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PERF-PART 2

CHARLES WEXLER, A PH.D ACADEMIC AND CHIEF SCOTT THOMSON ARE THE TWO GUYS THAT RUN THE “POLICE EXECUTIVE RESEARCH FORUM” THE KEY WORD HERE IS “EXECUTIVE.” YES, THERE ARE NO STREET COPS OR MID LEVEL SUPERVISORS. SO THESE GUYS SIT IN AN IVORY TOWER AND WRITE SILLY OP-ED’S IN THE NY TIMES.

THE LATEST SUGGESTING THAT COPS GO BEYOND THE SUPREME COURT THRESHOLD FOR THE USE OF DEADLY FORCE. THEY WONDER ABOUT THE ADVERSE IMPACT ON A POPULATION THAT VIEWS A CELLPHONE VIDEO OR TWO. THESE GOOFS WANT COPS TO CONSIDER THIS PRIOR TO SHOOTING SOMEONE FLOURISHING A DANGEROUS AND DEADLY WEAPON. PERHAPS ADVANCING ON AN OFFICER OR CIVILIAN. THESE SITUATIONS DEVELOP IN A HEARTBEAT.

THE PIECE IN THE NY TIMES ALSO TALKED ABOUT A PERSON WITH A KNIFE BEING TALKED OUT OF DOING ANYTHING STUPID AND WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. WHERE DID THIS HAPPEN…WHY CAMDEN,NEW JERSEY. OH YEAH, THAT’S THE CITY WHERE THOMSON, THE PERF ADMINISTRATOR, IS THE CHIEF.

I WOULD ASK THIS QUESTION. HOW MANY TIMES A DAY DOES AN OFFICER TALK SOMEONE WITH A KNIFE OR GUN OUT OF DOING SOMETHING FOOLISH. EVERYDAY, NUMEROUS TIMES EVERYDAY. TO FOCUS ON ONE EVENT THAT ALLEGEDLY OCCURRED IN CAMDEN, NJ IS PANDERING TO THE WEAK MINDED PEOPLE WHO THINK EVERY TIME AN OFFICER CONFRONTS A PERSON WITH A KNIFE HE/SHE IS SHOT. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.

THIS DISINGENUOUS OP-ED SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AT FACE VALUE. MERELY A RESPONSE TO THE ANTI POLICE CLIMATE CURRENTLY HOVERING OVER OUR COUNTRY. BROUGHT TO YOU THROUGH THE COURTESY OF blm, aclu AND THE MEDIA LOOKING FOR A SENSATIONAL AND SALACIOUS OCCURRENCE WITHOUT GETTING THE FACTS.

COPS WILL SURVIVE. THEY MUST.

STAY SAFE, BUCKLE UP AND WEAR YOUR VEST!

USE OF FORCE-CURRENT THINKING

WE ALL KNEW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. THE EGGHEADS AND POLICY WONKS WOULD GET TOGETHER, PROPELLED BY THE CURRENT ANTI-POLICE ATTITUDE, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LIKES OF BLM, ACLU AND OTHERS.

THE POLICE EXECUTIVE RESEARCH FORM…KNOWN IN POLICE CIRCLES AS “PERF.” THEY HAVE TAKEN ON THE DAUNTING TASK OF RE-POLICING THE POLICE. THE TOOL IS USE OF FORCE. YOU KNOW, LIKE WHEN A COP IN A BACK ALLEY, BEHIND A CLOSED BUSINESS AT 3:10 AM OR FACING DOWN A PCP AMPED DRUG ABUSER RUNNING DOWN THE STREET.

HOW SHOULD COPS REACT TO A VIOLENTLY RESISTING OR ATTACKING SUBJECT? THE “PERF’ BOYS HAVE IT ALL FIGURED OUT. JUST FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS AND THE SITUATION WILL BE RECTIFIED IN NOTHING FLAT.

