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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Are Cops Afraid To Make Arrests?

Highlights There is a variety of data suggesting that police officers are less willing to engage in proactive or self-initiated arrests. An estimated 150,000 cops show up to work with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. […]

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“Dirt Bags Taking Our Lives” Houston Police Shootings

Observations Firearm-related deaths of police officers are up thirteen percent. Over 60,000 police officers are assaulted. “We are sick and tired of dirt bags trying to take our lives when all we’re trying to do is protect this community and our families,” he said. “Enough is enough.” There are a number of national studies that show overwhelming […]

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Citizens-Not Cops-Need To Do More To Control Violent Crime

Baltimore Police Motorcycles Highlights We are in danger of losing cities to violent crime. There may be points of no return for decades. The future of policing and cities hang in the balance. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. […]

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Criminals And Guns-Why Cops Are Concerned

Highlights A very high percentage of violent offenders use or carry firearms per federal sources. What this means for police-involved shootings and public policy. 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 […]

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