Do Reporters Hate Cops? Law Enforcement And Media Objectivity

Highlights Is media objectivity a relic of the past (per the Columbia Journalism Review)? Many (most?) cops believe that media reporting of law enforcement and crime control is stereotypical, biased, and unobjective. Many police officers are leaving the job. Recruitment is down 63 percent.  Violence is skyrocketing. Cities are damaged. Is this a result of […]

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Is There A National Police Strike?

Highlights Department of Justice data indicates that there is no national police strike or slowdown. There are, however, problems in communities where trust between cops and residents needs vast improvement. Are media and community expectations about law enforcement reasonable? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of directing award-winning public relations […]

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Are Older Or College Educated Cops Better At Policing?

Highlights Do older or college-educated cops perform better than their counterparts? Because thousands of officers are leaving policing, and with plummeting recruitment, are we hiring anyone with basic qualifications? Many believe that cops are underpaid and insufficiently trained and equipped.  Are governments simply too cheap to do what’s right? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired […]

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Homicides and Gun Crimes Exploding-What Comes Next?

Highlights New research quantifies increasing violence, homicides and gun crimes. Previous USDOJ research shows a 28 percent increase in violent crime. Serious violent crime also increased. President Biden emphatically declared that “We must end this uncivil war.” A good place to start is to realize that some of the institutions we challenged, like law enforcement, […]

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Gun Purchases Hit Record Highs-Why?

Highlights 2020 ended with a total of 39.7 million background checks, the highest annual count recorded. Why? “Government fell on its face in 2020 and left many Americans to arm themselves for self-protection amidst political turmoil and failing institutions.” Is there a reason to be concerned about escalating guns, violence, and the lack of trust […]

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National Police Slowdowns And Other Myths Debunked Per The USDOJ

Highlights The data below is based on what citizens interacting with police tell researchers about their experience from 2015-2018. Contrary to critics, there was no statistically significant difference in the percentage of Whites (12%) and Blacks (11%) who experienced a police-initiated contact. There were 19,216,000 police-initiated contacts with Whites, 3,394,000 police-initiated contacts with Blacks, and […]

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Joe Biden-Police Issues Beat The Living Hell Out Of Us

Highlights Via a leaked audio, Joe Biden appeared to blame the “defund the police” movement for contributing to surprising Democratic losses last month. “That’s how they beat the living hell out of us across the country…” The vast majority of the country embraced a conservative or tempered view of crime, cops, and justice. Mr. Biden […]

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Biden’s Crime And Police Agenda Is Filled With Landmines

Highlights Does Mr. Biden have any police or crime control options that will not cost him politically? To rebuild high poverty areas and to create good-paying jobs, violence needs to be significantly reduced. To do that, Mr. Biden needs the support of cops. Obama: Cool it with the “defund the police” slogan. Based on election […]

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