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You plus a gun is good first line of defense, says a cop

To the editor: William Alexander’s op-ed article on taking up shooting in retirement and attending the recent National Rifle Assn. convention in Atlanta was typical naive leftism. (“What happened when a 64-year-old liberal attended his first NRA convention,” Opinion May 11)

He spoke with an African American woman whose 14-year-old son was shot three times in his head during what Alexander called a “home intrusion robbery.” The term is “home invasion robbery,” and not once in my more-than-three-decades-long career in law enforcement have I ever heard a home robbery called an “intrusion.”

This woman’s home was invaded by marauders and, yes, had she or her son had a gun he might not have been the subject of the NRA video Alexander so deplored.

I’ve been a cop so long it’s hard to remember when I wasn’t, and I’ve dealt with too many murders to recount. But it has always struck

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-guns-nra-home-invasion-20170517-story.html

CPEX releases first of series of papers urging public policies to reduce flood risks

A non-profit group focused on planning issues has released the first of what it says will be a series of papers urging local politicians across Louisiana to adopt policies aimed at reducing flood risks.

“We have to acknowledge the reality that the whole state is at risk,” said Jessica Kemp, Vice President at the Baton Rouge-based Center for Planning Excellence.

CPEX will examine ways individual parishes and municipalities can reduce their flood risk through measures other than large infrastructure projects like levees.

Each dollar invested in flood prevention yields a seven dollar return, this week’s CPEX report states.

Climatologists are finding more and more instances of heavy rainfall events as the climate continues to warm, increasing the need for preventative steps, the report argues.

“Beyond the cost-benefit analysis, it is the very survival of many of Louisiana’s unique communities, people and places that is at stake,” the report states.

The first report is brief, though subsequent

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_8d61397a-1596-11e7-ae4b-638fb82b8884.html

CPEX releases first of series of papers urging public policies to …

A non-profit group focused on planning issues has released the first of what it says will be a series of papers urging local politicians across Louisiana to adopt policies aimed at reducing flood risks.

“We have to acknowledge the reality that the whole state is at risk,” said Jessica Kemp, Vice President at the Baton Rouge-based Center for Planning Excellence.

CPEX will examine ways individual parishes and municipalities can reduce their flood risk through measures other than large infrastructure projects like levees.

Each dollar invested in flood prevention yields a seven dollar return, this week’s CPEX report states.

Climatologists are finding more and more instances of heavy rainfall events as the climate continues to warm, increasing the need for preventative steps, the report argues.

“Beyond the cost-benefit analysis, it is the very survival of many of Louisiana’s unique communities, people and places that is at stake,” the report states.

The first report is brief, though subsequent

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_8d61397a-1596-11e7-ae4b-638fb82b8884.html

Albany Police hold first youth academy

Fifteen students, ages 16 through 21, gathered at the Albany Police Department on Saturday for the first class of the inaugural Youth Academy, a program designed to introduce young people to the world of police work and to potentially recruit new officers.

The academy will take place over six Saturdays and will cover all aspects of the job, including investigations, defensive driving, firearms simulations, as well as K-9 unit demonstrations and instruction in the role of the Special Weapons and Tactics team. The students will also receive simulated firearms instruction.

The idea for the academy came from Crime Prevention Officer Brad Connors. He said when he noticed a friend’s department in California had such an academy, he decided to try and get one going here.

“We’re missing the teenagers who might want to get into police work,” he said, adding that participants had to be full-time

Read more at: http://democratherald.com/news/local/albany-police-hold-first-youth-academy/article_4ee73777-2632-563c-a2f5-abfaec9ae6dc.html

FIRST ON 5 NEWS: Grafton City Police Officer shot man in self defense

GRAFTON, W.Va. (WDTV) – UPDATE

The scene on East Washington street cleared just after 5:00 Thursday evening. Neighbors told 5 News that this incident comes as a shock and that any police activity like this is extremely rare in that neighborhood.

“It’s not like this,” said Linda Plum who lives nearby. “This was a shooting and it was real close to my home, and I wasn’t expecting to hear anything or see anything like this today.”

“Ten minutes until 3, I heard ‘boom,'” said Jennifer Billups. “I didn’t even realize it was a gun until I saw them coming out of the firehouse right across the street.”

The investigation is being handled by West Virginia State Police.


UPDATE

The Taylor County Prosecuting Attorney told 5 News that the incident started on the second level of a parking garage off west Main

Read more at: http://www.wdtv.com/content/news/One-hurt-after-shooting-in-Grafton-412593163.html