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PHOTO COP! RIGHT IDEA......WRONG SANCTION!

Photo Cop was the law enforcement technology that took a picture of a vehicle that ran a red light (and it's license plate number), and sent a ticket for the infraction to the registered owner of the vehicle. The use of this technology was deemed to be illegal by the state supreme court. The court determined that the ticket has to go to the driver, not the owner of the vehicle, and Photo Cop only provided information ...more »

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VIDEO STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

Good law enforcement requires good judgment. For example (just one example to make a point), we can make a law and post a sign that the speed limit is 30 mph. But it's not good judgment to ticket someone for going 31 mph, nor is it good judgment to let someone go 40 for a long period of time just because the driver thinks that it's okay. Speed is pretty quantifiable, but something like a stop for a bicycle is not. ...more »

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Mental health supports for people in the juvenile and criminal justice systems

Too many children and adults living with mental illnesses end up in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Many changes are needed to prevent this from happening. Two key changes that could make a big difference include: (1) Require school resource officers to go through crisis intervention team (CIT) training. CIT is a 40-hour training that equips law enforcement officers with the tools to recognize and respond ...more »

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