Sunday, June 17, 2018

Millennials, Amazon, eBay, Wayfair, UPS, USPS, Fed-Ex & Cardboard Boxes

Millennials, Amazon, eBay, Wayfair,
UPS, USPS Fed-Ex & Cardboard Boxes

Sure, door to door delivery is fantastic and so convenient for us all, even us old farts!

The companies pack our wants and needs so carefully in cardboard boxes to ensure a safe delivery.  The euphoria of opening those well-sealed containers is amazing like every day is either a birthday or Christmas day all over again.

Once the happiness stops you have to discard the containers.  Sadly most just cart them out to the dumpster of the apartment complex and throw them away, in their original shape, taking up that 'green space' Millennials support and challenge non-treehuggers.  

Millennials have no earthly idea that you must break these boxes down so the dumpster takes everyone's boxes, not just their own!  

In my opinion, they are the laziest named group that want it all now and don't have to lift a finger to accommodate their fellow man or women.  Just serve it on a plate to me as I am incapable of being part of the whole of society, only in my own little world counts for only me is their banner!

Oh yes, we have more than some in our building in 'downtown Des Moines'!

They don't understand 'real life', just the Millennial Bubble they float in!

Well, that bubble is bursting and popping, as individuals, neighbors and companies are giving up on you, right, left and center!

Even Applebees got rid of the Millennial menu as it was becoming too much trouble dealing with you all. They are not the only ones, grocery stores are following suit as well.  

You are nothing special!  As soon as you understand that the better!  

Over salaried individuals with degrees and MBA's have no 'life experience' which counts so much more.  

Your social skills basically suck in so many areas of communication!

Even our cat understands the rules of life and knows how to fold boxes.

Yes, it takes time to break them down, I know because I have done it all my life and I understand that we must save space when filling dumpsters.  

It is not like your parent's endless supposed money tree!

This is a life lesson on so many aspects of daily life that you need to understand.  Parents did better than this in training you for the 'real world', or did they just give up on you?

Here is what is outside the apartment building.  

The dumpster is full and below those folded boxes are full unbroken boxes taking up space and causing the overflow situation and annoyance to us all.  

Change, as this is not the only thing you suck at, attitudes of 'I want it all now' is not only getting old, so are you.  It is time to grow up and understand you are not the only ones on the planet!

It is about time, someone voiced the truth about you and stating what others are thinking but dare not say.  You might not like what is being said and think I am just a curmudgeon with nothing better to, wrong!

Success comes with issues and it is how you handle what life throws at you, you can't continue running to Mummy and Daddy, the 'Money Tree' doesn't live forever!

Nicholas Ashton
CEO, CommSmart Global Group

Co-operation of the Public is for the Safety of All

Co-operation of the Public
is for the Safety of All

Sir Robert Peel's, Nine Peelian Principles

#4         To recognise always that the extent to which the co-operation of the public can be secured diminishes proportionately the necessity of the use of physical force and compulsion for achieving police objectives.

Consequences in life are never-ending and this #4 Peelian Principle is that everyday use of force and coercion by police is an indication of the degree of public support or lack thereof.  
The majority of police agencies in the U.K. and North America have adopted policies that employ a use of force continuum.  The continuum lists the various use of force options available to police and the accompanying policy outlines the process police should employ to determine the appropriate level of force to use. 

The range spans possibilities that range from the initial verbal instructions or commands to the use of deadly force at the other extreme of the gamut.  

Between those two options fall a variety of other alternatives depending on the training and policy of a particular police agency.  The continuum can include soft empty handed control, joint manipulation, pain causing techniques, non-lethal weapons such as batons, pepper spray, and conducted energy devices, and then, a deadly force which involves the use of firearms. 

What this fourth principle lays out is that a lack of public cooperation will demand not only more frequent but also an advanced level of force and pressure by police.  

The more frequent use of Tasers and other ‘intermediate’ weapons has been adopted by agencies, with many police officers now on the streets having never policed without such options.  It may be a mindset reinforced by training. 

Current training may prompt officers to resort to Tasers more quickly than police officers would have resorted to physical force or the use of a baton in the past. 

