The City Council will consider a report Wednesday, Sept. 22, that largely blames Portland police for violence at political protests and calls for a series of reforms.
— Read on www.koin.com/news/protests/report-blames-portland-police-for-protest-violence/
The full report can be accessed HERE
After Floyd’s killing, Minneapolis police retreated, data shows
— Read on www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-policing-minneapolis/
Is this an example of the “Ferguson Effect”?
Recommendations from the USC Department of Public Safety Community Advisory Board
Below is the link to the report
This is the Task Force on the Policing home page HERE
Make sure to check out the “Policy Assessments” page HERE where the task force examines some of the current topics in policing.
The Task Force recommends the prohibition of all types of neck restraints, which can cause serious harm to individuals and police legitimacy.
The Task Force recommends policies requiring officers to intervene upon witnessing excessive force and to report other misconduct and proscribed behaviors.
The Task Force recommends that jurisdictions prohibit or severely restrict no-knock and quick-knock warrants, which can pose harm to occupants and officers.
When someone stole their tip jar, Katelyn and Elias were devastated. Luckily, local first responders were in the mood for lemonade
This happens ALL THE TIME in communities across our nation where police, fireman, neighbors, the business community, and other groups of people step up to right the wrong of a bad person. It’s not always publicized. It is just GREAT AMERICANS doing the right thing. I think that at times we are so busy in our lives to stop and appreciate these small acts of kindness. I’m guilty of it. Then the children have the presence of mind to support “Shop with a COP” a holiday event that brings happiness to underprivileged families. AWESOME! I think the twins have a future turning lemons into lemonade.
— Read on http://www.police1.com/police-heroes/articles/twins-9-donate-thousands-to-police-fund-after-cops-save-their-lemonade-stand-CvbP0g8LcFKfzdqD/
A new APA study revealed that police officers speak to Black drivers in a more disrespectful tone during traffic stops, compared to white drivers.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/black-drivers-receive-less-respect-police-officers-study-says-n1275452
****Make sure to look at the MOTION (link) filed by the plaintiffs.
In 2013, a federal judge mandated oversight after finding that the NYPD’s racially disproportionate use of stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional.
— Read on theintercept.com/2021/07/30/nypd-stop-and-frisk-reforms-fail/
Senator Tom Cotton’s remarks on crime, policing, and public safety at the National Press Club, June 25
— Read on www.city-journal.org/tom-cotton-breaking-the-crime-wave
The IDT conducted significant community outreach to guide recommendations and policy options including meetings with 11 city-wide boards, commissions, and advisory councils; roundtables and neighborhood tours; and, compilation of thousands of constituent emails, phone calls, and letters. We understand that “Community” is not a monolith – recommendations and priorities were different with different constituent groups. There was, however, a broad coalition of people calling for a more visible patrol presences, with officers doing specific tasks. Residents shared a desire for SPD to return to “foot beats” and build opportunities for neighborhoods to develop deeper relationships with the officers that serve them. This recommendation became more prevalent when staffing shortages required that Community Police Team officers be redeployed to patrol operations. We also frequently heard that public safety extends beyond policing. Stakeholders strongly supported expanded or new funding opportunities for youth violence prevention, youth employment, homeless outreach services, affordable housing, and mental health resources. SPD patrol officers often have not been equipped to help residents make connections to these resources.
The report can be accessed HERE
This is a report by Center of Policing Equity (HERE).
I don’t see the usefulness in this report. There is no description in what the findings mean. DISPROPORTIONALITY DOES NOT MEAN BIAS OF RACISM. So what are they implying with there findings? First of all the study, the format of the report, and the finding are vague and unclear. I think the way this report is presented does absolutely nothing to improve policing. This is the second report I have seen from Center of Policing Equity and I have to question there ability to study the police and report accurately. There are basic issues like the report can’t be completely read on the phone and on a desktop computer the report doesn’t open completely and bottom parts are unreadable.