The Public Is Responsible for Crime-Not Cops

Observations Cops take the heat for rising crime, but that emphasis is misplaced. It’s communities that control crime. This is criminology 101. But if you want to see the power of law enforcement, remove them or criticize them to the point of inaction and see what happens. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior […]

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Observations Cops take the heat for rising crime, but that emphasis is misplaced. It’s communities that control crime. This is criminology 101. But if you want to see the power of law enforcement, remove them or criticize them to the point of inaction and see what happens. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior […]

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Baltimore Crime And American Policing

Background USA Today offered an analysis addressing why Baltimore has become America’s deadliest city. Their article examined police “disengagement” as an explanation for the profound rise of violence in Baltimore. By disengagement, they mean a lack of proactive, self-initiated policing. There are additional reports responding to the USA Today article harshly critical of cops. The […]

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Background USA Today offered an analysis addressing why Baltimore has become America’s deadliest city. Their article examined police “disengagement” as an explanation for the profound rise of violence in Baltimore. By disengagement, they mean a lack of proactive, self-initiated policing. There are additional reports responding to the USA Today article harshly critical of cops. The […]

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Cops Take Back Their Image With The Lip Sync Challenge

Observations We’re not just talking about a couple thousand views, police lip sync videos are getting tens of thousands and in the case of Norfolk, millions. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s time to take our public relations into our own hands. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of […]

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Observations We’re not just talking about a couple thousand views, police lip sync videos are getting tens of thousands and in the case of Norfolk, millions. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s time to take our public relations into our own hands. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of […]

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American Police-The World’s Most Trusted Per Gallup

Observations Gallup’s 2018 Global Law and Order report state that US and Canadian police are the world’s most trusted law enforcement officers. There are bad cops and there are good cops but regardless, the data states that overall, officers do a good job and are trusted by the public. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal […]

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Observations Gallup’s 2018 Global Law and Order report state that US and Canadian police are the world’s most trusted law enforcement officers. There are bad cops and there are good cops but regardless, the data states that overall, officers do a good job and are trusted by the public. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal […]

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Police Use of Force. Are We Losing The PR Battle?

Article Explaining police use of force to those who have never been cops is challenging. Because of endless negative videos, it’s starting to get more difficult than ever. 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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Article Explaining police use of force to those who have never been cops is challenging. Because of endless negative videos, it’s starting to get more difficult than ever. 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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Do You Trust Cops? Do Cops Trust You?

Question Do you trust cops? According to the most recent Gallup survey, you do. Do cops trust you? According to the data below, they have their doubts. Are police officers affected by the national dialog? Do they take (or not take) actions based on media reports and a perceived negative national mindset? Author Leonard Adam […]

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Question Do you trust cops? According to the most recent Gallup survey, you do. Do cops trust you? According to the data below, they have their doubts. Are police officers affected by the national dialog? Do they take (or not take) actions based on media reports and a perceived negative national mindset? Author Leonard Adam […]

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Facebook Bans Violence, Crime and Criminal Behavior-Is That Possible?

Observations Facebook is banning violence, crime and criminal behaviors from its platform (see guidelines below). Social media is now a super-highway for mass murderers and their grievances. It’s also used for day-to-day criminal activity. Can offenders communicate criminal intentions without being obvious? Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning […]

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Observations Facebook is banning violence, crime and criminal behaviors from its platform (see guidelines below). Social media is now a super-highway for mass murderers and their grievances. It’s also used for day-to-day criminal activity. Can offenders communicate criminal intentions without being obvious? Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning […]

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Police-Justice Public Relations Suck

Observations Within law enforcement and the overall justice system, we are our own worst enemies through a lack of aggressive media and public relations. My book, “Success With The Media,” outlines a comprehensive, doable gameplan, Amazon. I offer additional suggestions in this article. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of […]

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Observations Within law enforcement and the overall justice system, we are our own worst enemies through a lack of aggressive media and public relations. My book, “Success With The Media,” outlines a comprehensive, doable gameplan, Amazon. I offer additional suggestions in this article. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of […]

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Violent Crimes Reported to Police Hit Record Lows

Observation In 2016, fewer than half (42%) of violent crimes were reported to police. This is the lowest percentage of violent crimes reported since 1998. It was 51.1 percent in 2010. The data is based on the National Crime Survey from the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the US Department of Justice, designed to review […]

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Observation In 2016, fewer than half (42%) of violent crimes were reported to police. This is the lowest percentage of violent crimes reported since 1998. It was 51.1 percent in 2010. The data is based on the National Crime Survey from the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the US Department of Justice, designed to review […]

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Brain Injuries, Mental Health, PTSD and Substance Abuse Explain Criminal Behavior

Observations You can explain dysfunctional criminal behavior by looking at the data on traumatic brain injuries, mental health, PTSD and substance abuse. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired. Thirty-five years of public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for […]

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Observations You can explain dysfunctional criminal behavior by looking at the data on traumatic brain injuries, mental health, PTSD and substance abuse. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired. Thirty-five years of public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for […]

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