MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016


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Video doesn’t guarantee civil rights charges
ecutors follow that trend, shooting an unarmed, fleeing
Prosecuting police requires higher standard by law
declining to prosecute black man in the back as
96 percent of 185 civil rights one of the most distressing

FOR some
complaints involving police examples.
byANDREW CONTE do not always demonstrate have to decline cases that have officers, the Trib found. Yet civil rights cases against
AND bRIAN bOWLING whether an officer “willfully” video if the video doesn’t As small, high-quality police officers are hard to
intended to violate someone’s show that a crime occurred.” cameras have become ubiq- prosecute, said Craig Futter-
Second in an civil rights, prosecutors and A Tribune-Review inves- uitous on every smartphone,
occasional series legal experts said. tigation of nearly 3 million
man, a law professor at the MORE AT
video has become a larger
“There’s no question in any records found that Depart- factor in the public demanding
University of Chicago who TribLIVE.
Modern video technology founded the Civil Rights and com:
particular case if we have a ment of Justice prosecutors accountability from police- Police Accountability Project
collides with a post-Civil War video, it might be very, very declined to bring charges involved incidents across the » Smartphone
law and a 1945 Supreme Court there.
strong evidence of a crime,” in 96 percent of civil rights country. Prosecutors have declined to video of Millvale
ruling when it comes to pros- said Steve Kaufman, chief of complaints against law en- David Hickton, the U.S. officer tasering
charge officers or have failed
ecuting police officers for the criminal division for the forcement officers across the Attorney for Western Penn- handcuffed
to convince a jury of the
assaulting and killing U.S. Attorney’s Office for West- United States and its territo- sylvania, cited an April 2015 suspect.
officer’s intent, he said.
unarmed suspects. ern Pennsylvania in Pitts- ries between 1995 and 2015. video of a white police officer » Day 1 of series.
Videos record actions, but burgh. “... But we sometimes Western Pennsylvania pros- in North Charleston, S.C., CIVIL RIGHTS · A4

BRING ON deflects
for chaos
YOU’RE ABOUT TO BE Tone causes
LESS PRODUCTIVE ‘ugly scenes,’
Research by finance website WalletHub shows
that when the NCAA Tournament comes rivals argue
around, we change our focus. The study says WIRE REPORTS

we start spending more, wasting more ... and ORLANDO — A Republican
drinking more. Some March Madness facts presidential race that has been
to consider as you prepare to watch: dominated by economic anxiety
and outsider politics heads toward
important primaries Tuesday

$1.9 billion
Hourly losses by
$9 billion
Estimated amount
under the cloud of a troubling new
issue: the prospect of violence.
The violence that has marred
companies because of wagered on the Donald Trump rallies has put the
unproductive workers 2015 tournament, Republican front-runner on the
defensive as rivals argue that his
during the tournament $7 billion illegally rhetoric is encouraging chaos and
Pitt’s Michael Young mayhem.
“We’re not provoking. We want

81% 2 times
peace. ... We don’t want trouble,” he

told a large crowd in Bloomington,
Ill., the first of two comparatively
Of human resources Easier to win
DANCI docile events Sunday as he cam-

professionals say back-to-back paigns ahead of a critical slate of
their companies Mega Millions large-state primaries.
don’t have policies than to fill out a IN EAST, WEIL
TS NO. 10 Trump’s opponents during the
about office pools perfect bracket
WISCONSLINPLAY weekend seized on ugly incidents
in recent days as the natural out-
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EAST, WILULGFRABS N0. 3 IN growth of his rhetoric.

17.5 million SEE
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is chas-
ing Trump in the fight for dele-

Barrels of American beer produced each gates, told NBC’s “Meet The Press”
March. On average, 14 million barrels on Sunday that it’s wrong for pro-
are produced in all other months. testers to try to shut down Trump
rallies, but “at the end of the day

‘Tink!’ lifts Greensburg Schools innovate around behavior
teacher to NYC festival as suspensions grow too frequent
by ELIZAbETH bEHRMAN removed from the classroom, he
Performing arts school His dream was to teach, to help
those kids feel the same excite-
said, but school staff take more
Saying the “F-word” during time to consider the circumstanc-
founder’s musical chosen ment he felt each time he stepped class used to mean an automatic es before making a decision about
onto a stage. out-of-school suspension for stu-
whether it’s worth kicking that
by DEbRA ERDLEy In the back of his mind, he dents in Woodland Hills.
student out of school.
thought a few of them might rise to Not anymore.
Anthony Marino’s story began PHIL WILSON | FOR THE TRIBUNE-REVIEW Education advocates have been
greatness, to ply their craft on the “It’s 2016,” said Superintendent
nearly two decades ago in a rented Marino: “We had the opening taking a hard look at suspen-
Alan Johnson. “That shouldn’t get
Greensburg studio with 12 kids biggest stage of all — in New York. at the Palace, and people were really, you suspended.” sion numbers after national data
who loved to dance, sing and act. STAGE RIGHT · A5 really affected by it.” Cursing will get the student SUSPENSION · A5

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