Thursday, July 14, 2016

There is No Such Thing as a Peaceful Protest Anymore! Welcome to the Anti-Social World...

There is No Such Thing as a Peaceful Protest Anymore!
Welcome to the Anti-Social World...
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group of Companies

The 'Arab Spring' revolution proved the use of social media in building a massive violent crowd to protest and make their point of view.

Have we learned anything from that in the USA during this Presidential election period? 


Typically ignore it and it will go away, or it is not in my city...  Yet that is!

We, at CommSmart Global Group have always been proactive over our existence and have prepared proactively for these events and can truly make our cities, communities and protests safer and build back Trust and respect to Law Enforcement.

The upcoming political conferences will not be like any other in American or world history.  Cleveland is ground zero for violent protests and the police are ill-prepared for this.  

How do we know?  

Simple, we train forces around the world for such events and those that are already trained in Quick Response Force (QRF) and not going to Cleveland, even though their presence has been requested.

There is a liability factor that is enormous and you, the taxpayer will foot the bill for damage, lawsuits and settlements of this event.  The RNC is a magnet for violent protest and it can be averted by having trained specialist officers for the event.  

It is not too late Cleveland!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Mistrust and Disrespect must be addressed.

The Mistrust and Disrespect must be addressed.
To bring back the Trust & Respect is a program that can be implemented by following the Peelian Principles, taking the Peelian Pledge as Officers and as a Department.

It is not just the principles, it is the understanding of Diversity & Cultural Change that has swamped our society.  

It is how collectively we get back to Square #1 again!

You can join the Peelian Pledge and be updated on your fellow officers, the situations within the US and how we are making change in the communities of America. Share with your community.

Sir Robert Peel 1788 - 1850. “The Founder of Modern Policing”

The nine principles were as follows:

  1. To prevent crime and disorder, as an alternative to their repression by military force and severity of legal punishment. 
  2. To recognise always that the power of the police to fulfil their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behaviour, and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect.
  3. To recognise always that to secure and maintain the respect and approval of the public means also the securing of the willing co-operation of the public in the task of securing observance of laws.
  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.
  5. To seek and preserve public favour, not by pandering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolutely impartial service to 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 the public without regard to their wealth or social standing, by ready exercise of courtesy and friendly good humour, and by ready offering of individual sacrifice in protecting and preserving life.
  6. To use physical force only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient to obtain public co-operation to an extent necessary to secure observance of law or to restore order, and to use only the minimum degree of physical force which is necessary on any particular occasion for achieving a police objective.
  7. To maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and that the public are the police, the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
  8. To recognise always the need for strict adherence to police-executive functions, and to refrain from even seeming to usurp the powers of the judiciary of avenging individuals or the State, and of authoritatively judging guilt and punishing the guilty.
  9. To recognise always that the test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, and not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them.