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Baltimore Stops Policing

I thought not clearing drug corners after the 2015 riots was a big deal. It was. Murders nearly doubled. But “little” things like this are big deals. And very few will notice the cause and effect after the fact. That’s the shame. There’s no accountability for what are purely political decision. “Cops are pulling back!” they’ll say. And it’s true.…

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FOP Baltimore Blueprint

This was released 9 years ago. It was ignored. It wasn’t a bad plan. Had it been adopted, a lot might have been better. It’s interesting to me because I’m not a big fan of police unions. But I am fan of unions. And here’s a union not fear mongering or being racist but trying to do good. And the…

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Quality Policing Podcast

While I haven’t posted here a couple months, I’ve done a bunch of interviews and you can listen and/or watch them at the Quality Policing Podcast.

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Police and Crowd Control

You’d think after the Capitol Storming and a general year of protests, politicians would be talking about the best tactics in terms of safety and effectiveness in terms of crowd control. But best I can tell, the calls are simply to ban every police tool used. Police (really through no fault but their own) have trended to no longer using…

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New Violence Becomes the New Normal

Baltimore is one of the only cities in America that didn’t see a rise in murder in 2020. (The other being Newark, NJ.) That’s the good news. The bad news is that murder in Baltimore increased by 2/3rd after the riots of April 27, 2015 and a subsequent change in policing (“depolicing”) as demanded by “reformers.” The rise in violence…

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Shooting in NYC, 2020

Quality of life / Broken Windows policing has basically ended in NYC. There simply is no proactive enforcement. Every category is down, from open container to public pissing to being in a park after hours. Collectively all these categories (listed below) resulted in tens of thousands of police public contacts. It correlates with the largest increase in violence in New…

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Storming of the Capitol

The these clips are all taken from a 40-minute video by John Sullivan, aka Jayden X. (He was clearly into this, by the way, assisting and cheering along. But document he did.) I’ll taken some clips from his video. The full video is here. It’s worth watching, because these events always are about the passage of time, and not just…

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2020: A Bad Year

I’m just playing with charts and data presentation. If I graphed the number of people shot in NYC and the percent change on the previous year, it’s a challenge when a number that is between -20 and +7 suddenly goes to 100best I can come up with is something like this. Without 2020 it’s much easier to do. Though without…

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The Violence Reduction Project

It’s up. It’s live. It’s a bunch of smart people and their ideas about what to do about violence, right now. https://qualitypolicing.com/violencereduction/

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Murders in concentrated locations

There’s an article by Frank Main in the Chicago Sun-Times about the deadliest police district in Chicago. It’s a small area on the West Side of Chicago. My eyes went to the blue area, below. About 3 by 15 square blocks. Maybe 34 of those blocks are residential. Perhaps about 650 houses in all. Nice housing stock. Maybe 5,000 residents?…

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