Failing conventionally on gun violence reduction – Jerry Ratcliffe

Failing conventionally on gun violence reduction – Jerry Ratcliffe
— Read on www.jratcliffe.net/blog/failing-conventionally-on-gun-violence-reduction/

Dr. Ratcliffe’s article is response to Philadelphia’s publication “Roadmap to Safer Communities” which can be accessed by the link below.

I love it when a police department or a municipality releases a plan. Especially a crime fighting plan. It allows others to see what others are doing and then barrow (steal) for it or use it to build something new.

https://www.phila.gov/media/20190116150530/The-Philadelphia-Roadmap-to-Safer-Communities.pdf

Investing in Futures Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Postsecondary Education in Prison

Secondary Education for prisoners to reduce recidivism 

“But the study says that research shows that giving inmates access to post-secondary education is critical to reducing mass incarceration, lowering recidivism rates and ensuring public safety.”

www.georgetownpoverty.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/GCPI-ESOI-Investing-in-Futures-Report-FINAL-20190116.pdf

Prospects for police reform | Modern Policing

Dr. Sam Walker is one of the leaders in police accountability. He is also one of my favorite authors.

Noted police historian and accountability expert Sam Walker discusses the prospects for ongoing police reform in this law review article. Despite reduced pressure from the federal government since 2017, he sees encouraging efforts within policing, some state and local governments accepting greater responsibility, and continuing interest from activists and the general public. Still, the prospects…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/prospects-for-police-reform/

Police shootings report by – Tampa Bay Times and Radiolab

Below there are two reports on police shootings.

Radiolab

Part-one of 2 podcasts

https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/shots-fired-part-1

Interesting comment at About 31:00 COP Daytona Beach Mike Chitwood arrests are 60:40 almost exact as the population

 

Shots fired part 2

https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/shots-fired-part-2

FL Newspaper Tracks Police Shootings: 827 In Six Years

No one was keeping track of police shootings in Florida, the third-largest state. So in 2014, the Tampa Bay Times set out to count every officer-involved shooting in Florida during a six-year period. At least 827 people were shot by police, one every 2 1/2 days. More than half, 434, were fatal. Blacks were shot at a higher rate than whites. On-duty police are almost never charged with crimes for firing, even though agencies pay millions to settle civil lawsuits, the Times reports.

http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2017/investigations/florida-police-shootings/

 

For an alternative view you MUST see

https://futureofpolicing.blog/2019/01/10/qpp-extra-radiolab-got-it-wrong-quality-policing-podcast/

 

QPP Extra – Radiolab Got It Wrong – Quality Policing Podcast

This podcast takes a look at data and police use of force.

The author has one of the BEST commentaries on data and analysis of police use of force and bias and where the mews media fails interpreting police contact data.

THIS IS A MUST LISTEN for anyone discussing police use of force.

QPP Extra – Radiolab Got It Wrong – Quality Policing Podcast
— Read on qualitypolicing.com/qpp-extra-radiolab-got-it-wrong/

 

 

For an alternative view see:

https://futureofpolicing.blog/2019/01/10/police-shootings-report-by-tampa-bay-times-and-radiolab/