Police Problems a...
Follow
Find
5.4K views | +5 today
 
Scooped by Rob Duke
onto Police Problems and Policy
Scoop.it!

Racial Profiling Muslims NYPD is Violating Civil Liberties by Spying on ... - PolicyMic

Racial Profiling Muslims NYPD is Violating Civil Liberties by Spying on ... - PolicyMic | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
PolicyMic
Racial Profiling Muslims NYPD is Violating Civil Liberties by Spying on ...
more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

Police Problems and Policy
Examining the possibilities of abuse of power without the constraint of New Public Administration.
Curated by Rob Duke
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Rob Duke from The Daily Leadership Scoop
Scoop.it!

10 Core Competencies of Servant Leadership

10 Core Competencies of      Servant Leadership | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it

Servant-Leaders strive to become the best leaders possible each and every day. To do so means that they follow and are empowered by key characteristics that build a service-oriented consciousness (mind-set). Much of the research on servant leadership discuss the characteristics of a servant leader. Some researchers say servant leadership is seen as vision, influence, credibility, and trust. Others include emotional healing, creating value for the community, conceptual skills, empowering, helping subordinates grow and succeed, putting subordinates first, behaving ethically, relationships, and servant hood as key characteristics. One of my favorite researchers, K. Patterson, added another characteristic; Agapao love. She defined it as to do goodwill for another.


Via Mike Klintworth, Bobby Dillard
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from Law, Courts and Politics
Scoop.it!

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

The Kansas Supreme Court challenged Republicans' agenda. Their solution: Replace the judges. | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Gov. Sam Brownback's tax-slashing crusade threatens to become a full-blown constitutional crisis.

Via Thomas Schmeling
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Shortage of deputies could threaten L.A. County sheriff's reform agenda

Shortage of deputies could threaten L.A. County sheriff's reform agenda | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
As Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell tries to turn around a department under federal scrutiny for jail brutality, racial harassment and corruption, one of his most immediate challenges is a staffing shortage that could threaten his reform agenda.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from Educating & Enforcing Human Rights For We The People !!
Scoop.it!

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

Federal judge accuses state of ethical lapses in prison case - The Sacramento Bee | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
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...

Via Doingtime2
more...
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.


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/03/27/5297978/federal-judge-accuses-state-of.html#.UVpnexHtdRQ.gmail#storylink=cpy

 

Nora ImmigrationReform Guadalajara's curator insight, December 27, 2013 5:20 PM

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.

Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Here's What Could Happen If the Patriot Act Expires

Here's What Could Happen If the Patriot Act Expires | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
If the Patriot Act expires and the USA Freedom Act is not passed in its place, the government would lose three tools in the fight against terrorism, according to CNN. The NSA would not longer be allowed to collect metadata on Americans and store that data for five years, as they’re currently allowed to do under Section 215, and law enforcement couldn’t get roving warrants to track all of a terror suspect’s devices—they’d have to get individual warrants for each device. And the U.S. would no longer be legally allowed to use national security powers against “lone wolf” terrorists (i.e., not part of a known terror network), a power the government says it has never used. If the USA Freedom Act is passed, those last two powers would stay intact—only the metadata collection would be affected.
more...
JonHochendoner's comment, May 31, 7:58 PM
This program was instituted prematurely. I believe that letting portions of the bill expire, as future legislation can be passed while evaluating those provisions still on the books. As an aside, there is nothing patriotic about the Patriot Act and the Freedom Act does not protect freedom.
Rob Duke's comment, May 31, 9:56 PM
Prior to the Patriot Act, the Feds had most of the powers that it extended under the auspices of RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) act and the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act). RICO was directed at mobsters; and FISA was directed at the James Bond type of operatives. With the development of asymmetric warfare in this "newish" type of terror that came to the U.S. after 9/11 did not fall into the definitions allowed under either FISA or RICO, thus the need for something like the Patriot Act to allow surveillance with something like Reasonable Suspicion "lite". This made it possible to surveil and wiretap, plus do "sneak & peak" warrants without alerting the subjects that you were watching. I think it was prudent to enact, but liked the sunset clauses, so that the powers revert to the people when the threat expired or diminished. We always worried that the powers might get "sticky", but so far (and this debate seems to support this idea), Congress has been disinclined to tolerate these powers any longer than truly necessary. I think you're right to worry about it, though.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Oklahoma troopers shoot man during high water response - CNN.com

Oklahoma troopers shoot man during high water response - CNN.com | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Highway patrol troopers in Oklahoma fatally shot a man whom they had been trying to get out of high water, authorities said.
Rob Duke's insight:

More to follow...

more...
JonHochendoner's comment, May 31, 7:45 PM
The problem with stories like these is the lack of story. Two things are known. One, a man is dead. Two, the trooper is on administrative leave, not in jail. As is customary, the benefit of the doubt will go to the trooper.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security
Scoop.it!

