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Police in America : inspecting the power of the badge

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult New Books YA 363.2309 Pol
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Western Allegheny Community Library Young Adult Non-Fiction YA 363.23 NEW
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Summary
What is the role of police in the United States? From their presence in individual communities, to their efforts to maintain order and curb crime, American police forces face the challenges of public scrutiny and government support. Today, those challenges extend to questions surrounding the technology police use for law enforcement purposes, from databases to drones. The urgent issues of racial profiling, police misconduct, and brutality underscore efforts for police reform and training, as seen in recent pushes for accountability through body cameras. The articles in this collection investigate the power of the badge, as well as inquire what police forces need to protect and serve as safely and effectively as possible. Media literacy questions and terms help readers further analyze news coverage and reporting styles.
Contents
Police and the community: connecting, serving and protecting. The point of order / Nick Pinto
New York Police to use social media to connect with residents / Benjamin Mueller and Jeffrey E. Singer
In New York, testing grounds for community policing / J. David Goodman
New York Police will retrain security staff at homeless shelters / Nikita Stewart and Joseph Goldstein
Defining the role of the police in the community / Alina Tugend
Female police officers save lives / Amy Stewart
Supreme Court considers a thorny question of free speech and police power / Adam Liptak
Barr says communities that protest the police risk losing protection / Katie Benner
Assessing racial profiling and bias. What racial profiling? Police testify complaint is rarely made / Joseph Goldstein
Are police bigoted? / Michael Wines
Class-action lawsuit, blaming police quotas, takes on criminal summonses / Benjamin Weiser
A struggle for common ground, amid fears of a national fracture / Jack Healy and Nikole Hannah-Jones
Police and protesters clash in Minnesota Capital / Mitch Smith
President Obama urges mutual respect from protesters and police / Mark Landler and Nicholas Fandos
When police officers vent on Facebook / Shaila Dewan
'I was wrong' Bloomberg says. But this policy still haunts him. / Emma G. Fitzsimmons and Joseph Goldstein
Efforts at reform: examinations of training, principles and practices. Police training and gun use to get independent review / Cara Buckley
In police training, a dark film on U.S. Muslims / Michael Powell
Obama puts focus on police success in struggling city in New Jersey / Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear
Long taught to use force, police warily learn to de-escalate / Timothy Williams
Training police in social and communication skills / The New York Times
Police leaders unveil principles intended to shift policing practices nationwide / Al Baker
New York Police illegally profiling homeless people, complaint says / Nikita Stewart
A strategy to build police-citizen trust / Tina Rosenberg
Barriers to reforming police practices / Tina Rosenberg
Changes in policing take hold in one of the nation's most dangerous cities / Joseph Goldstein
I'm a police chief. We need to change how officers view their guns. / Brandon Del Pozo
The tech side: body cams, data and surveillance. Police use surveillance tool to scan social media, A.C.L.U. says / Jonah Engel Bromwich, Daniel Victor and Mike Isaac
New York Police say they will deploy 14 drones / Ashley Southall and Ali Winston
Cleveland police officer contacted 2,300 women using work computer, authorities say / Jacey Fortin
Police body-cam video appears to show Willie McCoy sleeping before he was fatally shot / Jacey Fortin
Tracking phones, Google is a dragnet for the Police / Jennifer Valentino-Devries
Police data and the citizen app: partners in crime coverage / featuring Ali Watkins
How the police use facial recognition, and where it falls short / Jennifer Valentino-Devries
New Jersey bars police from using Clearview Facial Recognition App / Kashmir Hill
Have a search warrant for data? Google wants you to pay / Gabriel J.X. Dance and Jennifer Valentino-Devries
Abuse, deadly force and accountability. Activists wield search data to challenge and change police policy / Richard A. Oppel Jr.
Activists say police abuse of transgender people persists despite reforms / Noah Remnick
4 years after Eric Garner's death, Secrecy Law on police discipline remains unchanged / Ashley Southall
The lawyers protecting the N.Y.P.D. play hardball. Judges are calling them out. / Alan Feuer
Fort Worth officer charged with murder for shooting woman in her home / Marina Trahan Martinez, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Sarah Mervosh
Philadelphia police inspector charged in sexual assaults of officers / Aimee Ortiz
Police officer charged with murder in killing of handcuffed suspect in Maryland / Neil Vigdor, Mariel Padilla and Sandra E. Garcia
A Black police officer's fight against the N.Y.P.D. / Saki Knafo.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "These accounts are not stories "ripped from the headlines;" they're the stories that made the headlines. Culled from The New York Times, these entries from the In the Headlines series (8 new titles) are collections of news articles, analyses, opinion pieces, and letters to the editor about timely, provocative subjects. Each book uses multiple chapters to highlight a range of perspectives on the overall theme. While some of the contributions pinpoint practices in New York, many investigate the topic in other cities and regions, and still more report through a national lens. Original photographs accompany these examples. Police in America addresses their presence in communities, racial profiling, efforts at reform, and deadly force and accountability. The volumes conclude with media literacy terms and guided media literacy questions about specific contributions. This thought-provoking journalism series not only provides an in-the-moment news source but helps students develop their media literacy skills."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series In the headlines.
Subjects Police administration -- United States.
Organizational change -- United States.
Police -- United States.
Law enforcement -- United States.
Police brutality -- United States.
Publisher New York, NY :2021
Language English
Description 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 1642823260
9781642823264
1642823279
9781642823271
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