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SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Violent crime, AI tech, transparency

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Fired cops, police advisory committee, police community relations, traffic stops clogging courts, police discipline records, National Crime Victimization Survey, stranger danger and violent crime, reducing gun crime, stolen guns, rap music used as evidence to convict, AI tool in criminal cases faces legal challenges, AI cameras, drones respond to 911 calls, police transparency in Pittsburgh, police data transparency, dashboards for criminal justice, and more... POLICE CONDUCT The Police Department for Fired Cops  (Illinois Answers Project) New police advisory committee formed after changes from state law  (Fox13Memphis) Using basketball to improve police-community relations and lower gun violence  (The Philadelphia Inquirer) In Memphis, Minor Traffic Stops are Clogging Courts and Draining Resources  (Vera.org) Yonkers PD must hand over police discipline records to civil liberties group, judge rules  (AOL) CRIME RATE National Crime Victimization Survey: Prevalence Estimation Methods  (C

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Body cam, AI, gun violence

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Access to body cam footage, public safety demands better funding, illegal guns trafficked used in hundreds of shootings, Operation Ceasefire, violent crime rates, sexual assaults on cruise ships rise, AI in policing, generative AI, AI risks creating black box at heart of US legal system, police transparency committees, deaths after leaving prison, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Public Safety Demands Better Funding  (DC Journal) see also:  Delray Beach PD receives nearly $1 million to curb crime  (CBS12) Knox County Sheriff's Office told the D.A. that video of a raid didn't exist. But it did.  (Knox News) Town of Elizabeth intended to fire its police chief, sued 9NEWS trying to keep that secret  (9News) CRIME RATE As NYC grapples with crime concerns, police commissioner says safety is 'perception versus reality'  (NBC News) 68,000 guns illegally trafficked by U.S. dealers over 5 years were used in hundreds of shootings, ATF says  (CBS News) see also:  Gun cases in Chicago tu

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: 911, police transparency, crime rate

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Alternative policing hits road blocks, police data and use of force on kids, active shooter defense industry, boosting the 911 system, crime in public schools,  DOJ lack of data for online hate crimes, cyber crime, tech to fight crime, police transparency, body cams foster transparency, criminal charges more likely for black people in MI, and more... POLICE CONDUCT CRESS Policing Alternative Faces Institutional Barriers  (The Amherst Student) Metro councilwoman wants more police data when use of force is used on kids  (WKRN) 5 things to know about the growing active shooter defense industry in Texas  (The Dallas Morning News) Legislative committee considers bills to boost Nebraska’s 911 system, add transparency  (Nebraska Examiner) see also:  The first 911 call in US was made 56 years ago today  (Live Now Fox) 'You can't trust what is going to happen with the crowds' | Charlotteans hesitant about large events following Kansas City shooting  (WCNC) Chattanooga Police Departm

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Use of force, crime rate, AI

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Use of force rules, fatal police shootings and training, encrypting scanners, anti-crime laws, state crime victims funds, 911 calls surge, deadly shootings involving 18-20 year olds, taking on rising car thefts, big data surveillance tech, school crimes, AI and body cam footage, discrepancies in crime data, loopholes in police transparency laws, rehabilitative services in prison, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Police in this Pennsylvania county slow to adopt new use-of-force rules, study finds  (The Morning Call) After fatal shootings, Rantoul police recommended more training. They just sent one officer to a gun range  (IPM News) Des Moines seeks to hire dispatchers as 911 calls surge to decade-high record  (Des Moines Register) Head of police oversight in Phoenix questions office's independence in resignation letter  (KJZZ) Many cities have anti-crime laws. The DOJ says one in Minnesota harmed people with mental illness  (MPR News) Justice Department proposes major changes to address

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Staff shortages, traffic stops, surveillance

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Reviewing body cam footage, police staff shortages and mandatory overtime in Baltimore, traffic fines generate revenue, racial bias in traffic stops, Seattle homicides, gun violence, automated license plate readers, crime data transparency, future of US jails, GA understaffed prisons, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Mobile public safety director to review all use of force body cam footage amid growing tensions  (AL.com) Baltimore police union sounds alarm over severe staffing shortages and mandatory overtime  (Fox Baltimore) This Louisiana Town Runs Largely on Traffic Fines. If You Fight Your Ticket, the Mayor Is Your Judge.  (ProPublica.org) DOJ announces expansion of program to Memphis to fight violent crime in the city  (LocalMemphis.com) City efforts to address racial bias in traffic enforcement have reduced the number of stops, but disparities remain  (PublicSource.org) CRIME RATE Seattle Ties Record For Homicides Set In The 1990s  (The Seattle Medium) On guard but not sworn: The relat

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: crime rate trends and crime data

