Success in the Media

Should Communities Control Cops?

Observations Communities want some control as to how they are policed. Why is police-community cooperation the role of government? Why aren’t communities taking the lead? Let communities police themselves. They will let us know when they want that to change. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. […]

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Science, Evidence-Based Principles, Donald Trump And Crime Control

Observations Does everyone in the criminological community religiously adhere to scientific, evidence-based principals before suggesting or implementing policy? What we want and what we can prove are two different things. That applies to Donald Trump. It also applies to the rest of us. Just as every cop is a criminal, and all the sinners saints-The […]

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Violent Crimes Are Not A Federal Priority

Observations Violent crime is not a major focus of federal law enforcement or prosecution. A small percentage of federal crimes are violent. It’s reasonable to conclude that it may be time for a new federal focus on violent crime. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. […]

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What is Jeff Sessions’ Project Exile? Is it Effective?

Observations Is Project Exile Donald Trump’s and Jeff Sessions’ primary anti-violence effort? Launched in 1997 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, homicides in Richmond exhibited a 22 percent yearly decline, compared with the average reduction of about 10 percent per year for other large U.S. cities. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for […]

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Angry-Frustrated Cops-New Data From Pew

Observations About half of the officers surveyed (51%) say their work nearly always (10%) or often (41%) makes them feel frustrated. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Services, National […]

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Economic Criminology-Trump’s Crime Address To Congress

Observations An examination of Trump’s speech to Congress focusing on crime and justice issues. For those insisting that violent crime is not increasing, you risk being left behind in a national conversation. The rest of us have moved on to solutions. Trump understands that violent crime profoundly affects everything, including the economy and jobs. But […]

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National News Bashing Trump About New Police Report Omits Relationship

Observations There is a new organization of police executives, Law Enforcement Leaders. They submitted a report that many news sources suggest is critical of President Donald Trump and his criminal justice policies. The progressive agenda of the Brennan Center and Law Enforcement Leadership is legit; not stating the connection at the beginning of news articles […]

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Social Media Surveillance by Police and Correctional Agencies

  Observations “Lone actor terrorists are broadcasting what they’re doing; we need to listen.” A DOJ report focuses on major criminal events and terrorist warnings through social media, but what about day-to-day criminal activity? Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime […]

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Is Negative Media Coverage of Cops Hurting Crime Control?

Subtitles Pew: There is a widespread feeling among officers that police are mistreated by the media. Pew: About eight-in-ten officers (81%) say the media generally treat the police unfairly. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the […]

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Cops Worry About Their Safety-Police Firearm Deaths Up 56%-Ambush Shootings Up 163%

Subtitles Ambush-style shootings are up 163 percent. Fatalities spiked in 2016, with 64 officers killed, up 56 percent from 41 in 2015. 72% say officers are less willing to stop and question suspicious persons. About nine-in-ten officers (93%) say their colleagues worry more about their personal safety The question becomes whether anyone will be willing […]

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Less Than Two Out of Five Reported Crimes Involve An Arrest

Subtitles Out of close to five million criminal incidents (4,902,000), less than two million (1,822,000) involved an identified suspect. A massive disconnect between concerns over invasive police practices, crime related television programs and what really happens. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former […]

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Donald Trump And Crime-A Briefing Paper

Subtitles: A briefing paper on crime related topics for President-elect Trump, and everyone else. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Management for the National Crime Prevention Council. […]

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The President’s Office of Peace Officer Service

Subtitles  The President and Police Officer Deaths To police officers and others in the system, it means that their work is worthy of respect.  Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former […]

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First Police Body-Worn Camera Evaluation By Crime Solutions.Gov

Colleagues: This is the first police body camera evaluation offered by the Department of Justice’s Crime Solutions.Gov. See Body Worn Camera Evaluation. Evidence Rating: Promising – One study Date: This profile was posted on November 28, 2016 Program Summary This program equips individual police officers with body-worn cameras to record police encounters during shifts. The program […]

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New Safety Device for Injured Police Officers Launched on Kickstarter

Editor’s Note: Crime in America provides this information without recommendation or endorsement.  We do not have direct knowledge of the SoLo Rescue Signal or the organization promoting it. We post as a gesture of support for technology that has the potential for saving the lives of police officers. With over two million page views a year, […]

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