Downtown LA's Parker Center, the long-time home of the LAPD, has been headed toward demolition for about a year now (the police moved to new headquarters nearby in 2009),...
Rob Duke's insight:
There's been so much good done by police, it's crazy to either say that all police are good; or to try to nullify all the good that has been done, (and continues to be done). Parker Center should be saved because it's historic to the City of Los Angeles and to the LAPD.
This article perpetuates a moral panic that does little to encourage the kind of dialogue that can result in improved police performance.
Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police. Waze is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking. Fifty million users in 200 countries turn to the free...
the Army leader to build high-performing and cohesive organizations able to effectively project and support landpower. It also creates positive organizational climates, allowing for individual and team learning, and empathy for all team members, Soldiers, civilians, and their families.
2-15. Three major factors determine a leader’s character: values, empathy, and the Warrior Ethos. Some characteristics are present at the beginning of the leader’s career, while others develop over time through additional education, training, and experience.
4-4. Character is essential to successful leadership. It determines who people are and how they act. It helps determine right from wrong and choose what is right. The factors, internal and central to a leader, which make up the leader’s core are—
4-42. Army leaders show a propensity to share experiences with the members of their organization. When planning and deciding, try to envision the impact on Soldiers and other subordinates. The ability to see something from another person’s point of view, to identify with and enter into another person’s feelings and emotions, enables the Army leader to better care for civilians, Soldiers, and their families.
4-43. Competent and empathetic leaders take care of Soldiers by giving them the training, equipment, and all the support they need to keep them alive in combat and accomplish the mission. During wartime and difficult operations, empathetic Army leaders share the hardships with their people to gauge if their plans and decisions are realistic. Competent and empathetic leaders also recognize the need to provide Soldiers and civilians with reasonable comforts and rest periods to maintain good morale and mission effectiveness. When a unit or organization suffers injuries or death, empathetic Army leaders can help ease the trauma and suffering in the organization to restore full readiness as quickly as possible.
4-44. Modern Army leaders recognize that empathy also includes nourishing a close relationship between the Army and Army families. To build a strong and ready force, Army leaders at all levels promote self sufficient and healthy families. Empathy for families includes allowing Soldiers recovery time from difficult missions, protecting leave periods, permitting critical appointments, as well as supporting events that allow information exchange and family teambuilding.
4-45. The requirement for leader empathy extends beyond civilians, Soldiers, and their families. Within the larger operational environment, leader empathy may be helpful when dealing with local populations and prisoners of war. Providing the local population within an area of operations with the necessities of life often turns an initially hostile disposition into one of cooperation.
B-35. To improve leader counseling skills, follow these general guidelines:
The Muskogee, Oklahoma Police Department just released the video from a fatal on-duty police shooting Friday (scroll down for video). The whole thing was
Rob Duke's insight:
The article illustrates why these shootings are misunderstood. The officer has a mindset that the suspect is armed and the suspect fleas when the officer feels the gun during a pat-down search. A short time later, the suspect drops the gun while apparently pulling it from his coat pocket. The suspect stops and turns toward the officer and bends to retrieve the gun. The officer perceives a threat and fires at the same time it's revealed that the suspect may still be intending to continue to run from the officer--but the officer has already perceived the threat and has begun shooting. Several rounds fly even as the man turns and runs a step or two away. It's still not clear to those who witnessed the shooting that the suspect had pulled the gun and that the gun is cocked. There are so many contradictions going on before, during and after the shooting.
While Sen. Dan Sullivan wants to prohibit agents of the Environmental Protection Agency from carrying guns — an idea triggered by what he describes as a reckless armed raid on miners in Chicken — an independent $50,000 state investigation commissioned by former Gov. Parnell concluded that the agents were not reckless and did not act inappropriately.
By Jonathan Sutton The Oklahoman MUSKOGEE, Okla. Police on Friday released body-camera video of a fatal officer-involved shooting outside a wedding. Police received a call about 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 16
Rob Duke's insight:
While there's a body cam, it's really difficult to see what's happening with the foot pursuit, but judge for yourself. I'll refrain from my comments until you've had a chance to read/view for yourself...
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says there are "bad cops" in the city and that it's his job to rid the force of them. He tells this to CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker in a report airing Sunday night on "60 Minutes."
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