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Week-441-June-12-2009

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Week 441
June 12, 2009
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Editor's Note:

The P1 First Person series is a little like the opinion page in your local newspaper. Here, PoliceOne Members (and occasionally our columnists) candidly share their own unique cop’s-eye-view of the world. This is a platform from which individual officers can share their own personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line.

This is a place for you, our members, to have your voice heard, so e-mail us your story.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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Video of a noncompliant 72-year-old great grandmother became the Internet’s hottest sensation this week. From a cursory review of the reactions and commentary on this thing, some of the news headlines should have been: "Police officer tases Mother Teresa." Let’s step back and use this video as Rorschach test for dealing with exactly this type of force scenario. How you come down on this video says a lot about several things ... Full column
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Suspects in deadly Philly crash had records, outstanding warrants

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey looks over the scene. (AP Photo)

PHILADELPHIA — The young men, stepbrothers, had criminal histories and outstanding arrest warrants. In less than 15 minutes, 18-year-old Donta Cradock and 20-year-old Ivan Rodriguez graduated from stealing a motorcycle to murder.

The vehicle they were driving — in an attempt to evade police — jumped a curb, smashed into a crowd, and ended the lives of a young mother, 22-year-old Latoya Smith, and three children, each of whom was younger than 10 ... Full article
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St. Louis police chief calls for new HQ

Maine town considers policing options

N.H. trooper appeals firing

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Trainer's reflection: Who is it really all about?
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There is a fine line between being a role model and being arrogant. If you are teaching a police fitness class, it’s okay to use your "I-lost-a-hundred-pounds-through-diet-and-exercise" story to inspire them, but it’s a bit over the top to regale them with a list of all the marathons you’ve run since. A good trainer uses the classroom (or the range or the mat) not to showcase their own skills and abilities, but to transfer that confidence and competence to their students ... Full column
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Utah town weighs proposals on policing

Chicago officer may face prison in wheelchair beating

N.J. trooper thanks cops for support during trial

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"As the economy continues its downward scream, LEOs will face a larger pool of people with mental health issues. We are witnessing an increase of "family-cides," workplace shootings, campus shootings, etc. It will get a lot worse."
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