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3 NC sheriffs to speak out against detainer bill

Police One - 47 min 29 sec ago

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. — Some North Carolina sheriffs who've refused to hold people who would otherwise be released from jail if federal agents say they might be in the country unlawfully are still opposed to updated legislation aiming to address the issue.

Sheriffs from Mecklenburg, Wake and Buncombe counties plan to speak at a Legislative Building news conference on Wednesday before a Senate committee debates and votes on the bill.

These recently elected sheriffs announced they wouldn't comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers for people charged with state crimes, saying it's not in the best interest of community safety and may be unconstitutional.

House legislation forcing sheriffs to fulfill those requests was changed in the Senate, to require orders from judges or magistrates. These sheriffs still have concerns about due process.


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Phoenix Police Chief Responds to Criticism During Community Meeting

Officer.com - 56 min 46 sec ago
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams responds to criticism during community meeting, amid boos from audience.
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Dallas Police Uncover Biggest 'Chop Shop' In Last Decade

Officer.com - 1 hour 1 min ago
Police also found circular saw blades where its believed stolen vehicles were brought before they were cut up and sold for parts.
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Phoenix police chief promises change amid civil rights claim

Police One - 1 hour 2 min ago

Associated Press

PHOENIX — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry.

The meeting at a downtown church Tuesday night was called by the city in the wake of the release of a bystander's video of police officers who pointed their guns and shouted obscenities last month at a black family. Dravon Ames and his pregnant fiancee Iesha Harper, who was holding their 1-year-old daughter, say their 4-year-old daughter had stolen a doll from a store without their knowledge.

"Real change starts with the community," Williams said to a sometimes hostile crowd comprised mainly of blacks and Hispanics.

"Real change starts with the firing of the officers! Fire them!" one woman shouted toward the stage, where Williams, who is herself black, was seated next to Mayor Kate Gallego and other Phoenix city leaders.

Appearing frustrated at times, Williams assured those gathered that the meeting would not be the last.

"We are here to listen, we are here to make change," she said.

The couple has called for the officers to be fired.

Ames addressed the crowd briefly, drawing applause when he said he and his family were lucky to be alive after the incident.

"No one should ever try to justify what happened that day," he said.

"We matter," said Harper, holding the couple's 1-year-old.

The father of Jacob Harris, a black 19-year-old man who was shot and killed by a Phoenix officer in January following an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant, also spoke at the meeting along with others who have had loved ones killed in police-related shootings.

Earlier Tuesday, Phoenix police released surveillance video aimed at backing up their assertion that adults and not just a child were shoplifting before the incident.

The store video is difficult to follow because it has been edited and the subjects' faces are blurred. It shows a man taking something from a display rack and examining it, but it's unclear what happened to the package when he walked off camera.

Another snippet of video later shows a little girl with a doll in a box walking out of the store accompanied by adults.

A police statement last week about the incident in late May states Dravon Ames told police he threw a pair of stolen underwear out of his car. Police also say a woman traveling in a different vehicle was arrested separately for stealing aluminum foil.

A bystander's video that came to light last week shows officers aiming guns and yelling profane commands at Ames and his pregnant fiancée, Iesha Harper, as she held their 1-year-old daughter. They say their 4-year-old daughter had taken a doll from a store without their knowledge.

The store decided not to prosecute and no charges have been filed.

The couple filed a $10 million claim against the city alleging civil rights violations as a precursor to a lawsuit. The race of the officers is not known.

Ames has a pending case on charges of aggravated assault of a police officer in an unrelated case that followed a traffic accident in suburban Tempe, Arizona, last year. Court documents say Ames unsuccessfully tried to kick officers several times when they arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.

One Tempe officer used a stun gun on Ames because he thought he was trying to grab the other officer's gun, according to documents.

Phoenix police have not responded to repeated questions about whether the officers in the videotaped encounter following the alleged shoplifting were aware of, or influenced by, Ames' earlier case. Civil liberties attorney Sandra Slaton said Monday the prior case was irrelevant.

The police chief has said an investigation into the officers' actions is under way. The Phoenix police union is urging calm, saying it will not express an opinion until the investigation is completed.

The bystander's video comes amid an investigation by police departments in Phoenix and other cities into a database that appears to catalog thousands of bigoted or violent social media posts by active-duty and former officers.

Williams, has moved some officers to "non-enforcement" assignments while the department looks into Facebook posts she called "embarrassing and disturbing."

The database published by Plain View Project earlier this month included nearly 180 posts tied to current Phoenix police officers that disparage Muslims, black people, transgender people and other groups.


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NYPD: Prop Mistaken for Dead Baby Found In Queens Park

Officer.com - 1 hour 7 min ago
Police were called at 8:15 a.m. for an unconscious and unresponsive child at 215th Street and 35th Avenue, near Crocheron Park in Bayside. EMS rushed to the scene and initially pronounced the “child” dead before realizing it was a doll.
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Motorcycle crash in the town of Harrietstown

State - NY Police - 2 hours 6 min ago
On June 18, 2019, at approximately 2:26 p.m., State Police responded to a report of a motorcycle crash on State Route 3 in the town of Harrietstown in the area of the Panther Mountain trailhead. 

