Category Archives: Commentary

Three Cities in the U.S. Have Ended Chronic Homelessness: Here’s How They Did It by Genny06 Nine more have ended veteran homelessness. It’s part of a national program called Built for Zero that uses a data-based approach to help officials figure out exactly who needs what services. Now it’s launching in 50 more cities. … Continue reading

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How the feds shut down a deadly Northwest Dallas motel where drugs were sold and women were trafficked Amos Mun’s long gray hair was pulled into a ponytail. The 64-year-old’s handcuffs were attached to a belly chain wrapped around his government-issued orange jumpsuit. At 2:02 Wednesday afternoon, Magistrate Judge Irma C. Ramirez summoned Mun to the lectern … Continue reading

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The Mental Illness Challenge for the Community and Law Enforcement

Excerpts from: Recommended citation: Major County Sheriffs of America. 2019. Sheriffs Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in the Community and in the Jails. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Published 2019 Copyright © 2018 by Major County Sheriffs … Continue reading

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Did You Know

Although mass shootings attract the most media attention such crimes account for less than 1 percent of all firearm fatalities annually.  Nearly two-thirds of all firearms fatalities were a result of suicide. ————————————————————————————- Home is the most dangerous place for … Continue reading

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Let scientists study the effect of marijuana as we decide on legalization Cannabis use is a fact — legal in some places and not in others. Either way, science should be a stronger consideration to inform our policies. Elsewhere, research has yielded insights that would not have been possible without the … Continue reading

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A Community Policing Story

The nine principles of policing established by Sir Robert Peel of the London Metropolitan Police District in 1829.  PRINCIPLE 1 “The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder.” PRINCIPLE 2 “The ability of the … Continue reading

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Can Stealing Packages Lead to Federal Charges

If you order an item from Amazon and it is sent to you by USPS (United States Parcel Service) it is a Federal offense if the person who stole the item is caught.  If the package is sent to you … Continue reading

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