Thursday, March 23, 2017

Crime and Law Enforcement

Research vs. slogans

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Volume 1501, Number 12 Don’t shoot I’m Black Often what we know “ain’t necessarily so.” Media articles would have us believe that police are anxious to shoot Black subjects. And we might believe that cops carry lots of equipment to help them do a better job. In reality, Cops are more reluctant to shoot Black subjects and more likely to ... Read More »

By the oath, or . . .

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Volume 1501, Number 2 Oath — or Herd Mentality Costa Mesa Police Officers swear (or affirm): I WILL never . . . permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence . . . I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will . . . The CMPD union’s law firm advised: Work ... Read More »

Noted in passing

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Volume 1412, Number 17 Midweek’s  random notes Gandhi on guns: “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.” Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Gandhi might have some sour observations about the California government. Stabilizing or moving to stables? LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than two dozen ... Read More »

Only the names have been changed

". . . they are obsessed with hate . . .can see only conspiracy . . ."

Volume 1412  Number 11 Playbook still used The CMPD union’s now-defunct law firm published a “playbook” to help police unions pressure government officials. “Keep in mind that most of these tools are not to deliver your message to the public but are designed to simply get the decision makers into giving in to your position.” (CMPD’s union announced that they had fired ... Read More »

Need integrity not assault

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Volume 1412, Number 10 Do lies make a difference — really We’ve noticed that the Frogs ( term explained ) and their acolytes haven’t made major position statements about the PD union recently. They and Bubbles are probably waiting for the union to tell them the correct position. Here’s a guess; the position will be “The rogue PIs that the ... Read More »

“Harassment” Lawsuit — Inaccurate

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Volume 1412, Number 4 Misguided Advocacy We read an interesting observation from a journalist. Barbara Venezia has done some good and some great work for the Daily Pilot and the OC Register. So we don’t know what drove this drivel: “And what about the much-publicized, ongoing lawsuit initiated by Mayor Steve Mensinger and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer against the ... Read More »

Income inequality fallacies

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Oct 8 Causes of Income Inequality are clear  Friedrich Nietzsche neatly encapsulated the differences between socialism and capitalism when he wrote: “The craving for equality can express itself as a desire to pull everyone down to our own level or as a desire to raise ourselves up along with everyone else.” We read an interesting article about the reality of ... Read More »

If good cops exist . . .

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Oct 6 “I’ll believe good cops exist when they start turning in the bad.” Justin King said With all of the negative attention given to police officers lately, the public is left wondering if there are any good cops left. The bad apples seem to have spoiled the cart, but in Broward County several cops stepped forward to break the ... Read More »

Watching you — too

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July 21 Big brother knows and tells A murder suspect was identified by a “technology contractor” monitoring his online activity. It’s not catching a murderer that’s disquieting, though. The article states:  “(Investigator) Simmons revealed for the first time the trail of evidence that led police to suspect (Joy of committing murder):  “Over the next days, police . . . searched ... Read More »

Understand the question first

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July 17  Heads or tails Flip a coin 1000 times — the results should tend toward 500 heads. So if you watch carefully and this time the coin has shown 300 heads and 699 tails, should you expect another tails “because it’s a trend?” Or should you expect a heads “because it’s overdue?” There’s a 50% chance of a heads ... Read More »