Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cut crime by 50%? We Know How to Do this II

On May 24 Boston Police Commissioner told an audience of fellow members of the Mass. Major City Chiefs’ Association that the adoption of a simple technological process developed by the Mass. Probation Department can “help cut crime in Massachusetts by … Continue reading

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Reflection: A Tool for Practicing Leadership on Procedural Justice

Here’s a suggestion to police leaders, especially first-line supervisors. Take some time every week, even 5 minutes, to reflect on how you are doing in one of more of these areas of your leadership practice.  Not to get grandiose, but … Continue reading

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May 15: “Pray for the Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living”

CC is reprinting its own posts.  Lazy, maybe.  But it makes the point that the situation remains the same and we can’t say it any better. May 15 is National Police Memorial Day.  It is a day to pause at … Continue reading

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John DeCarlo Asks: What Do You Think is in a Number?

My friend John DeCarlo, recently retired from a very distinguished career as a municipal police chief in Connecticut, has taken his PhD and his talents to the University of New Haven. In a Facebook post he asked his friends to … Continue reading

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One of America’s great public servants leaves the stage: Bernie Fitz Retires

Bernie Fitzgerald comes from a family that was a political powerhouse in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Roxbury, in Boston.  They represented the best of what we might call old-school Boston Irish Democrats.  Theirs was and is a politics of … Continue reading

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“The human rights atrocity under our noses”

Check out this perspective on homicide by Chicago Sun-Times columnist John W. Fountain.  Fountain, a native son of Chicago’s West Side, is an award-winning journalist, professor, and author of the memoir True Vine: A Young Black Man’s Journey of Faith, … Continue reading

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A pol, a cop and a prof go into a bar…

…well, into an idea, actually.  The pol is a retiring Republican state legislator from Texas, the cop is the former top boss of the Boston, New York and LA police departments and the prof is one of the country’s foremost … Continue reading

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