law enforcement http://nhpr.org en Police Training & Use Of Deadly Force http://nhpr.org/post/police-training-use-deadly-force <p>“Officer-involved shootings”: that’s when police fire their guns during confrontations with suspects. &nbsp;After two such shootings recently killed two people, questions have been raised about police use of deadly force.&nbsp; But many in law enforcement say it’s become a more dangerous job, and that they go to great lengths to avoid harm.&nbsp; We’ll look at police training and protocols.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 38214 at http://nhpr.org Police Training & Use Of Deadly Force Police Scanner Transparency http://nhpr.org/post/police-scanner-transparency <p>When shots were fired before midnight on April 18<sup>th</sup>, curious, <a href="http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/national/police-scanner-streams-see-surge-in-traffic-after-boston-bombing" target="_blank">concerned people tracked the dramatic killing</a> of one Boston marathon bombing suspect, and the tense manhunt for his younger brother throughout the night. Many watched and listened through online streaming and social media, others followed the intense action on Boston police scanners; some 180,000 people were tuned in to the scanner feeds during peak traffic. And then, it stopped…</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:43:09 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26492 at http://nhpr.org Police Scanner Transparency Remembering The Chief http://nhpr.org/post/remembering-chief <p>Friday marks the one year anniversary of the shooting death of Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney. He was killed in the line of duty, helping fellow officers who themselves had been shot while attempting to execute a search warrant in a drug case. The Chief was popular and well admired in the small seacoast town, and many in the community are still feeling the loss intensely.&nbsp; The town’s current Police Chief Tara Laurent talks about how her Department is observing the anniversary.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 25276 at http://nhpr.org Remembering The Chief Revisiting The Central Park Five http://nhpr.org/post/revisiting-central-park-five <p>Central Park was New York City’s place of refuge and openness until April 19, 1989 when a woman was brutally assaulted and left for dead. Author Sarah Burns turned her research about the event into a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheCentralParkFive">documentary film </a>detailing the racially charged convictions of five black and Latino youth. They were exonerated over a decade later when another man confessed to committing the crime.</p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:56:19 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18327 at http://nhpr.org Revisiting The Central Park Five Public Safety Gets Funding Boost In Governor's Budget http://nhpr.org/post/public-safety-gets-funding-boost-governors-budget <p>Calling public safety “our most important responsibility,” Governor Maggie Hassan outlined her funding proposals in today’s budget address.&nbsp;</p><p>Comparing public safety to the state’s health care system, Hassan said it had taken “too many hits” in the last budget.&nbsp; She called on legislators to “reverse course” immediately, in the interest of keeping New Hampshire residents safe.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:57:23 +0000 Amanda Loder 22016 at http://nhpr.org Public Safety Gets Funding Boost In Governor's Budget International Drug Bust Has Local Ties http://nhpr.org/post/international-drug-bust-has-local-ties <p></p><p>The Department of Justice announced a major drug bust today involving members of a Mexican cartel.&nbsp;</p><p>Undercover agents from the FBI and Boston Police Department tracked the suspects for three years as part of Operation Dark Water. Posing as European drug traffickers, they met with members of the Sinaloa Cartel at undisclosed locations in New Hampshire, Florida and the Virgin Islands.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:23:52 +0000 Todd Bookman 12183 at http://nhpr.org International Drug Bust Has Local Ties