Kansas

Police body cameras always on, but not necessarily recording

By   /  September 3, 2014  /  Accountability, Kansas, News, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Law enforcement at the University of Kansas is implementing new technological measures to record video of all police interactions with the public.

There’s just one small catch: Officers wearing the cameras also control what – and when – it records.

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Kansas cops have few reservations about acquiring military hardware

By   /  August 29, 2014  /  Kansas, News  /  No Comments

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Video footage and photos depicting Ferguson, Mo., police acting more like soldiers on the battleground has catalyzed a national debate over the role of military hardware in local law enforcement. But while Kansas cops have received everything from grenade launchers to mine-resistant armored vehicles, few – if any – have an issue with it.

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Week in Review: Union bullying and police militarization

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Kansas  /  No Comments

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It’s finally Friday, right everyone? But before the weekend zips by, take a moment and glance backward. You know the drill, check out our week in review.

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By the numbers: Military hardware in the hands of Kansas cops

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Kansas, News  /  No Comments

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The federal government’s now-infamous 1033 program has played a huge part it placing military surplus equipment into the hands of local law enforcement. But while the ramifications of such actions are on full display in Ferguson, Mo., the Sunflower State isn’t immune from the trend of police militarization.

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Teacher says union resorting to bully tactics in wake of decertification

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Education, Kansas, News, unions  /  No Comments

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The doom and gloom predictions of the state’s largest teachers union have not come to pass more than a year after Deerfield USD 216 faculty opted to boot out the Kansas National Education Association, according to teacher Doug Crandall.

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Watchdog Radio: A tale of two cops — Ferguson’s response to violence and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke

By   /  August 18, 2014  /  National, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Ben Yount, Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
It’s been the story that has captured the nation’s attention and shown a spotlight on the issue of police militarization. Did the cops go too far in their response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri?
Also, Matt Kittle has an interview with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who was recently re-elected to [...]

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