Help Wanted: Desperate Police Departments Ditch Standards


Source: TheDailyBell.com
June 23, 2017

I would take one properly trained officer over 10 thugs any day. Yet while departments across the country are facing police shortages, the only thing they can think to do is cut the standards for hiring.

But with killings by officers forcing a public reckoning over whether the police deserve to be seen automatically as the good guys, departments in major cities are struggling to fill thousands of openings: 1,000 in Chicago, nearly 300 in Phoenix and 200 in Detroit. And with the additional mandate to become as diverse as the communities they serve, police departments are rethinking recruitment standards once considered sacrosanct.

New Orleans, with more than 400 openings, no longer automatically disqualifies those who have injected heroin or smoked crack. Aurora, Colo., has stopped using military-style running tests, but now checks how quickly candidates can get out of a squad car.

Police could stop arresting people for drug crimes, and focus on violent and property crimes if they wanted to get by with less personnel. They could even pull some officers off speed-trap duty and actually respond to desperate calls for help.

But no, the solution is to simply hire heroin addicts and crack heads. That will surely improve the tensions between the public and police. How could this go wrong, hiring even lower quality officers than before?

This is absurd. The whole problem of police abuse stems from a lack of proper training and the wrong people in the job. Now, just to fill their ranks, they are ridiculously relaxing their standards. This will only lead to more corruption, and police less fit to actually help when needed.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, where the police are seeking 970 officers, said in January that he had been rethinking a prohibition on those with juvenile records.

In Chicago, where police data shows African-Americans are stopped by the police far more often than whites, disqualifying applicants for minor or youthful offenses can exclude minority candidates at a time when the department is desperate to attract them.

And there is another feel-good worthless plan to help the situation: relax standards to fill the spots with enough minority police to make it seem like a department isn’t racist. Surely black cops could never shoot an innocent person, or abuse their authority. And if they have to hire those with a criminal record in order to hit their racial quotas, so be it.

All of the government’s solutions are just absurd, while they ignore the actual root of police abuse: that it is a government job. Government jobs do not have the same incentives for good behavior, and deterrents for corruption. Cops need to be fired for wrongdoing, not given a vacation.

And they need to be arrested when they victimize people from the communities they supposedly serve. They are individuals responsible for their actions, and allowing anyone to hide behind a government, uniform, or badge is a recipe for power abuse.

Instead of hiring people that are more likely to abuse the public, based on their past, the very first thing that would improve everything is to stop arresting people for victimless crimes.

Chuck Canterbury, president of the national Fraternal Order of Police, said there was concern about whether the changes would result in a generation of ill-prepared officers.

“People are talking about it, but there is such a recruiting and retention problem — they’re searching for ways to bring bodies in,” he said. “But I’m not sure reducing standards is the best way to do that.”

We don’t need more warm bodies on the streets starting conflicts, we need more detectives actually solving the large percentage of real crimes which go by the wayside in favor of making minor drug arrests.

Read More At: TheDailyBell.com

Dozens of Miami cops caught not uploading bodycam footage

Source: RTAmerica
December 18, 2016

Despite receiving a $960,000 grant from the Department of Justice to equip all its officers with body cameras, dozens of Miami police officers are refusing to use the technology. Sixty-three Miami police officers were found to have not uploaded a single hour of footage during a two-week period that was investigated by a police watchdog group. RT correspondent Marina Portnaya has the report.

#GoodNewsNextWeek: Little Pantries On Your Sidewalk Give Shelf-Stable Help

Source: MediaMonarchy
August 15, 2016

This week on #GoodNewsNextWeek: Ireland jails banksters, Canada frees patsies, Arkansas shares pantries, UK cops pay up, Aldi goes organic, pot gets cheaper *and* goes to the Oregon State Fair. Notes/Links:

Ireland Jails 3 Top Bankers Over 2008 Collapse, Opposite Of What US Did
http://bit.ly/2biR6eE

Canada Day Bomb Plot Couple Freed After Judge Rules Police Entrapped Them
http://bit.ly/2bA4kW0

Update 1: Canada Couple Freed In Terror Entrapment Case Swiftly Rearrested
http://reut.rs/2ag6cyW

Update 2: Why Do Police Need To Manufacture Terror?
http://on.thestar.com/2btH0Fo

Like Little Libraries & Community Fridges, Little Pantries On Your Sidewalk Give Shelf-Stable Help
http://bit.ly/2aWBVd7

‘Decentralized Uber’ App Delivers 1,000 Meals In Austin, Texas
http://bit.ly/2aPiwcA

US Giving Back Lots of Land In Okinawa, But Still Not Leaving
http://bit.ly/2aZd445

Corrupt Anti-Corruption Cops To Pay Journalist £10,000 Over Illegal Intercepts
http://bit.ly/2aZdyY5

Aldi Goes Organic, Bans Toxic Chemicals From Shelves
http://bit.ly/2bcVTLu

Study Shows Potheads Pay Less For Legal Weed
http://bit.ly/2aZckMF

Inaugural Cannabis Fair Being Set Up In Oregon
http://bit.ly/2aPiFgk

Cannabis Fair Winner To Be Displayed At The Oregon State Fair
http://bit.ly/2blqK8S

Police 3D Print Dead Man’s Finger To Unlock His Phone – #NewWorldNext Week

Source: CorbettReport
James Corbett
July 28, 2016

Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. In this week’s episode:

STORY #1: Over 100 Tor Nodes Found Designed to Spy On Deep Web Users
http://bit.ly/2afQSjT
Can you trust Tor’s exit nodes?
http://bit.ly/1pn0XDb
No Conspiracy Theory Needed: Tor Created for U.S. Gov’t Spying
http://bit.ly/2awNyF9
Breaking Tor: US government funded Carnegie Mellon research to locate Silk Road suspect
http://bit.ly/2a6Jwzx

STORY #2: Serious Security Flaws Found In Osram Smart Bulbs
http://zd.net/2a6JQz5
Planned Obsolescence (Phoebus cartel)
http://bit.ly/1uXwAUr
The Story of Byron the Bulb
http://bit.ly/2awNJ3h

STORY #3: Police 3D-Print Murder Victim’s Finger to Unlock His Phone
http://bit.ly/2a6JtUu

#NewWorldNextWeek Updates: Japan Plans Stimulus Package of More Than 28 Trillion Yen
http://bit.ly/2azmG8Y
Canada Ditches Boeing After Lockheed Threatens 10,000 Jobs
http://bit.ly/2adhXFK
German “Officials” Call to Change Constitution After Munich Shooting
http://bit.ly/2a1ReQ8
Did The U.S. Just Release A New Homeland Security Advisory System For Cyber?
http://bit.ly/2aMualq

The MSM Is Not Real “News”: Explosive Evidence Of The Dallas Police Shootings Being A False Flag

Source: TheDollarVigilante
July 14, 2016

A salient analysis of how False Flag events take place, and much of the data that most of the public doesn’t know.

Court Rules: Police Not Obligated Not To Protect Anyone

Source: TheTrutherGirls
June 20, 2016

Their slogan is ‘To Serve And Protect’, but courts have ruled police are not obligated to protect anyone. They are technically not even obligated to respond to your 911 call!
Links:
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/pol…
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/ma…
https://fee.org/articles/just-dial-91…