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
This is an interesting podcast. It is a nice discussion about Professor Cobbina’s book which I’m in the midst of completing.
I have a different reaction to the book than the author of the podcast.
Many people are obviously aware that this nation was founded on a system
of slavery, but what many people don’t know is that the origins of policing
in the United States can be traced to the institution of slavery.”
— Read on www.tinapp.org/episodes/handsup
Rapid growth of unmanned technology in law enforcement has prompted concerns from privacy and civil liberties advocates, who worry police will shift to more intrusive uses as they expand their drone programs.
— Read on www.govtech.com/public-safety/Maryland-Police-Use-of-Drones-Raises-Surveillance-Concerns-.html
COMMENTARY | What can governments do to recruit and keep the “first” first responders?
— Read on www.routefifty.com/public-safety/2019/11/barrett-greene-emergency-dispatcher-shortages/161238/
In your typical Third-World megalopolis, basic city functions fall into disrepair, while once-eradicated diseases run rampant — and the local bigwig boasts about saving the world. Los Angeles is quickly becoming a typical Third-World megalopolis, and the rest of the state isn’t far behind. Yeste…
— Read on pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/ten-plagues-of-california-are-turning-the-golden-state-into-a-third-world-hell-hole/
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A wholesale change in policing tactics earlier this decade in Camden, NJ is associated with fewer gunshot patients at a major city hospital.
— Read on journalistsresource.org/studies/government/criminal-justice/policing-camden-gunshot-patients/
California’s weak laws on police misconduct do almost nothing to stop convicted cops from carrying a badge.
— Read on www.mercurynews.com/2019/11/10/californias-criminal-cops-convicted-but-stay-on-the-job/
There other posts at the blog that have resources on fines and budgets.
New Report: Cities Pay a Price for Excessive Ticketing – Institute for Justice
— Read on https://ij.org/press-release/new-report-cities-pay-a-price-for-excessive-ticketing/