Archive for February, 2013

21 Feb 2013

Do Our Assumptions Disable Us?

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The article from the Law Enforcement Today website discusses the interesting topic do our assumptions disable us. It is written by a patrol supervisor for the Sacramento Police Department. He has held several different positions in law enforcement and it has allowed him to take several perspectives on law enforcement. He suggests to not assume […]

21 Feb 2013

Kansas City’s two worlds, as revealed by crime stats

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Check out this article on Kansascity.com. Kansas City is divided by the Missouri River and by more than that. The difference in violent crime and murders north of the river and south of the river is astounding. Consider the difference of murders in 2010, north of the river averages 110 murders, south of the river […]

21 Feb 2013

Wide Racial Divide in Sentencing

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I just read an article on Online.wsj.com that might interest you. The article from the Wall Street Journal discusses the topic of a racial divide in sentencing. The paper did a study and found that black men received 20% longer prison terms than did white men that committed similar offenses. The racial gap has increased […]

21 Feb 2013

Drop in Crime May Be Linked to Small-Scale Efforts

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Interesting article posted on Livescience.com. The article discusses how a drop in crime might be linked to some small scale efforts. The crime rate in Boston has dropped steadily for the past twenty years and this could be because some small scale changes such as Business Improvement Districts. Private security efforts have also played a […]

20 Feb 2013

Chris Dorner, No Excuses

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Lawenforcementtoday.com. The article from the Law Enforcement Today website discusses Chris Dorner and how no excuses should go along with him. Some people had a thought process that since the LAPD has a controversial history of racism and brutality for some people in the past, then Chris […]

20 Feb 2013

Downtown Surveillance Cameras Lead Police to Suspects

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Interesting article posted on Kktv.com. KKTV 11 News reports on the success of surveillance cameras in downtown Colorado Springs. The police started surveilling downtown in December 2012. The officers recently caught a suspect involved in illegal drug possession at a playground in February. Both police and trained volunteers watch the cameras. By looking for suspicious […]

20 Feb 2013

Mom to serve 10 days in jail for assulting bus driver

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Check out this blog post on Dailyprogress.com. The article discusses how a judge sentenced a mom to serve ten days jail time for assaulting a bus driver. The mom was accused of slapping the public school bus driver during the middle of her bus route. The guilty mom had a son that was on the […]

20 Feb 2013

Why I Support Student Drug Testing In Schools

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I was asked my position on random drug testing in our schools. Obviously, nothing is ever simply answered with an “I’m for it”… except in this case! Why am I for student drug testing in schools is simple? It serves as a deterrent and a means for identifying students in need of help. Before you […]