Nikole Hannah-Jones could not resist the urge to call into question the point I was making: that our current political leadership is not going to fix the crime problem in our subways.
— Read on nypost.com/2022/11/22/democrats-deny-subway-crime-but-voters-can-see-it-for-themselves/
Demonstrations occurring in Austin during the last week of May of 2020 devolved into chaos. A relatively small number of individuals embedded within mostly peaceful crowds committed criminal acts that ultimately escalated into rioting and looting within the City from May 29th to May 31st, 2020. Based on expectations defined by previous experiences with hundreds of peaceful demonstrations and protests, the Austin Police Department (APD) was unprepared for a riot of this magnitude. Miscalculations alongside actions and inactions of APD personnel, including those in leadership positions, contributed to the challenges. The demonstrations continued for months, and APD adjusted its tactics ultimately stabilizing the situation.
Get the report here:
www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/CPIO/MMAC – After Action Report – APD Response to 2020 Protests.pdf
External review commissioned
In February 2021, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) contracted with Wilder Research to conduct an external review of the state’s response to civil unrest1 that occurred May 26-June 7, 2020, following the murder of George Floyd.
DPS requested that the review:
• Objectively evaluate what the state did well and did not do well.
• Identify actions and options that may have produced different, or possibly better, outcomes.
• Provide recommendations to the Commissioner of Public Safety to assist state and local governmental units, including cities and counties, in responding effectively to potential periods of regional or statewide civil unrest in the future.
This is an interesting publication. The ACLU conducts an analysis of SWAT. In the publication there is the analysis, the findings, and recommendations. Then in an Appendix there are a MOU, policy, training PowerPoint, operational plan. These documents provide a unique perspective (an insiders view) on a SWAT deployment.
I think this would be a perfect resource for Criminal Justice courses or for students reporting on SWAT or policing.
Exclusive: Internal NYPD documents shed new light on the Strategic Response Group, or SRG, the heavily militarized police unit behind the crackdown on George Floyd protesters.
— Read on theintercept.com/2021/04/07/nypd-strategic-response-unit-george-floyd-protests/
Independent Investigation Into the City of Philadelphia’s Response to Civil Unrest – Office of the Controller
— Read on controller.phila.gov/philadelphia-audits/civil-unrest-response/
There are links to the after action report and a PowerPoint presentation.
Raleigh Police Chief Presents After Action Report | Raleighnc.gov
— Read on raleighnc.gov/news/2020-09-15-raleigh-police-chief-presents-after-action-report
At a Thursday meeting, Charleston leaders received the full 64-page preliminary report outlining the Charleston Police Department’s response to the May 30 riot downtown and the protests and demonstrations on
— Read on www.postandcourier.com/content/tncms/live/