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Nazi symbol found in training video used by Kentucky law enforcement, state confirms

Kentucky criminal justice trainers used a video featuring an “offensive” Nazi symbol as recently as September, state officials confirmed Monday.

Gov. Andy Beshear and the state Justice and Public Safety Cabinet on Monday confirmed the existence of a law enforcement training video that featured a white supremacy symbol. It was approved for training use in September.

The video was used by the Department of Criminal Justice Training, which provides training to every law enforcement agency in Kentucky, except for the Kentucky State Police and Lexington, Louisville and Bowling Green police departments.

The video’s existence was initially reported by the Manual RedEye, the student newspaper at DuPont Manual High School in Louisville. The training video, titled “911 Response to the Drug Epidemic,” was an hour long. It featured a clip taken from another source. That clip included a “Black Sun” Nazi symbol, according to RedEye reporter Satchel Walton.

The “Black

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Kentucky law enforcement training video featured Nazi symbol

Kentucky criminal justice trainers used a video featuring an “offensive” Nazi symbol as recently as September, state officials confirmed Monday.

Gov. Andy Beshear and the state Justice and Public Safety Cabinet on Monday confirmed the existence of a law enforcement training video that featured a white supremacy symbol. It was approved for training use in September.

The video was used by the Department of Criminal Justice Training, which provides training to every law enforcement agency in Kentucky, except for the Kentucky State Police and Lexington, Louisville and Bowling Green police departments. The video is the third recent example of heavily criticized police training content used by state agencies.

The video’s existence was initially reported by the Manual RedEye, the student newspaper at DuPont Manual High School in Louisville. The training video, titled “911 Response to the Drug Epidemic,” was an hour long. It featured a clip taken from another source.

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Area law enforcement agencies, YWCA Dayton among those receiving $485K in grants

Area law enforcement and social service agencies have been awarded a combined $485,424 by the Ohio Department of Public Safety.



Area law enforcement and social service agencies have been awarded a combined $485,424 by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. FILE


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Area law enforcement and social service agencies have been awarded a combined $485,424 by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. FILE

The department’s Office of Criminal Justice Services has announced more than $200,000 in funding for agencies in both Greene and Montgomery counties.

Organizations in Preble and Warren will also receive funding, according to the ODPS.

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“These grants provide critical resources to our local government and nonprofit partners, which allow them the flexibility to use the funds in ways that best support their efforts to prevent and reduce crime and violence and serve the needs of survivors using a community-coordinated approach,” said OCJS Executive Director Karhlton Moore in a released statement.

The funds are part

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Sacramento law enforcement group helps those in crisis during pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – A local law enforcement group is looking to call attention to what they see as an increase in people in crisis during the pandemic.

Mindi Russell told FOX40 that the team at the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento are no strangers to crisis calls but they have been getting more since the onset of COVID-19.

“One call that I got one night late was ‘Tell me why I shouldn’t kill myself?’” Russell recalled. “One person, two of his family members got COVID-19, was very, very ill, and so he was afraid he was going to get it.”

Russell said her office has been responding to an increased number of calls from people suffering from the mental impacts of COVID-19.

Their circumstances are varied: “One that lost their job and another one that can’t do their job anymore because they don’t want to go out as essentials and

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Local law enforcement out to help ensure safe holiday traveling



Local businesses ready for Black Friday, hope shoppers will come

LUMBERTON — Local businesses are countering the uncertainty of COVID-19 by pushing Black Friday sales online and putting in place extra sanitation measures in stores.

Stores like Big Lots! have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions and made adjustments to make customers feel safe as they shop.

The retail chain has extended its Black Friday sale to span four days this year in order to give shoppers more time to shop for sales without the crowds, said Ebony Campbell, furniture manager. The sales started online and in-person Wednesday and were to conclude on Friday.

Campbell has worked at the store on North Roberts Avenue in Lumberton for four years, and said she was unsure what to expect on Friday.

“We’re not as busy as I expected,” she said Wednesday.

The store’s holiday operations have been a little different this year because of COVID-19, Campbell said. This year the store

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UN warns law enforcement against using ‘big data’ to discriminate | Colombia News

UN experts urged agencies around the world to ensure that the data they collect from artificial intelligence isn’t used to discriminate against minority groups.

Police and border guards must combat racial profiling and ensure that their use of “big data” collected via artificial intelligence does not reinforce biases against minorities, United Nations experts said on Thursday.

Companies that sell algorithmic profiling systems to public entities and private companies, often used in screening job applicants, must be regulated to prevent misuse of personal data that perpetuates prejudices, they said.

“It’s a rapidly developing technological means used by law enforcement to determine, using big data, who is likely to do what. And that’s the danger of it,” Verene Shepherd, a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, told Reuters.

“We’ve heard about companies using these algorithmic methods to discriminate on the basis of skin colour,” she added, speaking

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Operation Christmas Presence: Law enforcement to patrol shopping centers during the holidays

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Restrictions in place due to the pandemic may limit the number of shoppers allowed inside malls and stores, but authorities will be out in full force.

“We’ll have a larger presence of uniformed personnel out in our shopping centers as well as our shopping corridors. We’ll be using our detective units in plain clothes patrolling those same areas looking for criminal activity,” says Fresno Police Capt. Tom Rowe.

Fresno Police, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, and the CHP have been conducting Operation Christmas Presence for 23 years now.

Their sole purpose is to maintain a visible presence to deter criminals from victimizing shoppers during the holiday season.

“Please be safe. Be smart. But understand if you’re out with ill intent, we will come after you, any criminals and bad guys, and put you in jail,” says Capt. Mark Padilla.

And while you’re out shopping, authorities ask

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Seattle police union leader blasts city law enforcement cuts, warns ‘public safety on the line’

Seattle’s crime increase will only get worse if the city’s leadership continues to hamstring its police force, Seattle Police Officers Guild president Mike Solan told Fox News Wednesday.

“Clearly this is the result of the city council conducting activism via their governance, listening to the loud socialist mob that is calling for more reform, taking away budgeted money from public safety, which to me is unfortunate because regardless of your politics, we know that Seattle is very progressive,” Solan told “Outnumbered Overtime.”

SEATTLE POISED TO CUT POLICE BUDGET BY 20%, SECOND MOST IN NATION BUT SHORT OF ‘DEFUND’ DEMANDS

Seattle’s City Council voted Monday to cut the police department’s budget by roughly 18% – a far cry from the 50% reduction that activists had called for – and reallocate “millions” of dollars to “fund community alternatives.”

Members voted to slash funds meant for SPD training and overtime, reassign certain roles

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SCOTUS grants review in two cases concerning law enforcement officers’ search-and-seizure authority | News

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has granted review in two cases for a total of two hours of oral argument during its October term for 2020-2021. The cases have not yet been scheduled for argument.

Caniglia v. Strom

• The case: In 2015, Edward Caniglia and his wife had an argument at their home. During the argument, Caniglia brought out an unloaded gun from their bedroom. Mrs. Caniglia stayed the night at a nearby hotel. In the morning, she called the police to request a wellness check on her husband and an escort to their home, and she stated that she was concerned for her husband’s well-being. At the home, the police spoke with Caniglia. The sergeant determined that Caniglia was imminently dangerous to himself and to others. The police requested that Caniglia go to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Caniglia complied, alleging that he

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