OFFICERS SHOULD GO BEYOND THE CURRENT SUPREME COURT STANDARDS. THAT BEING IF AN OFFICER FELT HE OR A CITIZEN IS IN IMMINENT DANGER OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY HE/SHE COULD USE DEADLY FORCE. SOUNDS PRETTY SIMPLE, DOESN’T IT? WELL THE “PERF” BOYS, AFTER SCRATCHING THEIR COLLECTIVE HEADS FOR EIGHTEEN MONTHS HAVE COME UP WITH A SOLUTION. THAT IS FOR OFFICERS TO IMAGINE WHAT THEIR (OFFICERS) ACTION WILL BE PERCEIVED BY THE PUBLIC.

GREAT GUYS, JUST GREAT. I HAVEN’T SEEN THE RESUME’S OF THESE DEEP THINKERS. I’LL DO SOME RESEARCH AND ADDRESS THIS IN ANOTHER BLOG. I’M GOING TO GO OUT ON A LIMB HERE AND SAY THESE ARE A BUNCH OF PH.D’S THAT DON’T HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE OF ACADEMIA.

STAY SAFE, WEAR YOUR VEST AND BUCKLE UP!!

DOJ FILES (UN)CIVIL LAWSUIT AGAINST FERGUSON

missouri-state-flagYOU KNEW IT HAD TO HAPPEN. WHEN THE CITY FATHERS OF FERGUSON FINALLY WOKE UP AND REALIZED THAT THE OPPRESSIVE AND OVERREACHING DEMANDS MADE BY THE DOJ WERE GOING TO COST THIS SMALL MUNICIPALITY OVER 3.7 MILLION A YEAR THEY DECIDED TO ATTEMPT TO CHANGE SOME OF THE “BULLET POINTS.”

THE CITY IS CURRENTLY DOING A NUMBER OF THE ITEMS OUTLINED IN THE “AGREEMENT.” THE CITY JUST WANTED TO MAKE IT A LITTLE LESS PAINFUL MONETARILY. KEEP IN MIND FERGUSON IS A TOWN OF ABOUT 20,000 RESIDENTS. AFTER THE MICHAEL BROWN INCIDENT, THE PEACEFUL PROTESTERS BURNED DOWN OR OTHERWISE DESTROYED A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES. REVENUE GENERATING OPERATIONS THAT WILL NEVER REOPEN IN FERGUSON. THIS IS A BIG FINANCIAL BURDEN FOR ANY CITY THIS SIZE TO ADDRESS.

THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN ATTEMPTED TO NEGOTIATE SEVERAL CHANGES THAT WOULD LESSEN THE FINANCIAL BURDEN. NO DICE, NO DEAL EITHER. THE DOJ STOOD FIRM ON WHAT THEY PERCEIVED AS TRUTH AND JUSTICE. YEAH RIGHT.

THE DOJ IMMEDIATELY FILED SUIT SEEKING TO FORCE THE CITIZENS OF FERGUSON INTO PAYING AN EXORBITANT FEE FOR THE ACTIONS OF SOME OF FERGUSON’S CRIMINAL ELEMENT…NOT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE FERGUSON ORDEAL.

BUT THEN THE DOJ HAS UNLIMITED FUNDS AND A HUGE BEVY OF LAWYERS EAGER TO SHRED FERGUSON AND DO AWAY WITH THIS TOWN AND IT’S RICH AND INSPIRING PAST. THE FUTURE THOUGH, NOT SO INSPIRING. MAYBE IT’S TIME TO LET THE CITY WORK OUT IT’S OWN PROBLEMS. THE CITIZENS DESERVE THAT!!

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS ONE??

300-dollars-cashTHE WASHINGTON DC CITY COUNCIL APPROVED ANTI-CRIME LEGISLATION CALLED: THE NEIGHBORHOOD ENGAGEMENT ACHIEVES RESULTS AMENDMENT ACT OF 2016.