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2022 crime rate, violent crime decrease, property crime increases,  Dodge Chargers top list for stolen vehicles, KS police chief resigns, free weekly credit reports, working with police crime data, better data easing burden on corrections system, and more... POLICE CONDUCT The impact of police uniforms in changing views of police legitimacy and driving intentions among young people: an experimental trial  (Springer Link) Kansas police chief resigns after body cam footage shows him rifling through records about himself  (Missouri Independent) CRIME RATE FBI report: Violent crime decreases to pre-pandemic levels, but property crime is on the rise  (AP) Birmingham homicide numbers drop 12% in third quarter of 2023: ‘We still have a lot of work to do’  (AL.com) see also:  Homicides fall in area supported by city-wide approach to violence  (KCPD) 500K Vehicles Stolen in H1 2023; Dodge Chargers Top List  (Insurance Journal) CRIM-TECH You now have permanent access to free weekly credit report

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: retail theft, DNA, measuring anti-crime efforts

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Massachusetts releases officer disciplinary records, relationship between food insecurity and family violence, retail theft concerns and cracking down, measuring anti crime efforts, cost of body cams, DNA processing, criminal justice data tools, holistic alternatives to criminal justice, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Mass. police oversight board releases 1000s of officer disciplinary records  (MassLive) East Bay police officers arrested in FBI raid  (NBC Bay Area) Embodying Evidence to Action: Tracking the Impact of Three Key NIJ Research Investments  (NIJ) CRIME RATE Examining the Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Family Violence: a Systematic Narrative Review  (Springer Link) Retail theft: Walmart, Home Depot, Target detail 'unacceptable amount' of crime  (Yahoo!Finance) see also:  San Francisco ‘Crime Shadow’ Report Predicts the Next Commercial Real Estate Collapses  (The San Francisco Standard) and also:  Retailers are shaping a wave of laws to crack down on organized t

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Social media fueling violence, mental health response teams, smart city models

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Paperwork amounts to stress, new emergency response teams for mental health, social media fueling homicides in young Americans, lead exposure linked to higher risk of criminal behavior, smart city model bears fruit, body cam skeptics, police officer names secret, hiding mistreatment behind FOIA, treating addiction in prison, and more... POLICE CONDUCT “It's frustrating … I didn’t join to sit behind a desk”: Police paperwork as a source of organizational stress  (Sage Journals) Philadelphia creates new emergency response team for behavioral health calls  (CBS News Philadelphia) see also:  Long Beach launches community crisis response team to address certain calls for service  (KTLA) and also:  Albany Common Council president calls for new crime response. The proposal from Corey Ellis would create "community quality of life" patrols in the city  (Times Union) CRIME RATE How Social Media Apps Could Be Fueling Homicides Among Young Americans  (ProPublica) see also:  Young Ame

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Gun violence, crime data transparency, calls for service

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Police mental health, calls for service overload, missing crime data, educators' view on school safety, mass killings, gun purchases over the last 6 months, body cams valuable tool, crime data feed still down in Dallas, Illinois plans to eradicate cash bail, housing and rehab for former prisoners in California, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Jury awards $13 million to LAPD officers accused of drawing Hitler mustache on arrestee  (LA Times) Evaluation of a Mental Health Liaison Program at a Small Police Department  (TandFOnline) A police officer jailed a 3-year-old for potty training trouble. He's under investigation.  (USA Today) Crime fighting plan by Savannah police using data and community contacts to fight crime  (WJCL) With staff stretched thin, Stockton Police to stop responding to some calls for service  (Recordnet.com) A year since launching, SLO's Mobile Crisis Unit has had hundreds of calls for service  (KSBY) CRIME RATE 4 Reasons We Should Worry About Missing Crime D

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Gun violence, police transparency, camera footage

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AI nonemergency call takers, White House report on improving trust and accountability in policing, doorbell footage compliance, gunfire leading cause of death for TN youth, growing up with gun violence, quitting crime, gunshot detection, cameras spark privacy debate, body cam video transparency, access to search warrants, incomplete crime data, economic benefits from criminal justice reforms, jail based mental health interventions, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Dallas Crime Data Still Dark as Year Nears Halfway Point  (Dallas Express) Are you required to comply when police request doorbell footage? 5 On Your Side investigates  (WRAL) A.I. Call Taker Will Begin Taking Over Police Nonemergency Phone Lines Next Week Artificial intelligence is “kind of a scary word for us,” admits the dispatch director.  (Williamette Week) White House report on improving trust and accountability in policing  (SpotCrime Blog) CRIME RATE How to get people to quit crime  (SlowBoring) Study finds gunfire as leadi

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: mass shootings, crime trends, ransomware attacks

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Mental health specialists during emergencies, deadly year for WI police, why are there mass killings, crime trends, hacking crime wave, cities dealing with ransomware attacks, combating the Mississippi crime rate, DNA 'lab in a box', missing body cam video, erasing 'trail penalty', and more... POLICE CONDUCT N.J. advocates ‘encouraged’ by recent analysis of program that pairs cops with mental health specialists during emergency responses  (WHYY) With killing of St. Croix County deputy, 2023 deadliest year for Wisconsin police in decades  (Madison.com) To combat violent crime, Salt Lake City is doing it like Dallas  (Salt Lake Tribune) CRIME RATE Why so many mass killings? Families, experts seek answers  (Associated Press) see also:  Why are Americans shooting strangers and neighbors? ‘It all goes back to fear.’  (Washington Post) A Behavioral Sequence Analysis of Mass School Shooters Examining Stressors, Antisocial Behaviors, Mental Health Issues, and Planning and Prepa

