Monthly Archives: October 2007

Police Oversight in LA County

This link reviews an article that examines the review process for the LA County Sheriff’s Office. It’s a good read.

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A Day in the Life of American Adolescents

OAS Report Presents “A Day in the Life of American Adolescents” According to a recent report published by the Office of Applied Studies in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback

I received the following from a post I subscribe to. I’m passing it along as I think it is relevant to that is going on these days. I had a mother, who is an attorney (bright-woman) tell me that she … Continue reading

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Bureaucratic Leadership

I’m currently reading a text that speaks to the interpretation of Constitutional issues with respect to public employees, primarily administrative type folks…managers, department heads, and others who are compensated for their efforts in government functions not elected. The author of … Continue reading

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Outside the Comfort Zone

Professionally and academically, it is important for me to step outside my comfort zone to review some research and the works of individuals who are often diametrically opposed to my take on things. I’m currently reading a text authored by … Continue reading

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Fighting Terrorism One Neighborhood At A Time

I’ve been asked on several occasions recently about the best strategy in fighting terrorism. Simply…. It happens one neighbor at a time. The same time honored tool that prevents other crimes works with potential terrorist activity. Neighbors talking to each … Continue reading

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A Significant Date

October 16th holds a significant place on our family calendar. It’s my mother’s birthday. It’s also our wedding anniversary. Give credit to my savvy bride to schedule our wedding date on her future mother-in-law’s birthday. This anniversary holds a special … Continue reading

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Chicago PD Ongoing Issues

This Chicago Tribune article provide some insight into the ongoing efforts to build an environment of accountability and responsibility in the Chicago Police Department. The article outlines the challenges of managing special units in a police department that often lack … Continue reading

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Officers Continue to be Gunned Down- This Time Odessa, Texas

This USA Today article reports on the nearly 54% increase of officer who have been gunned down over last year and the September 8th murder of three Odessa, Texas police officers while responding to a domestic dispute. The increase in … Continue reading

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Tightening Police Officer Hiring Standards

This article speaks about the considerations being proposed in Wisconsin for stricter police officer standards in Wisconsin after the recent shooting in Crandon, Wisconsin by an off-duty law enforcement officer. As the article states, it is unfortunate that such an … Continue reading

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