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Video: Canton Police Officer Rescues Bridge Jumper

Video: Canton Police Officer Rescues Bridge Jumper | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Canton officer thwarts suicide attempt Sunday on Joy Road, I-275 overpass.
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Karrie Allen's comment, March 15, 2013 4:41 PM
I love this story and it is very touching. This officer deserves a medal. It is nice to read stories like this about officers because our media loves reporting all the hype on the bad cops. There are good officers out there, many. This officer went above and beyond his call of duty and saved a man's life and stopped the heartache his family would have faced. These days we are quick to turn our heads and not get involved. I am glad this officer did and he should model what we want officers to be.

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Report details ways to improve eyewitness testimony's value

Report details ways to improve eyewitness testimony's value | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Report lists best practices for police and courts to improve eyewitness accounts.
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In Ferguson, Michael Brown lost his life — and America's police lost the benefit of the doubt

In Ferguson, Michael Brown lost his life — and America's police lost the benefit of the doubt | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police should realize that the law may be on their side, but public opinion changes faster than legislation
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Rob Duke's comment, Today, 3:35 AM
Like most editorials, he overstates his point and doesn't fulfill the promise of either internal or external support of his logic. Having said that, it's a good statement to spark debate: did Ferguson create this problem, or is it just the visible tip of the iceberg masking greater social and economic inequality that is truly to blame for the many tragedies that are Ferguson?
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Service reindeer being considered for police in Russia’s Arctic

Service reindeer being considered for police in Russia’s Arctic | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Local police believe it may be easier to police the Yamalo-Nenets Arctic region with reindeer teams than with snowmachines. 
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Cleveland police say video of officer shooting 12-year-old boy is 'clear'

Cleveland police say video of officer shooting 12-year-old boy is 'clear' | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Cleveland's city website has been hacked as it investigates a police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy carrying what turned out to be a replica gun.
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Why so many responders to an emergency?

Why so many responders to an emergency? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Fire rescue trucks now carry sophisticated diagnostic equipment.
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ok, and, I'll pretend to believe this, because it's obvious that although I can figure out how to put a one-ton ladder on a single truck, I can't figure out how to put all of the necessary diagnostic medical equipment on one truck.

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Cops shoot crazed gunman dead after he set fire to his OWN house

Cops shoot crazed gunman dead after he set fire to his OWN house | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The man was killed by a Tallahassee police officer who lived nearby, heard the shooting, threw on his bullet-proof vest, grabbed his gun and ran toward the house.
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Reports: Officer Wilson won't return to Ferguson force

Reports: Officer Wilson won't return to Ferguson force | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether he's indicted for killing Michael Brown, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson reportedly has no plans to return to the force
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Justice Department training police chiefs on bias and officer behavior

Justice Department training police chiefs on bias and officer behavior | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
While the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has been investigating the shooting of Michael Brown and the practices of the Ferguson Police Department, a different agency at Justice has been providing training to local police and assessing their response to demonstrations.
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Winslow Township police officer charged with shooting his own patrol car

Winslow Township police officer charged with shooting his own patrol car | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it

 Da'Shaun Carr, 23, of Clayton, charged with false public alarm in alleged incident.

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Perhaps a Munchausin by Officer incident?

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Ricky Osborne's comment, November 22, 12:56 AM
What was the point of shooting his own vehicle? This officer did not thoroughly plan out this false shooting report. He should have known the exact procedures that would take place after he shot his patrol car being that he himself is an officer. This guys should be embarrassed and removed from his position as a law enforcement officer for breaking the law in a deceitful manner. I guess everyone is innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.
Rashaad's curator insight, November 26, 12:42 AM

As I was reading this, all that I could really do is laugh. For the simple fact of why would you do something like this? There was not a great deal of information that came along with this article, but from what I read, the officers’ actions were pointless and his motives and reasoning were not mentioned. This is something that has to be embarrassing for Carr, but without knowing his intentions as to why he would shoot his own car and call for help its hard to make or pass judgment on the incident. 

