“Through Police Eyes—the Ferguson Effect Scare” by Ronald T. Hosko

This is one of the BEST articles on the “Ferguson Effect”.

Hosko has the best timeline of events that initiated and continued to support fears and concerns the maintained de-policing. This is a very honest and truthful examination of the “Ferguson Effect”. It is also pro-Police.

The dynamic world of American policing encountered a period of great turbulence during the closing years of Barack Obama’s presidency. Some place blame at his feet while others recognize the broader complexities of police and community relations, the impact of serious and deadly use of force incidents, the amplifying effect of the media, expansion of social media, police funding and training challenges, and myriad other factors as contributing to what’s now referred to as “the Ferguson effect” where police retreat from traditional proactive policing.

— Read on scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/bjcl/vol23/iss1/2/

Stop-and-frisk down 80% in Chicago but Black and Latinx people still hit the hardest, judge finds | Chicago Reporter

President Donald Trump took aim at the Chicago Police Department as a new report details reform efforts ushered in by an agreement with the ACLU.
— Read on www.chicagoreporter.com/stop-and-frisk-down-80-in-chicago-but-black-and-latinx-people-still-hit-the-hardest-judge-finds/

Video: After Getting Doored, Cops Tell Cyclist Lying In The Street To Expect A Summons – Gothamist

This is a tragic event. It demonstrates why vehicle and traffic law must be enforced. This is an example how enforcing minor laws can make travel safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.

The brutal footage was captured on Monday afternoon by a cyclist who works in the neighborhood.
— Read on champ.gothamist.com/champ/gothamist/news/video-after-getting-doored-cops-tell-cyclist-lying-street-expect-summons

NYS Criminal Justice Reform Bill

The CJ reform bill places a heavy burden on government with very little consideration for public safety.

Check out page 136 on Discovery and electronic evidence.

Electronic evidence (audio and video) is some of the most time consuming evidence to produce and the most expensive evidence to store.

AV is almost never used in criminal trials.

So there is countless police employee hours used to find, record, and produce electronic evidence for the District Attorney.

The District Attorney will not review the hours of AV evidence and who will then give the defendant the AV evidence.

The defendant’s lawyers will not review the hours of AV evidence.

Finally the AV evidence will NEVER (at least for 99% of all arrests) be used in court.

Keep in mind that this is for EVERY ARREST whether or not it goes to trial.

All of this has to be done and handed over to the defense in 15 days after arraignment.

This is a link to then Senate bill that contains the Criminal Justice reform:


Interview with NYPD Commissioner Jim O’Neil – Improving Police

Video: James O’Neill looks back on his tenure as the city’s top cop New York Police Commissioner Jim O’Neil This week, Police Commissioner James O’Neill will retire from the NYPD. He sat down with NY1 Criminal Justice Reporter Dean Meminger to discuss a wide range of issues, including former Mayor Bloomberg’s recent apology for stop-and-frisk.…
— Read on improvingpolice.blog/2019/11/26/interview-with-nypd-commissioner-jim-oneil/