Fifth Amendment Flowchart

Fifth Amendment Flowchart | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it

Via Concerned Citizen, Jocelyn Stoller
more...
Jessica Leigh's comment, June 1, 7:09 PM
I think everyone should have flowcharts such as these. Many people are unaware when they do or do not have rights such as the Miranda rights. I think that ignorance to the law is what gets a lot of people in trouble and this flow chart sort of put it into layman’s terms in a more understandable way. I also think that people assume that they are expected to know their Miranda rights and don’t realize when they aren’t actually read. When they aren’t read, they may be under false arrest and never realize it.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Police change must begin with recruiting and training

Police change must begin with recruiting and training | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
It only takes a few bad actors to give citizens the feeling that they aren’t respected by their own public servants.
more...
Rob Duke's comment, June 1, 1:10 AM
Even more so, is that first two years of training on the street. The academy is full of idealism, but the streets is where you're introduced to the paradoxes and gray areas, plus the rationale of how to cope. In some places, corruption equals coping. We put the 4 year vets in as training officers (and they jump on it because it leads to promotion), because we don't want to pay a Sergeant (nor does a Sergeant want to babysit) to train. To make a real change, we need to put some old wise officers into those positions and then pay them and give them the organizational prestige that they deserve. End of rant.
Yarima Lopez Rodriguez's comment, June 1, 4:14 AM
As long as the police and their political bosses remember that the purpose of the police is to protect the lives and property of those who obey the law against those who would destroy them everything should be fine. But now days, we see a lot of police force and police brutality against color individuals. Just because of their color they’re being treated different and looked at as criminals. Finding the right balance to protect and serve is the challenge, and every community is going to require a different means of finding that balance. Training does shape these men and women but I do believe that everything starts from the outside (society) when they start facing societal issues.
Rob Duke's comment, June 1, 4:35 AM
Ah, yes, but the basic inconsistency of society's demands are contained in your post: to whom do the police owe their allegiance? Is it to victims? Is it to their political overseers? If so, these individuals and groups often demand "get tough" policing. If the police are accountable to the community that they actually patrol in, then how do those folks demand recognition by a political system that often treats them as sub-citizen or even as invisible men and women?
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Community celebrates historic moment, swearing in of first Somali American police officer in Oregon

Community celebrates historic moment, swearing in of first Somali American police officer in Oregon | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Khalid Ibrahim, who was born in Mogadishu, immigrated to Portland in 2006 with his family. A graduate of Wilson High School, he obtained a bachelor's degree in criminology, with a minor in psychology, from Portland State University. On Thursday, May 28, 2015, he was sworn in as a Portland police officer.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from The Daily Leadership Scoop
Scoop.it!

15 Signs You're a Great Boss

15 Signs You're a Great Boss | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Not sure if you're a great boss? These 15 characteristics are what shape a great leader.

Via Bobby Dillard
Rob Duke's insight:

You could transfer all of these ideas over to being a good cop...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Influence People by Leveraging the Brain’s Laziness

Influence People by Leveraging the Brain’s Laziness | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A better way to think about the role of the environment, then, is to recognize that people want to minimize the amount of time and brain energy they spend thinking about a choice and also minimize the amount of time and bodily energy they expend toward carrying out actions after the choice is made. The simplest way to do both is to simply take the actions the environment is conducive to. In other words, people are not treating the environment around them as information in most deliberative processes. Instead, they are performing the easiest actions with as little thought as possible.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

These Stunning Photos of New Zealand's Largest Gang Will Give You Sleepless Nights | VICE | United States

These Stunning Photos of New Zealand's Largest Gang Will Give You Sleepless Nights | VICE | United States | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
As an artist, I'm most interested in distillations of the human condition and, to me, gangs represent a set of human drives taken to an extreme. They have a certain purity. This is what I set out to explore, and it still stands true. But as the relationship evolved, the focus of the work became more complicated. It's humbling to meet people who've had an utterly different upbringing to my own, and to be welcomed. It's also an insight into the forces that have made New Zealand. These guys have played a very important role.
Rob Duke's insight:

Not unlike police culture.

