Law Enforcement And Corrections Have Limits

Highlights Cops are not there to solve society’s problems. The pressure from citizens, communities, media, advocates and politicians are simply too much for most law enforcement agencies to handle. In essence, society is cheap. It wants everything but is unwilling to pay for it. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years […]

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Amazon’s New Neighborhood Watch Will Revolutionize Crime Control

Highlights Via Amazon and others, we are about to enter a new neighborhood watch effort that will have both positive and negative implications for crime prevention, law enforcement and communities. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times […]

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It Feels Like We’re Losing The Streets-The Impossible World Of Police Research

Highlights It’s time to admit that law enforcement doesn’t know what to do from an evidence-based perspective. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the […]

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74% Of Fragile Community Residents Treated Fairly By Police

Highlights It’s interesting that after getting slammed in the media, all research reports give mostly positive marks to police officers. Per the Bureau of Justice Statistics, police used or threatened to use force in less than two percent of contacts. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations […]

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BuzzFeed: Cops Post Racist or Inappropriate Comments on Facebook

Observations BuzzFeed documents cops saying inappropriate and “bigoted and racist things online.” I document journalists on Facebook offering comments indicating extreme political bias (clear violations of journalistic ethics), sexism, attacks on religion and an endless array of profane, cringeworthy,  sophomoric behavior. And these are the results of a thirty-minute review. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. […]

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85,000 Cops Investigated For Misconduct Per USA Today

Observations Per USA Today, about 85,000 law enforcement officers across the USA have been investigated in the last decade. Is there more to the story than told? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national […]

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The Pressure On Cops To Arrest

Highlights Arrests have fallen 25 percent over the last decade, yet some suggest that law enforcement makes too many arrests, or that some groups have more arrests than in previous decades. Do cops decide the quality or quantity of arrests, or do politicians and community leaders make these decisions? This is not an issue of […]

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Can Communities Decide Their Law Enforcement?

Highlights Politicians, newspaper editors, cities and communities need to be held accountable for their own crime problems. Mandating aggressive enforcement in communities that don’t want it is a guaranteed criminological and public relations nightmare. It’s time to stop. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national […]

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Police, Race And Traffic Stops

Highlights If there are disparities as to race and police traffic stops, it must be based on cops acting illegally, right? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for […]

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Do Cops Make Too Many Arrests?

Highlights Arrests have fallen 25 percent over the last decade, yet some suggest that law enforcement makes too many arrests, or that some groups have more arrests than in previous decades. Regardless, there is a larger question, do cops decide the quality or quantity of arrests, or do politicians and community leaders make these decisions? […]

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