[COMPLETE] Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing - tg

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Post by TriciaG » June 1st, 2018, 2:26 pm

Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

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In light of recent events that have exposed rifts in the relationships between local police and the communities they protect and serve, on December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The President charged the task force with identifying best practices and offering recommendations on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust.

The task force recommendations, each with action items, are organized around six main topic areas or “pillars:” Building Trust and Legitimacy, Policy and Oversight, Technology and Social Media, Community Policing and Crime Reduction, Officer Training and Education, and Officer Safety and Wellness. ( From the Executive Summary)
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Post by Ciufi » June 4th, 2018, 2:57 pm

May I claim section 1 (Introduction)?

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Post by Roger » June 4th, 2018, 3:30 pm

I should like to claim section 16, "Implementation", if I may?

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Post by TriciaG » June 4th, 2018, 5:04 pm

You're both in. Welcome to the project!
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Post by ejratl » June 5th, 2018, 9:49 am

I would like to sign up for Section 5. If accepted, this would be my first contribution since joining.

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Post by TriciaG » June 5th, 2018, 11:16 am

Sure thing! How would you like to be credited in the catalog? There are places for a catalog name (some use a nickname or forum name, some their real name) and a link to a personal web site or blog, if you have one. I recommend using whatever name you say (if any) when you say, "recorded by [your name]" as that's how listeners will look for you. (Keep in mind that prospective employers, classmates, enemies, etc. can also find you using the catalog name, so be cautious if privacy might be an issue.)
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Post by ColleenMc » June 6th, 2018, 7:22 am

I would like to claim sections 2, 3 and 4. Thanks!

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Post by ejratl » June 6th, 2018, 7:44 am

Thanks, TriciaG! I had to think about that for a bit. I'd like to be credited under my given name, "Emily Ratliff". No website.

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Post by TriciaG » June 6th, 2018, 9:11 am

Emily is in for 5, and Colleen is in for 2-4. Thanks, both!
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Post by Ciufi » June 8th, 2018, 12:09 pm


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Post by TriciaG » June 8th, 2018, 12:45 pm

Thank you! PL OK!
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Post by Ciufi » June 8th, 2018, 1:32 pm

Dang! You are FAST! :clap:

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Post by ColleenMc » June 9th, 2018, 9:00 am

Getting ready to record my section, and I have a couple of questions

1) Should I be attempting to describe graphs as on page 9 and page 13, as we did the tables in other docs like the Watergate report? Or just leave them out?

2) when text is quoted from another source, should we say “quote / unquote or end of quote” before and after?

3) if we do point out quotes as such, and the source is not identified in the text, should we read the footnote that goes with it?

Thanks!

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Post by 5Tommy00 » June 9th, 2018, 10:53 am

I'll take Pillar 2 Part 2 "Policy and Oversight pg. 22-26

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Post by TriciaG » June 9th, 2018, 10:57 am

ColleenMc wrote:
June 9th, 2018, 9:00 am
Getting ready to record my section, and I have a couple of questions

1) Should I be attempting to describe graphs as on page 9 and page 13, as we did the tables in other docs like the Watergate report? Or just leave them out?

2) when text is quoted from another source, should we say “quote / unquote or end of quote” before and after?

3) if we do point out quotes as such, and the source is not identified in the text, should we read the footnote that goes with it?

Thanks!
Leave out the graphs, I think.
Quote/end quote is up to you. I do like to hear them when listening, when the quote is more than a few words, so I know when the quote ends!
No, don't worry about the footnote on quotes.

We're going to make this one more "easy listening". ;)

Thanks!
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Irish Home Rule Arguments: Handbook on Home Rule
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