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Miss America 2018: Meet Miss Nevada, police recruit who wants to dispel tension

Andrea Martinez was on track to join the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department this summer when she won the Miss Nevada pageant. 

She had placed in the top 15 percent of her recruitment class (“I beat out a lot of guys, so that’s cool,” she says), but decided to take a year off to fulfill her duties as pageant titleholder.

Martinez never thought she could be a Miss America contender until she gave a local pageant a whirl, won, and promptly found herself winning the stage pageant. Her jolt to the top is not typical of most Miss America hopefuls. Many spend up to 10 years in the pageant system before they qualify for the national stage. 

Now in Atlantic City for the 2018 Miss America pageant ahead of Sunday’s televised final, Martinez, 23, is advancing a platform called “Police and Communities Together,” or PACT. She’s working to bring police officers to students in Las Vegas middle

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/09/miss_america_2018_miss_nevada_police_andrea_martin.html

Miss America 2018: Meet Miss Nevada, police recruit who wants to …

Andrea Martinez was on track to join the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department this summer when she won the Miss Nevada pageant. 

She had placed in the top 15 percent of her recruitment class (“I beat out a lot of guys, so that’s cool,” she says), but decided to take a year off to fulfill her duties as pageant titleholder.

Martinez never thought she could be a Miss America contender until she gave a local pageant a whirl, won, and promptly found herself winning the stage pageant. Her jolt to the top is not typical of most Miss America hopefuls. Many spend up to 10 years in the pageant system before they qualify for the national stage. 

Now in Atlantic City for the 2018 Miss America pageant ahead of Sunday’s televised final, Martinez, 23, is advancing a platform called “Police and Communities Together,” or PACT. She’s working to bring police officers to students in Las Vegas middle

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/09/miss_america_2018_miss_nevada_police_andrea_martin.html

Edmonton Police Accused of Racism Continuing Street Check Program

Edmonton Police Service is continuing the controversial practice of street checking or “carding”, despite being accused of racism from groups in Edmonton.  Black Lives Mater along with Indigenous groups are calling for a ban on carding when police do random spot checks on individuals and collect their personal information.  They say too often Indigenous and black people are targeted.  They are calling for the Edmonton Police Service to scrap the program by the end of they year.

“Street checks are the process of arbitrarily stopping and collecting information from individuals who are not suspected of committing a crime.” says Bashir Mohamed from Black Lives Matter Edmonton.  They requested data about who Edmonton Police are stopping.

Read more at: http://edmonton.talks.news/eps-accused-racism-street-check/

Broomfield Police Department’s Teen Academy gives youth a chance to experience police work


Officers Jason Collins and Danielle Faczak provided a canine demonstration to Teen Academy participants.

Broomfield teenagers raced against the clock as they scaled a chain link fence, hoisted themselves through a window and crawled inside obstacles normally meant to test Broomfield police officers.

Last week, the Broomfield Police Department hosted its second annual Teen Academy — a course designed to give students interested in criminal justice a look at how the department works and get to know police officers in casual, no-pressure setting.

“The obstacle course was my favorite part,” Elizabeth Platt, a recent Legacy High School graduate, said.

Read more at: http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/news/ci_31057544/broomfield-police-departments-teen-academy-gives-youth-chance

Missing 12-Year-Old Girl Found in Creek; Police Search For Homicide Suspect

Naomi’s mother, Shantara Hurry, told WKRG News that it was her son who first called her, telling her Naomi was missing.  “I rushed home from work to find my daughter … and she was nowhere to be found.”

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/child-killer-suspected-after-missing-florida-girl-found-dead_us_593833c2e4b0c5a35c9b266e

Police seek to retry Malcolm Rewa for Susan Burdett homicide

Loading The police plan to prosecute Malcolm Rewa for the murder of Susan Burdett. Photo / NZ Police

The police plan to prosecute Malcolm Rewa for the murder of Susan Burdett.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a statement that Solicitor-General Una Jagose will apply to the High Court to retry Malcolm Rewa for Burdett’s 1992 murder.

Bush said a team of senior homicide detectives have started preparing work on the file, under the oversight of Detective Superintendent Dave Lynch.

Burdett’s family have been told, as has Rewa.

Burdett’s brother Jim confirmed he had been told of the development but did not want to comment. He has previously said he had long believed Teina Pora was not involved and that the family wanted justice for Susan.

Pora was twice wrongly convicted of the murder and spent 22 years in jail. He could not be contacted for this report but last

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Police seek to retry Malcolm Rewa for Susan Burdett homicide …

Loading The police plan to prosecute Malcolm Rewa for the murder of Susan Burdett. Photo / NZ Police

The police plan to prosecute Malcolm Rewa for the murder of Susan Burdett.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a statement that Solicitor-General Una Jagose will apply to the High Court to retry Malcolm Rewa for Burdett’s 1992 murder.

Bush said a team of senior homicide detectives have started preparing work on the file, under the oversight of Detective Superintendent Dave Lynch.

Burdett’s family have been told, as has Rewa.

Burdett’s brother Jim confirmed he had been told of the development but did not want to comment. He has previously said he had long believed Teina Pora was not involved and that the family wanted justice for Susan.

Pora was twice wrongly convicted of the murder and spent 22 years in jail. He could not be contacted for this report but last

Read more at: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11857020

Police will seek to re-try Malcolm Rewa for murder of Susan Burdett

UPDATED 4.57PM The police plan to prosecute Malcolm Rewa for the murder of Susan Burdett.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a statement that the Solicitor-General Una Jagose will apply to the High Court to retry Malcom Rewa for Burdett’s 1992 murder.

Bush said a team of senior homicide detectives have started preparing work on the file, under the oversight of Detective Superintendent Dave Lynch.

Burdett’s family have been told, as has Rewa.

Burdett’s brother Jim, confirmed he had been told of the development but did not want to comment.

Tim McKinnell, the private investigator whose work led to Pora’s convictions for the crimes being quashed, welcomed the decision.

“We have been asking for a review of all of the information and this is a positive step in the right direction and we will offer all the assistance we can.”

One of Teina Pora’s legal team, lawyer Ingrid Squire, said the team had been writing to the

Read more at: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/crime/police-will-re-try-malcolm-rewa-for-murder-of-susan-burdett/

After STB, Singapore Police Force next to lash out at Criminal Minds

Hot on the heels of a recent burn by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) over a Criminal Minds episode featuring Singapore, the Singapore Police Force (SPF), has too, took a jab at the show.

The response, albeit less sassy than STB’s, showcases two pictures containing crime statistics which debunk claims of the Criminal Minds episode which portrayed Singapore as a city with a hidden underworld scene.

The Facebook post saw the SPF pointing out Singapore’ ranking in the Gallup’s Law and Order 2016 report, along with the hashtag #CriminalMindsBeyondBorders. This left little room for potential debate over the post being directed at the show.

Since its posting last Friday, the post has seen nearly 400 reactions and nearly 108 shares at the time of writing.

Last Friday, STB made a stand for Singapore after the airing of a controversial episode of CBS’ Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders called Cinderella and the Dragon. STB

Read more at: http://www.marketing-interactive.com/after-stb-singapore-police-force-next-to-lash-out-at-criminal-minds/