Archives for July 2016

Police Firearm Fatalities Increase 78 Percent-Is There A War on Cops?

Is There a War on Cops? We read a variety of crime related articles and posts every day from groups ranging from supporters of law enforcement to those sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement. As criminal justice veterans, we are probably more in tune with those wearing a badge. We created a series of articles […]

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Facebook and Crime

Facebook, Crime and West Virginia Having been in the criminal justice system for close to 50 years, I find fascination with offbeat aspects of crime and justice in America. With the current contentious political debate raging over crime and solutions, I would like to offer a “lesser” example of effective crime control. I lived in […]

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Crime in America is Increasing

Is America entering a new era of increasing violence? Editor’s Note: What follows is an excerpt from a larger article from Crime In America.Net titled, “Violent and Property Crime in the US–Crime in America,” see source below. Article: The bottom line is that violent and property crime are still at record lows for the country […]

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College Educations in Prison: Misleading the Public?-Updated/Corrected

College Educations in Prison: Misleading the Public?-Updated/Corrected We strongly support programs in prison that offer a chance to end the monstrously high rate of return to the criminal justice system either through arrest or reincarceration. According to US Department of Justice data, two-thirds (sixty-seven percent) of offenders were arrested for “serious” crimes. Fifty-two percent of […]

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Cops Leaving or Not Engaging-The President’s Letter to Law Enforcement

Crime in America. Net wrote a series of articles on the murders of eight police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge. The premise of the six articles, including the most popular, “Don’t be A Cop?” are based on the idea that police officers are leaving law enforcement in large numbers, and getting people to replace […]

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Baton Rouge Police Murders And What It Means for Law Enforcement

Baton Rouge Police Murders And What It Means for Law Enforcement Is there a psychological war on cops? On July 8, we wrote, “Dallas Police Murders and What it Means for Law Enforcement.” Ten days later, we are writing about three police murders in Baton Rouge. In Dallas, five police officers were murdered, 6 hurt […]

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“We ask the police to do too much.” President Obama Agrees With “Crime in America”

“We ask the police to do too much.” President Obama Agrees With “Crime in America” “But it’s cowardly to tell cops to enforce the law without acknowledging the physical and psychological dangers (on both sides) in communities that feel they are being over-policed.” CrimeinAmerica.Net “We’ve literally ignored the murder and injury to tens of thousands […]

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There’s a ‘great deal of anxiety and fear’ around policing

There’s a ‘great deal of anxiety and fear’ around policing Vice President Joe Biden said that law enforcement leaders who met in Washington on Monday agreed that “there’s a great deal of anxiety and fear” around policing, especially in the aftermath of last week’s deadly shootings. “Fear on the part of police officers that they […]

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The Need for Written Contracts Between Cops and Communities-Dallas Police Shootings

The Need for Written Contracts Between Cops and Communities-Dallas Police Shootings Overview Five police officers are dead, 6 hurt by a gunman in Dallas. They were shot during a protest over the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castilein in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and elsewhere. We looked at, watched or listened to hundreds of comments […]

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Dallas Police Murders and What it Means for Law Enforcement

Dallas police murders and what it means for law enforcement. Early observations. What we need to do. Five police officers are dead, 6 hurt by a sniper in Dallas. The shooter live streamed on Facebook the shooting of the 11 police officers near a protest over the recent killings by police of Alton Sterling and […]

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