As the Buffalo Police Department gets closer to equipping officers with body-worn cameras, a local advocacy group and think tank has urged the department to engage the community before finalizing its internal policy surrounding body-camera use. So far, police brass don't appear interested. With the department saying it's on track to start deployment of body cameras to all patrol officers early next year, police officials have written a draft policy that still leaves some questions and uncertainties. Body cameras are being implemented, in part, to help improve the public's trust of police, said Sarah Wooton, policy analyst for the Partnership for the Public Good. "Body cameras can go a variety of ways in terms of what the outcome is and whether the public is really pleased with their implementation," Wooton said. A four-month pilot program for the body cameras involving about 20 officers started in April. The department is trying out two cameras made by different companies. The … [Read more...] about Advocates call for Buffalo police to tighten body-worn camera policy
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Driving the Day Good Sunday morning. Landing tomorrow: The Playbook Power List. The 30 most powerful people and institutions in Donald Trump’s Washington -- as suggested by you guys and vetted by us. Zach Montellaro, one of the great web producers who helps with Playbook, has worked hard with graphics folks Erin Aulov and Katie Ellsworth putting together a really cool package. CHICAGO PAPERS WEIGH IN ON OBAMA’S LEGACY -- CHICAGO TRIBUNE(big front-page package): “A COMPLICATED LEGACY IN CHICAGO: As nation’s 1st black president prepares his farewell speech, allies and activists debate his impact on adopted hometown” http://bit.ly/2iWdxdF … CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: “CHICAGO’S PRESIDENT … City had front-row seat as state senator from South Side rose to become nation’s first African-American commander in chief… PLUS: Despite achievements, Obama couldn’t stem Chicago violence” http://bit.ly/2iRApZmStory Continued Below … [Read more...] about KNOWING TRUMP’S CABINET — ROBERT GATES to the Hill — SUNDAY BEST feat. OBAMA — PLAYBOOK Power List…Coming tomorrow — What SCHUMER is reading — B’DAYS: Anita Dunn and John Podesta
Last Updated Oct 1, 2017 12:48 AM EDT O.J. Simpson was released on parole from a Nevada prison early Sunday after serving nine years on armed robbery charges. But his acquittal in a dramatic 1995 murder trial still provokes strong feelings among Americans.CBS News Poll: Only 27 percent of Americans think O.J. Simpson will regain celebrity statusCBS News Poll: Democrats, Republicans divide over NFL protests, Trump commentsWith the country once again divided over issues of race amid a national uproar over football players, patriotism and free speech, CBS News special correspondent James Brown and "48 Hours" retrace the events that led Simpson to this moment: from his landmark murder trial -- where he was found not guilty in the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, to how that verdict continues to influence race relations. "O.J. Simpson: Endgame" also focuses on what role domestic violence played in the murder trial … [Read more...] about O.J. Simpson: What’s next following prison release?
Nintendo have unveiled Nintendo Labo, a fascinating hybrid of buildable cardboard toys, games and experiences that use every inch of the Switch console’s more quirky features. A cardboard remote control car powered entirely by the Joy-Con controller’s precise rumble, a fishing rod complete with extendable line, an interactive doll’s house, even a fully-functioning piano. Even from the short announcement video below, there is a palpable sense of fun, invention and potential in Nintendo Labo. It is a project aimed at children (and kids at heart, of course), combining a love for video games with building, creativity and even a light smattering of technological engineering. After a successful first year for the Switch, built on a catalogue of fantastic traditional games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, Labo is Nintendo looking to broaden the console's appeal with the kind of audacious inventiveness the gaming giant is known for. … [Read more...] about Nintendo Labo
The 115th annual North American International Toy Fair at the Javits Center offered something for every kind of kid. The four-day event, where more than 1,000 companies debuted toys for 2018 included augmented-reality robots and coding toys, new kinds of slime and other squishy items, collectibles (L.O.L. Surprise, Shopkins), unique family games, playsets from TV and movies, such as "Incredibles 2" and a fresh take on Fingerlings, classic plush toys and more. While it's hard to say what the best new toys of 2018 will be, here are some your kids may be clamoring for this year. Fingerlings Hugs Fingerlings Hugs from WowWee have extra-long arms perfect for hugs and cuddling. Kids can also swing them, pet them and rock them to sleep. Give them a kiss and they'll kiss back. The recording feature allows kids to record their own voices then throw the toy in the air to hear a funny remix of what they said. For ages 5 and older. Price: $29.99; available Fall 2018. MyLoopy MyLoopy from … [Read more...] about Just unveiled: The hottest new toys for 2018