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WASHINGTON — It was not so long ago that crime was routinely described as “out of control,” that crime-ridden neighborhoods were widely considered unsalvageable, that crime-fighting strategies for cities were compared to deck-chair-shuffling strategies for the Titanic. By the early 1990s, when Homer visited New York City on “The Simpsons,” the electronic marquee above Times Square flashed: “Crime up 8,000,000 percent.” Urban America had gone to hell, and it felt like there was no way out.

Now we know there was. Crime rates have plummeted, and cities have rebounded. In New York, homici... Read more

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Charleston police set to take

The Charleston Police Department is conducting mandatory ethics classes for all officers in order to become better educated and accustomed to everyday situations.

The objective for the classes is to educate and train law enforcement officers concerning ethical dilemmas for emotional and career survival, according to a press release from Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster.

The law firm of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown and Poe, PLLC as a public service is presenting it, the release said.

The classes began Tuesday and will continue every Tuesday and Wednesday until April 9, according to Charleston Police Sgt. Ralph Johnson. They are conducted at the Training and Improvement Facility at 118 Dickinson St.

He said the department tries to conduct an ethics-themes training seminar at least once every few years.

Topics covered during the four hour classes will include emotional and career survival, anger management and peer pressure, sexual harassment and department police and procedures, according to the release.

Johnson said the classes are just one more way for Charleston officers to become better and more beneficial to the public.

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