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

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

Prosecutors, Police, and Communities Release Toolkit for Officer Involved Fatalities | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Prosecutors, Police, and Communities Release Toolkit for Officer Involved Fatalities | John Jay College of Criminal Justice
— Read on www.jjay.cuny.edu/news/prosecutors-police-and-communities-release-toolkit-officer-involved-fatalities

The publication can be accessed HERE

Shootings by NYPD continue downward trend | Modern Policing

Police-involved shootings by NYPD officers have decreased 96% since 1972, dropping from 994 in that year to 35 in 2018, as reported here. More restrictive deadly force policies adopted in the 1970s had an early impact, while the sharp decline in violent crime since the 1990s has contributed. More recently, officials say enhanced training deserves credit…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/shootings-by-nypd-continue-downward-trend/

FBI shooting data | Modern Policing

FBI agents have been involved in 228 shooting incidents since 2011, including 113 accidental discharges, 34 animals, and 81 “intentional shootings involving people or objects” according to this NBC news segment and article. Agents were found at fault in 5 of the shootings, none of which resulted in fatalities. The bureau has not traditionally released…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/fbi-shooting-data/