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Crime rates fall despite complaints about NYPD

NEW YORK (AP) — Low-level arrests remained steady and crime continues to fall even while the NYPD is grappling with its image.

Final tallies for 2014 could carry even more weight this year as Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio deal with the outrage over the police killing of the unarmed Eric Garner, who was black, and rancor among police officers who feel the administration doesn’t have their back. 57 more words


The Elephant in the Conference Room

In my post discussing the Supreme Court’s recent decision in R. v. Fearon, 2014 SCC 77, which held that (some) warrantless searches of cell phones incident to arrest were constitutional, I “wonder whether Justice Cromwell was swayed by his conclusion ― irrelevant and apparently unsupported ― that the robbery of which Mr. 477 more words

The Justice System

Looking for Racial Bias in a Bunch of Numbers

It was Mark Twain who said, “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”

The FBI collects records from local and state law enforcement every month as part of their Uniform Crime Reporting system, which is what they use to produce official reports on crime rates in the US.   265 more words


How To Avoid Being Killed By The Police

By Gregory D. Lee ~

As a public service to the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, and the surrounding areas, below are things you can do to prevent being harmed or possibly killed at the hands of your local police. 714 more words

Public Opinion

"What Does 'Black-On-Black Crime' Have to Do With Ferguson?": The Issue Isn't Us; It's How White America Views Blackness

The answer to the question posed in this post’s title is nothing. Absolutely nothing. Not one thing. Nada. Zip. Zero.

The “Black-on-Black crime” moniker is racist rhetoric functioning under the guise of concern for the state of Black America. 643 more words


More Pew data on imprisonment and crime rates: Lots of down arrows

The Pew Charitable Trusts came out with more data last week (sorry so late to post) showing that, on average, most states from 2008 to 2013 reduced imprisonment and crime over the five-year-period.  62 more words

Adult Redeploy Illinois

Burglary on Holloway Lane

Dear Villagers

An update from the Safer Neighbourhood Team:

Just to let you know there was a burglary on the 3rd of November
2014 between 800 – 1645 hours on Holloway Lane. 99 more words

Heathrow Villages