Empower police officers to do their job without fear or favour
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True, we have the Nyumba Kumi initiative, which aims at entrenching community policing in a country where citizens blame the police for everything from corruption to crime, even when we are the ones who give the bribes and hide the criminals in our midst.

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Texas boy tasered by officer after breaking up school fight, remains in a coma
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Her son “stepped in to break up the fight” before police could arrive, Acosta says in the suit. McMillan … Acosta is seeking medical expenses and damages for use of excessive force, failure to train and discipline and civil rights and education code …

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'Stand your ground' may apply in shooting death of Georgia man with Alzheimer's
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"Did he violate any laws by exiting the house? … According to police, Westbrook, who his family says had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for two years, had been walking in the near-20 degree weather for four hours with his dog, wearing only a …

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SAPD officer faces new charge in sex assault case
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SAN ANTONIO — Officials brought an additional felony charge against Jackie Len Neal, the San Antonio police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman while on duty last week. Neal, 40, was arrested Wednesday night on a civil rights violation …

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Referendums could deep-six casinos, gas tax
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Secretary of State William F. Galvin said two proposals — one that would repeal the state's casino law and another that would eliminate automatic increases in the state gas tax — are among seven ballot questions that appear to have garnered enough …

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24 protesters, activist Abdel-Fattah detained pending investigations
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Muslim Brotherhood. Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi flee from tear gas fired by riot police around the Qubba Palace in Cairo, November 29, 2013. (Photo: Reuters). Related … Those who violate the law may be …

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Council to look at comment policy
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"In a sense, this is a way to get motel owners to be a little bit more responsible and responsive to solving their own problems and not having our Police Department act, literally, as a security guard for their issues," Assistant CEO Rick Francis said …

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Court fireworks, but Burning Man deal likely done
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… sheriff's deputies to regulate activities it considered "obscene." One version of the ordinance also would have banned children from attending. Festival organizers said such a law would violate their First Amendment rights, and sued in federal …

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Newport police arrest pair in hotel conference thefts
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Newport Beach police last week arrested a man and a woman suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of valuables from medical conferences at high-end hotels in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Police allege that Eddwin Ricardo …

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