embellishments, CNN and The Washington Post reported Saturday.
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Because American news is SO factual?  Is that why this is a big story?

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Francis Pusok questioned by SBPD day after $650K settlement OK’d

Francis Pusok questioned by SBPD day after $650K settlement OK’d | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
SAN BERNARDINO >> Just one day after county supervisors approved a $650,000 settlement with
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The 30-year plan always gets the guy who gets away with it.  They can't help themselves.

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A Moroccan Women forum Calls for Castration of Rapists - Morocco World News

A Moroccan Women forum Calls for Castration of Rapists - Morocco World News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Morocco World News A Moroccan Women forum Calls for Castration of Rapists Morocco World News Among other measures, the forum has proposed that child molesters and pedophiles undergo court-ordered psychological treatment with the aim of stopping...
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Bicyclist dies after being struck by police car in southeast Houston

Surveillance video obtained exclusively by KPRC 2 News shows just how dark the intersection is where a Houston police officer hit and killed a cyclist Thursday morning in southeast Houston.
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The Keystroke Cops: A look at the role local data can play in criminal justice reform

The Keystroke Cops: A look at the role local data can play in criminal justice reform | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
From on-body cameras, to civil asset forfeiture (a policy that has come under heavy fire) many facets of the justice system could eventually benefit from the additional data transparency Shaw mentioned.

Coupled with communities that get chief data officers in place to manage data releases and tools like FOR Atlanta that visualize the data, the public will have access to information that was once just in the purview of government. Maybe then local communities will again feel confident in the dangerous work law enforcement provides for citizens every day.
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Teen holds Hartford cop in headlock after being asked to leave restaurant

Teen holds Hartford cop in headlock after being asked to leave restaurant | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
“The new face of what is going on in the country in 2015, these police videos are coming out more and more and more and we embrace it in the city of Hartford,” said Foley. “We wish there was more video of this incident.”
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San Jose police chief tackles slaying suspect trying to escape jail

San Jose police chief tackles slaying suspect trying to escape jail | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The chief of the San Jose Police Department tackled and detained a slaying suspect who broke out of his holding cell and scaled a fence in an attempt to escape.
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Bad guys don't want to comply; and, often use seemingly irrational means....

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Are Tampa police violating civil rights law with bicycle stops?

Are Tampa police violating civil rights law with bicycle stops? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Tampa City Council Chairman Frank Reddick called Monday for an investigation into whether the Tampa Police Department is violating civil rights law with its long-standing practice of targeting poor, black neighborhoods for bicycle tickets.
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Use Body cameras to celebrate good police work--not just "out" bad cops

Use Body cameras to celebrate good police work--not just "out" bad cops | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
One “performance profession” that has discovered the value of watching videos of perfect practitioners is teaching. Doug Lemov, an American educator, has collected hundreds of videos of teachers with proven effectiveness in the classroom. His book, “Teach Like a Champion,” and his workshops have helped thousands of teachers learn from the best in the field.

Too often a profession is forced to focus on its errors rather than its excellence. This can distort or slow reform.

If police in the United States and elsewhere want to keep their professional prestige and avoid tragic violence, body cameras might be one good solution. But they should be used as much as a learning tool as a correcting rod
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NYPD to Change How It Evaluates Officers

The process for evaluating New York City police officers, which has been criticized as a quota system, will soon be replaced with a less numbers-focused program.
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An Ex-Cop Keeps The Country's Best Data Set On Police Misconduct

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When Talking Points Memo, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post needed data on how often police officers are charged with on-duty killings, they all turned to the same guy: Bowling Green ...
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Former NYPD officer: Cops have to be able to f--king swear!

A kinder, gentler cop? Not on Steve Osborne’s watch. Top NYPD brass might be making a push towards G-rated policing, but Osborne — who spent 20 years as a tough-talking, no-nonsense New York police...
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Yeah, this isn't going to work.  You have to speak the language of those you talk to.....

