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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Rarity of Tulsa Shooting: Female Officers Are Almost Never Involved - The New York Times

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"But this time, the officer firing the deadly shot was a woman, a rarity in fatal police encounters.

‘That is an anomaly,’ said Chuck Wexler, the executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, a policy group. ‘One of things we know from our work on developing training is that the skills that women use in these situations — primarily communication and engaging with the person — are enormously effective in defusing potentially volatile encounters.’

Police officers kill about 1,000 people each year, according to data collected by Philip M. Stinson, an associate professor of criminal justice at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, who uses figures from the Justice Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only a handful of those shootings are by female officers.

Mr. Stinson’s analysis shows that since 2005, there have been 77 police officers charged with manslaughter or murder for an on-duty shooting. Only three of those, including Officer Shelby, were women. The other two were not convicted.

Beginning in the 1990s, police departments started recruiting women more aggressively as they sought to minimize the use of excessive force. There are now more than 100,000 female law enforcement officers in the nation, members of a group that has risen to the highest ranks in Houston, Minneapolis, Seattle and other big cities."

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Hillary Clinton for President - The New York Times

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“The 2016 campaign has brought to the surface the despair and rage of poor and middle-class Americans who say their government has done little to ease the burdens that recession, technological change, foreign competition and war have heaped on their families.
Over 40 years in public life, Hillary Clinton has studied these forces and weighed responses to these problems. Our endorsement is rooted in respect for her intellect, experience, toughness and courage over a career of almost continuous public service, often as the first or only woman in the arena…"

Hillary Clinton for President - The New York Times: ""

Sunday, September 04, 2016

G20 Ends Abruptly as Obama Calls Putin a Jackass - The New Yorker

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The press corps appeared stunned by the uncharacteristic outburst from Mr. Obama, who then unleashed a ten-minute tirade at the stone-faced Russian President.
‘Look, I’m not just talking about Snowden and Syria,’ Mr. Obama said. ‘What about Pussy Riot? What about your anti-gay laws? Total jackass moves, my friend.’
As Mr. Putin narrowed his eyes in frosty silence, Mr. Obama seemed to warm to his topic.
‘If you think I’m the only one who feels this way, you’re kidding yourself,’ Mr. Obama said, jabbing his finger in the direction of the Russian President’s face. ‘Ask Angela Merkel. Ask David Cameron. Ask the Turkish guy. Every last one of them thinks you’re a dick.’"
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