Wyden Releases New Details About Surveillance and Interrogation of Portland Demonstrators by Department of Homeland Security Agents | U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon

Wyden Releases New Details About Surveillance and Interrogation of Portland Demonstrators by Department of Homeland Security Agents | U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon
— Read on www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-releases-new-details-about-surveillance-and-interrogation-of-portland-demonstrators-by-department-of-homeland-security-agents

Podcast then Glenn Show: A discussion between Glenn Loury and Rafael Mangual about Manhual’s Book: “Criminal (In)Justice: What the Push for Decarceration and Depolicing Gets long and Who It Hurts Most”

If you haven’t read Rafael Mangual’s book it’s AWESOME!!  It’s an easy read pertinent to what is going on in policing and criminal justice. If you have never listen to the Glenn show before it is an awesome podcast.

This episode of the gun show highlights much of what is discussed in the book with Glenn Loury, playing devil’s advocate, and Rafael Manuel answering all his questions. I recommend listening to this podcast and then going out and getting the book. 

Glenn Loury (Manhattan Institute, Brown University) and Rafael Mangual (Manhattan Institute, Criminal (In)Justice: What the Push for Decarceration and Depolicing Gets long and Who It Hurts Most)
— Read on bloggingheads.tv/videos/65115

16 Life-Learnings from 16 Years of The Marginalian – The Marginalian

16 Life-Learnings from 16 Years of The Marginalian – The Marginalian

I have posted about this website before when it called itself “Brainpickens”. Each year the author reflects on what she has experienced and reproduces her Life-Learnings. There are a culmination of her experiences and readings over the past 16 years probably her entire life. Read through them and take each one and think how they might benefit your life.

I like 1,4,5,and 6. Allow yourself to change your mind, add stillness to your life, you control your integrity, and be present. The others add value to your life but right now I like these 4 the best.
— Read on www.themarginalian.org/2022/10/23/16-learnings/

A Study of Bias in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department’s Threat Assessment Process – National Policing Institute

A Study of Bias in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department’s Threat Assessment Process – National Policing Institute

There is a link for a .pdf to the report at the webpage.
— Read on www.policinginstitute.org/publication/a-study-of-bias-in-the-washington-d-c-metropolitan-police-departments-threat-assessment-process/

Investigative Report on the Role of Online Platforms in the Tragic Mass Shooting in Buffalo on May 14, 2022

The mass shooting in and around the Tops grocery store in Buffalo, New York on May 14, 2022 that claimed

the lives of ten individuals and injured three others was all the more horrific because of the white supremacist ideological motivation that fueled it and the shooter’s meticulous planning. The disturbing reality is that

this attack is part of an epidemic of mass shootings often perpetrated by young men radicalized online by

an ideology of hate. This report details what my office has learned about how the Buffalo shooter was first indoctrinated and radicalized through online platforms, and how he used these and other platforms to plan, implement, and promote these acts of terror.1 The report assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the response of various online platforms in the wake of the Buffalo shooting. Readers should be cautioned that this report contains graphic textual descriptions of bigotry and violence, including quotes from the shooter’s own writing that, in our opinion, are necessary to contextualize and explain this story.

ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/buffaloshooting-onlineplatformsreport.pdf

More Guns, Same Amount of Crime? | Manhattan Institute

The past 40 years have seen nothing short of a revolution in Americans’ right to carry a concealed firearm in public. In 1980, the vast majority of states either did not grant concealed weapon permits or offered them only on a “may-issue” basis, meaning that authorities retained discretion…
— Read on www.manhattan-institute.org/analyzing-effect-of-right-to-carry-laws-on-homicide-and-violent-crime