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Wednesday, Feb 8

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How To Understand and Correct Police Perceptions of Race

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How do we clear our vision? In this essay for our Viewpoints series, experts in sociology and criminal justice discuss how police perceptions of threat and commensurate force can be distorted by racism.

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Biden Tackles Policing and Guns in State Of The Union Address

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In the wake of two tragedies, the beating and death of Tyre Nichols and a mass shooting in California, President Biden attempted to strike a balance in his State Of The Union address on crime, policing and guns.

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NYPD Officer Found in Critical Condition After Suspected Suicide Attempt

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This isn't the first incident of this kind this year in New York City: the Daily News reported that last week, a retired officer killed herself and her partner in a murder-suicide and in January, another young cop committed suicide.

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Additional Memphis Officers Fired, One Shared Photos Of Tyre Nichols

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City Attorney Jennifer Sink said Tuesday that 13 Memphis police employees are being or have been investigated in relation to the death of Tyre Nichols in total.

Oklahoma City Reaches Settlement with Women Raped by Former Cop

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Eight years after the former cop was found guilty of rape and other sex crimes, each victim party to the settlement will receive $18,500, totaling $129,500.

Violent Domestic Abusers Now Have A License To Kill

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Should known domestic abusers be able to own a gun? Billy Sinclair reacts to the recent Fifth Circuit decision in United States v. Rahimi in this column for our Viewpoints series.

New York Lawmakers Look To Lower DWI Blood-Alcohol Threshold

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Utah is the only other state to have implemented a .05 limit so far and has reported a decrease in alcohol-related crashes since its law took effect in 2018.

Court Rules Live Streaming Traffic Stop Protected by First Amendment

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The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a North Carolina town policy that banned video live-streaming police during traffic stops was in violation of the First Amendment.

Ubisoft Partnership Alerts Police Toxic Online Behavior

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The partnership involves sharing knowledge and expertise on harmful online interactions and fast-tracking information to the police in extreme cases, such as threats to life or potential serious harm.

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Alabama Corrections Lieutenant Charged with Civil Rights Violations and Obstruction

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A former Alabama Department of Corrections lieutenant, Mohammad Shahid Jenkins, has been charged with using excessive force and obstruction offenses by a federal grand jury.

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DC Office and Former Union Leader Arrested For Work Fraud

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Court documents allege Webster worked a second job at Whole Foods stores while clocking overtime hours at the MPD.

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Tennessee Police Chief Fired for Neglecting Sexual Misconduct Scandal

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An investigation found that Chief Burrel "Chip" Davis impeded the initial inquiry into sexual misconduct and "permitted if not encourged" misconduct within the department.

Tuesday, Feb 7

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Minnesota Jail Ordered to Reduce Capacity

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The Minnesota Department of Corrections ordered the Ramsey County Jail to reduce its inmate population to 324 from 360.

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Lawsuit Alleges D.C. Police Practiced Illegal ‘Jump Outs’

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A "jump out" is when officers leave their vehicles to stop someone without suspicion or probable cause, searching for a reason to justify the stop, similar to old stop and frisk practices.

Former Sergeant Sentenced to Life For Murder of Fellow Soldier

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A former US Army sergeant, Byron Booker, has been sentenced to life in federal prison without parole for the premeditated murder of a former soldier at Fort Stewart in Georgia. Booker, who admitted to killing Specialist Austin J. Hawk in…

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Texas Prisoners Hunger Strike Against Solitary Confinement

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The prisoners say they are frustrated with the administration's lack of action and the dehumanizing conditions they face.

Interpol Considering Policing the Metaverse

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The International Criminal Police Organization is looking into how to police metaverse crimes or define what those crimes are.

Corey Booker Hopeful For Some Bipartisan Progress On Police Reform

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The New Jersey Democrat isn't expecting a large piece of legislation but expects something, like a compromise on qualified immunity.

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Boston Officers Charged With Criminal Overtime Fraud

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Four Boston Police Department officers have been charged in connection with overtime fraud at the department's evidence warehouse.

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Memphis Police Chief Previously Trained With Israeli Forces

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Chief Cerelyn Davis and other members of the department's top brass participated in the training.

Monday, Feb 6

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New Jersey Lawmakers Could Pass Sextortion Bill

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New Jersey lawmakers have taken a step towards making sextortion a criminal offense in the state.

Kansas Court Reconsiders the Death Penalty

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Kansas has not killed anyone with capital punishment since 1965.

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Witnesses Testify in Miami Police Hearing

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Miami Police Chief Manuel Morales faced allegations of targeting department staff who reported internal affairs corruption and racism at a hearing in front of the city's Civil Service Board.

Friday, Feb 3

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Alabama Police Chiefs Dispute City Rankings In Recent ‘Most Dangerous Cities’ Report

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Two police chiefs in Mobile and Birmingham, Alabama have spoken out to dispute a recent report by MoneyGeek that ranked the cities second and third on a list of the most dangerous cities in the country in 2023.

Thursday, Feb 2

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Massachusetts Bill Proposes Reduced Prison Time For Organ Donors

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The donors would receive a reduction of 60 days to one year off their sentences and the program would be administered by a five-person committee.

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Bloomberg: Big City Police Headcounts Better Than 15 Years Ago

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A recent Bloomberg News analysis shows that police department headcounts nationally exceed those of 15 years ago when crime was much higher, even with staffing levels dropping during the pandemic.

Man Sues Florida Sheriff For ‘Wheel of Fugitive’ Social Media Series

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David Austin Gay alleges that he was wrongly portrayed as a fugitive from the law on three separate occasions while he was actually incarcerated.

Three PA Counties Exclude Probation Officers from Police Misconduct Law

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District courts in Cameron, Carbon and Elk Counties opted against including probation officers in a statewide police misconduct database or uploading current misconduct records, saying their participation is "voluntary."

Military Court Records Still Opaque After New Pentagon Rules

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The Department of Defense has issued guidelines for military branches to comply with a 2016 law aimed at making the military justice system more transparent, but the guidelines fall short of the transparency lawmakers were aiming for.

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California Coalition Proposes Eliminating School Police

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In California, activists and students have restarted a bid to eliminate the Los Angeles School Police Department from area schools.