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Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Yells at Campus Cops in Car Accident Dispute

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Newark NJ, according to NBC news Rutgers University says the chancellor of its Newark campus has apologized over video that surfaced showing her yelling at campus cops investigating a fender-bender earlier this year.

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N.J. woman enraged by ‘fancy white people’ attacks man, Porsche with hammer: cops

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By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on April 04, 2017 at 8:56 AM, updated April 04, 2017 at 11:46 AM

A Newark woman enraged by “fancy white people” is being sought for allegedly attacking a man with a hammer and smashing his Porsche and boat at a gas station in what Virginia police described as a racially-motivated attack Saturday.

Angela M. Jones, 26, faces potential hate crime charges after allegedly beating the man at an Exxon Station off Interstate 95 in Caroline County, Va., according to WTVR.com.

Jones has not been located or arrested as of 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police.

The incident began when Jones approached the Massachusetts man as he fueled his Porsche and began yelling at him, authorities told the television station.

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2017/04/newark_woman_sought_in_possible_bias_attack_at_gas.html#incart_2box_nj-homepage-featured

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Blue lives under fire: Deadly ambushes of police officers at two-decade high

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By Andrea Noble – The Washington Times – Updated: 2:28 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016

The number of ambush-style killings of police officers in the U.S. reached a two-decade high this year, pushing law enforcement fatalities to their highest rate in five years, with 135 officers killed in the line of duty, according to a year-end report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Shootings were the number one cause of death for law enforcement in 2016, claiming the lives of 64 officers — including eight gunned down in two ambush attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in July. The report notes 21 of the officers were shot and killed in ambush-style attacks.

Firearms-related deaths were up 56 percent over the 41 officers killed by gunfire in 2015, but are still far below the all-time high of 156 officers killed by gunfire in 1973.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/29/deadly-police-ambushes-two-decade-high-report/

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Dangerous distortions on cops shooting black men

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Dangerous distortions on cops shooting black men

JOHN R. LOTT, JR.2 Dec 03:28 PM

Exaggerations have poisoned discussions about relations between blacks and the police.

“Black men between the ages of 15 and 19 are 21 times as likely as whites to be killed by a police officer,” said Chuck Todd on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.”

Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree echoed Todd. “The data is clear, that black boys are being killed by white police officers around the country.” The claim was repeated frequently on other shows.

But those numbers aren’t entirely accurate, and they are far from the whole truth.

There’s no denying that accidental deaths at the hands of police — like the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was playing with a toy gun in a public park — are horrible tragedies.

Nor is there any denying that blacks feel discriminated against. According to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, 70% of blacks believed that the police treated whites better than blacks. By contrast, only 37% of whites agreed. Last week, President Obama emphasized how blacks’ distrust of police is “rooted in realities” and how the anger to the verdict was “an understandable reaction.”

But at least part of this feeling seems to stem from how the media covers the issue.

Todd and Ogletree relied on an analysis of FBI data by ProPublica and Slate. Slate’s headline read, “Black Teens Vastly More Likely to Be Killed by Police Than Whites Even After Adjusting for Crime Rates.”

If their claim is right — if police do unjustly shoot blacks at vastly higher rates — it is a serious indictment of the police. But, fortunately, these allegations are false.

One allegation is that 15-to-19-year-old black males die at the hands of the police 21 times as often as do white males of the same age. Another claim is that blacks commit violent crimes no more than two to three times as often as whites do.

By combining these two claims, some journalists conclude that police still kill young blacks at least seven to 10.5 times as often as they kill young whites.

http://m.nydailynews.com/opinion/john-lott-dangerous-distortions-cops-shooting-black-men-article-1.2030545