 

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Lincoln Woods Barracks

State - RI Police - 3 hours 7 min ago
At 2:11 PM, Troopers arrested Stanley Waleryszak, age 56 of 30 Howard Avenue Cranston, RI, for 1.) Vandalism and 2.) Disorderly Conduct. The arrest was the result of Troopers investigating a disturbance on a RIPTA Bus that pulled over on Route 6 in the City of Providence. Subject was transported...
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Wickford Barracks

State - RI Police - 3 hours 7 min ago
**MEDIA CONTACT- A/Captain Eric W. Jones 1-401-764-5615** At 10:15 PM, Troopers arrested Agostinho Carreiro, age 32, of 111 Roanoke Street, Providence RI, for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and or Drugs – 1st Offense, .10 - .15. The arrest was a result of a motor vehicle...
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Hope Valley Barracks

State - RI Police - 3 hours 7 min ago
At 7:47 PM, Troopers arrested Gordon L. Armstrong, age 53, of 365 William Reynolds Road, Exeter, RI, for Disorderly Conduct- Domestic. Arrest was the result of Troopers responding to the residence and subsequent investigation. Armstrong was transported to the Hope Valley Barracks, processed,...
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Two Wounded in Shootout With Los Angeles County Deputies

Officer.com - 3 hours 54 min ago
Two men were shot Tuesday by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies after one man fired at them while attempting to flee a pursuit.
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Texas Police Officers Fatally Shoot Man Who Rammed Cruisers

Officer.com - 3 hours 58 min ago
Brownsville police shot and killed a 20-year-old man early Monday morning after he rammed several squad cars while leading officers on a chase, authorities said.
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California Deputy Allegedly Assaulted by NBA Executive Suffered Concussion

Officer.com - 4 hours 3 min ago
The Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy involved in the incident was later diagnosed with a concussion and will be off duty until medically cleared to return.
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Indiana Police Shooting Exposes Limits of Body Camera Program

Officer.com - 4 hours 16 min ago
The shooting exposed the limitations of the city’s body camera program, just a year after the South Bend Police Department issued the devices to all of its patrol officers at a cost of $1.5 million.
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St. Louis Police Officer Shot by Colleague Sues City

Officer.com - 4 hours 36 min ago
St. Louis Police Officer Milton Green, who was shot while off duty by a fellow cop in 2017, filed a federal lawsuit Monday, alleging abuse by his own department and offering new details of the controversial shooting.
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Body Camera Video Shows Orlando Police Officer Dragged

Officer.com - 4 hours 42 min ago
Orlando Police released body cam footage of an officer being dragged by suspect’s car that hit speeds of up to 60 mph.
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Suspect Convicted in 2018 Fatal Shooting of Maine Sheriff's Deputy

Officer.com - 4 hours 50 min ago
A Cumberland County jury of six men and six women found John D. Williams guilty of murder in the April 2018 fatal shooting of Cpl. Eugene Cole of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.
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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

State - NY Police - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 23:55

On June 17th, 2019, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Jerry Brewington, 36 of Jackson, MI, for Criminal Possession of Marijuana 5th Degree. 

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5 Ways to Crush Subordinates and Prove Your Superiority

Law Officer - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 18:32

We frequently read articles about leadership. These “how to” journals help make the most of our position of influence. Yet they don’t necessarily cover everyone in a position of authority.

Therefore, this commentary is for you, the self-identified, brilliant commander that no one understands, because quite honestly, they are not as smart as you.

People who write these “well-intentioned” exposés about being in command don’t understand your brilliance, the magnificence of your mere presence, or the degrading reality you’d experience by “serving” others through leadership, versus steamrolling them because of their stupidity.

Therefore, let’s look at five ways you can crush subordinates and put them in their rightful place—looking up at your royal eminence!

Stubbornness

You can afford to be stubborn, because you’re right. It doesn’t matter what others think. Hold your ground; make them acquiesce to your demands. If you budge you’ll be sorry because it shows weakness and lack of resolve. Dig in for a fight if necessary.

Unteachable

That’s right, you are unteachable because you already know everything. When will others come to this realization? It’s all right to be overbearing. It might be the only way to convince subordinates of your brilliance.

Resist Doing the Right Thing

“Doing the right thing” is yesterday’s cliché. Have you heard that “Good guys finish last?” That’s because they’re trying to “do the right thing.”

Abandon this stupid nonsense. Do what is right for you! While practicing this principle, you’ll not only crush subordinates, you’ll stomp on peers as well. Moreover, when you really perfect this talent, you can latently push bosses aside too. Go for it!

Silencing Others

Right next to being stubborn, this one might be the most enjoyable. Tell people to “shut up,” but don’t simply use words. Become a brash, arrogant bully that stifles independent thought and creative solutions. If you wanted to encourage such remedies, you’d be in social work, but you’re not! You’re the most self-righteous, rigid, S.O.B. known in your department.

Furthermore, you’ve earned this stellar reputation by silencing nitwits that have challenged your stripes, bars, and stars.

As a result, don’t let your foot off their collective necks. When you enter a room there should be hushed silence, because your opinion is the only one that matters.

Have you crushed your subordinates today? (Photo Courtesy tecom.marines.mil/Lance Cpl. Crystal Druery)

Hypocrisy

You are an exemption to hypocrisy, because rules apply to subordinates, not you. By the way, embrace the word “subordinate.” You need to use it whenever possible to remind people that you’re “the boss” and they are not. Place your rank in every sentence if necessary as a not-so-subtle reminder.

So when it comes to rules, remember they apply to … who? … That’s right, SUBORDINATES!

So go on, you can “write ‘em” and “break ‘em” whenever you’d like, because no one holds you accountable!

Conclusion

That should help weaponize your authority. After all, you don’t want anyone to prevail as you battle for supremacy, right?

– Jim McNeff

Author’s note: If this satirical piece did not identify with your senses, here are some leadership articles that you might find useful:

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Federal Authorities: Philadelphia Port Bust Nets More Than $1 Billion Worth of Cocaine

Officer.com - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:35
Authorities Tuesday seized more than 16 tons of cocaine from a cargo ship docked at the Port of Philadelphia — a massive haul they estimated was worth more than $1 billion and described as one of the largest busts in the nation’s history.
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