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Houston Police Department Announces End To No-Knock Police Raids

ABC13: HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says ‘no-knock’ warrants will end on his watch after the controversial raid that left a man and his wife dead on the southeast side. The announcement came during a town hall meeting Monday night hosted by the Greater Houston Coalition of Justice. Acevedo added that any exceptions to that rule will be circumstantial, and he’ll know about it. He also promised a new policy, stating that undercover officers will wear body cameras d...
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New law yields secret police files on groping, sex with a minor, other misconduct

A San Diego County college police officer quietly left his job in 2016 after he was accused of fondling part-time dispatchers. A veteran Pomona police officer resigned under pressure in 2016 for having sex with an underage waitress he met while on duty. And two Brea police officers were allowed to resign for dishonesty — one sold Brea police patches on eBay for $95 each while on duty, and the other failed to arrest a former girlfriend he suspected of driving drunk. Records detailing the miscondu...
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Details on officer misconduct emerge as departments begin sharing secret police files under new law

A San Diego County college police officer quietly left his job in 2016 after he was accused of fondling part-time dispatchers. A veteran Pomona police officer resigned under pressure in 2016 for having sex with an underage waitress he met while on duty. And two Brea police officers were allowed to resign for dishonesty — one sold Brea police patches on eBay for $95 each while on duty, and the other failed to arrest a former girlfriend he suspected of driving drunk. Records detailing the miscondu...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, California, Ebay, Police, Sport, Soccer, San Diego County, LexisNexis, Palm Springs, Southern California, Pomona, Perez, Orange County Superior Court, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Bogosian

Met police spending on plastic bullets triples in a year

Other UK forces also increase spending despite fact that such ammunition has never been used in BritainThe Met police have tripled their spending on plastic bullets in a single year, according to figures seen by the Guardian.The Met spent more than half a million pounds on the ammunition in 2017 – more than three times the average annual spend for the previous five years. Continue reading...
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Noida Police FIR against Uber for negligence, poor police verification for drivers

The Bisrakh Police Station in Noida has filed an FIR against Uber under the Section 336 (Act endangering the life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code, reports the Indian Express. This has been filed for negligence, the lack of a real-time monitoring system and failing to do... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Uber, News, Internet, Police, Government, Noida, Online Cab booking, UP Police, Police Verification, Bisrakh Police Station, Indian Penal Code

The NYPD’s DNA dragnet

New York City police have employed the equivalent of DNA dragnets, combining voluntary with covert (e.g., grabbing a discarded cup) collection methods. Thus, before identifying a suspect in the Howard Beach jogger case, “the NYPD collected well over 500 DNA profiles from men in the East New York area….But things get worse from there. For those people excluded from the jogger case, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the city’s crime lab, permanently keeps those profiles in their databank [...
Tags: Privacy, Law, NYC, Police, New York City, Uncategorized, Surveillance, New York Daily News, East New York, Police Unions, Allison Lewis, Howard Beach

Sajid Javid warns EU counterparts of joint policing 'disruption'

Minister says no deal is in place for extradition, data sharing and arrest warrants after BrexitThe home secretary, Sajid Javid, has urged his EU counterparts to prepare for the eventuality that current joint policing systems could discontinue on 30 March because of a no-deal Brexit.The EU and the UK have produced similar contingency plans for no-deal arrangements but Javid has now written to member states appealing for them to “minimise operational disruption” by ensuring measures are in place ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Police, Eu, European Union, Sajid Javid, Brexit, Javid

Art Acevedo: Officer Lied In Affidavit Before Deadly Houston Raid

News from Texas: A lead investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a Houston home in which two residents were killed and four undercover officers were shot and wounded during a gun battle, the city’s police chief said Friday. In the search warrant that was used to justify entering the home, officers with the Houston Police Department’s narcotics unit had alleged that a confidential informant had bought heroin at the house the day before the Jan. 28 raid. The informant had also a...
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Officer’s Gun “Goes Off” During Response To Hoax Threat At Middle School

News from Florida: A false threat made to Jefferson Davis Middle School prompted Jacksonville police to swarm the campus Thursday afternoon, according to a Duval County Public Schools spokeswoman. During the police response, an officer’s gun accidentally discharged outside the school, authorities said. About 3:50 p.m., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, 911 dispatch received two calls reporting there had been a shooting at the school. Officers arrived in full force to investigate an...
Tags: Florida, Police, Military, Middle School, Jacksonville, Sheriff s Office, Jacksonville Sheriff s Office, Duval County Public Schools, Jefferson Davis Middle School

