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Seattle is Dying

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

Crime Counts: As crime falls to record lows, some neighborhoods are left behind – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Very interesting article on crime hotspots. There will be more reporting with the data.

Make sure to listen to the podcast that is part of the news article. HERE

Note: Limited access unless you subscribe to the paper.

San Diego is the safest big city in the country. But in some neighborhoods, violent crime has increased substantially in recent years.
— Read on www.sandiegouniontribune.com/story/2019-03-28/crime-counts-as-crime-falls-to-record-lows-some-neighborhoods-are-left-behind

LAPD audit reveals dangers of high-tech policing | | wfsb.com

Recently predictive police has come under fire about its accurate and valid predictive powers. Below is a like to a news report on an internal review of LAPD predictive policing.

An audit of the Los Angeles police department is raising questions about new technologies law enforcement is using nationwide with little oversight.
— Read on www.wfsb.com/content/tncms/live/

The LAPD document can be accessed HERE

Death Penalty ‘Another Failed Big Government Program’:  Conservative | The Crime Report

California has spent $4 billion on the death penalty since it was reinstated  in 1978. But its violent crime rate outpaces the national average, writes a leading conservative who welcomes the moratorium announced this week by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
— Read on thecrimereport.org/2019/03/14/death-penalty-another-failed-big-government-program-ca-conservative/

Funding of Rape-Kit Testing Leads to 1,000 Arrests | The Crime Report

Languishing evidence in 100,000 sexual assault cases around the U.S. has been sent for DNA testing with money from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and federal authorities, leading to more than 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years. Another 155,000 or more sex assault evidence kits await testing,
— Read on thecrimereport.org/2019/03/12/funding-of-rape-kit-testing-leads-to-1000-arrests/

See also Cyrus Vance report

Integrated Health Care and Criminal Justice Data: Lessons from Camden, New Jersey | Harvard Kennedy School

Integrated Health Care and Criminal Justice Data — Viewing the Intersection of Public Safety, Public Health, and Public Policy Through a New Lens: Lessons from Camden, New Jersey

April 5, 2018Authors: Anne Milgram, Jeffrey Brenner, Dawn Wiest, Virginia Bersch, and Aaron Truchil
— Read on www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/wiener/programs/criminaljustice/research-publications/executive-session-on-community-corrections/publications/integrated-health-care-and-criminal-justice-data