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Gun violence, cyber threats, face recognition

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Public safety investment, shootings and guns on campus, gun crimes, geography of crime, cyber threats to small businesses, face recognition technology, high-tech crime-fighting plans, Civilian Complaint Review Board to receive access to body cam footage, public records in the criminal justice system, mandatory supervised release, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Hochul details crime data, highlights need for public safety investment in budget  (The Record) Updated: Sheriff Jenkins, firearms business owner indicted on gun charges  (The Frederick News-Post) CRIME RATE With more shootings and guns on campus, schools walk a fine line in response  (Chalkbeat) The Largest Source of Stolen Guns? Parked Cars.  (NYTimes) Safewise ‘could not rank safest cities in Florida’ for 2023 due to incomplete reports sent to FBI  (WOKV) ATF releases first report on U.S. gun crime in 20 years  (WKRN) see also:  AG's office releases annual Rhode Island gun crime report. Here's what it says.  (The Providenc

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Police structure and funding, hate crimes, transparency

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Underfunding the police, smart policing grant program, pushing cities out of law enforcement, police misconduct consequences, broken windows theory, hate crimes jumped in 2021, collaboration in the justice system, body cams, AI may flag parents with disabilities, police transparency, mass incarceration, and more... POLICE CONDUCT We’re Underfunding the Police  (The Atlantic) Justice launches $8M smart policing grant program  (GCN.com) Why Some States Are Pushing Cities Out of Law Enforcement  (Governing) Aggressive Policing in Memphis Goes Far Beyond the Scorpion Unit  (The Marshall Project) Chatham County Police Department launches new app to connect with, alert public  (Savannahnow.com) These officers committed misconduct. But what were the consequences?  (inewsource.org) CRIME RATE New FBI data show reported hate crimes in the U.S. jumped in 2021  (NPR) What Broken Windows Theory Can Teach Us Now  (Slate) Crime isn't really increasing, but collaboration in justice system is  (Si

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: police data, crime trends, body cam footage

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Data driven policing, cracking down on crime hotspots, protecting against the Ferguson Effect, how social media shapes perception about crime, the science behind lower crime trends, gun violence, children and violence, state law enforcement data practices, body cam footage, algorithms and bias in criminal justice, and more... POLICE CONDUCT New Indiana State Police squad using data to crack down on crime hotspots  (Fox 59) see also:  Police to rely on data-driven stats to prevent crime  (CBS Miami) LAPD may no longer send armed officers to these police calls  (KTLA) Protecting against the Ferguson Effect: do legitimacy and pro-policing news matter?  (Taylor and Francis Online) How one city cut gun violence in half and may become a model around the country  (KAKE)  CRIME RATE How Social Media Shapes Our Perceptions About Crime  (Stanford.edu) Why are Dallas crime trends down? The chief explains the science behind it - and hints at 4-day work week  (WFAA) Gun violence is on the rise in D

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Gun violence, crim-tech, police data

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Police staffing, police training, gun violence across the US, gun violence and mental illness, effectiveness of community based solutions, politics of police statistics, body cam tech 'trash', gun fire detection system, NYPD Citizen-like app, police data collection is difficult, Louisiana Sheriff's violating public record laws, crime data systems in CA, donating organs for shorter prison sentence, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Data shows Minneapolis' "Operation Endeavor" has been successful in its first 90 days  (CBS Minnesota) Why police training in the US falls short compared to the rest of the world: Report  (ABC News) Staffing woes could hinder Baltimore Police reform efforts under consent decree, federal judge warns  (The Baltimore Sun) Raleigh police chief addresses Taser use, de-escalation training in crime update briefing  (CBS17) A former police chief says more police does not mean less crime  (NPR) see also:  Crime Dipped in Subway After Increase in Pol

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: criminal justice system, crime stats, police transparency

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Secrecy in the criminal justice system, destroying misconduct files, response teams for sexual assault, FBI data useless, crime task force, data use in criminal investigations, drone mounted Apple watch for gunshot detection, Marsy's Law keeps police names secret in deadly shootings, body cam video transparency, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Sheriff’s Office Has Been Destroying Records Of Alleged Officer Misconduct For Years  (TheCrimeReport.org) TN lawmaker introduces bill to require law enforcement to create response teams for sexual assault cases  (WBIR) The Town Manager in Matthews exposes police brass for fudging reports on crime statistics  (WBT) Report: Arrest rates in San Diego County hit seven-year low in 2021  (The San Diego Union Tribune) The FBI’s 2021 Hate Crime Data Is Worse Than Meaningless  (Lawfare Blog) CRIME RATE Hampton Roads had more than 200 homicides last year. Police solved less than half the killings.  (Daily Press) What Does Research Say About Gun Policies Th