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Social Media Drives Image of Cops-Confidence in Police Increases Per Gallup

Gallup Overall confidence in the police has risen slightly in the past two years, with 57% of Americans now saying they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in law enforcement — matching the overall average for the 25-year Gallup trend. Introduction The YouTube videos from Baltimore County showed an endless gun […]

Gallup Overall confidence in the police has risen slightly in the past two years, with 57% of Americans now saying they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in law enforcement — matching the overall average for the 25-year Gallup trend. Introduction The YouTube videos from Baltimore County showed an endless gun […]

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Social Media Drives Image of Cops-Confidence in Police Increases Per Gallup

Gallup Overall confidence in the police has risen slightly in the past two years, with 57% of Americans now saying they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in law enforcement — matching the overall average for the 25-year Gallup trend. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national […]

Gallup Overall confidence in the police has risen slightly in the past two years, with 57% of Americans now saying they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in law enforcement — matching the overall average for the 25-year Gallup trend. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national […]

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Boston Shootings Up 30%; Mayor Seeks New Strategy

Mayor Martin Walsh called an urgent City Hall meeting today to brainstorm solutions ahead of the sweltering, often violent summer months. “It’s a strategy meeting, changing the strategy of what we’ve done so far,” Walsh said. “My concern is that there will be potentially innocent people that get caught in a drive-by.”

The number of people wounded by gunfire in Boston is up nearly 30 percent this year, prompting an urgent City Hall meeting today to brainstorm solutions ahead of the sweltering, often violent summer months, the Boston Herald reports. Police already have deployed most of the class of 53 newly graduated officers to Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan to combat gang-fueled gunplay. Mayor Martin Walsh has called police brass, community leaders, clergy and department heads to today’s meeting. “It’s a strategy meeting, changing the strategy of what we’ve done so far,” Walsh said. “My concern is that there are people shooting each other. My concern is one loss of life is too many. My concern is that there will be potentially innocent people that get caught in a drive-by.”

Boston police say that 123 people were injured by gunshots as of July 4 this year. During that same period last year, 95 people were shot. Gun murders are roughly even — 21 this year, compared to 22 through July 4 last year.  “If you have a high number of shootings before the summer begins, they will retaliate throughout the summer. Police need to be more vigilant because the summer has just begun,” said state Rep. Russell Holmes. “My biggest concern is we seem to show up after the shootings. We do peace walks after it happens,” Holmes said. “We really need to be addressing the tip of the spear, addressing gang members in advance.”

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25 Are Shot in Little Rock Nightclub Melee

The shooting follows a week in which there have been about a dozen drive-by shootings in Little Rock, though there’s no indication the events are linked.

Twenty-five people were shot after gunfire rang out early Saturday at a rap show at a downtown Little Rock nightclub, the Associated Press reports. City leaders worked to curb the growing violence in Arkansas’ capital city. Police said the shooting at Power Ultra Lounge was the result of a dispute among clubgoers and not a terror incident. Police cordoned off the block as crime-scene technicians gathered evidence. Glass from the club’s second story windows littered the ground, along with empty drink cups. Police Chief Kenton Buckner said  “some sort of dispute broke out between people inside” the club and that there are “probably multiple shooting suspects.”

A video posted by a club patron, Darryl Rankin, showed a packed house for Finese 2Tymes, a performer from Memphis. About a half-minute into a break in the raucous concert, several bursts of gunfire rang out — more than 24 shots in an 11-second period. The shooting follows a week in which there have been about a dozen drive-by shootings in Little Rock, though there’s no indication the events are linked.

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Fired NYC Doctor Kills Colleague in Shooting Spree

Wearing a white lab coat, Henry Bello opened fire on former colleagues in Bronx Lebanon Hospital. He eventually killed another doctor and then himself.

A doctor who was fired from New York City’s Bronx Lebanon Hospital returned to his former workplace with an assault rifle and a deadly grudge Friday afternoon, shooting seven employees and killing one of them, before turning his weapon on himself after failing to set himself on fire, the New York Daily News reports. Shooter Henry Bello, 45, was found dead sprawled out on a hospital hallway from a self-inflicted gunshot wound with the victim he killed nearby, said New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill.The Daily News referred to Bello as a former employee; several other sources said he was a family medicine physician.)

Wearing a white lab coat, Bello began his rampage at about 2:45 p.m., opening fire several times at his former colleagues on the hospital’s 16th floor. His shooting spree ended one floor above. Mayor Bill de Blasio said five of his victims were in serious condition. Another suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. “As you know, the shooter killed himself but not before having done horrible damage,” de Blasio said. As shots rang out, panicked patients and hospital personnel barricaded themselves in their rooms.

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Race and Policing in America

Subtitle Some suggestions for fixing the problems of race, community relations and policing. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Services, National Crime Prevention Council. Post-Masters’ Certificate of Advanced Study-Johns […]

Subtitle Some suggestions for fixing the problems of race, community relations and policing. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Services, National Crime Prevention Council. Post-Masters’ Certificate of Advanced Study-Johns […]

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Shooter of Republicans Carried List of Lawmakers

James Hodgkinson, the Illinois gunman who targeted Republican congressmen at a baseball field in suburban Washington, D.C., was carrying a list with the names of at least three lawmakers, and had pictures of the ballpark stored on his cellphone.

James Hodgkinson, the gunman who targeted Republican congressmen at a baseball field in suburban Washington, D.C., was carrying a list with the names of at least three lawmakers, and had pictures of the ballpark stored on his cellphone, the New York Times reports. There were no explicit threats written on the list. Hodgkinson was killed in a shootout with the police in Alexandria, Va., after he took aim at Republican lawmakers preparing for a charity baseball game against congressional Democrats. A law enforcement official said the list included at least three names: Representatives Mo Brooks of Alabama, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and Trent Franks of Arizona

Officials said Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Il., had also taken pictures of the ballpark, nestled in a mostly liberal neighborhood seven miles south of the nation’s capital. For several weeks, Hodgkinson had hung out at a YMCA center next to the ballpark, using its locker room and sitting for hours in the lobby while on his laptop. Authorities believe he was living out of a van since leaving Illinois in March; his brother said he was in the capital region to protest President Trump. The morning of the shooting, Hodgkinson asked ep. Duncan in a parking lot for the political affiliation of the lawmakers on the field. “I told him they were Republicans,” Duncan recalled. Hodgkinson then fired on the baseball diamond, shooting and injuring four people, including Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the House majority whip. Scalise remains in critical condition, but is improving after two operations.

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CA UPS Employee Kills Three Co-Workers

Jimmy Lam, 38, killed fellow employees at a United Parcel Service facility in San Francisco before shooting himself to death. A union official said he had complained he was working excessive overtime.

San Francisco police were digging into the past of a United Parcel Service employee as they tried to figure out why he allegedly killed three co-workers at a company distribution center before shooting himself to death yesterday, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Police identified the shooter as Jimmy Lam, 38, of San Francisco. They seized Lam’s BMW, which was parked near the shooting scene, and raided his home, where neighbors said he mostly kept to himself. A union official said Lam had filed a grievance complaining that he was working excessive overtime, the Associated Press reports.

“I’m a little creeped out,” said Jennifer Plog, who lives next door to Lam’s home and said he had appeared harmless. “It’s creepy knowing that people next door have the ability to have guns and shoot people they work with. It makes me feel unsafe.” According to court records, Lam’s only brushes with the law involved driving. In 2010, he was convicted of driving under the influence and was placed on probation after San Francisco police said he crashed into parked vehicles. He allegedly had neither a valid license nor insurance. Three years later, city prosecutors filed a motion to revoke his probation when he was arrested again for driving under the influence.

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Congressman Shot at Virginia Baseball Practice

A gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional team practice today in northern Virginia, and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was wounded. The suspect was identified as James Hodgkinson, 66, of the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Il. He was killed by police.

A gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball team practice today and at least one congressman, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), was wounded, USA Today reports. The suspect was killed. He was identified as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Il., a St. Louis suburb. A Facebook page belonging to a person with that name includes pictures of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, and rhetoric against President Trump, including a post that reads: “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.” The practice session was almost over when the shooting occurred, said Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN). “I heard a bang, and I thought it sounded like a gun. I never saw a shooter,” he said. “I heard him. I was close to the damn thing. Some of our people have been hit. This is horrible. I got bloody running and jumping into the dugout.” The shooter reportedly asked if Republicans or Democrats were practicing before firing shots.

The wounded also included at least one Capitol Police officer and Hodgkinson, the Washington Post reports. Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said two of his officers engaged in “gunfire and return fire.” Brown said five people were taken to local hospitals. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) estimated that 50 to 100 shots were fired during batting practice. There were 50 to 60 people at the practice, including House members, senators and their staffs. “Many have been shot, but a lot like me got bloody running for cover,” Brooks said. Brooks told CNN that Scalise “was not able to move under his own power. He was dragging his body from second base. There was not a whole lot we could do. He was shot in the hip … It’s not easy when you see people around you being shot and you don’t have a weapon yourself. You feel helpless.”

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