Saturday, November 5, 2016

A Night of Fireworks - Remember the 5th of November - Then Vote on the 8th USA...

Bonfire Night
What is Guy Fawkes All About?

In 1605, thirteen young men planned to blow up
the Houses of Parliament. Among them was
Guy Fawkes, Britain's most notorious traitor.

After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had been persecuted under her rule had hoped that her successor, James I, would be more tolerant of their religion. James I had, after all, had a Catholic mother. Unfortunately, James did not turn out to be more tolerant than Elizabeth and a number of young men, 13 to be exact, decided that violent action was the answer.
A small group took shape, under the leadership of Robert Catesby. Catesby felt that violent action was warranted. Indeed, the thing to do was to blow up the Houses of Parliament. In doing so, they would kill the King, maybe even the Prince of Wales, and the Members of Parliament who were making life difficult for the Catholics. Today these conspirators would be known as extremists or terrorists.
To carry out their plan, the conspirators got hold of 36 barrels of gunpowder - and stored them in a cellar, just under the House of Lords.
But as the group worked on the plot, it became clear that innocent people would be hurt or killed in the attack, including some people who even fought for more rights for Catholics. Some of the plotters started having second thoughts. One of the group members even sent an anonymous letter warning his friend, Lord Monteagle, to stay away from the Parliament on November 5th. Was the letter real?
The warning letter reached the King, and the King's forces made plans to stop the conspirators.
Guy Fawkes, who was in the cellar of the parliament with the 36 barrels of gunpowder when the authorities stormed it in the early hours of November 5th, was caught, tortured and executed.
It's unclear if the conspirators would ever have been able to pull off their plan to blow up the Parliament even if they had not been betrayed. Some have suggested that the gunpowder itself was so old as to be useless. Since Guy Fawkes and the other conspirators got caught before trying to ignite the powder, we'll never know for certain.
Even for the period which was notoriously unstable, the Gunpowder Plot struck a very profound chord for the people of England. In fact, even today, the reigning monarch only enters the Parliament once a year, on what is called "the State Opening of Parliament". Prior to the Opening, and according to custom, the Yeomen of the Guard search the cellars of the Palace of Westminster. Nowadays, the Queen and Parliament still observe this tradition.
On the very night that the Gunpowder Plot was foiled, on November 5th, 1605, bonfires were set alight to celebrate the safety of the King. Since then, November 5th has become known as Bonfire Night. The event is commemorated every year with fireworks and burning effigies of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire.
Some of the English have been known to wonder, in a tongue in cheek kind of way, whether they are celebrating Fawkes' execution or honoring his attempt to do away with the government.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tick, Tock, Tick Tock - The Time Is Now!

Complacency Regarding the Security
of the Nation is Killing Us!
By Nick Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

For it is written in Proverbs 1:32
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them
English Standard Version (©2001)
For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them;
When Homeland Security was formed and it encompassed all those departments after 9/11, I knew and stated back then, the Alphabet Soup Agencies would take at least ten years to integrate, converse on the same level, share information and even acknowledge the existence of a connection between all of them.  I was wrong!
It has not happened and never will.  It is the childish mentality that is leaving local public safety, law enforcement, Fire, EMS and importantly the public who they serve vulnerable and unprotected.
Tom Ridge, our first head of Homeland Security knew it when he was announced as the leader, that the job he had been handed was an impossible one.  Porter Goss, a former neighbor of mine, only served one year as CIA Director, for the simple reason, the multitude of agencies under one direction was doomed and he could see no point in being associated with a failure.
Large conglomerate’s fail because the right-hand does not know what the left hand is doing.  Perfect commercial example, Comcast.  I bet the hands are raised on that one, failed service, bad customer service, and more excuses than Susan Rice on a Sunday morning news program.
Thank goodness we have Public Service Director, Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs, Commissioners of Police, Emergency Management Heads, Public safety Policy Directors that are aware of who they serve and why.  Protecting the public is a thankless job, you more boos than applause, but you keep on doing it.  Complacency is not in their dictionary and never will be.  They sadly are at the end of the Federal chain of untrained animal trainers within the Alphabet Soup Agencies.
I remember being with the Arkansas troopers, who were the security detail for Governor Bill Clinton, they explained to me that their team was called SWAT, which stood for, Servants, Waiters, and Animal Trainers.  The most they ever did was give the Governor one of their ties when he dripped sauce on this tie.  Or, block both ends of a road so the Governor could play some sort of backseat game in the Limo with someone he meets that evening.
Yep, complacency is causing more problems in more cities than are being spoken of on Capitol Hill right know.  Rep. Michael McCaul only touched on the inner problem during the Homeland Security hearings.  If you want to know the true state of security in this country, do not ask the Federal Government.  Our street level management and officers know it best and are having to attempt to keep you safe with cut budgets and resources stretched beyond their limits.  
The government is using outdated technology, weapons that remind me of the Civil War and communications between agencies that basically look like two tin cans and a piece frayed wool connecting them.  Even children today have Smart Mobile Phones and can use them better some adults!
It is time to realize it is the 21st century and the Jetsons are a cartoon!
Is it too late?  No!
7/7, the worse bomb attack in Great Britain where 52 people were killed is a prime example of what is going on in America today regarding miss-information.  It comes down to a lack of resources prevented security services from intercepting the 7 July London bombers, a key report stated.
Two of the four bombers were known to security officers but the threat they posed was not realized.
But it was "understandable" the pair had not been investigated more fully, the committee of MPs concluded.
Back then Home Secretary John Reid insisted there would be no public inquiry, as he gave the government's long-awaited account of the bombings to the Commons.
Remind you of what occurred in Boston?  Agencies holding on to the information and not sharing.  Just like a child gripping tightly of its teddy bear.
Let us stop for a moment and reflect, passion for the safety of others is in my blood, our organization has down to earth expertise on these matters and are communicators that not only get our point across verbally, we are a company of action.  