The question asked so many times over the years and more so now, is why are more people shot dead by police officers?  No, they are not ‘gun-happy’!  

Those that break the law and go to the extreme of violence whilst being arrested or challenged are endangering the officer and many law scoffers of this ilk, carry guns and knives.  

Officers are highly trained for these situations. 

The fact is training is not a reality!  In the real world in milliseconds, decisions have to be taken and made. How many times have we heard, “we did they not shoot him in the arm or leg and kill him”?  

Those type of shots are luck shots and not typical in the heat of the moment. 

Even the Taser does not stop all!

The public has to understand that a police officer when commands you do something, obey under the letter of all agreed laws.

CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solution Partner believe firmly that Sir Robert Peel’s Nine Peelian Principles stand firm today after 189 years of existence.  Of course, there are differences and the main one is the use of technology alongside these principles.  That is why we will introduce the 10th Peelian Principle at the conclusion of this series.

Social media interactions are so important and CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner understand the finger & thumbs approach of communicating using for calls for action of the public.

There lies a massive improvement of the approval of the public, they have a direct link without dialing digits.  They hide behind a Smartphone or tablet/computer screen and the dialogue is honest, deceiving and all with information that was never there before.

Here lie CommSmart Global Groups abilities to know all that is being said and stated via social media with compliant social media monitoring, with crime/predictive analytics and community crime mapping.  This can be enabled within your agencies now!

This, not something that has just been invented and so new it is still in a ‘beta phase’, we have 21 years of creating, refining and success, second to none.

What is our difference and why we can bring back the Trust, Respect, and Honor to policing is virtually simple, we converse, coach, mentor and enable through our software, global databases all with full professional services that work alongside you to fully understand the methods and you attain results immediately and grow a whole new way of public interaction and accomplishment.

Working hand in hand with warranted and sworn officers in all departments, enabling information at the fingertips on the street, improving officer safety.
Let us not forget the important analyst who can share your information and glean even more information to solve those crimes.

Make CommSmart Global Group you Crime Link Analysis across the board with our Virtual Crime Center Solution.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Construction Companies Knowingly Take Illegal Short Cuts & Break Local/State Laws

Construction Companies Knowingly Take        
Illegal Short Cuts & Break Local/State Laws

You might think that does not pertain to you in your location, but it does!  They are ruthless at law-breaking, thinking they have a place in their budget for slapped wrists and paying a fine.  Whilst they disrupt local life, they could give a hoot about you and me or the simple comfort of our lives. We are just a nuisance or a ‘piss-ant’ to them if we cross their path.


Living downtown is different, parking, shopping, but it has great advantages until your space is invaded by law-breaking construction companies and whoever hired them to complete a project.

The back-story is simple and not complicated in you thinking how such organizations can get away with the invasion of your space, especially overnight with major noise, not just some noise, we are talking pouring building/construction debris down a shoot from 11th floor into dump trucks every few minutes.  During the day it is bad enough, but at night breaking some’s sleep is a total No, No!

It started at the beginning of the week and was reported to the local Des Moines Building and Permit department.  They rapidly replied with this email:

We have received your complaint about overnight construction activity at Hotel Fort Des Moines. We have contacted the contractor performing the demolition work and made them aware of the City of Des Moines noise ordinance requirements. No construction activity can occur between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am.  
If future construction noise occurs after these hours, complaints can be referred to the City of Des Moines Police Department at their non-emergency number at 515-283-4811.
Please feel free to contact us with any future questions or concerns.
Thank you,
Brian Bishop
Deputy Building Official
City of Des Moines
Permit & Development Center
602 Robert D Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-283-4958

Note that they contacted the contractor to inform them.

The contractor, Baxter Construction of Des Moines, and Hawkeye Hotels know the law and said ‘to hell with it’.  They continued the next night, last night!

At 11 p.m. I was woken by the loud noise of debris going down a shoot into a dump truck.  I got dressed to make sure I was not imagining the sound that broke my sleep.  Sure enough, they were continuing demolition that the City of Des Moines had informed them to stop the day before.

I called the police at approximately 11:25 p.m., Officer Kelly arrived at approximately 11:40 p.m.  I explained the issue and informed him the City told me to call law enforcement should it happen again.

