I checked out Compliance vs Audit prevention and very interesting and informative.
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On June 22-24, 2021, the Body-worn Camera (BWC) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) team, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), held the 2020 BWC TTA Virtual National Meeting. This meeting was primarily intended for FY 2020 BWC Policy and Implementation Program (PIP) grant agencies, but was also open to previous years’ grantees. Members of the BWC TTA Team, subject matter experts (SMEs), and representatives from BJA and JSS also participated in the meeting.
— Read on bwctta.com/events/calendar/2021-body-worn-camera-training-and-technical-assistance-national-meeting
Only 1 in 5 say police treat people equally, new poll shows
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/7906532002
Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and Mark Kleiman (The Reality-Based Community, NYU, When Brute Force Fails)
Mark and Glenn start off by recalling Harvard’s Kennedy School in 1980s, where they both came to know James Q. Wilson. Mark says liberals got the crime question wrong, while Glenn urges that “crime” be placed in broad political perspective. Glenn asks why the US imprisons so many—could the answer be American democracy? Glenn and Mark argue the merits of the new parole supervision policy reflected in Project HOPE. They close with a heated debate on crime, human nature, and Wilson’s legacy
You can get the show HERE
My favorite theory from Dr. Kleiman as a police strategy is Enforcement Swamping. In a nut shell Swamping occurs, lets say in a parking lot when police give extra enforcement at the entrances so persons using the parking lots might believe that this “extra enforcement” is throughout the parking area and the “bad people” believe that it is risky to use the parking lot and either go somewhere else or stop there bad activities.
Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and Peter Moskos (John Jay College, copinthehood.com)
· Peter explains how stop-and-frisk went too far 2:36
· Who or what deserves credit for NYC’s massive murder decline? 10:48
· Peter: Reducing poverty is not the way to reduce crime 18:31
· Are cops reaping the whirlwind? 20:48
· The aftermath of Freddie Gray in Baltimore and Laquan McDonald in Chicago 29:38
· Criminal justice reform and the potential backlash 37:09
This is another terrific podcast by Glenn Loury. Peter Moskos is a very interesting guest. Dr. Moskos has an interesting insight into police work. You should also check out the stuff that Moskos posts on his websites.
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/
After the murder of George Floyd and racial justice protests, lawmakers weigh easing the standard to criminally charge police who kill.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/politics/2021/06/18/section-242-congress-police-criminal-charges/7658711002/
Any weapons less that a firearm are less sensational but can be just as deadly. People can be kill by hands and feet. It shouldn’t be shocking that that a sizable percentage of deadly attacks on police occur with weapons other than guns.
While LAPD shootings have dramatically declined in recent decades, scrutiny has grown in recent months of shootings where mentally ill, intoxicated or homeless people are shot by police while armed not with firearms but with knives, swords, heavy tools or other blunt objects, reports the Los Angeles Times. Police officials say such weapons represent real, imminent threats, but critics claim the danger is exaggerated and that officers are too quick to pull the trigger. The situation is another reason that many want mental health clinicians to take over calls from cops. LAPD data reviewed by The Los Angeles Times show suspects were allegedly armed with “edged weapons” in about 18 percent of police shootings between 2015 and 2019, and with “impact devices” like bats in 4 percent. In 2020, edged weapons were identified in 23 percent of cases.
See the news article HERE
The Guardian counted the people killed by US law enforcement agencies in 2015 and 2016. Here are their stories
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2015/jun/01/the-counted-police-killings-us-database
Portland protests: Who turned out night after night? – oregonlive.com
— Read on www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/05/who-protested-night-after-night-in-portland.html