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In Wisconsin, controversial algorithms help decide who stays in jail before trial | Crime and Courts | madison.com
Adopted on a trial basis by the Dane County Circuit Court, the Public Safety Assessment, or the PSA, is a computer algorithm that uses defendants’ criminal history and past performance in court to predict the risk of them committing a new crime or failing to appear in court. The PSA is one of many of these statistical tools, called pretrial risk assessments, that are being used across the nation.
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After Police Reform, Crime Falls In Camden, New Jersey - CityLab
Often ranked as one of the deadliest cities in America, Camden, New Jersey, ended 2017 with its lowest homicide rate since the 1980s.
new.jersey  police  policing  community.policing  crime  government 
3 days ago by po
Portland cops love Nazis
Alarmingly chummy text messages with Patriot Prayer
portland  nazis  police  patriotprayer  politics  antifa 
3 days ago by nelson
The Private Company Reshaping American Police Policy - CityLab
Lexipol:
"As a result, a large portion of American police policy is now being drafted by a little-known private company with no public oversight."
police  this_is_fine  us  2019 
3 days ago by mechazoidal
Endeavour series 6 episode 1 review: a new era begins | Den of Geek
Morse is back with a satisfying case that promises tragedy and corruption on a grand scale. Spoilers ahead in our review of Pylon...
This review contains spoilers.
6.1 Pylon 
It’s the summer of 1969, and, as a fraught decade draws to its close, change is afoot in Oxford. When we last saw Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans), he and his colleagues were reeling from a terrible loss. The murder of George Fancy in a shootout at a gangsters’ haunt – an open-and-shut-case on the face of it – had been exposed as something more complex by pathologist Max DeBryn (James Bradshaw), who revealed that the fatal bullet was not fired from the gun that killed the men Fancy was attempting to apprehend at the time of his murder.
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4 days ago by rgl7194
Forget The Crown, ITV’s Endeavour is the period drama for our time
“Go home. Put your best record on... And with every note, you remember: that’s something the darkness couldn’t take from you.”
This Sunday, Endeavour returns to our TV screens for its sixth series. It is 1969, a year of moon landings, President Nixon, the Krays and Monty Python. For Endeavour Morse and his colleagues, however, it is a time of new beginnings, grief and… moustaches.
We spend a lot of time critiquing and obsessing over historical authenticity, inaccuracies and achievement in period drama. Yet, weirdly, Endeavour seems to fly under the radar. Despite pulling in solid weekly viewing figures and standing on the shoulders of the cultural giant that was Inspector Morse, there have been very few pieces exploring the quality of one of ITV's most successful shows. Glossy big-budget dramas such as Bodyguard, The Night Manager, Sherlock, Luther and The Crown, might soak up publicity resources and dominate conversations, but to my mind it is Endeavour that has been quietly and consistently turning out the best drama on TV. In short, it is excellent.
60s  bbc  crime_drama  endeavour  police  tv  uk  uniform 
5 days ago by rgl7194

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