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The Truth Is in the Numbers: Stop Wrongful Convictions

The Truth Is in the Numbers: Stop Wrongful Convictions | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
I'm one of many prisoners who are completely innocent, but continue to suffer at the hands of prosecutors who represent anything but justice. We are not guilty, so we don't want sympathy. We demand justice from the legal system that has failed us....

Via Concerned Citizen, Jocelyn Stoller
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In Albuquerque, police killings divide law enforcement agencies

In Albuquerque, police killings divide law enforcement agencies | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The next day, when another Albuquerque resident was shot to death by police, city attorneys turned away Brandenburg's deputies when they showed up, as was their custom, to monitor the investigation.
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Jake Gyllenhaal: 'End of Watch changed my life'

Jake Gyllenhaal: 'End of Watch changed my life' | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
So why is the force so well-represented on film? "It's such a unique department. When they get involved in scandal it's in a big way. I think it's the visually coolest agency. They have that classic look – they look like the police. Their demeanour and style; the famous command presence of their officers. Everyone's always struck by it. Those guys are intense! They're so confident. They're like military."
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Yup, cops wear blue and drive black & whites!

 

Seriously, though, an interesting article.  I didn't agree with everything I saw in this film, but they mostly got it right.

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Call for help too late, police admit in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE — The police commissioner in Baltimore said Friday that Freddie Gray, the unarmed black man who died Sunday after suffering a spinal cord injury while in police custody, should have received medical attention much sooner than he did.
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Google is endangering police officers (Opinion) - CNN.com

For the fifth year in a row in 2014, ambush attacks on police officers were the No. 1 cause of felonious deaths of law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Nevertheless, Google continues to market a smartphone application that lets lawbreakers pinpoint the location of police officers in the field. Google's executives won't even discuss the subject with organizations representing law enforcement.
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Increased '420' enforcement nets one additional high-driving arrest

Increased '420' enforcement nets one additional high-driving arrest | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Anchorage police boosted enforcement over the "420" weekend, netting 12 additional arrests for driving under the influence -- though only one for marijuana.
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I don't think driving while under the influence of Marijuana is going to develop to be as big a problem as DUI.

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'They hate black people' - BBC News

'They hate black people' - BBC News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
"They treat us like animals," Sousa says of the police. "It's a black neighbourhood - they treat us like we're all here to be exterminated."
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Michael Brown family plans wrongful-death suit

Michael Brown family plans wrongful-death suit | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Attorneys for the family said they plan to announce the civil lawsuit Thursday morning.
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Civil court is the great equalizer in these cases.  No criminal charges, but civil juries often award.

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L.A. County D.A. to create unit to review wrongful-conviction claims

L.A. County D.A. to create unit to review wrongful-conviction claims | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office is creating a unit dedicated to examining wrongful-conviction claims, joining a small but growing number of prosecutorial agencies around the country that are devoting resources to identify innocent prisoners.
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Officers in NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Quietly Trying to Cut Deals: Sources

Officers in NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Quietly Trying to Cut Deals: Sources | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Sources familiar with the negotiations said the officers’ legal teams are insisting prosecutors recognize that ticket fixing was a historic courtesy extended to motorists for decades, and not a venal crime.

They argue that officers convicted of any felony charge automatically lose both their jobs and pensions, which in some cases can be as much as $1.5 million in total retirement payouts.
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Chief Justice Roberts Rules Against Police Abuse at the Supreme Court. Did Ferguson Change Him?

Chief Justice Roberts Rules Against Police Abuse at the Supreme Court. Did Ferguson Change Him? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Dennys Rodriguez knew his rights—and he planned to use them. Just after midnight in March of 2012, a police officer pulled Rodriguez over for briefly veering onto the shoulder of the highway, and wrote Rodriguez a warning. The stop should have ended there. Instead, the officer asked Rodriguez for permission...
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That was already the law....there must be some nuance here that I'm missing.

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