 

I was fortunate because I "got" to grow up in the Okieville part of San Bernardino; then, I also "got" to see the backstage environment of policing.  I policed, so far, 8 communities, which has given me a wide range of cultures to observe; and, I've both managed a city and run a sewer authority.  I wrote my dissertation on an entire region of California.  In all that participant observation, I've learned that everyone is pretty much doing the same thing: trying to get by.  There's little craziness (although a good bit of emotion, which often looks irrational); and even less outright evil in the world.  But, there is a lot of frustration.  People everywhere are just doing the best the can.....I'm hoping that each generation gets better at being able to empathize and see more views than just their own.  Empathy is a critical skill in policing.

more...
max mckernan's comment, June 1, 1:58 AM
I find this interesting because the photographer puts the gang in the light of being normal people just trying to get by. this rarely happens now days, and instead the media focus's on the negative aspect of the gangs actions not on the reasons why gangs exist or how gangs function.
Rob Duke's comment, June 1, 2:24 AM
yeah, and it rings true to me given the gangs I dealt with, especially those there at the last in Fresno.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

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

David Whiting: Ever heard of the 1.5-second rule? For police with guns, it can separate life and death | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
I am in an Orange County Sheriff’s Department use-of-force class getting my keister kicked by virtual bad guys.After a series of loud, stern commands – OK, that and aiming a 9mm Glock – I think I have everything under control when a knife-wielding man standing over a body finally tosses away his weapon.“Get down on the ground,” I shout, confident my suspect will do just that. “Get down on the ground!”In a flash, the man charges me. I squeeze off a shot from point-blank range. But my shot is wild
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security
Scoop.it!

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

We Now Know Just How Many People Were Killed By Police This Year | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
An investigation by the Washington Post found the number of shootings was double the rate reported by the federal government.

Via steve batchelder, Jocelyn Stoller
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

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

She Tried To Cause Chaos At The Border Patrol Station, BIG MISTAKE! | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
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
Rob Duke's insight:

Here's another one with the entire episode recorded.  It's interesting to have context.

more...
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.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from LeadershipABC
Scoop.it!

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.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
more...
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!

Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

How Police Unions and Arbitrators Keep Abusive Cops on the Street

How Police Unions and Arbitrators Keep Abusive Cops on the Street | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Officers fired for misconduct often appeal the decision and get reinstated by obscure judges in secretive proceedings.
Rob Duke's insight:

It's usually for due process violations.  It's not as important as to the kind of process that you have as it is to follow it.  If you don't have a clear process, then first have your political body pass one.  Even if this means you must pay the officer for an additional pay period or two, this is better than rushing through and having to reinstate the officer some time later (sometimes years pass).

more...
Rob Duke's comment, May 31, 9:47 PM
See Ted Lowi's work on "republic" small "r" to differentiate from the Republican party.
max mckernan's comment, May 31, 11:52 PM
I actually find this quite interesting because these officers brought up in this are clearly violating laws and code of conduct. These violations in the private sector would prevent you from ever working for that company again because you are more of a liability than a benefit. how does this not apply to the policing world where not only are you supposed to be protecting the citizens but being a role model? I also find it interesting that most of the cases are on the east coast. I think that these types of appeals between the unions and the state should be a matter of the public becasue after all that is who the police serve. Not making these hearings a public issue really takes away any faith the community has in ensuring justice.
Rob Duke's comment, June 1, 1:07 AM
Some state's have binding arbitration and the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) makes the decision. What I'd bet you're seeing is the ALJ saying, "you didn't follow you're process, so I don't even get to review the merits of the case. Return them to work." The agency then has the option to do a "do over" and a lot of them don't.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Broward Shooting: Photo Raises Doubts About Police Story

Broward Shooting: Photo Raises Doubts About Police Story | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The newly emerged picture shows Jermaine McBean was wearing headphones when cops ordered him to drop an air rifle.
Rob Duke's insight:

Ear buds appear to have been in his ears, so he may not have been able to hear officers.

more...
DERRICK NELSON's comment, May 31, 4:24 PM
Police cover up for not investigating the situation further before deciding to fire their service weapon happens way too often. Remedial training really needs to focus on patient decision making while under distress dealing in cases such as this one. Definite identification of a threat should be assessed before pulling the trigger. Rubber bullets would have been more warranted in this case, so I think officers should have them loaded in their weapons first with an extra clip of regular rounds for backup.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security
Scoop.it!

