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The private investigator who spies using drones

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Aerial vehicles are the latest tool for private detectives – but for how long? Rose Eveleth reports.

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Private Investigators's curator insight, June 24, 2015 3:57 PM

"As drone use becomes more popular, there will surely be more restrictions to come."



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America’s dumbest criminal laws

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These nonsensical measures hurt innocent people and cost the state lots of money.

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Steven M. Sweat's curator insight, June 26, 2014 1:53 PM

Good discussion here about how broad, sweeping criminal laws that are passed as a "knee jerk reaction" to some tragic event often fall short of being "just".  Criminal laws are meant to punish and deter crimes but, judges and juries need to have flexibility to adjudicate offenses on a case by case basis rather than having "one size fits all" policies on things like sentencing.


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Is this the Standing Army the Founders Warned Us About?

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Battlefield USA: American police ‘excessively militarized' - ACLU study  RT.comJune 24, 2014 Inheriting both the weapons and the mindset of the US military, police are becoming militarized and ‘hyper aggressive’ in their approach to maintaining security on the streets of America. New study calls on police not to treat people as ‘wartime enemies’. The tragic…

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Georgia to stop asking about applicants' criminal past for state jobs - Chattanooga Times Free Press

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Chattanooga Times Free Press Georgia to stop asking about applicants' criminal past for state jobs Chattanooga Times Free Press Georgia is poised to become the first state in the Deep South to "ban the box," or stop asking potential employees about...
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Alabama chief justice says First Amendment is only for Christians ...

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The video of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's address to the Pastors-for-Life in Mississippi conference last January has gained recent notoriety, thanks to the judge's amazing assertion that only Christianity is entitled to ...
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Big business spends to unseat NC Supreme Court Justice Hudson - WRAL.com

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News & Observer Big business spends to unseat NC Supreme Court Justice Hudson WRAL.com The two-pronged attack could, if successful, have the unusual effect unseating an incumbent justice in her May nonpartisan primary at a time when most voters are...
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Backlog in Toronto police criminal-background checks puts jobs at risk

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The Toronto Police Services Board is grappling with how to manage a backlog in police background checks that grows by 200 new requests each day and reached almost 17,000 requests last year.

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Greg Wilson's curator insight, February 11, 2015 1:50 PM

The solution to this problem is pretty straightforward and I am sure that Toronto Police Service is working towards the same goal.  There are currently dozens of private fingerprinting agencies in Toronto and the surrounding area that are accredited, by CCRTIS a division of the RCMP, to process VSS fingerprint-based checks.  The bottleneck is that to comply with the CCRTIS regulations the individual must first go to a police service and then be referred to a fingerprint agency.  If all VSS applicants had to first go to the private fingerprint agency, all the police service would have to do is receive the search results and issue the certificate to the VSS agency.  Reliability Screening Solutions itself has enough manpower in Toronto to easily handle the current VSS backlog.  I am optimistic that the workflow for VSS checks will soon change so that these checks can be processed without the need for police service additional funding.

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The solution to this problem is pretty straightforward and I am sure that Toronto Police Service is working towards the same goal.  There are currently dozens of private fingerprinting agencies in Toronto and the surrounding area that are accredited, by CCRTIS a division of the RCMP, to process VSS fingerprint-based checks.  The bottleneck is that to comply with the CCRTIS regulations the individual must first go to a police service and then be referred to a fingerprint agency.  If all VSS applicants had to first go to the private fingerprint agency, all the police service would have to do is receive the search results and issue the certificate to the VSS agency.  Reliability Screening Solutions itself has enough manpower in Toronto to easily handle the current VSS backlog.  I am optimistic that the workflow for VSS checks will soon change so that these checks can be processed without the need for police service additional funding.

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PoliceMisconduct.net

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A Cato Institute project to gather reports of allegations of police misconduct and find policies that improve ethics and professionalism.

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Larry Rattner's curator insight, December 15, 2014 7:35 PM

The daily recap for December 3, 2014.