THE BILL WOULD “ESTABLISH AN OFFICE TASKED WITH DEVELOPING A PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGY TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE, A CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM FOCUSED ON PEOPLE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE AND ADDITIONAL POLICE TRAINING AND REFORMS.”

UNDER THIS PROPOSAL, “A NEW OFFICE WOULD BE CREATED TO IDENTIFY INDIVIDUALS WHO POSE A HIGH RISK OF PARTICIPATING IN OR BECOMING A VICTIM OF VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.”

THE PLAN SEEKS FUNDING TO COVER STIPENDS FOR ABOUT 50 THUGS…I MEAN INDIVIDUALS A YEAR WHO WOULD BE PAID AND ANNUAL STIPEND OF $9,000 (THAT’S RIGHT 9 GRAND A YEAR) TO FOLLOW A PLAN INVOLVING “LIFE PLANNING, TRAUMA INFORMED THERAPY (WHATEVER THAT IS) AND MENTORSHIP.”

THE BILL WILL GO TO THE FULL COUNCIL IN MARCH, THEN TO THE MAYOR FOR SIGNATURE AND THEN TO CONGRESS FOR FINAL APPROVAL. I’M SURE OUR “GIVE THE FARM AWAY” CONGRESS WILL QUICKLY APPROVE THE BILL…AND THERE WON”T BE A DRY EYE IN THE HOUSE.

I WONDER WHAT THE BOOKING OFFICER WILL HEAR WHEN THE FIRST DEADBEAT IS BEING BOOKED FOR (INSERT YOUR FAVORITE CRIME HERE) AND SAYS…DAMN RIGHT I DID THAT, I CAN’T LIVE ON 9 GRAND A YEAR!!!

THE LUNACY HAS TO STOP. PLEASE WRITE YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND TELL THEM TO VOTE NO!!!

FERGUSON-DOJ ENTER INTO (DIS)AGREEMENT

Michael Brown, Jr. didn't have to die by Ken Dye
Michael Brown, Jr. didn’t have to die by Ken Dye
ACCORDING TO A NUMBER OF REPORTS, THE CITY OF FERGUSON, UNDER PRESSURE FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, IS ON THE VERGE OF BOWING TO THE WEIGHT FROM THE DOJ AND ENTERING INTO A AGREEMENT.  LET’S TAKE A LOOK.

ONE REPORT SAYS THE DOJ REPORT ON THE “RACIALLY BIASED PRACTICES IN FERGUSON.”  YOU MAY RECALL, THAT DOJ REPORT IN MY LATEST BOOK..”MICHEAL BROWN JR. DIDN’T HAVE TO DIE” WAS SLOPPY IN IT’S INVESTIGATION AND FLAWED IN IT’S CONCLUSION. THE REPORT DRAWS A NUMBER OF IT’S FINDINGS ON “ANECDOTAL” EVIDENCE. EVIDENCE BY THE VERY NATURE OF THE TERM IS UNSUBSTANTIATED. ADDITIONALLY, CERTAIN “ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE” GATHERED BY THE CRACK TEAM INVESTIGATION THIS MATTER, HAD ONLY TO CALL IN A NUMBER OF FERGUSON POLICE OFFICERS TO CONFIRM OR DEBATE THIS EVIDENCE. BUT NO, THAT’S TOO DAMN EASY AND MAY NOT FIT THE AGENDA ON WHICH THIS SILLY ASS REPORT IS TO CONCLUDE.

THE REPORT WILL EMPHASIZE “DEESCALATION AND AVOIDING FORCE.” MAYBE SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE SHARED THIS WITH MICHAEL BROWN JR. ONCE AGAIN, THAT TAKES THE FOCUS OFF THE REAL PROBLEM AND PUTS IT BACK ON THE COPS. IN FERGUSON POLICE OFFICER’S DARREN WILSON’S CASE…DON’T SHOOT SOMEONE WHO’S TRYING TO KILL YOU!

GOD HELP US.