John Stalker obituary

Greater Manchester deputy chief constable controversially removed as head of the ‘shoot-to-kill’ inquiry into the RUCNo police officer below the rank of commissioner or chief constable achieved a higher profile over the last half century than John Stalker, former deputy chief constable of Greater Manchester, who has died aged 79. First, as the person at the centre of the “Stalker affair” during the Northern Ireland Troubles and then as a broadcaster and writer, he was a key figure in the shaping...
Tags: Television, Media, Police, UK News, Newspapers, UK criminal justice, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Northern Ireland, MI5, John, Theresa, John Stalker, Chadderton, Miles Platting

Chicago police seek follow-up interview with 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett

Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett's report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday. Smollett, 36, an openly gay African-American performer who plays a gay character on the musical hip-hop TV drama "Empire," ignited a furor on social media last month when he reported he had been attacked on the street by two men ye...
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North Macedonia police break up migrant smugglers ring

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they’ve broken up a criminal ring of migrant smugglers and filed charges against 21 people, including a police officer, for illegal trafficking. Police said Saturday they raided 20 locations in four cities, including the capital, Skopje, detained 17 people and seized several cellphones, weapons and […]
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Aurora, Ill., Officials Say One Dead In Shooting Incident

A gunman was reported Friday afternoon at a manufacturing company. Police said later that he had been apprehended and no longer posed a threat. Several people are reported wounded including police.
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"While we haven’t found any video documenting the alleged attack, there is also no evidence to say that this is a hoax."

Say the Chicago police, quoted in WaPo.Chicago police have said they’re investigating the alleged assault against ["Empire" actor Jussie] Smollett, who is black and openly gay, as a possible hate crime. Smollett told police he was attacked around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29 by two people who yelled racial and homophobic slurs, tied a rope around his neck and poured a chemical substance, which he believes to be bleach, on him. According to Smollett, at least one assailant told him “this is MAGA country” du...
Tags: Crime, Law, Abc, Police, Chicago, Trump, Chicago Police, Jussie Smollett, Robin Roberts, CPD, Smollett, Ann Althouse, Maga, Tonja Renée Stidhum, WaPo Chicago, Jussie -RSB- Smollett

Police roundup

“Twenty-five years of developments in both the law and social science show that a police command to ‘stop’ is more than a mere request for information.” Courts should handle accordingly [Ilya Shapiro on Cato amicus brief in Cisse v. New York, New York Court of Appeals] Procedures must be followed: “Murder suspect tries to turn himself in at New Orleans jail, but deputies demand proper ID” [Matt Sledge, The Advocate] New project aims to educate public on how to navigate oft-complex police co...
Tags: Google, Law, Police, Uncategorized, New Orleans, Waze, Steve Silverman, ABA Journal, Cato, Cisse, CALEB BROWN, Ilya Shapiro, Scott Shackford, Cato Research Briefs, Jonathan Mummolo, New York New York Court of Appeals

Spirited away: Canadian thieves steal more than $9,000 in iceberg water

Police investigate a case of 30,000 litres of valuable iceberg water – intended for vodka productionPolice in Canada are investigating a chilling theft in a Newfoundland community after the disappearance of 30,000 litres of valuable iceberg water.Thieves are believed to have covertly pilfered the water from a storage facility in the coastal town of Port Union last week. The water was intended for vodka production, said police. Continue reading...
Tags: Police, Canada, Newfoundland, Port Union

The Guardian view on Shamima Begum: return and face the consequences | Editorial

The pregnant 19-year-old left the UK voluntarily, but is also a victim who should be helped to come backThe remarks made by the 19-year-old British Islamic State recruit Shamima Begum to a journalist in a refugee camp in eastern Syria are horrifying. She described being unmoved by the sight of a severed head, showed no sympathy for executed hostages, and said she had no regrets about her decision to leave the UK. We do not yet know whether she played any role during her four years with Islamic S...
Tags: UK, London, Police, Islamic State, UK News, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, UK security and counter-terrorism, Metropolitan Police, Times, Bernard Hogan Howe, Raqqa, Ben Wallace, Wallace, Shamima Begum

Beyond GIGO: how "predictive policing" launders racism, corruption and bias to make them seem empirical

"Predictive policing" is the idea that you can feed crime stats to a machine-learning system and it will produce a model that can predict crime. It is garbage. It's garbage for a lot of reasons. For one thing, you only find crime where you look for it: so if you send out the cops to frisk all the Black people in a city, they will produce statistics that suggest that all concealed weapons and drugs are carried by Black people, in Black neighborhoods. But once you feed that biased data to an...
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LAPD, FBI arrest dozens of alleged gang members in early morning San Fernando Valley, South L.A. raids

FBI agents and SWAT teams descended on dozens of homes across Los Angeles early Wednesday targeting members of two violent street gangs allegedly involved in drug trafficking and shootings of both rival gang members and police officers. The raids swept up 38 people who law enforcement officials said were members of either Florencia-13, a gang based in South L.A. that’s associated with the Mexican Mafia, or the Vineland Boys, a San Fernando Valley-based gang founded in the 1980s. Indictments unse...
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How White People Survive Their Encounters With Police

