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Interesting and critical accounting of Biden Administration's criminal justice work over first 100 days

This new lengthy Law360 piece, headlined "Biden Falls Short On Criminal Justice Reform In First 100 Days," provides a fittingly critical review of the Biden Administration's criminal justice work over its first 100 days in office.  I recommend the piece in full, and here are some highlights (along with an interesting graphic): President Joe Biden made a slew of campaign promises on the criminal justice reform front that he has made little progress on in his first 100 days in office, disappointi...
Tags: Law, Congress, White House, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Rahman, Jacobs, U S Department of Health and Human Services, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Vera Institute of Justice, Jen Psaki, Psaki


Spotting a liar isn't as easy as you think. Here's why verbal cues may be better indicators than nonverbal signs that someone is lying

Nonverbal cues like talking with your hands are not reliable indicators of a liar. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images Behaviors such as an averted gaze, fidgeting, and stuttering are commonly thought of as signs of lying. However, scientific evidence doesn't support that these nonverbal cues can prove someone is lying. Instead, listen to verbal cues and magnify the differences between what liars and truth-tellers say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Police thought that 17-y...
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Boston Dynamics Is Selling its 70-Pound Robot Dog To Police Departments

The New York Times reports on what the city's police department calls Digidog, "a 70-pound robotic dog with a loping gait, cameras and lights affixed to its frame, and a two-way communication system that allows the officer maneuvering it remotely to see and hear what is happening." Police said the robot can see in the dark and assess how safe it is for officers to enter an apartment or building where there may be a threat. "The NYPD has been using robots since the 1970s to save lives in hostage ...
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Far-right police officers have been serving all along - the Capitol riot just pointed them out

Security forces respond with tear gas after Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol. Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images Several off-duty cops were found to be at the Capitol riot on January 6. Three police experts told Insider they weren't surprised to see that. Law-enforcement agents have long had ties to far-right groups, they said, which the riot only exposed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. At a time when faith in American law enforcement was already at a re...
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BLM Sacramento Founder Wants Gun Training For Black Community: ‘We Need To Be Armed, We Need To Be Safe’

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BLM Sacramento Founder Wants Guns For Members: ‘We Need To Be Armed, We Need To Be Safe’

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BLM Sacramento Activist Seeking Gun Training: ‘We Need To Be Armed, We Need To Be Safe’

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Elon Musk’s Las Vegas Loop might only carry a fraction of the passengers it promised

Mark Harris Contributor Share on Twitter More posts by this contributor Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison as new $4B lawsuit against Uber is filed The risky first transatlantic flight of a Reaper drone In pandemic-free years, America’s biggest trade show, CES, attracts more than 170,000 attendees, bringing traffic that jams surrounding roads day and night.  To help absorb at least s...
Tags: Transportation, Column, Elon Musk, New York, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Hyperloop, Musk, Loop, Corbett, Clark County


The Brutal History of Spit Hoods, the Creepy Tool Cops Used on Daniel Prude

Daniel Prude was naked when Rochester, New York, police ordered him onto the snowy ground in March. The only thing besides handcuffs that officers placed on his body before he went unconscious? A white mesh bag commonly known as a “spit hood.”Prude, 41, died of homicide asphyxiation on March 30, after a week in a coma. His demise began after he experienced an apparent mental health crisis, prompting his brother, Joe, to place an emergency services call. Rochester Police officers who responded fo...
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NYPD Perfected Chilling Arrests Way Before Feds in Portland

It looked like one of the videos circulating from Portland, Oregon: Police officers surrounded a young woman and dragged her, kicking, into an unmarked van. But the footage, captured on Tuesday, wasn’t the feds. It was the New York City Police Department.Nikki Stone, an 18-year-old activist, was a well-known figure at recent racial justice protests, and at Occupy City Hall, a since-disbanded local protest camp geared at cutting police funding. A homeless transgender woman, she previously told Go...
Tags: News, New York City, Brooklyn, Portland, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump, Trump, Gothamist, Sunset Park, Wong, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Stone, Customs Enforcement ICE, Myrie, Gravesend Brooklyn, Jennvine Wong


Important review of just why "Prison Populations Drop by 100,000 During Pandemic"

The quoted portion of the title of this post comes from the headline of this Marshall Project piece that has its theme in the subtitle: "But not because of COVID-19 releases."  The article chronicles nationwide what seems to be the story at the federal level, namely that prison populations are going down largely because a lot fewer people are going in, not so much because a lot of new people are coming out.  Here are the details: There has been a major drop in the number of people behind bars i...
Tags: Law, Virginia, New York City, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Marshall Project, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Vera Institute of Justice, Douglas A Berman, Sentencing Project, Martin Horn, Nazgol Ghandnoosh, North Carolina Illinois, AP Instead, Bret Bucklen