CommSmart Global Group is comprised of former Metropolitan Police officers, US Commanders Change Agents and all with analytic or computer backgrounds.  No, not nerds, common sense people who can assess the situation and highlight the actions required.
Resources have not been paired down for the local departments, they have been obliterated like the Amazon Rainforest.  So what do we do together, we come and listen to your street level problems as real people and then we discuss the actions required that we can implement together.  Working and communicating on one page, without fear of upsetting anyone.  There is no more time left to pussy foot around, people are killing people.
When it comes to crime fighting, there is not another quiver out there that can match the significance of the Circle of Fire with CommSmart Global Group 
*    Crime Statistics
*    Tracking Analysis
*    Point to Point Tracking
*    Calls for Service Data
*    Next Event Predictability
*    Social Media Monitoring/Real Time Tracking
*    Digital Street-Level Data Input in Real Time - Atmospherics
*    The Pied Piper Project – Rejuvenating Communities & Eradicating Crime
Gathering insightsCommSmart Global Group, is a digital input, anthropological fused, down to earth, street smart, analytic core based company.  It is obvious that we use analytical systems, workshops with our front line staff and customer-focused groups, ethnographic studies and in-depth interviews to garner our expertise. 
It is a daily routine for us to be researching in the specific field of Public Safety worldwide and is a qualitative research design aimed at exploring cultural phenomena, which we know is ongoing.  That is the core factor for all our successes.
We help you improve services, save money and resources.
Our approach to delivering the services you need is highly flexible. We can provide individual products, or we can take on the management and delivery of fully outsourced services. Having analysts on staff for you and guiding the initial day to day solutions.  Our breadth of experience means that we are in a position to recommend and introduce innovative ways of achieving your goals – offering the opportunity of making even more resourceful savings.
The pressure to deliver better for less is an ever-present challenge and it’s clear that this is not going to change. We can help you get the most out of your budget with an unbeatable combination of useable innovation, long-established sector experience, unrivaled skills, scale, flexibility, and resourcefulness.
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Monday, October 31, 2016


By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

Is an eyewitness account admissible as evidence of a crime and can be used in a courtroom?

Not if you live in New Philadelphia, Ohio?

It seems that officers have a different view of the basic law of the land and world.

Two eyewitnesses and that is not good enough!  

Do you have video was the question... who do you think we are, Alfred Hitchcock, his brother Sam or even, Eye Missed News at 11?

It is hard enough to get a police department to use Body Worn Cameras, let alone the public has a continuous video of their life running at all times!

It is the next comment that is astounding.  

When the officer was asked if charges were to be filed against the individual that was witnessed the officer responded, "no, it is my (he, the officer's) reputation in the courtroom that is at stake".

Do what?  

A criminal action took place, 12 hours after the individual was found guilty of criminal trespassing and then witnessed in another criminal act and it is the officer's reputation at stake?

What planet is he on and who trained him?  More to the point, who was the supervisor?  More importantly than that, who else is this happening to?

It is a common part of law enforcement globally that if you have eyewitnesses you will follow their information to prove or disprove their statement.  

This has not even happened!

New Philadelphia law enforcement should go back to the Policeman's Bible, The Nine Peelian Principles, the basis of all law enforcement.

The individual who was witnessed is a 'progressive criminal', meaning the next step is not just violence against property it is against a person, which he has already done previously.

Who or what is next?  

Will We Require A Body Bag and Yellow Tape?

Eyewitness testimony is the account a bystander or victim gives in the courtroom, describing what that person observed that occurred during the specific incident under investigation.

Is a Witness testimony considered evidence?

In criminal law, the inference is made by the trier of fact in order to support the truth of an assertion (of guilt or absence of guilt). Testimony can be direct evidence or it can be circumstantial. For instance, a witness saying that she saw a defendant stab a victim is providing direct evidence.

If this is going on and it is, it happened this last week to us, what are the rest of the public, who know nothing of the legal intricacies or should we say logical steps of society.

Meetings with Chief Prosecutor and Public Saftey officer have been demanded. 

The rest of the full story will astound you...


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