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Civil suit against GoDaddy: Revenge porn should be criminal

Civil suit against GoDaddy: Revenge porn should be criminal | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The civil lawsuit is going to fail. The actions of those sick ex-boyfriends and ex-husbands who posted the content should be criminal.
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Should this be illegal?  If the photos are given freely, who owns them?  Is this just a license for certain uses?  Are people ever pressured into taking these type of photos?

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Jenna Alatalo's comment, January 28, 2013 1:51 AM
I think it should be illegal as well, but I also want to raise the issue of how responsible these women (or men) are being when they are creating these images. Technology today is outstanding and so very available--it give us available information, makes us available at all times, etc. If I take a photo of my naked body and present it to my fiance, I would say that he owns the photo now. If we were to divorce, I could only hope that those photos were not shared.

This also brings light to teen bullying. I think along with our media's perception of "sexy" combined with the technology bit, young girls feel way too comfortable with posing in front of their Instagrams and taking naked photos to pass onto their boyfriends. It makes them feel sexier which makes them feel older and more powerful, but combining that with the immaturity that is actually present makes for an awful situation. Are people pressured? They very well could be--especially those in young relationships.

I definitely think that people need to be cautious when sending these types of pictures out to anyone. A good general rule of thumb is--would you want your boss or grandma to see these? If not, you should probably put your clothes back on.
Joshua Congleton's comment, January 28, 2013 4:49 PM
This is definitely an ethical issue. While these pictures are often given "freely," they are obviously not given out for the whole world to see, otherwise the woman would send the pictures to a website herself. They are given out in confidence that the recipient will keep them private. Then again, text messages CAN be public record, and can be used in the court of law. This is really a hard case to crack! I do not think that people SHOULD share this pictures, but I know it does happen, and sometimes unintentionally. It is hard for people to not share these images sometimes. Intimacy in a couple is one thing that is soley theirs to share. These images show how close they are, and are meant to draw them closer. When that privacy is breached, though, it can be hurtful, embarrassing, and even deadly. Should cases such as this be prosecuted? I say yes, but the circumstances as to whether or not the images were originally coerced should be carefully examined. If the images were shared freely, it should be more accepted as public domain. When sharing these types of images, people should assume that they could be intercepted, and/or accidentally viewed by someone other than the intended purpose, or could be shared by the recipient. It should be assumed private, but the sender still should be careful.
Robert Tompkins's comment, January 29, 2013 10:46 PM
I feel that this should not be made illegal. I agree that it is not nice to put photos of people on websites without their consent, but they gave their consent the minute that they gave the photo's to another person. There was nothing stopping someone in the old days of taking a polaroid and passing it around. This is the new version of that.

If people have a problem with someone else seeing them naked, dont allow it in the first place. Dont give your husband/boyfriend any photo's. dont allow them to take them, and you wont have a problem. If you put it on a digital media, there is nothing stoping anyone else from accessing it and putting it online.

The only part that i believe should be illegal is the posting of name and personal information with the picture without the consent of the person. The posting of name and other information by itself is a mute point because anyone with the want will find that information anyhow.

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A Boston Cop Shooting and Our Post-Truth Era

A career criminal shot a good cop. There’s no dispute over the facts. But that doesn’t mean everyone accepts them.
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Arizona governor vetoes bill aimed at shielding police names

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"This proposal would have taken Arizona in the wrong direction, by exacerbating distrust between communities and the public safety officers responsible for protecting them, while at the same time eroding the transparency that is critical to our democracy," American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona executive director Alessandra Soler said in a statement.
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Training can bring police and communities together

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The culture of policing should not be set solely by police departments, but through dialogue with the citizens they protect.
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Texas Looks To Shine Light On Private Campus Police Records

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A violent arrest involving campus police at Rice University in Houston prompted a bill that would force private universities' police departments to release more information to the public.
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No Cop Acts Autonomously.....

No Cop Acts Autonomously..... | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it

Many people confusingly think Cops are the problem..... it's almost understandable after you see what the #MSM , Obama & friends have been up to.  The problem is not Cops..it's a corrupt justice system itself.  It's like I explain to thousands on Twitter everyday, no cop acts autonomously..... they follow their orders and their training.  There are no accidents in government, only deliberate or manufactured causes. 