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UC Irvine police officers accuse bosses of spying on them

UC Irvine police officers accuse bosses of spying on them | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Top brass at the UC Irvine Police Department secretly installed microphones and cameras to spy on employees at the organization's headquarters, according to a lawsuit filed by the union representing campus police officers.
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The FBI Is very excited about this machine that can scan your DNA in 90 minutes

The FBI Is very excited about this machine that can scan your DNA in 90 minutes | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Rapid-DNA technology makes it easier than ever to grab and store your genetic profile. G-men, cops, and Homeland Security can't wait to see it everywhere.
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Jennifer Slingerland's comment, November 20, 10:41 PM
The FBI isn’t the only one excited about this development. How incredible it is that we’re coming so far with this technology; my great-great grandparents moved across the nation from east to west in covered wagons. Now we’re mapping the genetic makeup of human beings in the time it takes to watch a bad Jack Black movie. But think of the possibilities such a machine will unfold for our prison system. No longer will suspects need to wait for days and days to be cleared of suspicion by means of DNA testing. In the time that they take to interrogate these people, the forensics unit could be scanning and mapping their DNA profiles in order to compare to evidence. I’m absolutely blown away by this figure. I can only hope that it’s an accurate way to conduct such a test.
Ricky Osborne's comment, November 22, 1:01 AM
The RapidHIT machine will do wonders in the field of law enforcement in the foreseeable future. Recovering and examining DNA in a crime scene is crucial in figuring out who did what and how it happened. This process of examining DNA unusually takes up to 2 full days to be completed through traditional methods. By being able to shorten this process to 90 mins will allow officer to go after criminals much more quickly. This window right after the crime occurs is important in whether or not the perpetrator is caught. The RapidHIT machine will allow for more criminals to be captured much more quickly through this technological advancement.
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It’s hard to keep caring - American Police Beat Magazine

It’s hard to keep caring - American Police Beat Magazine | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
By Lt Daniel Furseth Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man. I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve. I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted. I stopped caring today because parents refuse to teach their kids right from wrong...
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Is this a realistic viewpoint?  Is it the world that is messed up and the police profession that's o.k.?  I'm interested in your thoughts on this....

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Elizabeth Sheppard's comment, November 21, 2:46 AM
He’s not wrong in some of the views that he points out. Society is going to hold a police officer to the flames if anything goes wrong. Overwork, underpaid and under-appreciated yes. I think this officer may have become jaded by the job he holds. Honestly if this is how he feels he needs to hang up his hat and retire. If your point of view is that low, than you will have a stereotype against the people that you serve. Police deal in human relations, and as we know there are some out there who suck. The police officer however has to rise above this and focus on the positives that come from the job. If he can not find the positives than he will become a plague to the others he works with. The ones he works with should be his brothers and sisters, and if he doesn't “care” for them than he is no help to the cause. I think some people just get burned out from the job, corruption, and negative public views will always be there. Law and order must be kept, and to do that you must believe in what you do or go elsewhere.
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The 7 Laws of Regenerative Enterprises

The 7 Laws of Regenerative Enterprises | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A theory-based approach.
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Jennifer Slingerland's comment, November 20, 10:36 PM
It’s no secret that management isn’t always the easiest job in the world, nor is it the most appreciated task in the world of business. The right manager can make a workplace bearable, but the wrong one can cause it to become a living hell. But where is the balance between encouraging employee productivity and regulating the ways in which employees behave? How strict is too strict, and where should things be overlooked for the sake of keeping a happy workplace? Gary Hamel certainly pushes the envelope with his idea of radically revising management structures, but I do have to agree that – as an employee – I would be much more open to a full overhaul of protocol than to have a few rules shifted or changed. If employers could begin focusing on inspiring their employees, things would run much more smoothly and allow for a better flow of information.
Of course, this would also be a great thing for Police Departments to consider. By completely overhauling a system, managers can begin from the bottom up, deciding what works and what doesn’t work in terms of promoting productivity. It would be incredibly beneficial for departments nationwide to encourage their managerial staff to begin really researching the ways in which the enterprise works. Maybe if a complete redesign were to transpire, the numbers of participants in corrupt behaviour would see a dramatic downturn.
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Ferguson Plot Included Assassinations, Blowing Up Arch: Report

