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Examining the possibilities of abuse of power without the constraint of New Public Administration.
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The Key to Change Is Middle Management

The Key to Change Is Middle Management | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
I studied large-scale change and innovation efforts in 56 randomly selected companies in the high-tech, retail, pharmaceutical, banking, automotive, insurance, energy, non-profit, and health care industries. My research found that the majority of the efforts failed. A hallmark of the successful 32% was the involvement of mid-level managers two or more levels below the CEO. In those cases, mid-level managers weren’t merely managing incremental change; they were leading it by working levers of power up, across and down in their organizations.
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1. Visions and ways to communicate it effectively;

2. Have some markers so people can gauge progress;

3. Organize so people can communicate across the organization;

4. Don't dawdle;

 

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California Sheriff Investigates 'Disturbing' Video of Suspect Being Beaten

The San Bernardino County, California, Sheriff's Office opened two investigations Thursday only hours after an NBC Los Angeles helicopter recorded deputies u...
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Why the Gettysburg Address Is Still a Great Case Study in Persuasion

Why the Gettysburg Address Is Still a Great Case Study in Persuasion | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
It was just a month after the inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln. He had not won a majority vote – far from it. He’d only won about 40% of the popular vote, and some states didn’t even put him on the ballot. He only scraped a victory thanks to a very close four-way race. But despite this unlikely beginning during turbulent times, Lincoln went on to become one of the country’s most revered presidents, and one of its best orators. His best-known speech is, of course, the Gettysburg Address. It’s often studied for its rhetoric, and deservedly so – there are gems of psychological persuasion hidden throughout.
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Baltimore Police used secret technology to track cellphones in thousands of cases

Baltimore Police used secret technology to track cellphones in thousands of cases | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Baltimore Police Department has used an invasive and controversial cellphone tracking device thousands of times in recent years while following instructions from the FBI to withhold information about it from prosecutors and judges, a detective revealed in court testimony Wednesday.
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Frame by Frame Look at Video of Walter Scott's Shooting

Frame by Frame Look at Video of Walter Scott's Shooting | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The cellphone video of the moments when an encounter between a South Carolina police officer and an unarmed driver turned deadly was a determining factor.
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Who Was Walter Scott?

Who Was Walter Scott? | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Walter Scott, the man whose fatal shooting by a police officer in South Carolina shocked America, was a father of four who was remembered as kind, outgoing, ...
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‘Disarm NYPD’ movement grows in New York

‘Disarm NYPD’ movement grows in New York | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A Free Press For A Free People Since 1997

Via jean lievens
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Maybe move to more CSO's and fewer armed officers....

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On Leadership, Suffering and The Sacrificial Leader - Linked 2 Leadership

On Leadership, Suffering and The Sacrificial Leader - Linked 2 Leadership | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
There is no gain without pain in many areas of our experience, and real leadership is no exception. On Leadership, Suffering and The Sacrificial Leader
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The Drug War, Not Terrorism, Brought Us Mass Surveillance

The Drug War, Not Terrorism, Brought Us Mass Surveillance | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Well, here's a corker: Federal officials from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are actually the source of our current domestic mass metadata collection madness, not the National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA got the idea from them. It turns out the DEA had been engaged in mass metadata collection of all phone calls originating from the United States to many foreign countries all the way back in the 1990s, a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Of course, the reason back then was to fight the unwinnable drug wars. The DEA needed to know about your call to your aunt who lives in Italy in order to track down international drug cartels, obviously.

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, April 7, 2015 10:57 PM

The drug war - coming to a school, workplace or home near you?
Watch this space!
 

MildGreen Initiative's curator insight, April 8, 2015 11:10 PM

I have reasonable cause to believe that the DEA may well have been tracking emails on drug policy and my movements.  In fact I would be damn well disappointed if they weren't.

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MADTV - Stupidest man in the world - YouTube

"so I came back from eating a sandwhich, the door was wide open, all my weed is gone"
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No Dispute Resolution for the underground economy....

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South Carolina police officer charged with murder after shooting man during traffic stop

The officer was arrested and jailed Tuesday night, a rarity for police after shootings.
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Ocala police officer dies after accidental shooting

Ocala police officer dies after accidental shooting | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
An Ocala police officer has died after he was accidentally shot during training.
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Terrible tragedy:

 

Always unload into a sand trap.  If one's not available, then the gun barrel should always be pointed downrange.  

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Why Do We Publicly Shame People Out of Their Jobs?

A common thread in your book is that people who are publicly shamed online often lose their jobs as a result. Why do the companies give in?
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The pervasiveness of the Moral Panic....

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The Police Are America's Terrorists

The Police Are America's Terrorists | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police do lots of things, much and maybe most of it laudable. One thing they do consistently and consistently well is engage in what amounts to state-sanctioned terrorism against American citizens, paid for by American tax dollars.