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True 'dat.  There are no John Waynes anymore.  It's all organizationally driven.  And, if not that, then the culture of law enforcement fills the gaps.

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Hero cop in Boston Marathon bombing in coma after being shot in face

Police say a decorated Boston officer has been in a medically induced coma fighting for his life since he was shot in the face during a traffic stop.
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(Empathic Policing) LAPD training teaches empathy amid outcry over shootings (audio)

(Empathic Policing) LAPD training teaches empathy amid outcry over shootings (audio) | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it

This exercise is part of a one-week class, the latest effort by the LAPD to train cops how to de-escalate encounters with people who may be aggressive or mentally ill. The message here: Slow down and try to empathize with the person...

 

The training is hardly the same as policing taught in the academy, where officers endure grueling physical training to be able to take down bad guys. The focus in the academy is on the "use of force continuum."

 

But in this empathy training, officers are coached to back away from the person, use your first name, employ humor, paraphrase what the person is saying.


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ACLU sues San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for access to Taser policies, practices

ACLU sues San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for access to Taser policies, practices | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
“Only by having access to the records requested by the ACLU SoCal can the public properly evaluate whether the sheriff’s department has taken seriously concerns raised by the grand jury’s final report to curtail the abusive use of Tasers,” Staff Attorney Adrienna Wong said in a statement.
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This is a benign request, and the records should be made public.  Post them on your web page.  The suits are coming regardless, but at least you've retained some of the high ground.

 

I'm not telling SBSD anything they don't know, which means that there's probably more to this story....

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Euharlee names interim chief after police chief, lieutenant...

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The city of Euharlee appointed an interim chief of police Thursday night, just hours after the chief and his top lieutenant were arrested for theft of government funds and violation of oath of office.
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First a cautionary note: Try not to do things that will appear to be "bad" or illegal.

 

Next: have a clear contract that doesn't prohibit moonlighting even during daytime hours, because as a Chief you WILL work 24/7 in a small town.  You should make it clear that you have worked at least 40 hours each week, but I know many chief's in small towns that have worked security, crossing guards, substitute taught at local schools, taught at local college, etc.  That's not double dipping.  I don't know the case here, but making some assumptions about small town politics: you have to know when it's time to go.  If you don't, you may get a political person or group who is out for you and they will often use any method at their disposal to get you out of office--even if it means dragging you through a criminal arrest that ends up not flying in court.

 

1. try not to do anything that looks bad;

2. make it clear that you won't out stay your welcome;

3. have an at-will contract with reasonable severance pay.

 

That way, when they're done with you, they just ask you to leave; and, you'll do so knowing you have a few months pay while you find another job.

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Dashcam video shows Taser igniting car in Border Patrol fatal explosion incident, lawsuit claims

The footage, obtained by NBC San Diego, shows the agent firing the Taser into the passenger side window moments before the car bursts into flames. A federal lawsuit filed by the family of the victim, Alex Martin, claims the explosion and death were caused by the Taser and that the Border Patrol agents did not attempt to save him, the TV station reported.
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Air doesn't ignite.  There was something else going on in that car.  The Border Patrol agents acted quickly to move the Homeland Security vehicle that had the victim's door blocked, but by then the car was fully engulfed.

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While Legalization Reduces Drug Arrests, But Not Minority Arrest Rates, This Probably Isn't Racial Profiling

Yet racial profiling isn’t necessary about overt racism on the part of officers. Downing points to structural elements of policing that make minorities more vulnerable to arrest. Whites use drugs indoors more often, while street and stup culture brings Blacks and Latinos under closer police scrutiny. In areas with higher levels of crime -- crimes against property and persons.
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The Public/Private Paradox: What looks like racial profiling may in fact just be about poor people doing things in public places that more well-off people do behind closed doors.

 

I'd also examine when/where detentions happen.  If coupled with CompStat and Risk-focused Policing, then it's difficult to argue the cops are racist, since the computer directs them where to go based upon actual reported crime.