BE LIKIN’ THOSE LISTS-PART 3

fire-sceneTHANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT FEEDBACK.  LOOKS LIKE EVERYBODY LIKES THE LISTS OF THING COPS WANT YOU TO KNOW…HERE’S A FEW MORE.

  1.  IF YOU THINK YOU CAN FAN ALL THE POT SMOKE OUT OF THE CAR BEFORE WE GET THERE AND CAN’T SMELL IT…GOOD LUCK.
  2. IF YOU HIT YOUR SPOUSE IN FRONT OF YOUR KIDS YOUR KIDS WILL HIT THERE SPOUSE IN FRONT OF THEIR KIDS.
  3. PEOPLE LOVE FIREFIGHTERS.
  4. IF YOU ROB A GAS STATION AND GET ONLY $20.00 I GET TO SEE A K-9 USE YOUR ARM FOR A CHEW TOY…FOR ALL A COP CARES, YOU CAN KEEP THE TWENTY BUCKS.
  5. SOME COPS ARE JUST JERKS, BUT TAKE HEART, OTHER COPS DON’T LIKE THEM EITHER.
  6. HERE’S HOW TO GET OUT OF A TICKET,,,DON’T BREAK THE LAW IN THE FIRST PLACE.
  7. AND FINALLY…EVERY TIME YOU HEAR ON THE NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE RUNNING AWAY FROM A CRAZED GUNMAN AND SHOTS BEING FIRED THROUGHOUT THE AREA…SOMEONE’S SON OR DAUGHTER IS RUNNING TOWARD THAT GOOF.

HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE LAST SEVERAL POSTS..I ENJOYED WRITING THEM.  GOT SOMETHING YOU’D LIKE TO DISCUSS?? JUST LET ME KNOW, WE CAN KNOCK IT AROUND A BIT.

TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE!!

AVOIDING THE “BANG”…HOW TO LESSEN A POTENTIAL CRITICAL INCIDENT

OK, WE’VE TALKED ABOUT THINGS THE PUBLIC WANTS THE COPS TO KNOW AND THINGS COPS WANT THE PUBLIC TO KNOW.  MORE TO COME ON THAT LATER.

LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW A COP CAN LESSEN THE CHANCE OF BEING INVOLVED IN A MAJOR INCIDENT.  NOW WE ALL KNOW WHAT A MAJOR INCIDENT IS.  A SHOOTING, BARRICADED SUBJECT OR SOME MAJOR DEMONSTRATION ABOUT THIS OR THAT.  WHAT CAN A COP DO TO HELP PREVENT THIS FROM BECOMING A B.F.D.  PRETTY BASIC STUFF REALLY.  LET’S TAKE A LOOK.

  1.  TREAT PEOPLE WITH RESPECT.  THIS SOUNDS LIKE COMMON SENSE BUT WE HAVE ALL SEEN OFFICERS APPROACH PEOPLE, MOSTLY BADGUYS WITH A TONE AND BODY LANGUAGE THAT PROJECTED ANYTHING BUT RESPECT.  EVEN THE FOLKS ON THE OTHER SIDE LIKE TO BE RESPECTED AND, IN MANY CASES, RETURN THE GESTURE.
  2. USE CONTACT, COVER AND BACKUP. MANY COPS ARE IN A HURRY TO GET THE MATTER RESOLVED.  CALL FOR BACKUP, WAIT AND THEN PROCEED.  HAVING ANOTHER OFFICER AT THE SCENE GIVES YOU THE EDGE.  ADDITIONALLY, ANOTHER SET OF EYES CAN INCREASE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND HELP IDENTIFY PROBLEMS OR POTENTIAL PROBLEMS.
  3. LEARN AND LOOK FOR PRE-INDICATORS OF A AGGRESSIVE ACT.  THE CLENCHED FISTS, THE STANCE OF THE VIOLATOR AND A FOCUSED GAZE ARE SEVERAL INDICATORS.  YOU MAY ATTEMPT TO DE-ESCALATE BY TAKING A STEP BACK OR CHANGE THE SUBJECT.
  4. USE THE “ASK, TELL, MAKE” CONCEPT.  ASK THE OFFENDER TO COMPLY, TELL THE OFFENDER TO COMPLY AND, AS A FINAL STEP, MAKE THE PERSON COMPLY.
  5. USE FORCE WITHOUT FEAR OR HESITATION.  EARLIER IN THIS BLOG WE DISCUSSED “DEADLY HESITATION.”  DON’T BECOME A STATISTIC.  USE FORCE WITHIN YOUR DEPARTMENTS GENERAL ORDERS…BUT BE QUICK ABOUT IT.  MANY OF THESE DECISIONS ARE MADE IN A SPLIT SECOND.  COURTS AND SECOND GUESSERS HAVE THE LUXURY OF …OH WELL, NEVER MIND.

