Building Trust Between Communities and Local Police

 

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and around the country have grabbed the attention of the nation and the world, and have highlighted the importance of strong, collaborative relationships between local police and the communities that they protect.

Today, the Administration announced new steps we’re taking to strengthen the relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they are obligated to protect and serve, including:

  • Advancing the use of body worn cameras and promoting proven community policing initiatives
  • Creating a new task force to promote expansion of the community-oriented policing model, which encourages strong relationships between law enforcement and the communities that they serve as a proven method of fighting crime
  • Reforming how the federal government equips state and local law enforcement – particularly with military-style equipment

Get more details about these new actions below.


Increasing the use of body worn cameras, and improving community policing

The President has proposed a three-year, $263 million investment package that will:

  • Increase police officers’ use of body worn cameras
  • Expand training for law enforcement agencies (LEAs)
  • Add more resources for police department reform
  • Multiply the number of cities where the Department of Justice facilitates community and local LEA engagement

Part of the proposal is a new Body Worn Camera Partnership Program, which would provide a 50 percent match to states and localities that purchase body worn cameras and requisite storage. In fact, the proposed $75 million, three-year investment could help purchase 50,000 body worn cameras.

As noted in a recent report released by Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), evidence shows that body worn cameras help strengthen accountability and transparency, and that officers and civilians both act in a more positive manner when they're aware that a camera is present. 

President Obama and Vice President Biden meet with elected officials, community and faith leaders, and law enforcement officials on community policing

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with elected officials, community and faith leaders, and law enforcement officials to discuss how communities and law enforcement can work together to build trust to strengthen neighborhoods across the country. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)


Building public trust while keeping crime rates down

The President is planning to create a Task Force on 21st Century Policing, chaired byPhiladelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who also serves as President of the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association; and Laurie Robinson, professor at George Mason University and former Assistant Attorney General for DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs.

The task force – which will include law enforcement representatives and community leaders, among others – has a threefold purpose:

  • Build on the extensive research that’s being conducted by DOJ’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
  • Examine how to promote effective crime reduction while building public trust
  • Prepare a report and recommendations within 90 days of the task force’s creation

Reforming how the federal government equips local law enforcement

In August, the President ordered a review of federal funding and programs that help equip state and local law enforcement agencies (LEAs). Over the course of the review, the White House explored whether existing federal programs:

  • Provide LEAs with equipment that is appropriate for what their communities need
  • Ensure that LEAs have adequate policies in place for use of the equipment, and that their personnel are trained and certified on how to use this equipment
  • Encourage LEAs to employ practices and standards that prevent misuse or abuse of this equipment

The final report, released today, finds inconsistencies in how these federal programs are structured, implemented, and audited. The report also identifies four areas of further focus that could help ensure that these programs help maximize the safety and security of both police officers and their communities:

  1. Local community engagement
  2. Federal coordination and oversight
  3. Training requirements
  4. The community-policing model

In light of this review, President Obama is planning to issue an Executive Order directing relevant agencies to work together and with law enforcement and civil rights and civil liberties organizations to develop specific recommendations within four months.


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AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

Original Post

This is really missing the point. The trust issue is a police one, they are doing the choking and killing of innocent people minding their own business. WHY ARE BLACK PEOPLE BEING RACIALLY PROFILED!!!! WHO and WHY in the police force behind this? Who are the white supremacist in the police force? What are their orders? Address THAT! Why are 80 to 90 plus % of the stops across the country are BLACK!?

 

The onus is not on black people who are racially profiled and stopped, asked for ID, searched, frisked and manipulated into arrests or shot and killed for no other reason than existing. Why are white cops trying to manipulate black people into CONFRONTATIONS?, ADDRESS THAT!

starting point...BODY CAMERAS WITHOUT SHUT OFF BUTTONS!!!

 

 

...AND videos from these cameras reviewed by another party, esp. a community selected review board.

 

 

For the uppercut cop at the bus stop in Baltimore, the video was not released until TWO months later!!!  

 

He needed to be fired immediately!!

Originally Posted by Momentum:

This is really missing the point. The trust issue is an police one, they are doing the choking and killing of innocent people minding their own business. WHY ARE BLACK PEOPLE BEING RACIALLY PROFILED!!!! WHO and WHY in the police force behind this? Who are the white supremacist in the police force? What are their orders? Address THAT! Why are 80 to 90 plus % of the stops across the country are BLACK!?