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Why You Should Learn to Be a Better Follower

Why You Should Learn to Be a Better Follower | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Surprisingly, people feel more empowered after followership training because it’s an acknowledgement of a role they’re already doing, and it emphasizes that this role is equally important to and as valued as the leadership role. They also begin to see how much influence they have in their followership roles, and how critical they are to an organization’s outcome.
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(Empathic Policing) Richmond police chief: That's really what community policing should be about.'

(Empathic Policing) Richmond police chief:  That's really what community policing should be about.' | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Richmond police chief: 'All lives matter. That's really what community policing should be about.'

 

When Chris Magnus first moved to Richmond, Calif., in 2006, he would hear gunshots at night, sometimes very close to his house. That would be disturbing to anyone, but it was especially so to Magnus, as he had just been hired to be Richmond's new chief of police....

 

The term “community policing” has become such a buzz phrase that “Pretty much every department, if you ask them, would say they're doing community policing,” says Magnus, “And I think most believe it. But the challenge is: is community policing really policing the community in the way that the community wants to be policed, or is it driven by the police department?”

 

Magnus' approach has been to build partnerships with the community at every opportunity, learning from the residents what their priorities are, in order to define where resources should go.

 

by Brad Marshland

 


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EDITORIAL: Police shouldn't be investigating their own

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It is common sense — or rather it should be — that law enforcement shouldn't be entirely trusted when investigating one of its own. There's an inherent conflict of interest involved, and at the very least serious charges against a police officer should be handled by an independent entity.
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Independent, but also made up of those who understand policing.  If not, then the officers themselves won't trust the investigation.  A completely fair system would have several independent, but parallel investigations: 1. internal-policy and civil purview; 2. internal--criminal purview; 3. prosecutorial; and 4. independent.  You might be surprised to know that we already do the first three.

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Report: LAPD Doesn't Thoroughly Monitor Its Patrol-Car Video

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Supervisors do check to make sure the in-car cameras have been turned on, according to the report by Inspector General Alex Bustamante.
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I don't see how any city would have the resources to monitor all the video created every shift by every officer.....

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More restrictive spring break pondered after party shooting

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(AP) — A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control. The raucous parties in the spring break capital of Panama City Beach have, for years, had politicians, police and businesses tussling over how much to crack down on a key economic force. The city council held an emergency meeting Saturday to address spring break, allocating up to $2
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Merchants love the kids and their loose pockets, until the cleanup and public safety bills lead to more taxes, then its time to clamp down.  Then the kids find another town to terrorize.  The cycle repeats.

A balanced response with planned public safety, zero tolerance can lead to a healthy and sustainable holiday crowd.  The real rowdies will find somewhere else and about 80% of the kids will prefer the structure.

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Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Madison Police officer indicted for civil rights violation

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Madison Police officer indicted for civil rights violation | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -  The U.S. Attorney's Office in Birmingham announced Friday that Madison Police Officer Eric Parker has been indicted on civil rights violations charges. The incident took place t...
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Who Watches the Watchmen? What's going on with the other two cops that watched this going on and did nothing?

 

The first two outraged citizens should have been the fellow officers.  Don't help brush grass off the man, call a supervisor, tell that officer to get away from the man and, for God's sake, render aid!

 

I've put my body between an officer who was assaulted and angry with a detainee (I'm talking a single blow, in response to an assault, not an unprovoked fusillade).  I think it's "ok" to take the blow on your body and tell that officer to take a walk, but to watch this go down and do nothing is unacceptable.

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Actress Taraji Henson apologizes to Glendale police for racial profile claims

“Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson apologized for alleging that Glendale police racially profiled her son during a traffic stop after a video obtained by the Los Angeles Times cast doubt about whether police had improperly targeted him.
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VIDEO: Release Contradicts Actress' Claims - Calibre Press

In an interview with Uptown magazine, Empire actress Taraji P. Henson claimed that her son was racially profiled by police in a “bogus” stop. The Glendale, Calif., PD released video of the stop, which shows her son running through a lighted crosswalk, admitting to possession of marijuana and Ritalin without prescriptions and being treated by …
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A difference of perception is one thing, but.....