Case Against Amy Cooper Lacks Key Element: Victim's Cooperation

The Manhattan district attorney's decision to charge a white woman with filing a false police report against a Black man in Central Park does not have the support of one key person: the victim himself.The man, Christian Cooper, has not cooperated with the prosecution's investigation. The woman, Amy Cooper, lost her job and was publicly shamed after a video Christian Cooper made on May 25 was posted online; it showed her calling 911 to claim an "African American man" was threatening her. ...
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Gun Violence Spikes in N.Y.C., Intensifying Debate Over Policing

More than a dozen people have been fatally shot, including a teenager at her college graduation party and a clothing designer who was washing his car.
Tags: News, Bill, De Blasio, Murders, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Crime and Criminals, Police Department (NYC, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


kettling links

---"9 Instances of Excessive Force" ---"The various layers of armor, mechanization and remote operation that we see today alter the relationship between police and protesters from one of the police as neighbors who are defending communities to something that, fairly or not, begins to look like an impersonal army of occupation." --from "It Really Is Different This Time" ---(Fear of a Brown Planet) Reverse Racism by Aamer Rahman ---"The police largely see themselves as the designated and ...
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‘Strategic’ Well-Orchestrated Heists Seen Amid Protest Chaos

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police in a small San Francisco Bay Area community were about to help authorities in neighboring Oakland keep the peace during a protest when a more pressing crisis hit home: groups of thieves were pillaging malls, setting fire to a Walmart and storming a car dealership. By the time San Leandro officers arrived at the Dodge dealership, dozens of cars were gone and thieves were peeling out of the lot in $100,000 Challenger Hellcat muscle cars. Nearly 75 vehicles were stolen...
Tags: New York, News, Minneapolis, California News, Los Angeles, Walmart, Ap, Chicago, Long Beach, Dodge, Oakland, Andrew Cuomo, Richmond, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Walnut Creek


New York police take seconds to restore reputation for brutality

Driving vehicles into protesters demanding justice for George Floyd earned the backing of the mayor, but of few others * George Floyd killing – latest US updates * See all our George Floyd coverageIt doesn’t take long to blow up a reputation. In the case of the New York police department, an institution with an already troubled history, the clip lasted all of 27 seconds.It showed an NYPD vehicle in Brooklyn lined up against a metal barricade behind which protesters were chanting during Saturda...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, US, America, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Staten Island, Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo, George W Bush, De Blasio, Adams, Garner


Thousands of Complaints Do Little to Change Police Ways

In nearly two decades with the Minneapolis Police Department, Derek Chauvin faced at least 17 misconduct complaints, none of which derailed his career.Over the years, civilian review boards came and went, and a federal review recommended that the troubled department improve its system for flagging problematic officers.All the while, Chauvin tussled with a man before firing two shots, critically wounding him. He was admonished for using derogatory language and a demeaning tone with the public. He...
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Police across U.S. speak out against Minneapolis custody death

By STEFANIE DAZIO LOS ANGELES  — Murder. Brutality. Reprehensible. Indefensible. Police nationwide, in unequivocal and unprecedented language, have condemned the actions of Minneapolis police in the custody death of a handcuffed black man who cried for help as an officer knelt on his neck, pinning him to the pavement for at least eight minutes. But some civil rights advocates say their denunciations are empty words without meaningful reform behind them. Authorities say George Floyd was detained ...
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California Rushes To Try To Contain Coronavirus Among The Homeless

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Home to the largest homeless population in the country, California officials are rushing to get tens of thousands of people off the streets and into shelters and tents to slow the spread of the coronavirus among one of the most vulnerable and difficult-to-reach groups. There has been only one confirmed death among California’s estimated 150,000 homeless people, but authorities believe that without swift intervention, it’s only a matter of time before the virus sweeps th...
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Kobe Bryant's Widow 'Devastated' by Reports That Deputies Shared Crash Photos

Kobe Bryant's widow was "absolutely devastated" by reports that Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies had shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed, her lawyer said in a statement on Sunday.The allegations were first reported by The Los Angeles Times, which cited two "public safety sources," one of whom had seen one of the photos on another official's phone in a setting that was unrelated to the inve...
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L.A. County Sheriff's Department looking into reports deputies shared photos of Kobe Bryant crash

