Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

Enhancing teachers’ response to active threatsWhen you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind?  Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers?  It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."  Today, the na...
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Remembering the Fallen at the 2015 Survivor Conference

TonyAguerreTony Aguerre is a deputy with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and the law enforcement liaison for the NorCal chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), an organization that provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The San Francisco Deputy Sheriff’s Association is a member of PubSecAlliance.From those picturesque counties that make up the Northern California Coa...
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No-Knock Warrants At Risk

door knobThere's nothing as dangerous in police work as the no-knock warrant, which allows law enforcement officers to enter a property without warning.But despite the fact that such operations have gotten a lot of cops—and others—killed, many say the practice is still law enforcement's best chance at catching bad guys and secure evidence to be used at trial.Because of the controversies surrounding no-knock warrants, some lawmakers—including Georgia State Sen. Vincent Fort—are looking to scale back or el...
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Irvine mom gets prison time for molesting boys at 'fun' house

irvine momA 44-year-old Irvine mother who worked as a school district behavioral specialist was sentenced Friday June 6th, to three years and four months in state prison for sexually assaulting two boys, authorities said. Nicole McMillen was convicted in October 2013 of four felony counts of lewd acts upon a child and three felony counts of oral copulation of a minor under 16. McMillen, the Orange County district attorney’s office said, would maintain a “fun” home where youngsters would come over to pla...
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It Just Got a Lot Tougher to Get out of Red-Light Camera Tickets in California

redlightState high court ruled that such evidence is "presumed authentic" unless a defendant can successfully challenge it. The California Supreme Court made it easier Thursday for prosecutors to use red-light camera evidence against drivers who fail to stop at traffic signals.  In a ruling issued in San Francisco, the court unanimously said that images and data automatically recorded by the cameras have a "presumption of authenticity" similar to the presumption for other types of photo...
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