TODAY IS A TOUGH TIME TO BE A COP.  KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING, LISTEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE “BEEN THERE, DONE THAT,” AND MOST OF ALL STAY SAFE AND COME HOME TO THE FAMILY WHEN THE WATCH IS DONE.

TALK SOON!!

A FEW THING COPS WANT YOU TO KNOW-PART 2

policemanTHANKS FOR YOUR FEEDBACK.  I APPRECIATE IT AND IT’S GREAT THAT WE CAN ALL LAUGH ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS WE HAVE COME ACROSS DURING OUR TIME “PROTECTING AND SERVING.”  LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT A FEW MORE THINGS COPS WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW.

  1.  I DON’T NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK, MONTH, YEAR.  I NEED TO KNOW WHY I’M HERE RIGHT NOW.
  2. JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE IS FOUND “NOT GUILTY” DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE “INNOCENT.”
  3. NO, I DO NOT KNOW WHO YOU ARE NOR DO I CARE WHO YOU MAY KNOW.  IF THEY WANT TO HELP YOU OUT OF THIS SITUATION WHY DON’T YOU CALL THEM.  I’M SURE THEY WOULD BE GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU.
  4. IF YOU ARE KIND, COURTEOUS AND POLITE, I WILL GLADLY RETURN THE FAVOR.
  5. THE BETTER A COP DOES HIS JOB THE MORE LIKELY THEY WILL BE SHOT, INJURED, COMPLAINED ON, SUED OR BE SUBPOENAED ON THEIR DAY OFF.
  6. THERE IS NO MACHINE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH THAT A COP CAN DROP AN EYELASH INTO AND COME UP WITH FINGERPRINTS, MUGSHOT, NAME AND ADDRESS IN TWO MINUTES.  IT’S TV PEOPLE!!
  7. IF YOU GET A WARNING TICKET FROM A MOTORCYCLE  COP OR A TRAFFIC CAR…GO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET.  YOU ALREADY BEAT THE ODDS.
  8. POLICE WORK IS…WRITING REPORTS.

NUMBER 8 IS THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH.  AFTER THE CHASE/APPREHENSION/CRIME(INSERT ANY VIOLATION HERE) THE MAJORITY OF A COPS TIME IS REALLY SPENT WRITING REPORTS.  AFTER A BIG DRUG BUST AND HIGH FIVES THE DETECTIVES RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET…NOT!!

THANKS FOR VISITING AND STAY SAFE.  SEE YOU SOON.

