Monthly Archives: January 2015

Commissioner-Select From Outside The Ranks Of The Pennsylvania State Police

Wolf wants Maryland’s top cop to head Pa. State Police

PETER JACKSON, The Associated Press
Last updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 3:21 PM
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 1:09 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf wants Maryland’s top cop to become Pennsylvania’s top cop, he said Thursday.
In a series of Cabinet announcements involving law enforcement and civil defense, Wolf said he has selected Marcus Brown, Maryland’s state police superintendent Continue reading

“Once you start looking at levels of violence, levels of threat, blacks are not shot in manners that are disproportionate to their involvement in illegal activity. And it doesn’t matter if the cop is black, white or Hispanic, police officers presented with deadly threats use deadly force. Period, paragraph, end of story.” University of Missouri-St. Louis professor David Klinger

The real racial bias: Cops more willing to shoot whites than blacks, research finds
‘Counter-bias’ rooted in concerns over social and legal consequences

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By Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times – Monday, January 5, 2015
It’s widely assumed that white police officers are more likely to shoot black suspects as a result of racial bias, but recent research suggests the opposite is true. Continue reading