The officer drove his car to the side of the building to speak with the staff.  I walked over and was asked by the contractor’s representative if I was with the City as if they were expecting it and proceeded to make a phone call.
I responded, ‘No, just a citizen that wants to f#cking sleep’!  Officer Kelly asked me to step to the other side of the road, rightfully so, I shook Kelly’s hand and left.

I called the City and left a message of the occurrence.

It does not end there, the noise started again at 4:45 a.m.  I went out to check, sure enough, a truck was in place, no noise while I was there.  A person stepped out, viewed me and walked briskly inside.  There was no more noise.

I passed the Davis Building which has security officers there all night and asked them about the noises.  One security officer stated that since Monday night it has been horrendous and totally annoying, they are much closer so could hear it louder.

As I am part of a company that deals in data, both public and criminal information and through our clients, can and do have access to court documents of all business.  It amazing to find the citations, fines and the law-breaking companies involved in this project have against them.  Not good for them at all.  It now has shown me what and who we are dealing with, law scoffers who careless about rules or regulations.

It is a known fact that scoffing laws like this is a ‘Gateway’ to larger criminal activity, even breaking simple safety OSHA laws.

It is believed that the state has given money to this project for restoration cost.

This will not be the end of this, as they think there is no power in one person, WRONG!

There are more issues that will occur and will be dealt with as they happen.  The City of Des Moines is watching I believe…

Nicholas Ashton
CEO, CommSmart Global Group.  
Telephone: (515) 200-7068

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Flag Day

Flag Day

A reminder of what today is!

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14th in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Listen and Talk With Your Enemies - The Failure Of EAVESDROPPING…

Listen & SPEAK WITH Your Enemies, 

Fifty-Two months ago I wrote the following regarding eavesdropping, listening to the sound and chatter of the streets. It seems politicians, Presidents and Prime Ministers have failed yet again.

Not only on the pulse of the people regarding political scenes, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and terrorists too!

This will not only bite the ass of America and Europe, it will bring unrest to their shores as well.

We are not here to just promote our company and innovations, we are here to save lives!  Like a President, We are disruptive too!

Eavesdropping is the act of secretly listening to the private conversation of others without their consent, as defined by Black's Law Dictionary. This is commonly thought to be unethical and there is an old adage that "eavesdroppers seldom hear anything good of themselves...eavesdroppers always try to listen to matters that concern them."

In researching the history, we find, Anglo-Saxon law punished eavesdroppers, who skulked in the eavesdrop of another's home, with a fine; the eavesdropper was also sometimes called, the eavesdrop. Eavesdrop also means a small low visibility hole near the entrance to a building (generally under the eaves) which would allow the occupants to listen in on the conversation of people awaiting admission to the house. Typically this would allow the occupant to be prepared for unfriendly visitors.

Early telephone systems shared party lines which would allow the sharing subscribers to listen to each other's conversations. This was a common practice in rural America which resulted in many incidents and feuds.  In fact, I had one at the farm in England and was that fun!

Our means of communicating have changed in a very short period of time, we have gone from Telephone Party Lines to Smart Mobile Phones, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to Satellite Phones.  What about just overhearing conversations, the spoken word?  They are all methods of garnering information being discussed by others and then relayed in one form or another to a central repository.

Sadly, most information is placed in a hopper, silo or storage facility until someone decides we better take a look.  The Hopper Mentality is and has caused too many missed opportunities for successful outcomes.  In fact is has been attributed to successful terror actions against nations.

In the increased clandestine world of government and corporate information gathering, things have not really changed that much.  Yes, we have the Internet, with the good, the bad and the ugly pitfalls of information sharing.  Sadly, collecting information in the field still takes too much time in it being transported, analyzed and acted upon.  Why?

An eclectic group of individuals and corporations decided to make a difference and use their well-earned expertise to change it all.  Originating from different parts of the world was not a problem, the common denominator, law enforcement, counter-terrorism, major crimes digital data collection and analytics experience.  Next are their connections and communication skills, endless, strong and growing every single day.

It is the Word on the Streets and the Missing Link of Intelligence on the Ground.