A FEW THINGS COPS WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW

A LOT OF THINGS THE PUBLIC WANTS COPS TO BE AWARE OF HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED, SLICED AND DICED RECENTLY…OK, IT’S ONLY FAIR THAT COPS WOULD LIKE THE PUBLIC TO KNOW A FEW THINGS.  MAYBE YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW, HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN A SITUATION LIKE THESE…LET’S TAKE A LOOK:

  1.  YOU ARE RIGHT, I SHOULD BE OUT speed-limit-25DOING SOMETHING ELSE LIKE CATCHING REAL CRIMINALS.  BUT NO, I HAVE TO GIVE YOU A TICKET BECAUSE YOU CAN’T SEE THE BIG SIGN THAT HAS THE SPEED LIMIT IN BIG BOLD NUMBERS
  2. YOU CAN’T TALK YOURSELF OUT OF A TICKET..BUT YOU CAN TALK YOURSELF INTO ONE.
  3. “I DON’T WANT TO BOTHER YOU WHILE YOUR EATING, BUT…” WELL, YOU ARE BOTHERING ME, SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL CONTINUE.
  4. DO NOT USE COPS TO SCARE YOUR KIDS.  “IF YOU DON’T EAT YOUR VEGGIES I’LL HAVE THAT COP PUT YOU IN JAIL”
  5. ON A RELATED NOTE, THAT COP WOULD LOVE TO SAY TO THE KID…”HEY LITTLE BUDDY, LET’S PUT YOUR MOM/DAD IN JAIL AND WE GO TO SIX FLAGS. I DON’T PUT LITTLE KIDS IN JAIL, I PUT GROWN-UPS IN JAIL.  NOW, LET’S GO TO SIX FLAGS.”
  6. CSI AND NCIS AND ALL THOSE OTHER SHOWS ARE NOT REAL.  THEY ARE CALLED “FICTION” FOR A REASON.
  7. EVERYONE WHO ISN’T A COP KNOWS HOW TO DO THE JOB BETTER THAN THE COP HANDLING THE SITUATION.

THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE THINGS COPS WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW…WANT MORE?  CHECK IN TOMORROW.  I’LL SEE WHAT I CAN DIG UP.

STAY SAFE!!

DRIVING WHILE GAY???

FOR THE PAST FIFTEEN YEARS POLICE OFFICERS IN MISSOURI HAVE BEEN REQUIRED TO RECORD THE RACE OF THE PEOPLE THEY STOP.  OK, I GUESS THAT IS NECESSARY FOR IDENTIFICATION AND TRACKING PURPOSES.

NOW A COUPLE OF LOONY REPRESENTATIVES WILL INTRODUCE A BILL WHERE POLICE OFFICERS WILL HAVE TO INQUIRE OR DETERMINE, TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY, “THE PERCEIVED RACE, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, DISABILITY, ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY OR NATIONAL ORIGIN OF THE INDIVIDUAL STOPPED.”

ISN’T THIS TAKING THINGS A BIT TO FAR…MAKE THAT WAY TO FAR.  THERE IS NO POLICE OFFICER IN THIS COUNTRY THAT WOULD EVEN ATTEMPT TO MAKE SPECULATIVE DETERMINATIONS LIKE THAT.  IN A WORD THIS BILL IS JUST PLAIN STUPID.

IN THE FIRST PLACE IT IS NOBODY’S BUSINESS AND WE, AS A NATION DO NOT NEED TO BE STICKING OUR COLLECTIVE NOSES INTO A TRAFFIC VIOLATORS PERSONAL LIFE AND MAKE, WHAT WOULD ESSENTIALLY BE, ARBITRARY AND OFTEN WRONG DECISIONS OR OBSERVATIONS ABOUT WHETHER A PERSON IS GAY OR NOT.

HOPEFULLY THIS BILL DOESN’T HAVE A CHANCE OF GETTING PASSED, BUT IT LEAVES ONE TO WONDER JUST WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THE COUNTRY WHEN SOMEONE IS ATTEMPTING TO GET LEGISLATION LIKE THIS THROUGH A STATE BODY.  A STATE BODY, I MIGHT ADD CHARGED WITH DOING THE PEOPLES WORK…NOT GOING OFF ON SOME SILLY, LAME-BRAINED IDEA LIKE THIS.

LETS DON’T BOG OUR COPS DOWN WITH MORE STUFF TO DO THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT.

THE CITIZENS OF MISSOURI DESERVE BETTER, MUCH BETTER

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