'Prison guards can never be weak': the hidden PTSD crisis in America's jails

'Prison guards can never be weak': the hidden PTSD crisis in America's jails | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
‘Eight and the gate’ is a corrections officer’s unofficial motto, but the hyper-vigilance of the job and the episodes of inmate violence take an extremely high toll. ‘We’re doing time too, we’re just getting paid for it’

Via marsdentherapy, Jocelyn Stoller
more...
marsdentherapy's curator insight, May 30, 5:39 PM

Very interesting article on the risk of psychological trauma amongst US prison officers. Makes me wonder about the stress placed on their British counter-parts, especially as the prison population has grown and resources have been cut.

Estefania Briceno's comment, May 31, 6:56 PM
This is a very interesting article, as a Psychology major I have never came across this issue in any of my previous classes even though PTSD is a very serious issue we often associate military as having the biggest rates of PTSD. Another issue that caught my eye with this article was how the percentage of what causes PTSD among prison guards was divided. The article argues that only 5% of PTSD is related to inmate violence and the biggest percentage 95% is related to the conditions at work. The article also argues that being exposed to the issues in the correctional facilities have a strong influence on how you behave outside prison “changing your personality”. I can see how always being in the lookout for possible treat against a correctional officer can have a significant change on how you behave outside the correctional facility, we can see this issue happing with police officers whenever they are off duty as well.
Jessica Leigh's comment, June 1, 6:49 PM
I was shocked to read that 34% of correction officers suffer from PTSD compared to the 14% of military veterans. I had never heard of these statistics before until now. Van Patten said they have control until an inmate decides to not be compliant and then they lose that control as quickly as they thought it was a routine day. Unlike veterans, they are always facing the ‘enemy.’ They are constantly on edge waiting for something to happen, there is no relief.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Ropesville police chief arrested, charged with evidence tampering, abuse of office

Ropesville police chief arrested, charged with evidence tampering, abuse of office | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Ropesville Police Chief Ashley Ramirez was arrested by the Hockley County DA office Friday afternoon on three counts of Tampering with Evidence, 3rd degree felonies, and and one count of Abuse of O...
Rob Duke's insight:

When you see articles like this, it raises red flags.  Sometimes these are legit, but other times the various branches of government use the justice system as a political weapon.  I don't know which is happening here, but the mention of a new council and mayor suggests that this is a house cleaning.  In a year, it will be interesting to check back and see if any charges actually go to trial or result in a conviction.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Violent 2014 arrest in Bethel results in $175,000 settlement

Violent 2014 arrest in Bethel results in $175,000 settlement | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The city of Bethel has paid $175,000 to settle a police brutality complaint arising from the rough arrest of a drunken man in July 2014 that was captured by a security camera at the Alaska Commercial Co. store, an attorney for the city said Friday.
more...
Jessica Leigh's comment, June 1, 6:57 PM
That just goes to show that justice can be served when it comes to police brutality. Reading this reminded me of an article I read on police brutality regarding riots and people assuming that justice would not be served. In this case the policeman was terminated from his clearly wrongful actions and the defendant was compensated. Although, I don’t know how effective or ‘beneficial’ it would be to riot in a small town such as Bethel. The riots would most likely hurt everyone in the town as they all most likely have personal connections to begin with.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from The Daily Leadership Scoop
Scoop.it!

8 Brilliant Hiring Philosophies from Famous Leaders

8 Brilliant Hiring Philosophies from Famous Leaders | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
How do the world's top executives approach hiring? Here are eight tips from famous business leaders.

Via Bobby Dillard
Rob Duke's insight:

With the exception of TR, they're all quoting or paraphrasing earlier management theorists.  Seems like we're still standing on the shoulders of giants--even Sir Isaac Newton admitted it.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Win Community Approval for New Business Construction

Win Community Approval for New Business Construction | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
These days, projects must be treated as if they were political candidates running for office. A full-blown campaign to identify, educate, organize, and mobilize supporters must be waged from the start.
Rob Duke's insight:

Guess what?  New media means that police departments must also do this....all the time....not just when the poo hits the oscillating appliance.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

California Highway Patrol Officer's Bravery

California Highway Patrol Officer's Bravery | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
I then observed a CHP motor officer standing behind cover with his weapon drawn.  I also observed two women in the station and you could see the fear in their faces.  Your officer said something to them and literally took one of the women’s hand and pulled them away from the immediate danger.  At one point, one the women actually used the officer as a shield by holding on to him around his legs.
Rob Duke's insight:

This is what I'm talking about when I say that we must use Soft Power along with Hard Power.

more...
No comment yet.