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Due To Contradictory Goals, Police Officers Should Not Be Paramedics

Detective Jeff Payne has gained quite a bit of notoriety for his unlawful arrest of Nurse Alex Wubbels. He has been placed on leave by the Salt Lake City Police Department. He has also lost his part time job as a paramedic for Gold Cross Ambulance, a private firm that provides 911 ambulance service to Salt Lake City. It is my opinion that he should have never been employed by both Gold Cross and SLCPD at the same time, even if he had a spotless record as a police officer and a medic. A medic′s first duty is to his… Keep Reading

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Cameras On Cops: Ferguson, MO Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Transparency Measure

Ferguson, Missouri was ground zero for the police violence that set a national movement into motion. Nearly three years after the town was set ablaze after 18-year-old Mike Brown was killed by a police officer, substantiative reforms have been approved by the voters in the hopes of preventing deadly tragedies from happening in the future. 71 percent of Ferguson residents voted in favor of putting body cameras on police while only 29 percent opposed on Tuesday. It appeared on the ballot as “Prop. A-Body Cameras” and received overwhelming support. Body cameras on police has been an often-discussed reform in Ferguson… Keep Reading

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