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- From Occupation to “Occupy”: The Israelification of American Domestic Security is Funded through
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- January 21, 2015 President Obama warned Congress Tuesday night that he would veto any new sanctions legislation on Iran, saying it would derail U.S. negotiations in the Middle East. But John Boehner isn’t ready to sit out the battle over Iran’s nuclear program.”[Obama’s] exact message to us was: ‘Hold your fire.’ He expects us to stand idly by and do nothing while he cuts a bad deal with Iran. Two words: ‘Hell no!'” the House speaker said during his weekly press briefing on Wednesday. “We’re going to do no such thing.”Instead, Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress
“Community policing is based, in part, on law enforcement officers understanding the cultural norms and needs of the specific communities they protect, and serving the citizens of those communities in an unbiased manner,” said Carl R. Peed, COPS Director. “This program reinforces these professional values, and can be of great benefit to law enforcement agencies.”
Community Oriented Policing is What HomeLand Security BUDGET does;The program was conceived in 1998 after ADL invited Washington Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey to visit the Holocaust Museum. Profoundly moved by the experience, Chief Ramsey asked ADL to develop a program using the museum as a centerpiece to help law enforcement officers to think through issues of responsibility and administering authority in an ethical manner. The program is run by the League’s Washington D.C. Regional Office.
“Community policing is based, in part, on law enforcement officers understanding the cultural norms and needs of the specific communities they protect, and serving the citizens of those communities in an unbiased manner,” Carl R. Peed, Director of COPS, said in announcing the grant. “This program reinforces those professional values, and can be of great benefit to law enforcement agencies.”
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.
It is recognized as one of the premier counter-terrorism training programs in the U.S.
The Anti-Defamation League agenda featured briefings from ADL experts, as well as counter-terrorism experts from outside the League, such as a senior commander from the Israel Police. The program was attended by 36 commanders from agencies which included: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Threat Management Unit, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) National Targeting Center, NYPD, Philadelphia Police Department, Houston Police Department, Atlanta Police Department, Dallas Police Department, and the Boston Police Department, among others.
Deputy Commissioner Thomas Wright of the Philadelphia Police Department said of the training, “I have been in law enforcement for 22 years and I have attended a variety of training seminars during that time. I can honestly say that the training offered by ATS-ADL is by far the most useful and current training course I have ever attended. The knowledge I have gained and relationships I have developed during these past few days will benefit me, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the citizenry of the United States of America.”
ATS has trained almost 700 senior level law enforcement personnel, representing over 220 different agencies to date, and is recognized as one of the premier counter-terrorism training programs in the U.S.
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- Effectively trained 331 law enforcement officers (LEOs) and LEO instructors through delivery of the Active Shooter Threat Training Program, Active Shooter Threat Instructor Training Program, and Law Enforcement First Responder Training Program.Every police department has a role to play in homeland security, and community policing is essential to public safety at both the local and national levels.COPS Office resources will help you use the community policing philosophy to navigate the complexities of intelligence gathering, information sharing, privacy, and civil liberties.
Karen J. Aroesty is regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, Missouri/Southern Illinois.For decades, structures have existed that created and sustained Ferguson’s damaged relationship with its police. They have quietly worked their magic, and brought about the shooting of Michael Brown. They are the structures that create unequal and overwhelmingly disparate outcomes between black and white. They are screaming for attention now, not just in St. Louis County but around the United States. Anger and frustration has its place, but this moment cannot be underestimated for its power to transform. How do we implement long-term change?
I call on our regional police chiefs to consider their general orders, departmental policies, and personal interactions that maintain uneven outcomes. Some of these areas have been mentioned this week. What are your policies around arrest? How do your officers exercise discretion? How can you influence bonds for varied offenses and prevent residents from being caught up in the debtor’s prison of the justice system? How can you think out of the box when penalties are not always about fines or jail, especially for youth? How do you train your officers to truly recognize when their bias becomes unlawful discrimination? How often are you meeting with minority community leaders to talk about their concerns? How often are your officers in schools or at community-building events?
I ask all minority community leaders to call your police chiefs, sit down, talk, debate, and learn. It’s about partnership. Community-oriented policing succeeds when police and residents are allies who share a common goal — enhancing the quality and safety of our neighborhoods. What does your department really need to know about your community’s rhythm, its temperature? How can you support officers in your schools? How will you help your local department understand the shifts and concerns that affect your community?For ADL’s part, we pledge to amend that statute in the coming year, and while legislating away bias is a fantasy, we can adopt those measures that will improve policing in this state for minority communities. We will look to our partners in policing, in education, and in community development to define and publicly identify the institutional practices that will improve community relations and rebuild trust.