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An Illustrated Guide to Writing Scenes and Stories – Electric Literature

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The writing workshop/lecture Wonderbook: Scenes is an edited version, using as its starting point the transcript of a version presented at the Arkansas Book Festival in 2014. Both before that event…
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Forget Coding: Writing Is Design’s “Unicorn Skill” | Co.Design

Forget Coding: Writing Is Design’s “Unicorn Skill” | Co.Design | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
In a new report, John Maeda explains why writing is a must-have skill for designers.
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Obama to request $263 million for police body cameras and training

Obama to request $263 million for police body cameras and training | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
The response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, has brought renewed attention to police tactics in the U.S. and methods to hold police accountable.
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Cities Want Cops to Wear Cameras, but Technology Could Heighten Distrust if Not Carefully Used

Cities Want Cops to Wear Cameras, but Technology Could Heighten Distrust if Not Carefully Used | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Wearing small recording devices could reduce violent confrontations, but without careful planning and better research, the attempt could backfire
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Cost of Canada's Policing Soars, Even amid Falling Crime

Cost of Canada's Policing Soars, Even amid Falling Crime | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
The Fraser Institute has found that despite 27 percent less crime between 2002 and 2012, crime-related costs increased by an average of 35 percent.
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Police Warn About Sexting

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The OPP in Essex County are once again reminding parents and caregivers to follow their youth online and on their cell phones. Police say that there has been a marked increase in the number of report...
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$5k ticket for streaking? Police warn frosh week rituals can be costly

$5k ticket for streaking? Police warn frosh week rituals can be costly | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Add mooning and prank calls to the list of back-to-school expenses university students should plan for.
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Drunk-driving Ontario mom led cops on brief chase with child in backseat, say police

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SunNewsNetwork.ca uses video, photos, and interactive tools to cover Canada's national and international news, politics, and varying opinions.
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How Ferguson Highlights the Dangers of For-Profit Policing

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Jeff Smith, a New School professor and former Missouri state senator, had a sensational op-ed in this weekend’s New York Times that dived into the economic forces that have helped shape the strife in Ferguson. His big point is that the local police have a strong financial incentive to arrest,...
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Ontario municipalities will soon be paying more for the OPP: minister

Ontario municipalities will soon be paying more for the OPP: minister | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
The governing Liberals say most municipalities that use Ontario Provincial Police for local law enforcement will see their policing costs go up over the next few years.
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Canadian police say they won't identify Paddy Power hacker - Independent.ie

Canadian police say they won't identify Paddy Power hacker - Independent.ie | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Ontario police have declined to reveal the identity of the person who stole data from gambling website Paddy Power.
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Toronto police to keep sharing non-conviction records | Toronto Star

Toronto police to keep sharing non-conviction records | Toronto Star | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Deputy police chief Michael Federico says the police will continue releasing non-conviction incidents in so-called vulnerable sector checks.
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What Being an Editor Taught Me About Writing

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I’m an editor at Random House, but for the last several years I’ve been writing around the edges of my day job: mornings, nights, weekends, wherever I can grab
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Writing Exercises Scientifically Proven To Redirect Your Life | Fast Company

Writing Exercises Scientifically Proven To Redirect Your Life | Fast Company | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Need to find a new direction or reclaim inspiration? Grab a pen and paper. These writing exercises can help.

Via Ariana Amorim
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Obama Calls for Policing Standards, Funding in Wake of Ferguson

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President Obama called for new standards for federal programs that equip local police departments with military gear, which had drawn criticism amid the police response to protests in Ferguson, Mo.
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An Argument for Smart and Compassionate Policing

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I argued strongly in my book, Arrested Development, and in this blog, for intelligent (smart), rational, data-based, controlled and compassionate policing. In a recent TED talk, Renee Mitchell make...
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Most municipalities will see OPP costs increase over five years: minister

Most municipalities that pay Ontario Provincial Police for local law enforcement will see their policing costs go up over the next five years, the governing Liberals said Thursday.
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Gun seizures at border spike in Southern Ontario this summer

Gun seizures at border spike in Southern Ontario this summer | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
The number of guns seized at the Canadian border in Southern Ontario jumped significantly this summer compared to the same time frame last year, the...
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Contain runaway pay of Ontario’s police and firefighters | Toronto Star

Contain runaway pay of Ontario’s police and firefighters | Toronto Star | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Wage increases of police, firefighters and paramedics are outstripping cost of living, rate of inflation and average of other public sector workers.
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Trigger happy

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THE shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, is a reminder that civilians—innocent or guilty—are...
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Critics decry 'militarization' of police in wake of Missouri death | Toronto Star

Critics decry 'militarization' of police in wake of Missouri death | Toronto Star | Info Carousel | Scoop.it
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, have been accused of excessive use of force as demonstrations take place following shooting of an unarmed man.
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Independent Review of the Use of Lethal Force by the Toronto Police Service

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Police say Race Based Data Collection project a success

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Ottawa Police have collected more than 60,000 traffic stop entries a year after the launch of a program to promote bias-free policing. A new report on the Race Based Data Collection, released Thurs...
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