Utah moves to decertify Brigham Young University’s police department; school plans to appeal – The Salt Lake Tribune
— Read on www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2019/02/26/utah-moves-decertify-byu/
A multiple part series on violence near school.
Even as crime has dropped in L.A., thousands of children grow up with a constant drumbeat of death.
— Read on www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-edu-school-safety/
Grading Parole Release Systems.
Report grading the fairness and effectiveness of the parole release systems of all 50 states
— Read on www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/grading_parole.html
This article describes Stockton, California PD’s wellness network aimed at helping officers deal with stress and trauma. The award-winning initiative includes a significant orientation for new recruits and proactive measures when officers encounter difficult situations in the field. The police department endured layoffs earlier in the decade while the city went through bankruptcy, adding to…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/02/23/focus-on-wellness-in-stockton/
Researchers examined past U.S. countering violent extremism and terrorism prevention efforts and explored options to strengthen them. They found that current capabilities are relatively limited and that future efforts must build trust to succeed.
— Read on www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2647.html
This was the WSJ of policing! An excellent historical read.
Law Enforcement News 1975 – 2005 | Lloyd Sealy Library at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
— Read on www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/lawenforcementnews
FBI agents have been involved in 228 shooting incidents since 2011, including 113 accidental discharges, 34 animals, and 81 “intentional shootings involving people or objects” according to this NBC news segment and article. Agents were found at fault in 5 of the shootings, none of which resulted in fatalities. The bureau has not traditionally released…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/fbi-shooting-data/
Before or after reading this news article take the time to listen to the podcast at the link below. Just because police activity is disproportionate to the race of the population does not mean there is inappropriate behavior by the police.
Podcast on statistics and disproportionality HERE
Black drivers bear the brunt of an LAPD crackdown in South L.A. by its elite Metro division. Metro officers stop African American drivers at a rate more than five times their share of the city’s population, according to a Times analysis.
— Read on www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-lapd-traffic-stops-20190124-story.html