How Americans Feel About Law Enforcement

Highlights Polling data show a mixed bag of results regarding public perceptions of law enforcement, some is harshly negative, some (based on interactions) is quite positive. When adding all three categories in a recent Gallup poll, a great deal of confidence, quite a lot, and some, 81 percent expressed a level of confidence in law […]

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Juvenile Arrests 70 Percent Below Peak-Adult Arrests Plummet

Highlights Arrests of adults and juveniles are down considerably. Why? What impact does this have on growing violence in cities? Is intense criticism of cops having an impact? 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 […]

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Per Gallup, The Majority Of Americans Rate Police Encounters As Positive, Respectful and Fair

Highlights The data from a variety of sources indicate that those coming into contact with law enforcement (rather than a general public opinion poll) rate the interactions highly. This is somewhat astounding considering that many police encounters are not positive experiences yet the great majority of respondents rate the interactions as positive, respectful, and fair. […]

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Use of Force, Training And Costs For Police Agencies Per The USDOJ

Highlights-Police Policies Training, costs, community policing, use of force, use of blunt force projectiles (i.e., bean bags-rubber bullets), use of chemical agents (tear gas), active shooter, body-worn cameras, cultural awareness training, mass demonstrations, racial profiling, and external investigation policies for police agencies per the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the US Department of Justice. Author […]

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People And Businesses Leaving Cities Because Of Disturbances And Crime

Highlights People are leaving cities because of riots, crime and COVID. “The coronavirus is not the only reason those major cities are seeing an exodus…All cities mentioned have out of control crime, social unrest and lawlessness.” When the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times both cite crime and disorder as a reason people […]

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People And Businesses Leaving Cities Because Of Disturbances And Crime

Highlights People are leaving cities because of riots, crime and COVID. “The coronavirus is not the only reason those major cities are seeing an exodus…All cities mentioned have out of control crime, social unrest and lawlessness.” When the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times both cite crime and disorder as a reason people […]

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Congressional Committee-Is There Is A Potential Street War Brewing?

Highlights (abbreviated quotes-sources below) “I think we are coming into very dangerous waters over the next couple of months” “This is serious. I haven’t seen this kind of domestic terrorism threat, really, in my lifetime.” “We’ve heard loud and clear from people: They’re nervous, they’re scared” “In two cities where the police have pulled back […]

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Congressional Committee-Is There Is A Potential Street War Brewing?

Highlights (abbreviated quotes-sources below) “I think we are coming into very dangerous waters over the next couple of months” “This is serious. I haven’t seen this kind of domestic terrorism threat, really, in my lifetime.” “We’ve heard loud and clear from people: They’re nervous, they’re scared” “In two cities where the police have pulled back […]

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