PART 1 - Gilford NH Parent arrested for violating 2-minute speaking rule at school board meeting ]
apparently police work for the school board and can trespass people are their own accord.
Usually I oppose the uppity parental censorship that would limit student reading to the level of the most uptight puritanical drivel.
I would like to see more context of that **** to be able to judge if it did have any redeeming use.
Myself would not want to block students from reading it but I'd think that it would have to have been a complete dolt to not expect that most parents would object to such material.
A bill that would require newly acquired police cars to have cameras installed so traffic stops can be recorded was released by an Assembly committee Thursday.
A similar version of the bill was vetoed by Governor Christie in January.
The bill’s main advocate is Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, D-Gloucester, who proposed the legislation after a dashboard camera cleared him of a drunken driving charge. The arresting officer in that case was indicted on criminal charges of making a false arrest.
In 2012, Moriarty was arrested and charged with drunken driving but dashboard video showed that he did not cut off the officer or fail to perform the sobriety tests correctly.
Stop and Frisk: To See Its Value, See How Crime Rose Elsewhere
Heather Mac Donald is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the author of "Are Cops Racist?"
There have been no randomized, controlled experiments to test the efficacy of "stop and frisk." It is possible, however, to compare New York’s record in lowering crime with that of other cities that do not practice its proactive style of policing.
The New York Police Department’s critics favor High Point, N.C., Boston and Chicago as models the department should emulate. Boston’s crime rate is 4,107 crimes per 100,000 residents; High Point’s is 5,212 per 100,000 residents; New York’s is 2,257 per 100,000 residents. In 2010, Chicago’s murder rate was more than double that of New York.
San Diego has been another frequently invoked foil to New York. Franklin Zimring, a law professor at the University of California, has calculated that New York’s homicide rate would have been 73 percent higher in 2007, had New York’s black residents been killed with the same frequency as blacks in San Diego. New York’s 80 percent drop in crime since the early 1990s is twice as deep, and has lasted twice as long, as the national average, as Zimring shows in his recent book, "The City That Became Safe."
Only New York’s policing revolution, which began in 1994 and seeks to prevent crime before it happens, explains the distinction. Poverty and unemployment were higher in New York than in the nation as a whole over the last decade and a half. New York’s rates of drug use, income inequality and student failure did not go down.
What has changed is the city’s style of policing. Since 1994, the police department has deployed officers to areas where law-abiding residents were being most victimized and has asked those officers to intervene in suspicious behavior before a crime happens. Stop and frisk has been a vital part of that approach. David Weisburd, a George Mason University criminologist, found in a recent unpublished paper that those stops have been targeted with pinpoint precision to the street segments where crime is highest.
One purpose of stop and frisk is to deter criminals from carrying guns, in order to minimize spur-of-the-moment shootings. That deterrence has taken place. Street gangs now keep “community guns” in communal locations rather than on their person, to avoid a gun possession arrest if they are stopped. The city’s astounding homicide drop — 82 percent from 1990 to 2009 — is driven by a decline in gun crime, which disproportionately affects black males. In 2011, guns were used in 61 percent of all homicides, but 86 percent of black males between the ages of 16 and 21 killed that year died from gunfire, according to N.Y.P.D. data.
Being stopped when you are innocent is an infuriating, humiliating experience. New York’s officers need to better explain to stop subjects why they were accosted. And if a more powerful method of deterring crime is developed, the N.Y.P.D. should and would adopt it. But for now, New York’s most vulnerable residents enjoy a freedom from assault unknown in any other big city, thanks to the N.Y.P.D.’s assertive style of policing.
“When they put the handcuffs on I thought, `Wait a minute, this has got to be a joke,’” recalled Latoya Harris, describing the arrest of her 9-year-old daughter last May. “The look on my daughter’s face went from humiliation and fear, to a look of sheer panic.”
At the time, the girl was wearing a bathing suit and a towel, still damp from running through a neighborhood sprinkler. She was taken away in handcuffs by officers David McCarthy and Matthew Huspek, fingerprinted, photographed, but never charged with a crime. She was held at police headquarters for an hour before her frantic mother — who didn’t have a car — could retrieve the girl from her captors.
The stated purpose of the visit was to investigate a playground fight that had taken place a few days earlier. The actual purpose of the arrest was probably to serve some depraved impulse on the part of the officers to assert their supposed authority over an intimidated but uncooperative child.
A Baltimore City police detective who lied about a fictitious controlled narcotics purchase to get into a victim's home was sentenced Friday, prosecutors said.
Adam A. Lewellen was sentenced to three years in prison with all but six months of house arrest suspended and 300 hours of community service. He is also required to resign. He had pleaded guilty in March to perjury in an affidavit, and misconduct in office for obstructing and hindering an investigation.
An Arizona Department of Corrections officer could be facing charges in the death of his K-9 partner, "Ike."
Ike died last month after he was left locked inside a hot sport utility vehicle for several hours.
The results of the investigation into Ike's death were released Friday. In this report, Ike's handler, Officer Jesse Durantes, says it was an accident. He forgot the dog was in the back of the SUV when he parked it at the prison, then went home for the day.
Now he could face time behind bars for the tragic mistake.
"We were immediately called in to do a criminal investigation," said Doug Nick with the Arizona Department of Corrections.
The results of that investigation could land Durantes in jail on animal cruelty charges.
The day Ike died, Durantes left work early to take care of his sick child and said he had a lot on his mind.
According to the report, Durantes put Ike in the back of the SUV and forgot he was there. Durantes then parked the SUV at a prison lot and went home in his private car.
Ike had been in the back of the SUV for seven hours, before another officer discovered him -- dead.
The outside temperature that day was 98 degrees. An autopsy revealed Ike's internal temperature was 110 degrees and that he died of organ failure.
MIAMI, FL — In perhaps the largest case of contagious fire on record, a suspect’s vehicle was riddled with hundreds of bullets in a chaotic and frenzied show of police force following a pursuit. Witnesses emphatically said that the vehicle’s 2 occupants were trying to surrender, but that did not stop a total of 23 police officers from firing at least 377 shots at the vehicle. The officers’ wild volleys of bullets struck not only the suspects, but also neighboring houses, businesses, vehicles — even fellow police officers.
The situation occurred early in the morning hours of of December 10th, 2013. Questions about the use of force have lingered about this case for months.
A robbery suspect, Adrian Montesano, had his vehicle pinned between a utility pole and a tree following a pursuit at approximately 5:00 a.m. Dozens of officers had participated in the chase — so many that it worked to their detriment.
As the blue Volvo remained stationary, officers aimed their rifles towards it from every angle. For nearly 2 minutes, officers tensely waited with weapons aimed.
Suddenly, one of the officers opened fire. The gunshots caused other officers to join in. Roughly 50 shots were fired at once.
This would only be the opening volley. The real fireworks were yet to come.
The men inside the car managed to survive the initial onslaught. The driver was the only one suspected of a crime. The passenger’s only mistake was having the wrong choice of friends.
A witness, Anthony Vandiver, whose house had already been shot by police in the initial blasts, ran to an upstairs window and had a perfect view down at the blue Volvo disabled in front of his house.
“They said, ‘put your hands up!’ And the guys were still moving after they shot, like maybe 50-60 times,” recalled Mr. Vandiver to CBS-4 Miami. “And the guys tried to put their hands up, and as soon as they put their hands up, it erupted again.”
As the suspects raised their hands following officers’ commends, another intense volley of gunfire was launched. This time, much greater than before. The frenzied gunfire continued rapidly for 25 full seconds as dozens of officers emptied their magazines.
In all, a total of at least 377 rounds had been fired, from 23 separate officers.