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NYPD patrol guide clearly states members cannot use chokeholds

NYPD patrol guide clearly states members cannot use chokeholds | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
After several people were asphyxiated while in police custody, the NYPD forbade the use of chokeholds in 1983, stating it could only be used when an officer’s life was in danger. Former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly banned the use of chokeholds all together in 1993.
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Hamill: Widow of Staten Island dad who died after cop put him in chokehold remembers husband as 'gentle giant'

Hamill: Widow of Staten Island dad who died after cop put him in chokehold remembers husband as 'gentle giant' | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Esaw Garner, affectionately known as Pinky, says that cops killed her husband, Eric Garner, as they subdued him on a Staten Island sidewalk. Pinky says the beloved father and grandfather was nonviolent: 'His bark was always bigger than his bite.'
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Mountie's answer to pain: suicide

Mountie's answer to pain: suicide | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The beheading that took place on a Greyhound bus near Portage la Prairie in 2008 has claimed another... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Gang Seeks Recruits to Kill More NJ Police Officers: Memo

Gang Seeks Recruits to Kill More NJ Police Officers: Memo | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police in Jersey City are being warned after an internal department memo obtained by NBC 4 New York says a gang there is recruiting gang members across New Jersey to kill cops after a rookie police officer...
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Sheriff’s deputy texting before patrol car struck, killed cyclist in Calabasas

Sheriff’s deputy texting before patrol car struck, killed cyclist in Calabasas | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy whose patrol car fatally struck cyclist Milton Olin Jr. in Calabasas in December was texting shortly before the collision and may have been distracted, according to
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California death penalty ruled unconstitutional

California death penalty ruled unconstitutional | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney of Santa Ana was limited to a single case and had no immediate impact on executions statewide, which have been halted by federal courts since 2006 because of multiple problems in lethal injection procedures. [...] if upheld on appeal, the decision would end a California capital punishment system that has been approved by the voters three times - in 1972, 1978 and 2012, when an initiative to abolish the death penalty lost by four percentage points. Executions 'unlikely'For most condemned prisoners, "systemic delay has made their execution so unlikely that the death sentence carefully and deliberately imposed by the jury has been quietly transformed into one no rational jury or legislature could ever impose: life in prison, with the remote possibility of death," said Carney, a 2003 appointee of President George W. Bush. The issue could then head to the U.S. Supreme Court, which reinstated capital punishment nationwide in 1976 - four years after declaring all state death penalty laws unconstitutional - but in recent years has narrowed its scope somewhat, banning executions of juveniles and the mentally disabled. [...] Carney said the delays in California aren't caused by needless appeals or by the state's legitimate efforts to safeguard defendants' rights, but by the "dysfunctional administration of California's death penalty system." 2006 moratoriumIn 2006, a federal judge in San Jose halted executions statewide after finding that flaws in lethal injection procedures and staff training at San Quentin State Prison created an undue risk of a botched and agonizingly painful execution.
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Price tag is steep for anyone hoping to find out how Alaska corrections officials investigate prisoner deaths

Price tag is steep for anyone hoping to find out how Alaska corrections officials investigate prisoner deaths | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Deaths are not unusual inside Alaska correctional institutions. What does appear to be irregular, however, is the state's process for reviewing and documenting Department of Corrections procedures surrounding individual inmate deaths. And getting that information could cost you thousands of dollars.
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Political Favoritism Is Visible from Space, Study Finds

Political Favoritism Is Visible from Space, Study Finds | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The favor of a political leader can be seen from space, with nighttime lights increasing in regions of politically corrupt countries that see a hometown hero taking national power.
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Waiting for Dark: Inside Two Anarchists’ Quest for Untraceable Money | Threat Level | WIRED

Waiting for Dark: Inside Two Anarchists’ Quest for Untraceable Money | Threat Level | WIRED | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The inside story of two anarchists' quest to create ungovernable weapons, untouchable black markets, and untraceable money.
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UCLA settles claim by African American judge over traffic stop

UCLA settles claim by African American judge over traffic stop | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
UCLA has agreed to pay $500,000, including $350,000 in scholarships, to settle a claim by a prominent African American judge over alleged mistreatment and racial profiling by campus police during a traffic stop last year, officials announced Friday.
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Alaska police chiefs say legalizing marijuana will increase funding, training needs

Alaska police chiefs say legalizing marijuana will increase funding, training needs | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police says local police departments could end up spending $6 million next year if a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana passes in November.
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska: Parnell won't study pot measure ahead of vote | Business | Modesto Bee