CommSmart Global is worldwide cyber analytic policing, in more ways than one.  It goes beyond the Internet, it uses secure cloud technology to accelerate the urgency of street-level information reaching the analytic core of our abilities. 

The Atmospherics, chatter, a conversation that surrounds us each and every second, is collected in various disruptive means and transported through the Internet for immediate review. 

Our Next Event Predictability capabilities use comparable data collected from differing sources and is analytically checked with our proprietary algorithms, which define the next move.  No more time wasting, no more delays and no more missing the boat on critical events.

Our team of experts can train your staff within law enforcement, military and agencies in our unique techniques, solution, and services or we can be contracted as our security clearances meet all rigorous requirements.

Importantly, it is our leadership and communication skills that ease the ability to be fast-tracked in the use of these unique solutions.

We work worldwide for organizations and governments that are of the correct cultural disposition.

It goes deeper than that, CommSmart Global Group has a Cyber and Computer security division with Public Safety solutions.  Not ideas, working solutions that contribute to security and our worldwide team is passionate in doing the job we were born to follow.

We are not here to mess around, we are serious, as a needed heartbeat!

We are in the NOW and
KEEP YOU; in the KNOW…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

A Reminder of Our Collective Duty The Beat Cop & the Nine Peelian Principles The Policeman's Bible

A Reminder of Our Collective Duty
The Beat Cop & the Nine Peelian Principles
The Policeman's Bible

The Job of a Police Officer

Whether you are in London, Manchester, Cardiff or Aberdeen or New York, Des Moines, Chicago, Cleveland, Austin, San Diego or Miami or anywhere else in the world, what makes the job of a police officer remarkable, is that like any other, the job not only engages the one walking the beat but can only can be accomplished with the full support of the family he or she comes home and to the communities he or she patrols.  It is after all the beat cop, the cop who walks the streets and patrols the neighborhoods who answers the calls that ultimately keeps order and restores peace in our socially challenged society. 

He or she is the heart of policing and the heart of every city because, without that presence, we would not be able to be gathered together in peace on any day or evening.

It is the old-fashioned gleaning of street information which is documented, stored, analyzed and brings the collective information to apprehend and stop criminal acts, through crime and predictive analytics.

Hopefully, each community strives for that and uses the Policeman’s Bible and its Nine Peelian Principles, which are the reminder of our collective duty.

CommSmart Global Group Believes in the Peelian Principles

The Nine Peelian Principles

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Power Is Destructive Without Knowledge!

Power Is Destructive Without Knowledge!
Take Sir Robert Peel's
Principles of Law Enforcement, 1829
Are They Relevant Today and Being Upheld?
If So, What Effect Is It Having On Our Lives?

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, were an area a disaster in social compatibility in cities across the world. The Arab Spring to those protesting social economic divides, color, race, creed and the violent death of black men and women played a major role as well.  Then 'Black Live Matter', come along...

Law enforcement was the frontline, being asked to defend cities, people, and businesses.  This brought the spotlight fairly and squarely on how we handle our own citizens in their now open social concerns.

Sir Robert Peel achieved far-reaching penal reform and established the Metropolitan Police Act (MPA) of 1829, which was instrumental in creating Great Britain’s Metropolitan Police Force.

Peel wrote what has become known as the Nine Peelian Principles of Law Enforcement. These principles fundamentally believed that:

1. “the police are the people, the people are the police, and crime prevention is possible without heavy intrusion into citizens’ lives”.

Precise concepts, such as issuing badge numbers to safeguard officer accountability and referring to qualitative happenstances with citizens, instead of counting the number of arrests, were concepts that came out of Peel’s community policing model. British officers instructed in the nine principles were deployed into urban areas and were referred to by the locals as Peelers or Bobbies, a name still in use today.

It was the first time a Human Resources format was introduced and continues in a similar format for businesses and corporations today. 

In fact, it needs an overhaul of its own and H.R. requires today’s social change and formatting.  It needs to be ZoooMeeefied into a more productive format.

We shall go through Peel’s Principles of 1829 one by one.

The basic mission for which police exist is to prevent crime and disorder as an alternative to the repression of crime and disorder by military force and severity of legal punishment.