 

The onus is not on black people who are racially profiled and stopped, asked for ID, searched, frisked and manipulated into arrests or shot and killed for no other reason than existing. Why are white cops trying to manipulate black people into CONFRONTATIONS?, ADDRESS THAT!

 

That's the same thing I was thinking.  Hell, this meeting should have taken place between the President/Administration and America's Police Chiefs and Sheriffs.  

 

I'm afraid this is going to be no more than another "War On Drugs"-type ruse, that has it's true ulterior motives of causing destruction to the Black community, Black lives and the Black family disguised as helping the Black community.

 

They had to get Black people to 'sign-off' on the so-called "War On Drugs" in the eighties, which compounded putting African America in a crippling position socio-economically, and recreated Slavery through America's Neo-Plantation System/Prison Industrial Complex Industry.

 

African Americans/the Black people of Ferguson, MO, better be real careful of what they may really be signing off on, because none of this addresses de-militarizing police, but only reiterates militarizing police.  

 

Further, it also parrots the cop-out of implying police needing "training", which is a bold-faced lie, and a deliberate attempt to excuse police for the undue harassment, brutalization, torture, and murders of [primarily Black people, especially young Black males in America],they commit, because no human being over age five, needs to be trained not to brutalize, torture and murder unarmed human beings.

 

 

African Americans need to go over this with a fine-toothed comb and demand appropriate changes, or refuse to sign-off on something that only intends for African America to be duped once again, by our own government with more "War On Drugs"-type deception.  

 

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer".

 

 

- Also means, make your enemy believe you are his friend.  

 

---African Americans [really the entire Black Race] needs to stop falling for that same war tactic trick over, and over, and over, and/or at least make sure that's not what it is before signing-off on anything.  

 

 

 

Originally Posted by sunnubian:
Originally Posted by Momentum:

This is really missing the point. The trust issue is an police one, they are doing the choking and killing of innocent people minding their own business. WHY ARE BLACK PEOPLE BEING RACIALLY PROFILED!!!! WHO and WHY in the police force behind this? Who are the white supremacist in the police force? What are their orders? Address THAT! Why are 80 to 90 plus % of the stops across the country are BLACK!?

 

The onus is not on black people who are racially profiled and stopped, asked for ID, searched, frisked and manipulated into arrests or shot and killed for no other reason than existing. Why are white cops trying to manipulate black people into CONFRONTATIONS?, ADDRESS THAT!

 

That's the same thing I was thinking.  Hell, this meeting should have taken place between the President/Administration and America's Police Chiefs and Sheriffs.  

 

I'm afraid this is going to be no more than another "War On Drugs"-type ruse, that has it's true ulterior motives of causing destruction to the Black community, Black lives and the Black family disguised as helping the Black community.

 

They had to get Black people to 'sign-off' on the so-called "War On Drugs" in the eighties, which compounded putting African America in a crippling position socio-economically, and recreated Slavery through America's Neo-Plantation System/Prison Industrial Complex Industry.

 

African Americans/the Black people of Ferguson, MO, better be real careful of what they mayreally be signing off on, because none of this addresses de-militarizing police, but only reiterates militarizing police.  

 

Further, it also parrots the cop-out of implying police needing "training", which is a bold-faced lie, and a deliberate attempt to excuse police for the undue harassment, brutalization, torture, and murders of [primarily Black people, especially young Black males in America],they commit, because no human being over age five, needs to be trained not to brutalize, torture and murder unarmed human beings.

 

 

African American needs to go over this with a fine-toothed comb and demand appropriate changes, or refuse to sign-off on it something that only intends for African America to be duped once again by our own government with more "War On Drugs"-type deception.  

 

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer".

 

 

- Also means, make your enemy believe you are his friend.  

 

---The African America/[really the entire Black Race] needs to stop falling for that same war tactic trick over, and over, and over, and/or at least make sure that's not what it is before signing-off on anything.  

