POLICING 2020: Local news reporting during a year of racial justice protests

This is supposed to be a report about the change of how news reporting represents the police but all this report is really about is how 3 liberal newspapers editorialize about the police.

Think about it – newspapers really just report how they want on any topic so it’s not that they are capturing the sentiment of a community – no they are editorializing on the message they want to report. So an analysis of the newspaper’s message is just a measurement of what the editors are saying.

This analysis says NOTHING about how the community feels about law enforcement or criminals. It says more about how the editors for the newspaper feel about police and criminals.


Recent retail crime wave shakes the industry | Security Info Watch

This is an interesting article about ORC (Organized Retail Crime). This topic doesn’t get the attention it deserves because it much of OEC thefts focus on the retailer or law enforcement.

The focus should be on the OFFENDER. In Kindergarten we knew it is not right to steal. There is no excuse for the offender’s behavior. They have to be held accountable. Once offenders are held accountable and fear punishment for theft they will stop. Not all but most.

Retail security expert says it is time to stop the blame game when it comes to battling organized retail crime
— Read on www.securityinfowatch.com/retail/article/21248616/recent-retail-crime-wave-shakes-the-industry

Report of The Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability, and Fairness in Law Enforcement

The Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability, and Fairness in Law Enforcement (the Panel) was established as an advisory body to the San Francisco District Attorney in May 2015 in the wake of revelations that 14 San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) officers had exchanged numerous racist and homophobic text messages.

The Panel was tasked with answering the critical question that the text messaging scandal raised: Was the racial and homophobic bias so clearly demonstrated by the offensive texts a reflection of institutionalized bias within the SFPD and, if so, to what extent?

See below or select HERE for the report

An interview with Bill Bratton on the Reducing Crime Podcast

This is an EXCELLENT Podcast. I haven’t read Bill Bratton’s new book “The Profession” but I’m sure it is probably as good as his fist book “Turnaround” (One of my favorites). Bratton talks about several main points of policing that are key to the profession. The last 10 minutes Bratton compares the trends on the 1970s that caused the crime problems in the 1990s and the parallels he sees today which may generate similar crime problems in the future. An excellent comparison.

Check it out here: