Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Stuart Case, context and code words

In October, 1989, Charles Stuart murdered his wife and son. The hoax he used to try to get away with the killings was Goebbels-like in its design.  For several critical weeks he deployed a community’s most deeply held fears to … Continue reading

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Crime, what crime?

One of the most disturbing developments in this year’s elections is the way various candidates and parties have discussed rape.  Crime has not been discussed very much at all in either the presidential fight or in US House and Senate races. … Continue reading

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A gathering storm?

“TURNING and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; … Continue reading

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Some good advice from EblinGroup on presenting oneself on TV and in public

This is some good advice from Gary Eblin at the EblinGroup.com.  This is a copy of a blog published on the ICMA SmartBrief.  Subscribe to ICMA SmartBrief at icma@smartbrief.com Simple, practical, applicable What Leaders Can Learn from How Romney Won the … Continue reading

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Network to help the net work

Policing in Massachusetts needs a new map.  It should be an overlay of the problem and crime networks as they actually operate in the streets and homes that people inhabit. Let’s start with the conversations that chiefs and senior leaders … Continue reading

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