Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Where did community policing originate?

Policing: Community Policing - Origins And Evolution Of Community Policing

"Community policing as a national reform movement (1990s and beyond). By the 1990s, community policing had become a powerful national movement and part of everyday policing parlance. Encouraged by the federal funds made available through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), police departments across the country shifted their attention toward implementing community policing reforms. Annual conferences on community policing became commonplace, and researchers began to study community-policing programs in cities all over America. Besides the availability of funds and promising research findings, the political appeal of community policing and its close affinity to long-term trends in societal organization contributed to the widespread acceptance of community policing (Skogan and Hartnett)."

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Unbiased, factual and accurate. Okay. I am familiar with Kelling's Broken Window Theory since Seattle police quote him in their mission statement ("to prevent full-blown-fear"). What about complete? Why leave out the best parts? Why not mention that President Clinton called community policing "a DLC idea, we've been advocating it for years?" Why not mention Etzioni's communitarian philosophy for rebuilding communities, or the JINSA sponsored training in Israel, or the KGB agent who shares his advice and expertise with American police. My "biased" information includes every aspect of community policing, not just the "official story."


Bobby Garner said...

I believe Martin Luther King was victimized and used in order to (among other things) bring these policing problems to the attention of government to justify their direct interdiction. Whereas the "traditional policing model" required the injured part to step up and press charges, the race riots were used to justify direct action by government as preferable to requiring injured parties to react and press charges. It isn't like direct action was forbidden by traditional policing. It has always been assumed that the police would interdict in any ongoing activity which was in violation of law. The details would be sorted out later. As it turns out, that was never really true, because traditional policing required that a crime had actually been committed.

The government simply used this occasion, whether preplanned or not, to set a precedent of initiating the first response, even before the crime, which has since grown to where they are now the prosecuting authority as well as the policing authority, acting in lieu of and on behalf of the actual injured party, assuming there really is one. Sometimes therre isn't.

In typical fashion, the people readily acquiesced their responsibilities AND their rights to allow Big Brother to fight their battles for them, and we now see to where that has led (according to PLAN). Nothing happens by accident!

the tent lady said...

I don't know about King being a victim. I read Dr. King plagiarized half of his doctoral dissertation, and that he was trained at a school the FBI closed after it was determined to be a communist faciliatator training program. Rosa Parks may have been trained there too, I can't remember where all I've read this, I did look at it in horror and read for days.I know it's a terrible thing to imagine, but I think it's included on Makow's site. It's weird how I used to see the big pictures of King hanging and they reminded me of Russia and other communist nations with their big statues and pictures of their "heros" everywhere.

I've reached the stage where I don't believe in any of the "heros" of the last century. Not only was Amitai Etzioni an antiwar activist in the 1960s, he trained our youth to become leaders. To me the whole "protest" ideology is perfect for creating street chaos. I stood face to face with the robocops on horses in the Battle of Seattle, and I turned tail and ran before they even so much as moved a step in our direction. During my excursions downtown, over totally week in 1999 I passed several tanks parked back on side streets filled with soldiers in cammo. A year later I saw special forces behind barricades alongside Seattle police in the streets. My sister and I were told by a news reporter that there was a riot at 4th and Pine a full half hour before it erupted and the mercenaries began herding the protestors into a pen. My guess is the protest leaders' job was to lead the protestors into a trap.

I wonder if hungry Americans will be as easily manipulated by Jacobin rhetoric as the French protestors were in 1789. I know they've already been fooled into believing community cops are some kind of Andy Griffith inernational police force. They don't quite get it that COPS deputized your local busybody. Neighborhood Watch was perfected in communist China (and they're moving all their rural people into their urban centers, right now).

Our neighbors are already trained to report noises and disturbances and strangers and law abiding citizens are subject to unwarranted police interrogations in all our cities. Who will enforce the mandatory resettlements in the U.S.? Who will tell the local cops which neighbor didn't go get their "shot" or who didn't show up for their assigned "volumteer" job?

Liberty! Egality! Fraternity?