A statement which sadly has taken on a more military look than ever. When you first review the issues of today it seems that way. Times have changed and just like the statement “criminals have the better firepower (guns), we have got to have the ability to fight like with like”.

The truth is society has changed and the “race card” is thrown in the faces of law enforcement it seems in every action they are involved in.

2. The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police existence, actions, behavior and the ability of the police to secure and maintain public respect.

Is there public approval? No, the Trust and Respect has been damaged, but not beyond repair. The latest in Cleveland, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois have joined the ever-increasing list. It is top cops like Ramsey and Bratton who embrace the Peelian principles and use their decades of managerial experience to make a change. Change is where it is at!

3. The police must secure the willing cooperation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain public respect.

This is where community policing is of the utmost importance! The “street beat” is vital! Knowing your citizens individually is the key. Get out of the car and drop the car door barrier, walk among the people and make them see your presence instead of just hearing sirens and seeing flashing lights.

4. The degree of cooperation of the public that can be secured diminishes, proportionately, to the necessity for the use of physical force and compulsion for achieving police objectives.

Educate the public back to “old days” of trusting a cop. Show them that “Protect & Serve” really mean that! That increases the ability to “know the streets”. The investigation is one thing, “tips” are the real crux of solving a crime.

5. The police seek and preserve public favor, not by catering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolutely impartial service to the law, in complete independence of policy, and without regard to the justice or injustice of the substance of individual laws; by ready offering of individual service and friendship to all members of society without regard to their race or social standing, by ready exercise of courtesy and friendly good humor; and by ready offering of individual sacrifice in protecting and preserving life.

“Random Acts of Kindness” should not be random! There is the law on the books, to charge criminal who supposedly breaks those laws and then goes before a court. In-between is public opinion, Smartphones used as cameras and those who use the partial footage that wish to incite, no matter what the truth is. You wonder why police officers and management are frustrated! It has to be a “mindset change” on all fronts. Yes, there are sides in these issues and socially we have increased the anger by the infiltration of a faction, who just want to cause trouble.

6. The police should use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice, and warning is found to be insufficient to achieve police objectives; and police should use only the minimum degree of physical force which is necessary on any particular occasion for achieving a police objective.

Physical restraint? Who issues the first blow, fires the first shot or throws a barrage of rocks? The agitators purporting to be concerned citizens. It the days of Sir Robert Peel, the truncheon or short night-stick was the only means of defense. Look how society has changed! Sadly, you have to fight fire with fire!

7. The police at all times should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police are the only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the intent of the community welfare.

What has happened internally with law enforcement worldwide? Is there a Human Resource issue? Do supervisors and managers really care about the citizens and bully their subordinates into submission in doing it their way to make the numbers look good?

Police officers are human beings who are doing a job. Has the job changed from “Protect & Serve” to “Quell the Morons and Make Our Numbers Look Good”? If there is an internal issue of concern it must be brought to the surface and exposed! The overhaul is demanded and bring back the Trust and Respect!

8. The police should always direct their actions toward their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary by avenging individuals or the state, or authoritatively judging guilt or punishing the guilty.

Impartiality is a must! Sadly, when you as officers are being undermined from all sides human nature kicks in. It becomes just a job, getting it done any which way you can for the easy life.

Shooting by a law enforcement officer is front page news virtually every day. There has to be a change on both sides. No, citizens under the law have rights to own guns. Even if you attempted to change that, the criminal would still have access to illegal guns and use them!

It is all about training and change management that is demanded now!

9. The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them.

Certain crimes are decreasing, violent crime is not! Social media is instantaneous communications. Sadly it is not always the truth! Here say is still the cause of more issues that we can imagine.

Can we see and know everything that went on in a criminal event? It used to be just the written word of a witness or the police officer. Today, it is Body Worn Cameras, CCTV, and the eyewitness. All are presented and lawyers attempt to pull them apart.

So, WWSRPT? Yes, Peel would think what?

Simply it is going to get worse if we do nothing…

Power Is destructive Without Knowledge...

Let us assist in this battle on criminals, work hand in hand with those that have answers and know how to implement them…

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