 

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Watchdog report: Five candidates with criminal records on local ballots - Wausau Daily Herald

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Watchdog report: Five candidates with criminal records on local ballots Wausau Daily Herald At least five candidates running for public office in Marathon and Lincoln counties have criminal records ranging from disorderly conduct to repeat-offense...
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Lawmaker wants to pass bill making it illegal for crimes to be recorded - WCBD

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Lawmaker wants to pass bill making it illegal for crimes to be recorded
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South Carolina Senator Vincent Sheheen is proposing a bill that would make it illegal for someone to record a crime on their cell phone.
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Lawmakers call for college student background checks - The Daily Times

Lawmakers call for college student background checks The Daily Times WHEELING - West Virginia colleges and universities would gain the power to conduct criminal background checks on both current and prospective students under one of the first bills...
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YOUR VIEW: 'But we did a background check' - Wicked Local

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YOUR VIEW: 'But we did a background check' Wicked Local When Massachusetts State Police announced recently that they had fired Kate Corbett, when it was discovered that the analyst who worked at a state drug lab did not have the degree in chemistry...
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Smith: Past criminal history should not limit job opportunities - Houston Chronicle

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Smith: Past criminal history should not limit job opportunities Houston Chronicle According to one recent study, more than 65 million Americans - or approximately 25 percent of the population - has been either arrested or convicted of a crime, the...
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"No Background Checks Mean Felons at the Fair"

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Companies that have hired sex offenders in the past are operating at fairs and carnivals in the Portland area.

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Background Checks's curator insight, July 24, 2014 1:55 PM

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Political campaigns and private investigators

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FOX23 has an exclusive look at political campaigns and how far their opponents are willing to go to get an edge.

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The tragic, maddening failure of America's juvenile justice system

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We need reform. Now. (RT @MackVicki: The tragic, maddening failure of America's juvenile justice system http://t.co/dSpbjOQD1G)
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The Case of the Missing White-Collar Criminal - Bloomberg View

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After the savings-and-loan bust of the 1980s, more than 1,000 people were charged, and more than 100 company officers and directors served prison terms.
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What Do You Do When an Employee Fails a Background Check? - Workforce Management

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What Do You Do When an Employee Fails a Background Check?
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What are common practices that employers follow when a current employee turns up with a failed background check?
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Ed Monahan: Public defenders are crucial to fair criminal justice system - Lexington Herald Leader

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Lexington Herald Leader Ed Monahan: Public defenders are crucial to fair criminal justice system Lexington Herald Leader Thanks to all who work for a fair, just and balanced criminal justice system, legislators, judges, prosecutors, criminal...
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Top 10 Background Screening Trends in 2014

The “Ban the Box” movement to eliminate questions about criminal records on initial job applications to give ex-offenders a more-level playing field when looking for work tops the 2014 list. ("Top 10 Background Screening Trends in 2014"...
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Cop Shoves a Gun in a Teen’s Face in a McDonald’s Drive-thru, for Taking Too Long

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"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton When sociopaths with guns are claiming to 'protect and serve' you, something has gone terribly wrong.

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Lawmakers Call for College Student Background Checks - Wheeling Intelligencer

Lawmakers Call for College Student Background Checks Wheeling Intelligencer WHEELING - West Virginia colleges and universities would gain the power to conduct criminal background checks on both current and prospective students under one of the...
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10 Reasons Why Privacy Matters

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Why does privacy matter? Often courts and commentators struggle to articulate why privacy is valuable. They see privacy violations as often slight annoyances. But privacy matters a lot more than that

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Rock Hill sex-conduct suspect owned business, has criminal history in Calif. - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

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Report - Lifetime of Punishment: The Impact of the US Drug Ban on Welfare Benefits

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A new report by The Sentencing Project finds that the nation’s “war on drugs” posture of recent decades may have a devastating impact on the health and safety of women and children of color and their communities. The report, A Lifetime of Punishment: The Impact of the Federal Drug Ban on Welfare Benefits, concludes that a provision of the 1996 welfare reform legislation passed by Congress subjects an estimated 180,000 women in the 12 most impacted states to a lifetime ban on welfare benefits. Highlights from the report:12 states impose lifetime ban on welfare and food stamp benefits for all drug offenders; 25 others impose partial banRacial disparities in drug war produce adverse effect on communities of color. No evidence that the ban prevents drug abuse or welfare fraud


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