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A Deputy’s Pistol, a Dead Girlfriend, a Flawed Inquiry

...Domestic abuse is believed to be the most frequently unreported crime, and it is particularly corrosive when it involves the police. Taught to wield authority through control, threats or actual force, officers carry their training, their job stress and their guns home with them, amplifying the potential for abuse.
Related article: Departments Slow to Police Their Own Abusers

Yet nationwide, interviews and documents show, police departments have been slow to recognize and discipline abusers in uniform, largely because of a predominantly male blue wall of silence. Victims are often reluctant to file complaints, fearing that an officer’s colleagues simply will not listen or understand, or that if they do, the abuser may be stripped of his weapon and ultimately his family’s livelihood.

Officers investigating possible domestic violence face special circumstances “when it’s somebody you know or you’ve worked with,” said Mark Wynn, a former Nashville police official who teaches departments how to use model rules for handling domestic violence in their ranks. “Like the military, you build bonds together by saving one another’s lives.”

The model rules, issued by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, insist on zero tolerance for abusers and urge departments to begin formal investigations of all complaints immediately. Yet most departments, including the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, follow only parts of the policy. Law enforcement officers in Florida are arrested on charges of domestic abuse more often than they are on charges of any other form of misconduct, but other offenses are far more likely to cost them their jobs, according to an analysis by The New York Times of more than 29,000 complaints received by the state.

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Posted by Suburban Warrior | Sat Nov 23, 2013, 10:48 PM (0 replies)

Florida police accused of racial profiling after stopping man 258 times

Source: Daily News

A Florida police department is facing racial profiling charges after stopping a man 258 times and repeatedly charging him with trespassing at the convenience store where he works.

At least once a week for the last four years, Earl Sampson, 28, has been stopped by Miami Gardens police — and searched more than 100 times, jailed 56 times and arrested for trespassing 62 times, records show.

The only conviction he's had, according to his lengthy records, is for marijuana possession.

"They created this record," Sampson's boss and the owner of 207 Quickstop, Alex Saleh, told the Daily News Friday. "He's a good guy, a humble guy, a quiet guy. He's not a convicted felon."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/police-stop-man-258-times-charge-trespassing-work-article-1.1526422
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Fri Nov 22, 2013, 11:28 PM (34 replies)

Military drones grounded in Central New York following crash in Lake Ontario

Source: Syracuse.com

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Officials at the 174th Attack Wing suspended all Reaper drone flights in Central New York Tuesday after one of the unmanned aircraft crashed into Lake Ontario about 12 miles from the eastern shore during a routine training flight.

A Coast Guard helicopter and search vessel were unable to recover the $4 million drone, which crashed about 1 p.m. Tuesday, and were forced to call off the search late in the afternoon because of bad weather, said Col. Greg Semmel, commander of the 174th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard.

Semmel said he did not know what caused the accident. A safety investigation board appointed by Air Force commanders based in Langley, Va., will investigate the incident. Semmel estimated the investigation could take a month or so to complete.

No decision has been made yet on when Reaper training flights will resume, Semmel said. He emphasized that the unmanned combat aircraft, which was introduced by manufacturer General Atomics in 2007, has a good safety record. Critics say the drones have a high rate of accidents.

Read more: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/11/military_drone_flights_over_central_new_york_grounded_following_crash_in_lake_on.html
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Nov 13, 2013, 06:06 PM (18 replies)

Sen. Jim Inhofe's son dies in plane crash near Owasso

Source: KOCO.com

A source close to Sen. Jim Inhofe has confirmed that his son, Dr. Perry Inhofe, was on board a plane that crashed near Owasso, Okla. on Sunday. Perry Inhofe was killed in the crash.

The NTSB is holding a news conference at 5 p.m. KOCO will air the news conference on KOCO News at 5 and will livestream the news conference on KOCO.com.

Dr. Perry Inhofe was an orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa. According to his biographical information on the Central States Orthopedics website, Inhofe attended Duke University and studied biomedical engineering and electrical engineering. He graduated in 1984.

Perry Inhofe then attended Washington University in St. Louis for medical school. He graduated in 1988 and did postgraduate training at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Read more: http://www.koco.com/news/oklahomanews/around-oklahoma/sen-jim-inhofes-son-dies-in-plane-crash-near-owasso/-/12530084/22914532/-/1q9gvr/-/index.html
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Mon Nov 11, 2013, 06:12 PM (83 replies)
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