The separation of church and state has been an important part of the First Amendment since it’s creation, stating that no laws from the federal government can dictate control or rules over religion in our country. It has allowed religious freedoms in our country to exist (to the extent that they have been allowed by… Continue reading Church: Not Meant to Police the State
Recently there have been reports of people impersonating police officers. In the past week alone, I have noticed two reports of police impersonation in the news. Last week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana two men, Chad Phillips and Davante Brooks burglarized a home while impersonating police officers. The homeowner was very skeptical of the two and eventually, the… Continue reading Impersonating a Police Officer?
In 2016, 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer while driving through the city of Falcon Heights, and recently the city has begun to take the necessary steps to prevent this tragedy again. However, instead of implementing only new rules and regulations on the officers, they are going a step further:… Continue reading Change, Like a Season, Comes Fast
A police investigation is summarized as the follow process. The police will meet with the victim of a crime, they then take the victim’s statement about the crime, the police will then look to gather physical evidence and then finally, they will send the evidence off to get tested before they can make an arrest. The… Continue reading Police Investigations. A Speedy Process?
Broken Windows policing is the theory that you can maintain order by cracking down on low level crime and you can also prevent more serious crime. The term came from George Kelling and James Wilson, who used the example that a broken window left how it is would signal indifference and more crime would escalate… Continue reading Is there anything to be gained from Broken Windows Policing?
In the village of Minooka, a suburb of the city of Chicago, the law enforcement has begun a transformative process to create relationships and bonds between the police and the communities located there. They are changing how they act down to the simplest levels of policing, in human interaction and one-on-one conversations with civilians to… Continue reading An Earthquake in the Ocean: Shaking up the Mindsets of Policing Status Quo
In my previous blog post, I discussed the ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill and its implications making resisting a police officer a hate crime in Louisiana. Kentucky is now the second state to pass this law. This bill that would make attacks on police and other first responders a hate crime under Kentucky law sailed through… Continue reading Kentucky becomes 2nd state to pass ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill