Alberta Police Misconduct, Colorado Wildfire Risk, New Jersey Family Support, More: Friday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, May 27, 2022


Calgary Herald: Volunteer group launches interactive database of police misconduct cases in Alberta. “The interactive database went live Tuesday with information on more than 400 incidents of misconduct involving about 500 officers over the past 30 years — and its designers are hoping Albertans use it as a tool for holding police officers accountable for their actions.”

KDVR: Tool shows wildfire risk in every Colorado community. “A new tool from the Colorado State Forest Service shows how at-risk every Colorado community is for wildfires. The Forest Atlas has several overlays that show users data on state forests that reflect wildfire risk, burn probability and how intense fires can be.”

New Jersey Department of Health: First Lady Tammy Murphy Announces Launch of Connecting NJ to Better Support Families. “First Lady Tammy Murphy today introduced Connecting NJ, New Jersey’s first-of-its-kind network of partners and agencies dedicated to helping New Jersey families thrive. The website – – centralizes information and referrals to state and local wellness services, including healthcare for mothers and children, early education programs, domestic violence support, addiction treatment, financial and housing assistance, home visiting programs, behavioral health services, and more.”

WKBW: New website provides interactive database of mental and behavioral health resources across Western New York. “A new website has been launched that provides an interactive database of mental and behavioral health resources across Western New York. Just Tell One, a public awareness initiative of Mental Health Advocates (MHA) of WNY, launched its new website Thursday to coincide with May’s recognition as Mental Health Awareness Month.”

Houston Chronicle: Southern Baptist leaders release secret list of hundreds of accused sexual abusers. “Southern Baptist leaders released a confidential list of hundreds of accused sexual abusers Thursday evening that tracked names, dates and details about a burgeoning abuse crisis — but was kept secret for more than a decade.”


Larry Ferlazzo: New Resources On Race & Racism. “I’m adding these new resources to various ‘Best’ lists. You can find links to all of those many lists that relate to race and racism at ‘Best’ Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism.”


Business Insider: A former Google tech lead bragged on Twitter about how he used to trash women’s résumés in front of them: ‘Go have some kids’. “A former Google programmer bragged on Twitter this week about how he used to trash the résumés of female interviewees in front of them. In his now-deleted tweets, Patrick Shyu recounted how he used to treat the women he interviewed. ‘So when I used to conduct interviews for Google, I rejected all women on the spot and trashed their résumés in front of them,’ Shyu wrote in a May 22 post seen by Insider.”

The Real Deal: Preservationists push to save Chicago’s Century, Consumers towers. “Preservationists fighting to save a pair of century-old downtown Chicago office towers say the buildings can escape the wrecking ball by housing historic records. Using the 22-story Century Building and 16-floor Consumers Building to store archives makes sense because they wouldn’t pose a security threat to the adjacent Dirksen Federal Courthouse, Crain’s reported, citing Ward Miller, head of Preservation Chicago, which is leading the Chicago Collaborative Archive proposal.”


CNBC: Twitter shareholders sue Elon Musk and Twitter over chaotic deal. “Twitter shareholders are suing Elon Musk, and Twitter itself, over their handling of a chaotic acquisition process that is still underway, and that has contributed to volatile price swings in the company’s stock price.”

New York Times: Fentanyl Tainted Pills Bought on Social Media Cause Youth Drug Deaths to Soar. “Much as drug dealers in the 1980s and ’90s seized on pagers and burner phones to conduct business covertly, today’s suppliers have embraced modern iterations — social media and messaging apps with privacy features such as encrypted or disappearing messages. Dealers and young buyers usually spot each other on social media and then often proceed by directly messaging each other. The platforms have made for a swift, easy conduit during the coronavirus pandemic, when demand for illicit prescription drugs has jumped, both from anxious, bored customers and from those already struggling with addiction who were cut off from in-person group support.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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