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 at 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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Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Knife, Not a Stab in the Dark, It is a Growing Global Killer Spreading

Not a Stab in the Dark
It is a Growing Global Killer Spreading

As we have seen over the last few weeks and months, the knife is a killer!

The knife, shiv, dagger or even a formed object in the shape of the blade, use to stab someone with intent to do bodily harm or kill.  There use has been around since man was still in his rock cave.  Firstly used in hunting to kill an animal and from there we went to killing your enemy or a disliked person.  The knife is not just used for the kill, it maims and scars, the latter is to show others to be warned.

If you want to kill or maim, the knife is silent, concealable and effective.
Europe has suffered increased attacks way before ISIS was headlined dripped in blood.  It is far easier to obtain a knife or something honed from an object than purchasing a gun.  The power of the knife is all on the wrist and positioning.  Close proximity is required which in most cases is the element of surprise.

Great Britain was forced to issue ‘Stab Vests’ to all law enforcement officers with the influx of immigrants and refugees from Europe over the last twenty years.  The knife is their weapon of choice in most fights or arguments.  It
is a natural part of these people’s code of aggression.  It has increased dramatically over the last two years and not stopping there.

Along with the knife, domestic violence against women has escalated beyond belief.  These immigrants and refugees are a different culture, mindset and have no respect for the female in society, she is owned, subservient and abused.  If Muslim, they are governed by their faith, which includes Sharia law, which cannot be a part of any nation’s law other than one that is of the Muslim faith.

America, you are already witnessing an increase of these issues, knifing and domestic violence which is growing by leaps and bounds.  San Diego County, California has taken in more refugees than any other region of California for the past seven years, according to state data.  It has also brought underlying problems that are not being addressed due to financial issues.

What do you know about these people?  There is no data and today we have to have the data to be able to address the concerns.  Not just criminal, education or health information which impacts us all.  As we are seeing in the decline of what was great communities and cities something is missing and must be addressed with solid information.

Do you let total strangers into your home?  Of course, you don’t!  If they are with a good friend, then you trust your friend’s judgment, who has already vetted these people and cleared the way for bringing to your home.  This is not happening by the Federal Government,  States, Counties, and Cities are accepting these people without any knowledge whatsoever.

CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner, is concerned regarding information that must be available to make the difference and has done something about it!

Today’s communication of choice is the Smartphone and not used for just making phone calls, it is a camera and a texting tool.  It is a more powerful tool than NASA had to go to the moon.

Social communications have been revolutionized by our thumbs!  The information that flies from our fingers and thumbs is at hyper speed and a volume that as individuals cannot be kept up with.  

CommSmart’s Social Media Monitoring can!  It is not going to stop there, it is our analytic capabilities and international expertise that places us apart from all.

We created Atmospherics, just like in sunlight you see particles floating in the air, that also represents information, data, and chatter, that is all important to us all and you.

The passion of the team combines ex-U.K. Metropolitan Police Officers, European Cybercrime enforcers, Change Agents, American Law Enforcement Commanders, Chiefs of Police, and IT Innovators who, have worked hand in hand to fearlessly introduced over the last twenty years a near perfect and combined social media monitoring, crime mapping, crime analytics and predictive analysis with the databases bringing both the largest public global database, local, state, county and city real-time street-level criminal information.  

Now at the fingertips of those that protect and serve.  Law enforcement is people and people are the police and vice versa.

Law enforcement has radically changed since the days of Sir Robert Peel and his Nine Peelian Principles, though, they are the basis of policing and when connected to strategic technology and change agency, times change for the betterment of all, this includes of course community and law enforcement agencies. 

That is the CommSmart Way!

Contact and discuss…    

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Welcome to the Most Unsocial Society and Why YOU are the Problem!

Welcome to the Most Unsocial Society 
and Why you are The problem!

Hateful, sadistic, bullying, downright disgusting and insightful are just a few descriptions of this phenomenon called Social Media.  Acceptance of these actions is commonplace and it seems everyone is involved in some form or another.

Hiding behind a keyboard, computer screen, Smart Phone and typing your sadistic comments on a situation, person or an event does nothing more than stir the mire and goad someone else to take drastic actions, including killing someone or encouraging somebody to commit suicide.  What happened to the quality of life?

The users of Facebook, Twitter and all other social so-called platforms in the majority, are ignorant of the effect of their positions on subjects, people, and situations.  It is those
lowlife morons that have no understanding of reality and the real meaning of their actions.  Parents are responsible or actually failing in understanding that teaching their child to use social media platforms to be hurtful and downright bullies have to stop.

It is this acceptability of being a nasty bastard that is literally killing society and everyone is thumbing by!

Thumbs and fingers of mindless morons are responsible for the downward spiral of society.  It is not just texting while driving that is a killer, it is words and actions of the bullies in business and the education system.  It is Time to clean up and have the full understanding of your actions.  It is nothing to smile about.

On the other side of the coin is the usefulness of social media.  Yes, it does bring us instant information that can of enormous use and we must weigh the benefits of such.

The other darker side is its use by criminals, drug dealers, and gangs.  Yes, they use it too! 