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A culture of workers' comp abuse at the LAPD and LAFD

A culture of workers' comp abuse at the LAPD and LAFD | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Los Angeles police and firefighters work in a culture that encourages excessive and questionable workers' compensation claims, often for entirely preventable injuries, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars a year, according to new audits by Controller Ron Galperin. The reports follow a Times' investigation last year that found that the city's public safety personnel take paid injury leave at significantly higher rates than public safety employees elsewhere in California.
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Many cities have had a long-term strategy of under staffing their public safety services, which means that injuries increase.

 

They should, however, have a policy of no on-duty workout to reduce these claims.

 

It's disingenuous to say that public safety make more on 4850 (that's the Govt. Code that pays 100% of their salaries); because almost everyone has large amounts of mandatory overtime (court time, end of shift arrests, mandatory training on days off, etc.).  Given this, very few cops/firefighters are thrilled to be on 4850--even at 100% of base pay.

 

There are those who abuse work comp and they should be prosecuted and fired, but it's not as easy as just pointing to one out every five and say, "you're the cheater".  The troops know who's who, but good luck proving it.  How do the troops know when you can't prove it?  Well, speaking only for the cops, because that's what I know: we all know that injuries occur by a ratio of active calls, so those who show up at active calls regularly, and those who initiate lots of arrests, we'd expect them to have more injuries.  Those who take the paper calls and hide out when felonious activities are afoot, well, we know who those folks are and it's smells suspicious when they're always out on work comp.  Again, try proving it.  The thing is that these folks avoid the hot calls for a reason: they're either not cut out for it; or, they've grown to hate it.  Call some of it PTSD, if you like, but it's taboo and no one wants to admit that they have it.  Some is poor motivation, some self-inflicted, and some who are victims of big organizations and the impersonal treatment that runs amok in every big organization, some are victims of predatory managers.  Given this, it's not enough to say, "Oh, now we're going to fix work comp."  You'll also need to fix mental health; and, improve management, dispute resolution systems, and the perception that merit and promotion are fair.  Until you do this, you'll continue to have people who avoid these unpleasant work place situations through suspicious injuries.  This will require leaders who are skilled in administration, politics, human resources, and the symbolic aspects of any organization--that well-rounded leadership is rare.  Having said that, good managers and good management systems will accomplish 80% of this for you, but it's going to involve bureaucracy, which leach off energy and resources.

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How Our Vengeful Society Destroys Vulnerable People

How Our Vengeful Society Destroys Vulnerable People | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
America's war on drugs is rife with terrible tactics that succeed in exacerbating the very problems they purport to fix. But even in that rich field of wildly misguided policy, few things are as bad as the treatment of poor people struggling with addiction. 

From throwing drug users in jail, to shipping them to court-ordered rehab, to taking kids away from their mothers, standard responses to addiction can trigger trauma and mental health problems that often lead to substance abuse in the first place. And some of the most vulnerable populations—the homeless, or poor and minority women—become ensnared in a system of state control that can wreck any chance they have of pulling their lives back together. 

Over the course of five years, sociologists Susan Sered and Maureen Norton-Hawk tracked 47 women in the Boston area after their release from jail. Many had problems with substance abuse, cycled in and out of homelessness, and suffered from trauma rooted in childhood abuse or violence they experienced as adults.

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Ferguson shooting suspect confessed on hidden camera, warrant reveals

Ferguson shooting suspect confessed on hidden camera, warrant reveals | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A confidential informant wearing a hidden video camera recorded accused gunman Jeffrey L. Williams admitting that he fired the shots that seriously wounded two police officers during a recent demonstration in Ferguson, Mo., according to search warrants obtained by Yahoo News.
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Alaska House discusses backlog of untested sexual assault kits

Alaska House discusses backlog of untested sexual assault kits | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
 The Alaska House State Affairs Committee on Thursday discussed Rep. Geran Tarr's bill to address a backlog of untested sexual assault kits in Alaska.
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Fresno Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster, 3 others arrested on drug charges

Fresno Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster, 3 others arrested on drug charges | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A Deputy Chief of the Fresno Police Department, Keith Foster, arrested on drug conspiracy charges.
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