Florida woman threatens to sic KKK on black cop, is still alive.
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UK political groups spied on by undercover police – the list

Database shows overwhelming scale of spying on leftwing and progressive groups Undercover police officers have spied on more than 1,000 political groups since 1968. However, no official list of these groups has been published.This database is an attempt to compile such a list. It is a work in progress and will be updated as more information is made public. The aim is to make more visible the nature and scope of a covert operation that has spanned more than four decades. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Activism, Police, UK News, Socialism, Undercover police and policing

5 Polices de Caractères Vectorielles pour la Saint Valentin (gratuit)

Pour changer des classiques bouquets de fleurs et autres boîtes de chocolats comme cadeaux de Saint Valentin, Adobe propose aux amoureux de le dire avec de belles lettres typographiques comme celles réalisées par des artistes de ‘caractère’. Dites-le avec des typos C’est en collaboration avec FontSelf, un spécialisé dans la vente de polices de caractère que l’éditeur Adobe vient de mettre en ligne sur le site AdobeIllustratorCC une sélection de typographies créatives pour illustrer vos petits mo...
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Austerity causing stress and trauma to officers, say police

Call for more government funding as survey finds 80% of officers felt stress in past yearPolice officers have reported being driven to breaking point by the dual pressures of staffing cuts and rising demands, with a survey finding eight out of 10 had felt stressed in the past year.The survey by the Police Federation is part of a campaign to pressure the government to fund more officers on the beat after years of cuts. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Police, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Police Federation

NYPD Wishes Google, Waze Had Never Heard Of This First Amendment Thing

I like it when police try their cease-and-desist intimidation tactics on somebody who understands their rights.
Tags: Google, Law, Police, Waze, Nypd, First Amendment, Cease & Desist Letters

The Interpreter: When Facebook Spread Hate, One Cop Tried Something Unusual

With the social media company unresponsive, a police veteran in Germany is using shoe leather detective work to combat online misinformation and hate.
Tags: News, Police, Germany, Social Media, Facebook Inc, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Rumors and Misinformation

Forget police helicopters, California cops are using drones to spot suspects

Police drones deployed by California’s Chula Vista Police Department helped lead to the arrest of 14 suspects over a five month study. It's a glimpse of the future of drones in law enforcement. The post Forget police helicopters, California cops are using drones to spot suspects appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, California, Police, Trends, Drones, Emerging Tech, Chula Vista Police Department

Sheffield council says sorry for misleading residents over tree felling

Ombudsman finds authority ‘deliberately set out not to reveal true advice’ about alder treeSheffield council has apologised after a year-long independent investigation found it “deliberately” misled residents over the city’s street tree-felling programme.A resident, Sally Goldsmith, questioned the decision to remove an alder tree in Aldam Way, Totley, and was told by a council contractor in August 2017 that removal was recommended because of “decay within the stem”. It added that an independent ...
Tags: Protest, Police, Environment, UK News, Trees and forests, Local Government, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Sheffield council, Sally Goldsmith, Aldam Way Totley

The Bullies Of The Raleigh, North Carolina, SWAT Team

Reason: This week a North Carolina mom told the Raleigh City Council that police “terrorized” her parents and her 6-year-old special-needs son. A Selective Enforcement Unit (SEU) team—Raleigh’s version of SWAT—had a warrant to search Michael and Wanda Clark’s home last November. Michael’s nephew, Brian Clark, was a suspect in a recent armed robbery. Police found a box Brian had left at the scene of the crime with his uncle’s name and address on it, Indy Week reports. So they paid a visit to the ...
Tags: Police, Military, Brian, North Carolina, Wanda, Michael, Raleigh, Clark, Michael Clark, Brian Clark, LaDonna, SWAT, Wanda Clark, Raleigh City Council, SWAT Raids, Bullies Of The Raleigh North Carolina SWAT Team

Two die after car collides with coach in London police chase

Man and woman killed as police responded to reports of aggravated burglary in HarrowTwo people have died after a car collided with a coach during a police pursuit in west London.The Metropolitan police said officers responded to reports of an aggravated burglary in Harrow, north-west London, at about 8.40pm on Sunday. As part of the response a pursuit began, with a police helicopter also called to assist. Continue reading...
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Another Cop Screw-up With Weapons-Mounted Lights

News from Colorado: A Denver police officer will be suspended for 10 days without pay for almost shooting a man in the head by accident. The Denver Post reports Asher Rose will begin his suspension later this month for the Dec. 15, 2017 incident. The officer joined the department in January 2017 and did not have any previous disciplinary issues. Investigators say Rose and another officer were responding to a report of a drunk man trying to stop traffic in south Denver. The man ran away and hid u...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, Police, Military, Denver, Firearms, Rose, Denver Post, Weapon-Mounted Tactical Lights, Asher Rose