FAIRBANKS, Alaska: Parnell won't study pot measure ahead of vote | Business | Modesto Bee | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Gov. Sean Parnell said he will not use state resources to study the implications of legalizing marijuana unless voters approve a pot initiative this fall.
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Woman Killed After Trooper Allegedly Runs Stop Sign

Woman Killed After Trooper Allegedly Runs Stop Sign | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A woman has died after her car hit a Pennsylvania State Police patrol vehicle that ran a stop sign. The Erie Times-News reports that 57-year-old Donna Platz of Edinboro died early Saturday morning.
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Amber Castaneda's comment, July 11, 2014 6:22 PM
I would hope for this case/accident that they (the police) preformed all the necessary tests on the trooper who was involved in the accident as they would do to every other person involved in an accident (breathalyzer/drug tests anything that could impair your ability). Since it was stated clearly in the article the troopers were not on a call and had no plausible reason to run the stop sign, and since their actions led to the death of the driver and serious injury to the passenger charges should have been filed. I feel that if they were not to receive any charges that this would change the view on police by the people of the community and make them distrust authorities.
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Two cops pulled off streets, Staten Island DA looking into death of dad of six after NYPD cop put him in chokehold during sidewalk takedown — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Two cops pulled off streets, Staten Island DA looking into death of dad of six after NYPD cop put him in chokehold during sidewalk takedown — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A crisis over an unarmed man who died on a Staten Island street after a city cop grabbed him in a prohibited chokehold forced Mayor de Blasio to delay his Italian vacation Friday. Officers Daniel Pantaleo, with eight years on the force, and Justin Damico, a four-year veteran cop, were both put on desk duty a day after the death of Eric Garner, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.
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Instant relief leads to false confessions - Futurity

Instant relief leads to false confessions - Futurity | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
IOWA STATE (US) — Innocent people may confess to a crime they didn’t commit to avoid short-term distress without regard … Continued
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Amtrak Cop Punch Lands Marine in Hospital: Police

Amtrak Cop Punch Lands Marine in Hospital: Police | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
An Iraq War veteran from New York City who landed in the hospital after an assault during a backyard party is calling for his alleged assailant to be fired from his police officer job at Amtrak.
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BREAKING: Border Patrol Members Threaten Mutiny to Protect Protesters

BREAKING: Border Patrol Members Threaten Mutiny to Protect Protesters | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Border Patrol agents reportedly told their superiors that they would "stand down" if the DHS used force to end the peaceful Murrieta demonstrations.
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CHP Seizes Medical Records of Woman Seen Punched

CHP Seizes Medical Records of Woman Seen Punched | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
An attorney says California Highway Patrol investigators have seized medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of the agency's officers on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
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Miami Police Officer & Lt. Scuffle During Traffic Stop

Miami Police Officer & Lt. Scuffle During Traffic Stop | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
What started out as a traffic stop ended up with a Miami Police officer and a Miami Police Lieutenant fighting with each other and having to be pulled apart by fellow officers.
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Man who executed rookie cop: 'I'm going to be famous'

Man who executed rookie cop: 'I'm going to be famous' | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A rookie Jersey City cop was ambushed and executed by a murder suspect who moments earlier boasted, “Watch the TV news later — I’m going to be famous,” authorities said Sunday. Officer Melvin Santi...
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America Fails the 'Rule of Law' Test

America Fails the 'Rule of Law' Test | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The U.S. doesn't even come close to meeting the standards articulated by its own army. Why isn't establishment Washington alarmed?
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Man Sues Feds After They Target Him for Photographing Rainbow Art | Threat Level | WIRED

Man Sues Feds After They Target Him for Photographing Rainbow Art | Threat Level | WIRED | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
When 86-year-old photographer James Prigoff paused to photograph a natural gas storage tank in Boston ten years ago, he was simply doing what countless of tourists have done before. The colorful tank, painted with a rainbow-like design, is a popular photo op. He had no reason to suspect his snapshot would prompt an ominous visit by a federal agent months later and the addition of his name to a government database of suspicious activity.
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Fairbanks Trooper Breaks Hand in Arrest of Passed Out Subject | Alaska Native News

Fairbanks Trooper Breaks Hand in Arrest of Passed Out Subject | Alaska Native News | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
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Ikea tells uniformed chief to disarm or leave store

Ikea tells uniformed chief to disarm or leave store | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
By Chris Gordon NBC Washington TAKOMA PARK, Md. — Takoma Park Police Chief Alan Goldberg said in 35 years in law enforcement he's never had a store tell him that he would have to leave his service weapon in the car or leave — especially when he was in his police
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