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Examining the possibilities of abuse of power without the constraint of New Public Administration.
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I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people

I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
I pocket my black rage, and swap "hey girl" for hello. But in making others comfortable, I'm making myself sick
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Prisons' move to privatize inmate medical treatment spotlights tough choices in ensuring care

Prisons' move to privatize inmate medical treatment spotlights tough choices in ensuring care | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Months after he landed in Florida's Manatee County Jail, Jovon Frazier's pleas for treatment of intense pain in his left shoulder were met mostly with Tylenol

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The Perils of False Distinctions Between Juveniles and Adults in Prison

The Perils of False Distinctions Between Juveniles and Adults in Prison | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
When we focus criminal justice reforms only on teenagers, we suggest that there is an age at which it is appropriate for an individual to receive an excessively long sentence, and that the effects of that sentence may be more harmful to their dignity and human rights than it would be for an adult.

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Deputy who used excessive force on inmate fired, Pinellas sheriff’s office says

Deputy who used excessive force on inmate fired, Pinellas sheriff’s office says | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A detention deputy for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office was fired Tuesday for using excessive force on an inmate, according to a release.
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After Paris attacks, European police ponder better firearms

After Paris attacks, European police ponder better firearms | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
With the deaths of the three French officers during three days of terror in the Paris region and the suggestion of a plot in Belgium to kill police, European law enforcement agencies are rethinking how — and how many — police should be armed.
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Just when the American police are being criticized for being too well armed....

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The right to be left alone

The right to be left alone | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
LIKE others, your correspondent is not unduly paranoid about his privacy. He takes cybercrooks seriously, and practices all proper online precautions. But on retail...
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Explosive Rates of Mass Incarceration Called Major 'Civil Rights Issue of Our Time'

Explosive Rates of Mass Incarceration Called Major 'Civil Rights Issue of Our Time' | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The disproportionate mass incarceration of people of color in the United States, particularly of black men, is no accident, finds a new report from the Economic Policy Institute. It stems from deep racism in U.S. society—enacted through public policy, policing, a dual court system, media representations, and more—and constitutes "one of the most pressing civil rights issues of our time."

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America’s Children: The Trials of Growing Up in a Police State

America’s Children: The Trials of Growing Up in a Police State | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
After a year dominated with news of police shootings of unarmed citizens (including children), SWAT team raids gone awry, photo ops of militarized police shouldering assault rifles while perched on top of armored vehicles, and reports on how the police are using asset forfeiture laws to pad their pockets with luxury cars, cash and other…
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Police supporters collide with counter-demonstrators in Calif.

By Andy Furillo The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO The protests have been relentless, the criticism harsh, and all Dany Mohler has been able to do is absorb it. Her husband is a Sacramento sheriff's
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FAA no longer letting agents skip checkpoints after inspector arrested | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

FAA no longer letting agents skip checkpoints after inspector arrested | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration suspended a program on Saturday that allows its safety inspectors to skip security checkpoints while on the job, following the arrest of an FAA agent earlier in the week who was caught allegedly carrying a firearm in his bag. Continue reading →
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LA Sheriff: deputy misconduct data will be public

LA Sheriff: deputy misconduct data will be public | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Sheriff Jim McDonnell says his department will post statistics on use of force, citizen complaints and deputies disciplined for misconduct - but won't name officers.
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Crooked Narco Cops: 10 Outrageous Ways Police Have Enriched Themselves on the Drug Trade

Crooked Narco Cops: 10 Outrageous Ways Police Have Enriched Themselves on the Drug Trade | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
It's not surprising that some cops who interact with the narco-world decide to go crooked.
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Brooklyn DA to investigate alleged NYPD gun planting scheme | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Brooklyn DA to investigate alleged NYPD gun planting scheme | Brooklyn Daily Eagle | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Brooklyn DA to investigate alleged NYPD gun planting scheme
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Good Cop Bad Cop - YouTube

Patriotic Americans are going to have to take to the streets and Bill has some words of wisdom for law enforcement.

Via Randy L. Dixon Rivera
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Sanctimonious, but the message is on point.  I guess the message back is peaceably assemble, stay out of the streets, follow instructions, and we won't have a problem.

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Randy L. Dixon Rivera's curator insight, January 20, 2015 7:13 PM

Just saying ....  not   

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Islamic groups pressure NYPD to scrub anti-terrorism training documents

Islamic groups pressure NYPD to scrub anti-terrorism training documents | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
In what are believed to be closed-door meetings between top officials from the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and several activist groups such as the Co
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Stockton Bank Robbery Hostage Files Injury Claim Against City, Police Department

Bank of the West manager Kelly Huber walks with a cane six months after she was taken hostage and shot during the botched robbery. Her attorney, Michael Dyer, said she's had a gun pointed at her face four or five times by robbers, but this time she blames the police for putting her in the most dangerous situation in her life.
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A year after marijuana legalisation in Colorado, 'everything's fine' confirm police

A year after marijuana legalisation in Colorado, 'everything's fine' confirm police | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
It's been a year since Colorado became the first state in the US to legalise marijuana, and its impact on health, crime, employment and other factors can now be more empirically measured.
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New police radars can 'see' inside homes

New police radars can 'see' inside homes | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have quietly equipped their officers with handheld radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of suspects' homes to see where
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Speeding Police Cruiser Crashes Into Dunkin’ Donuts

Speeding Police Cruiser Crashes Into Dunkin’ Donuts | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A police officer suffered minor injuries after he crashed his police cruiser into a Dunkin' Donuts in South Jersey.

The Winslow Township Police Unit
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Judge Threatens To Impose A “Secret Jury” After Activists Try to Inform Jurors of Legal Rights

New York City, New York - According to multiple reports, Judge Katherine Forrest has threatened to impose a secret jury in the case of accused Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht, in response to jury nullification outreach that has been taking place outside the courtroom all week. For those who don’t know, jury nullification is basically the…
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St. Louis man charged with threatening police on Twitter

Associated Press ST. LOUIS A St. Louis man was charged Thursday with making threats against police and the St. Louis City Justice Center on Twitter. Jason Valentine, 35, faces 10 felony counts of
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Viewers comment on relationship between police and communities of color | PBS NewsHour

Viewers comment on relationship between police and communities of color | PBS NewsHour | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments about to two previously aired conversations between former police officers and community leaders exploring the often tense relationship between communities of color and the police. Continue reading →
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This is what happens when you lock children in solitary confinement

This is what happens when you lock children in solitary confinement | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
"That place mentally messed me up," a teen recalls of his 82 days in the hole. "I really wanted to die. I felt hopeless."

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Good Cop Files Lawsuit Against Corrupt Department That Told Him ‘If You Snitch, Your Career Is Done’

Good Cop Files Lawsuit Against Corrupt Department That Told Him ‘If You Snitch, Your Career Is Done’ | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
“Where are all the good cops?” Critics of police brutality and abuse of power often wonder this – sometimes aloud, often on social media.

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