So why do we allow it?
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Pleeeeze! That's a ridiculous statement.  Talk about hyperbole.  The police are not terrorists, but we are in a period where folks are questioning what the role of police will be in the future.

 

Go watch the trailer for 1974's Death Wish with Charles Bronson.  Ask Leonard Goetz why he shot those men on the subway in 1984.  These were the days when any big city was a literal Gotham city with Gotham scale villains. Crime was a problem and the solution was the police.  We adopted new theory based upon Chicago School ideas that Economic Strain, coupled with socially disorganized areas led to deviant subcultures.  Kelling and Wilson gave us the Broken Windows Theory and the Kansas City patrol experiment that showed routine patrol to be insignificant, but focused policing that addressed easily identifiable and enforced "quality of life" issues like spitting on sidewalks and avoiding subway fairs, could also reduce big crimes like robberies, rapes, and murders.  CompStat came along just in time to tell us where crime occurred and helped us connect that with the "usual suspects".  Over 30 years, crime dropped dramatically.  Prison populations rose and now we've become aware that we went too far, put too many people in jail (past the time that it was effective), and it all costs way too much.

Yes, it's time for change, but remember that without the police and the efforts of the last 30 years, we'd still be living with Gotham style bad guys.  So, reform the police? Yes.  Call them terrorists? No.  Keep some perspective as we move forward.

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South Carolina police shooting: Dash cam video released - CNN.com

South Carolina police shooting: Dash cam video released - CNN.com | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Video from the patrol car of North Charleston's Michael Slager shows an initial traffic stop and early interactions between the officer and Scott.
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The present past

The present past | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
FOR something that ended 150 years ago on April 9th, America’s civil war is strangely newsworthy. Last month the Supreme Court heard a case that asked whether Texas should allow the Sons of Confederate Veterans to put a Confederate flag on their car licence-plates, and two white students were expelled from the University of Oklahoma for singing a song about lynching taught to them by a fraternity founded in the antebellum South.

Many Americans remain fascinated by the conflict. In 2002 the Library of Congress estimated that 70,000 books had been published about it, more than one a day since the war ended. This year at Appomattox courthouse in Virginia 1,000 volunteers will dress up to re-enact the surrender there of General Robert E. Lee.
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What Makes the Case of Walter Scott Exceptional? This Time, it Was Caught on Video

What Makes the Case of Walter Scott Exceptional? This Time, it Was Caught on Video | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Black men are disproportionately likely to be pulled over in North Charleston. Americans are killed by police far more than citizens of other countries. But officers seldom face charges.
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Black death has become a cultural spectacle: Why the Walter Scott tragedy won’t change White America’s mind

Black death has become a cultural spectacle: Why the Walter Scott tragedy won’t change White America’s mind | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
He was unarmed. He was shot in the back. He was a person. These facts should all matter — but they won't
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Good Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Be Nice

Good Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Be Nice | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
In my experience, tough and nice don’t have to be incompatible. The most successful strategists are tough and intensely curious: tabloid reporters without the mean streak.
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From the article:

Let the other person be smarter;

Nothing is lost by keeping things easy to follow;

Ask don't tell;

Don't argue so much;

It doesn't hurt to listen to everyone.

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Measuring the Return on Character

Measuring the Return on Character | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
character isn’t just something you’re born with. You can cultivate it and continue to hone it as you lead, act, and decide. The people who work for you will benefit from the tone you set. And now there’s evidence that your company will too.
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“They treated us as if we were murderers”: The trauma of an ICE raid

“They treated us as if we were murderers”: The trauma of an ICE raid | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
When ICE agents raided a New Bedford factory, 362 Latinos' lives were upended and the results were devastating

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Previous complaint against S.C. officer who shot Walter Scott

Previous complaint against S.C. officer who shot Walter Scott | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The police officer who is seen on video shooting Walter Scott multiple times in the back has faced complaints related to unnecessary use of force before.
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New FLIR Security Camera Turns Hours Of Footage Into Bite-Sized Clips

A security camera is a useful tool for providing evidence when something obvious happens in your home, but what’s happening during all the other hours it records that you simply don’t have time to watch every night? FLIR’s new FX Wi-Fi camera uses intelligent motion tracking to create a simultaneous replay of everything it’s captured happening throughout the day so you can easily review it in just minutes.
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New Bellevue police chief vows to 'walk the walk'

New Bellevue police chief vows to 'walk the walk' | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Bellevue's new police chief, 49-year-old Steve Mylett, says he plans to lead by example.
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Ah the politics at the top....

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The Latest Kentucky Riot Is Part Of A Long, Destructive Sports Tradition

The Latest Kentucky Riot Is Part Of A Long, Destructive Sports Tradition | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
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High arrests=low injuries

It's better to be prepared and pay the overtime up front, than to be unprepared and have your town burned to the ground.

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