Two public safety officials told the Los Angeles Times that Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shared graphic photos from the scene of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others last month.The Times says it's unclear how many people saw the pictures, which allegedly showed the victims' remains, and whether deputies took the photos themselves or received them from someone else. One of the officials told the Times he saw a picture on someone else's cell phone,...
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A day with YouTube prankster Adam Saleh proved that the internet's A-listers have reached celebrity status

YouTube has given everyday people a way to make money off of videos on the platform since 2007, allowing a flurry of creators and users to turn online video into a full-time job. Since then, YouTube's most elite and popular creators have been able to achieve levels of fame and wealth akin to that of high-profile celebrities and models. One of those stars is Adam Saleh, a 26-year-old vlogger based outside of New York City who's known for recording pranks with his friends and documenting life wi...
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Bloomberg campaign plagiarized passages of its policy plans, report finds

Several plans copied material from news outlets and other groups, according to the InterceptCampaign said it has ‘added citations’Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign lifted portions of its policy plans from news outlets, not-for-profit organizations and policy groups, in some cases plagiarizing passages verbatim, according to the Intercept.At least eight plans or fact sheets put out by the Bloomberg campaign copied material from news outlets including CNN, Time, and CBS, and organizations ...
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Encouraging new data on reduced arrests for low-level offenses (while national crime rates continue to decline)

This new Wall Street Journal article gets my week off to an encouraging start.  The full headline of the piece sets for the essentials: "Arrests for Low-Level Crimes Are Plummeting, and the Experts Are Flummoxed: Data collected from U.S. cities revealed declines in driving and alcohol-related violations, disorderly conduct, loitering and prostitution." Here are excerpts: Major police departments around the country are arresting fewer people for minor crimes, according to a growing body of crimi...
Tags: New York, Law, California, New York City, Los Angeles, Fbi, Manhattan, St Louis, Baltimore, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Federal Bureau of Investigation, University Of Georgia, George Mason University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, University of California Irvine


Review of Elon Musk’s DC-to-Baltimore ‘Loop’ system reveals safety concerns

The Boring Company’s Loop transit system that aims to shuttle people in autonomous electric vehicles between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. fails to meet several key national safety standards, a review of its proposal reveals. The underground system appears to lack sufficient emergency exits, ignore the latest engineering practices and proposes passenger escape ladders that one fire safety professor calls “the definition of insanity.” Details of the 35.3-mile system , the first segment i...
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Meet Judith Harrison, The First Black Woman To Lead NYPD's Special Victims Unit

Deputy Chief Judith Harrison’s office is probably the only NYPD office painted a cheerful Pepto-Bismol pink. The walls, which are also lined with accolades and pictures from Harrison’s 22 years of service on the largest police force in the United States, were among the many things Harrison changed after being installed last November as the new head of the Special Victims Division. She is the first Black person and only the third woman to lead the unit in its history.But make no mistake: Harriso...
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The Morning Watch: ‘Game of Thrones’ Help Hotline, A Lawyer Breaks Down Courtroom Scenes & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, Game of Thrones cast members help people remember details from past seasons through a helpful new hotline. Plus, a lawyer breaks down how realistic courtroom scenes from famous TV shows and movies like The G...
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California Police Report Minuscule Number Of Racial Profiling Complaints

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that the board overseeing the tally wants departments to make changes to encourage more people to come forward. The panel’s most recent report found 17 percent of California’s law enforcement agencies reported not a single complaint in 2017. And of 659 profiling complaints that were filed in a state of nearly 40 million people, just 1...
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'El Chapo' likely heading for Colorado prison where no one has escaped

No one has broken out of Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, Colorado, since it opened in 1994 to house the most dangerous inmates in the U.S. prison system. "ADX is the kind of prison that was designed for a high-profile inmate like El Chapo," Larry Levine, a former federal inmate who is the director and founder of Wall Street Prison Consultants, said in a phone interview. "For someone like Guzman, the chances of escape from a facility like that are nil," said L. Thomas Kuchars...
Tags: News, Colorado, El Chapo, Guzman, Florence Colorado, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, El Chapo Larry Levine, Wall Street Prison Consultants, Thomas Kucharski


Noting the notable "new crop of reform-minded prosecutors"

Though I do not expect a new wave of progressive prosecutors to radically change American criminal justice system, I do hope they can and will be important contributor to whole new conceptions of how to approach crime and punishment in the USA.  This new AP piece talks about some of the notable new folks taking office this year, and here are excerpts: To get elected as a district attorney, sounding tough on crime used to be the most effective campaign strategy. But in recent years, district att...
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