Public Safety Departments are thankful to CommSmart Global with our ability to reach right inside all social media platforms, those the public are familiar with and those used in the most devious ways.   With our proprietary Social Medium Intelligence (SMI) and full analytical solutions, this ability to reach inside social mediums, blogs, websites, chat rooms and scrape through every single word, subject matter and conversation and the full narrative are beyond any other's capability within security circles. 

It starts with our Atmospheric Noise Collection, Chatter on the Streets, in which we collect the current chatter of people, in all circles of life and this highlights the direction that we now sort through the thumbing information that is being spread by individuals.  This is the part of the most in-depth policing tool-set available to law enforcement today.  We tested on the plains of war, the terror of the streets and so-called society of cities.  

Nothing gets by us, keeping everyone in the communication circle of fire in real time.  This enables law enforcement to be on top of the communications between groups and individuals and act upon the details.

No one is left out of our capabilities and brings the safety factor beyond expectation.

Those cities with exceptional murder rates, drug trafficking, robberies, burglaries and unsocial instability, fear no more, CommSmart Global has the solution, do you?

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

Call:  (515) 200-7068(330) 366-6860
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Springing Into The Criminal Summer Of Discontent!

Springing Into The Criminal Summer Of Discontent!

Violation of your property, your home, business, the place you live, sleep and in the case of your business, where you work diligently every single day.

What are the safety factors against the major increase in the burglary or property crime of residences and businesses during the Spring and Summer months?

Community law enforcement officers are constantly telling the homeowners and businesses of the issues and how they need to protect themselves.  In the majority of cases, it falls on deaf ears.  Selective hearing kicks in until it happens to those that have been ignoring the possibility and it has now become a reality.

It is a "YOU" problem!  It is YOUR house and goods and chattels, YOUR business and tools to do your daily job, so it is YOU that needs to protect those things that are precious to you and required to earn a living. 

It is gangs of adults (young men and women) who are cultivating relationships with much younger teens to train them to break-in to neighborhood residences whilst most people are at work.  Then at night, they turn their ill-gotten criminal education and successes to vulnerable businesses.  

It is the Fagan Syndrome, for those who read Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

They walk through neighborhoods wearing a backpack and looking like any other school kids just passing through.  Far from it! They are scouting the area and planning on the house which looks unoccupied and an easy target.  

They go to a target house front door, knocking or ringing the bell when there is no answer, they either kick in the front door or go around back, breaking the glass sliding door. They are prepared to ransack your house and have garbage bags in the backpacks, which they fill with your personal possessions and will sell for drugs etc.  

Importantly who is buying the stolen property and continuing the criminal cycle? 

Are you ready for the on-coming nightmare?  

So you have an alarm system, all that tells you is that someone has got into your house and in most cases does not stop them at all.  It is a matter of time that the lowlife criminal has to glean valuables and disrupt your life.  It is same for a business burglary as well.  Police response times are growing and the thieves know this so well.

Law enforcement will come and take your report and the hopes of a satisfactory solution as it stands is slim to none!

If you would only be proactive in protecting your property, not leaving valuables in your car.  Not leaving the garage door open or a computer/briefcase inside your vehicle.  It is anything of value to you that they want and you oblige all the time!

I do not know why I am telling you this, as you do not listen and only complain when it happens to you and it will.

Your community liaison officers are there to help, assist and advise.  It will only make a change if you put into action what they recommend and honestly, it is not an expense to enact logic! 

Don't come crying to law enforcement when it happens to YOU!

Talk to us regarding how the Pied Piper Project will make a difference in your community.  This is solid advice amassed and proven over decades regarding the issues by professional law enforcers.  This is not trying to replace you community liaison officer or your police department, it is there to enhance your proactivity.

Pure protection for your neighborhood and community.


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Anyone who made a deal, made an enemy.

Anyone who made a deal made an enemy.
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

It is not just about the ego of the closing of the deal, it is in all that we do.

Since civilization communicated, weather, smoke signals, drums, the carrier pigeon or even the 'message in a bottle', never has there been so much vindictiveness as of today.

The 'Close' or the 'crossing of the line', it is all about the 'win'.  Cheating, using unethical means is not something new, social or unsocial media is now a weapon of low life choice.  Taking an issue which they really do not have all the information or knowledge of, then expanding and exploiting for devious, bullying means is now common practice.

Threatening writings or gestures are the new bullying ego trip. Those with a cause are using this means, just like the cyber scammers with pathetic emails of possible fortunes to give you. They rely on the naivety of the few and exploit their vulnerability.

Just like the ACLU and those entrenched in using history to place fear regarding heritage or ethnic concerns, like slavery, racial tension or color of skin at the forefront of society to further their cause.  Sadly they are doing more harm when the lies are revealed!

Now we have an even closer concern of the LGBT world.  It should be a separate concern, this transgender or transitioning is or should be a private matter and has no place in the spotlight.  Though, there are those that believe by making it an issue or blowing out of proportion with so-called incidents, without all the 'real' facts being known, is a social concern.

I will not discuss the latest attempt to draw attention and try and ruin a city and it's residents with lies and exaggerations.  The potential damage, in fact, will backfire and the mess will be rather annoying for the fools who think bt protesting and causing social disruption will be a stain on what should be an 'open' issue and not one of lies and innuendo.

Just think for yourself how it uses to be and not the unsocial turmoil attempts by sad miscreants who have no class.

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