This is a must see documentary that shows how the quality of life in a city can collapse when homelessness, drug use and addiction, and mental health issues take over neighborhoods. The documentary illustrates how bad neighborhood conditions become when laws are not enforced, police are handcuffed, citizen voice are not heard, the criminal justice system fails (prosecutors and courts) and politicians don’t work to protect the community.
Below is a link to an article in national review ‘What if Seattle Is Dying, and We Don’t Even Know It?’. The article discusses a documentary from KOMO’s (Seattle news channel) Eric Johnson that explores the impact the drug and homelessness problem is having on Seattle and possible solutions in “Seattle is Dying.”
The documentary explores topics such as: broken windows policing, quality of life, message from politicians, disgruntled police, upset citizens etc.
Link to the Article is HERE
The link to the documentary “Seattle is Dying” is:
On the KOMO website HERE
On YouTube HERE
In one sense, the shooting Wednesday that killed a woman and injured seven other people was shocking. But in another sense, it was sadly less surprising. The area has long…
— Read on www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-has-repeatedly-sought-to-curb-crime-downtown-but-hasnt-stopped-sporadic-violence/
Troopers were 2 to 3 times more likely to search black and Hispanic drivers. Officials are unsure if anything was done to address the problem.
— Read on www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/spl/pennsylvania-state-police-racial-bias-traffic-stops-vehicle-searches-20200123.html
Links to the reports can be found HERE
See the link below to the report on the Madison PD policy and procedure review.
This a very interesting report on Offender reoffending.
Atlanta Repeat Offender Commission Publishes 2017-2018 Report – Atlanta Police Foundation
— Read on atlantapolicefoundation.org/atlanta-repeat-offender-commission-publishes-2017-2018-report/
Murphy signs law allowing some N.J. inmates convicted of non-violent crimes to be paroled earlier – nj.com
— Read on www.nj.com/politics/2020/01/nj-reforms-new-social-justice-laws-as-murphy-takes-action-on-martin-luther-king-day.html
A news reporter reviews his experience using a local agency’s firearms simulator in this article. He learned that use-of-force situations can be unpredictable and fast-changing, but he also felt that the simulation operator frequently chose worst-case branching options. The result can be “negative training” — officers try deescalation but end up getting shot, learning that…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2020/01/21/pros-and-cons-of-firearms-simulators/