Ferguson Plot Included Assassinations, Blowing Up Arch: Report | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Two men arrested last week on suspicion of acquiring guns and explosives to use at protests in Ferguson, Missouri, planned to blow up St. Louis' Gateway Arch...
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It’s not just Ferguson: US cops who kill are rarely indicted

Why is police misconduct so poorly recorded?
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Rashaad's curator insight, November 26, 12:19 AM

This is a topic that really rubbed me the wrong way. Not only the fact that I am a African American man, but the fact that this seems to be the new trend when it come to police shooting young men of the African American community. Do to the fact that something similar just happened to Trayvon Martin, and then now this is mind-blowing to me. Of course I was not there and do not know exactly what happen between the two men, but I do not believe that there is any excuse to have to shoot an unarmed man to death. There is nothing that I can think of that will ever justify that. Especially taking into consideration how old Mike Brown was. Now on top of that there is no criminal action tat is being taking place to have the officer serve time for his crime is horrible. Now there’s a family out there that just lost their baby boy and there is no justice being served for them, which I couldn’t even imagine going through. Based on everything that has been going on lately with the justice system and letting all these cops get off with no consequence is definitely something that needs to change. They are held to a higher standard in the community and should know how to handle situations in ways that don’t end lives. 

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Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests.
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5-foot-tall ‘Robocops’ start patrolling Silicon Valley

5-foot-tall ‘Robocops’ start patrolling Silicon Valley | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Autonomous “Robocop”-style robots, equipped with microphones, speakers, cameras, laser scanners and sensors, have started to guard Silicon Valley.
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Karmen Louise Tobin's curator insight, November 24, 9:20 PM

This is so weird. I wondered if this would ever happen actually having robots serve as security and even law enforcement to gather data.

 

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Militant group cash rewards for 'location' of Darren Wilson

Militant group cash rewards for 'location' of Darren Wilson | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A self-proclaimed 'militant resistance' group has posted a series of incendiary tweets ahead of the decision of a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo, on charging the officer over shooting Michael Brown
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Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign from police force, sources say

Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign from police force, sources say | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, sources say.
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Rashaad's curator insight, November 26, 12:29 AM

After reading this article, I do not believe that there is any type of remorse for his actions at all. I don’t expect him to just have a sob story and apologize to the family every chance he gets, but for him to truly believe that he did nothing wrong is a little obscured. He took the life of a young man that was unarmed and as a trained police officer; I know that he did not have to shoot to kill Mike Brown. Looking at the fact that he would want to resign for the safety of the his fellow officers does make sense, but at this point I d not think it makes a difference if you look at all the horrible actions taking place by the people of Fergusson. 

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Albuquerque police lieutenant advertises “Killology” classes

Troubling email was sent just days after city agreed to DOJ consent decree to reduce police shootings
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This just exacerbates the perception that policing is becoming militarized: Grossman isn't helping the police deal with this crisis of trust.  In the eyes of the public, we can't seem to place the emphasis on things like "killology"--yes, we're trained to use force to stop violence, but we should be emphasizing just that--stopping violence.  Our goal should not be to kill, though that is the inevitable result sometimes.  As long as we keep using Grossman's metaphor of the sheep dog, it's easy to act as if the "sheep" have no say in how we do our jobs.  Only by including real people in the problem will we find the problem to improving public trust.

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Suicide, murder, despair. Coalition government makes its mark on prisons

Suicide, murder, despair. Coalition government makes its mark on prisons | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Justice minister Chris Grayling is imposing a ‘more Spartan’ prison regime — with deadly consequences.

Via Darcy Delaproser
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Making Dumb Groups Smarter

Making Dumb Groups Smarter | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Since the beginning of human history, people have made decisions in groups. As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. If so, then three heads should be better than two, and four better still. With a hundred or a thousand, then, things are bound to go well—hence the supposed wisdom of crowds. The […]
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CHP nude photo scandal: When can police search your phone?

CHP nude photo scandal: When can police search your phone? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The answers can be murky as interpretations of the Constitution catch up to technology. A recent Supreme Court decision requiring law enforcement agencies to get a warrant to search a suspect's smartphone still leaves gray areas and the recent Dublin CHP nude photo scandal raises concerns.
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