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Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles in Federal Prisons

Practice is deemed overused and having the potential for horrible psychological consequences

No juveniles will face solitary confinement in federal prison, and maximumn time in solitude has…

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[WATCH] Family Settles $5.3 Million Lawsuit in Fatal Shooting Involving Police Officer

Unarmed black man killed during traffic stop; compensation includes college tuition for his children

The family of deceased Samuel DuBose has settled its lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati…

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Texas Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald at a press conference in Fort Worth

Fort Worth,Texas, Welcomes First African American Police Chief

Joel Fitzgerald says he's ready to listen and embrace new ideas from the community

Joel Fitzgerald, former police chief of Missouri City near Houston and, most recently, Allentown, Pennsylvania,…

By Courtney Connley

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[REPORT] Majority of African Americans Experience Unfair Police Treatment

Eighty-one percent of black respondents said law enforcement uses deadly force too quickly

According to new research, three out of five African-Americans in the U.S. experience unfair police…

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Programs Aim at Easing Tensions Between Students and Police

Attempt to bridge divide between law enforcement and black youth

Efforts emerge to quell the tension between law enforcement and the communities they serve, but…

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Percentage of African Americans in U.S. Police Department Has Remained Flat Since Pre-Recession

Survey shows overall minority numbers have increased, but percentage of black officers remains the same

Survey from the U.S. Department of Justice shows the percentage of African American police officers…

By Courtney Connley

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At National Police Week, Police Are Forced To Reflect On Social Climate

Officers give their take on the current social climate, in advance of Peace Officers Memorial Day

“I’ve gotta tell you — the current situation is about as bad as I’ve seen…”…

By Michael Tolbert

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[RECAP] Panel Discussion On Law Enforcement and the Community

Vital conversation between community leaders and police on solutions

A necessary discussion for both sides addressed the strained relationship and how to repair it.

By Michael Tolbert

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President Obama to Invest in More Police Body Cameras

White House creates new initiative to fund 50,000 body cameras for police officials

President Obama to invest in more police body cameras and law enforcement training

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Utah Prosecutors Argue That Darrien Hunt’s Death Was Justified

Twenty-two-year-old was shot seven times by police

The death of Darrien Hunt, a 22-year-old Utah native who was shot by police, …

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Girls and Guns: Booming Market for Female Gun Instructors

Entrepreneur says female advantage: 'Knowing which side women carry purse'

Female gun instructors in high demand reports entrepreneur. “It can be as simple as knowing…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Will Police Departments Finally Fix Workplace Racism Issues?

As minority officers speak out, Dorner case shines yet another light on discrimination

Christopher Dorner murder case shines yet another light on racism in law enforcement, from the…

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Out-of-the-Box Law Enforcement Jobs in Demand

The options are vast for professionals with unique skills

Whether you have science or military experience, these out-of-the-box careers are prime options.

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Letting Go

Expanding management team allows CEO to lead

When corporate downsizing resulted in a job change from manufacturing supervisor to security guard, Mary…

By Maya Payne Smart

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