 

 

 

There are programs put on by the police across the country. What they telling black kids and people is to never question the police, do exactly what they say and allow the courts to work out any problems but we know the cops and the courts are working the New Jim Crow and these programs are designed to make it easier to put blacks behind bars without making headlines in the news. 

 

This is BullShit!

 

You Know the Jews in Nazi Germany went peaceably too!

These days, hopefully, you see the damn cop FIRST so you can direct your feet to the sunny side of the fuckin' street unnoticed by him and his bullets and chokeholds. Ya gotta flee from that motherfucker FAST, saying all the while:  "Feet Don't Fail Me Now"!!!!!!! That's Massa Ku Klux Klan in a Military/Sniper/WhatEvatheFuck uniform, with some Tank-like vehicles to match.

 

The hood from his Klan Robes is probably stuck up his buttocks while driving, for Prostate Stimulation, because the point on that sucker is beyond AWESOME and penile-like or like-penile for the penile lobe of their brains.

 

He is going to ASSASSINATE YOUR BLACK ASS when he sees ya and your ass is going STRAIGHT to the BONEYARD. Skeletonville, Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

If he doesn't kill ya, you might end up with 40 years of SOLITARY CONFINEMENT for being Black and Alive.

Originally Posted by Norland:

These days, hopefully, you see the damn cop FIRST so you can direct your feet to the sunny side of the fuckin' street unnoticed by him and his bullets and chokeholds. Ya gotta flee from that motherfucker FAST, saying all the while:  "Feet Don't Fail Me Now"!!!!!!! That's Massa Ku Klux Klan in a Military/Sniper/WhatEvatheFuck uniform, with some Tank-like vehicles to match.

 

The hood from his Klan Robes is probably stuck up his buttocks while driving, for Prostate Stimulation, because the point on that sucker is beyond AWESOME and penile-like or like-penile for the penile lobe of their brains.

 

He is going to ASSASSINATE YOUR BLACK ASS when he sees ya and your ass is going STRAIGHT to the BONEYARD. Skeletonville, Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

If he doesn't kill ya, you might end up with 40 years of SOLITARY CONFINEMENT for being Black and Alive.

What these cops and authorities are telling black people to stop making cops kill you. It's your fault. I am not the only one on this board to say this but these killings are deliberate and is part of a plan that is being carried out by the police state. 

 

Something is afoot and you know a shoe has to drop somewhere down the line because the national debt is damn near 18 trillion dollars, 

 

Wall Street Banks commit crimes and defraud trillions and gets bailed out with trillions but you get multiple shots to the head for jaywalking while black

 

the rich and corporations are not paying hardly any taxes,

 

education is too expensive,

 

college graduates are burdened with debt in the 10's of thousands and do not have a decent jobs,

 

we have a growing and increasingly powerful police state that can murder with impunity,

 

we have a Congress and Senate who are only concerned with the ambitions of oligarchs, the rich and corporations that have no patriotic obligations to the country,

 

jobs and manufacturing are outsourced,

 

we are still fighting wars and borrowing and spending billions and trillions to wage war and looking to engage into more wars,

 

we have the largest prison population in the world filled with Africans Americans who were racially profiled for non violent offenses,

 

FoxNews and conservative media act out racism and spew propaganda and lies every chance they get and do it with glee and anger,

  

The whole citizenry are being electronically monitored and recorded,

 

we have out of control immigration,

 

the infrastructure of the country is falling to pieces and decaying,

 

we have a president who ignores all the shit that is going on in the country and says well its always been like this, its normal,

 

we have the largest income disparity since the early 1800's,

 


we have an atmosphere of hate, like Malcolm said will be relevant again, "The Chickens Come Home To Roost"....

 

Something is going to give, how long can it hold together and when it does there is going to be hell to pay for the negligence, immorality and hatred this country practices. 

This country was ill begotten, the Native America Chiefs cursed the country after the infiltration of Whitey.  Anything's liable to happen now.  There's an evilness that lurks within America, not many are content; that's why nothing ever runs smoothly. Never has; never will.

 

None of us are where we belong except the Natives and they're on Reservations. God doesn't like ugly and ugly, pretension and heaps of phoniness is what He's dealing with here in the greatest country in the whole wide world.

 

Now Karma's raising it's skeletal head and holding up its bony hands, doesn't care whether it's shot or not, it's barreling through. 

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