The Tragedy of Baltimore

This is a very fair article that discusses what has happened in Baltimore since the 2015 riots.

Sad.

MacGillis note how the riot is considered an uprising by some, the crime and homicide rates, $14 million cost to the State for the riot, the Ferguson Effect, police backing off enforcement, costs to families, changing and ineffective police leadership, under-policing the riots, Mosby being overzealous arresting the officers, the “pullback”, Crime increasing, 30% homicide closure rate, DOJ Report, DOJ Ignorance of local realities, political focus NOT on enforcing the law, city population near a 100 year low, new rules restricting police, community activism, Det. Sean Suiter, cops leaving the PD, officers overworked, Mayor Pugh ignoring the problem, still no police leadership, criminals EMBOLDENED, use of force reports, and the cry for equal protection.

One thing MacGillis forgot to note the infamous words of Mayor Rawlings-Blake:

The Tragedy of Baltimore
— Read on https://www.propublica.org/article/the-tragedy-of-baltimore

American flag graphic on police cars divides California town | WCIV

A police car. The word “Police” colored with the American Flag patter. Too Aggressive???

What about a American Flag decal? Too Aggressive?

This is crazy. Don’t entertain these nonsensical complaints.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An American flag graphic on the side of freshly painted police cars is dividing a small coastal city in Southern California. Some people in Laguna Beach feel the flag design is too aggressive while others are astonished that anyone would object to the American flag, The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. The city council will decide at its Tuesday meeting whether to keep the logo or choose an alternative.
— Read on abcnews4.com/news/nation-world/american-flag-graphic-on-police-cars-divides-california-town

Listening in Stockton | Modern Policing

Stockton, California was in a rough situation when the current chief was promoted to that position in 2012. The city had filed for bankruptcy, there were police layoffs, morale was low, and violent crime was up. In this interview, the chief explains how he learned to listen more carefully to members of his community, including…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/04/02/listening-in-stockton/

California Department of Justice Releases Report Analyzing Use of Force Policies and Procedures within the Sacramento Police Department | State of California – Department of Justice – Office of the Attorney General

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the release of a California Department of Justice (DOJ) report on use of force-related polices, training, and practices within the Sacramento Police Department (SPD). The report is entirely separate from DOJ’s independent oversight into the shooting death of Stephon Alonzo Clark. The purpose of the report is to provide SPD with recommendations grounded in evidence and promising practices from around the country to help guide the reform efforts it has independently committed to pursue.
— Read on oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/california-department-justice-releases-report-analyzing-use-force-policies-and