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Whitewater parents, community learn about cyber safety

WHITEWATER — Whitewater School Liaison Officer Jacob Hintz shared information about cyberbullying and cyber safety to parents of school-age children and community members Monday.

Whitewater Middle School business and information technology teacher Angela Ketter made welcoming remarks before introducing Hintz during the gathering at

Read more at: http://www.dailyunion.com/news/article_f0f94b32-7fdd-507f-a010-96a336392c10.html

McKinney senior who left retirement community found safe by …

Updated Dec. 20: Monte Raines was found safe by Mesquite police Wednesday morning, McKinney police said.

Original post: A Silver Alert has been issued for a 79-year-old man with a cognitive impairment last seen Tuesday morning driving his truck in McKinney. 

Monte Raines was seen at 8 a.m. in the 5700 block of Virginia Parkway where he left a retirement community. He was driving a white 2004 Chevrolet truck with Kentucky license plate 800 WEC and U.S. Marine Corps stickers on the rear glass. 

He was seen Tuesday evening at Al’s Quick Stop in the 5400 block of Sun Valley Drive in Fort Worth, police said.

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/missing-person/2017/12/19/silver-alert-issued-man-cognitive-impairment-last-seen-driving-mckinney

Community policing

Statistics presented by USA Today show us that the number of officers “gunned down” increased by 167 percent in 2016. This surge becomes even more troubling as the Washington Post reports that, in the same year, “ambush killings of police officers has hit a ten-year high.” Many attribute these findings and horrid events such as the Dallas police ambush to a possible rise in anti-police mentalities. A 2016 study by the Pew Research Center reveals that 60 percent of U.S. adults see fatal incidents between police officers and black Americans as “symptoms of a deeper problem” showing us that there is indeed a disconnect between police and the people they serve. How do we close this gap?

This division is mainly manufactured by a sense of subjugation. A portion of Americans, primarily in low income areas, feel as if cops are no longer their guardians but their oppressors. Reports

Read more at: https://www.wcuquad.com/6009590/op-ed/community-policing/

Family, community still has hope for return of Jeremy Jourdain | WDAY

His family has held multiple fundraisers, conducted numerous community searches and created a reward fund, hoping to bring Jourdain home.

Jourdain’s aunt, Alex Tanner, said the family is still taking things day by day. She raised her nephew, and has spent the past year searching along with other family members when time permits.

“We’re just kind of at a dead end right now,” Tanner said. “We don’t know where to go next. Nothing new has come in, no tips.”

While no new searches have been scheduled, Tanner and other family members, as well as the Bemidji Police Department, hope other efforts will lead to knowing the teen’s whereabouts.

Jourdain was in the Nymore neighborhood within the city of Bemidji on the night of his disappearance, Halloween night, Oct. 31, in order to gather with friends, according to a news release from the Bemidji Police Department.

After he was reported missing, multiple agencies searched by air

Read more at: https://www.wday.com/news/4351707-family-community-still-has-hope-return-jeremy-jourdain

Family, community still has hope for return of Jeremy Jourdain

His family has held multiple fundraisers, conducted numerous community searches and created a reward fund, hoping to bring Jourdain home.

Jourdain’s aunt, Alex Tanner, said the family is still taking things day by day. She raised her nephew, and has spent the past year searching along with other family members when time permits.

“We’re just kind of at a dead end right now,” Tanner said. “We don’t know where to go next. Nothing new has come in, no tips.”

While no new searches have been scheduled, Tanner and other family members, as well as the Bemidji Police Department, hope other efforts will lead to knowing the teen’s whereabouts.

Jourdain was in the Nymore neighborhood within the city of Bemidji on the night of his disappearance, Halloween night, Oct. 31, in order to gather with friends, according to a news release from the Bemidji Police Department.

After he was reported missing, multiple agencies searched by air

Read more at: http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/news/4351707-family-community-still-has-hope-return-jeremy-jourdain

Ohio Innocence Project topic of talk at Cuyahoga Community College



Raymond Towler spent nearly three decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

He’s free today because of the Ohio Innocence Project, and now the exonerated man will visit Cuyahoga Community College’ Corporate College West in Westlake at noon, Oct. 10, to discuss his long and winding journey to justice.

Towler will be joined by longtime attorney Alec Berezin, who will discuss the Ohio Innocence Project and its efforts to free the wrongfully convicted. Berezin serves as president of the group’s Northeast Ohio Board of Advocates.

12-Year-Old Girl Vanishes In Greenbelt, Police Ask Community For Help

GREENBELT, MD — Police are asking for the public’s help after a 12-year-old girl went missing in Greenbelt on Monday.

The Greenbelt Police Department says that Kidist Gianna Jayla Smith, who goes by Jayla, is considered a “critical missing person” and was last seen on Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m. when she left the Greenbelt Community Center.

“A short time later she was seen running down the sidewalk on Southway Road towards Greenbelt Road,” a statement reads. “She is described as a black female, 5’2″, 82 pounds, with brown eyes and shoulder-length black hair in dreadlocks that are pulled up to the top of her head. She was last seen wearing a neon green jacket and greenish blue capri-length leggings.”

Police ask anyone with information to call 301-474-7200.

Image via Greenbelt Police Department

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Daytime burglaries reported in Manassas community

Manassas police are investigating two break-ins Tuesday in the same area, police spokesperson Senior Officer Charles Sharp said.

A resident on the 8900 block of Princeton Park Drive reported a burglar broke in through a rear door of the home and stole jewelry. The break-in occurred between 10 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Around the corner, on the 8700 block of Bretton Woods Drive, a homeowner reported someone forced a rear window and stole electronic equipment between 6 a.m. and 4:50 p.m.

Anyone with information about these burglaries is asked to call the Manassas City Police Department Investigative Services Division at 703-257-8092 or Crime Solvers.

Read more at: http://www.insidenova.com/news/crime_police/prince_william/daytime-burglaries-reported-in-manassas-community/article_bbce29a6-8db6-11e7-8f7c-83b8c7f24db2.html

‘The Keepers’ Director Ryan White On A Baltimore Community’s Fight Against Institutional Injustice

When The Keepers debuted on Netflix in May, it was instantly linked to another of the streaming services’ true-crime documentary series: Making a Murderer.

Another haunting story of institutional injustice, director Ryan White’s seven-part series came to him through family connections, investigating the 1969 murder of a Baltimore nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik—a teacher at Archbishop Keough High School who stood up against alleged sexual abuse by priests in her local community and paid the ultimate price.

The primary subjects of the series are a group of women who, like White’s aunt, attended Keough. Hoping for justice while knowing that it may never come, these women knew Cesnik well and loved her dearly, haunted for the rest of their lives by a crime that was buried and remains unresolved.

Below, the Emmy nominee discusses the courage of this community of women who—through his lens—unburied this tragedy and examined their own

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2017/08/the-keepers-ryan-white-netflix-emmys-interview-news-1202145162/