Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © July 18, 2016 When I began my career as a police officer in 1975, the turmoil and civil strife of the Vietnam war era where police often clashed with protestors had subsided. The anti-police violence of militant, radical revolutionary groups such as the Black Panther Party,… Read More A Paradigm Shift in Community Policing from Policing to Self-Protection
Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V Forensic Criminologist/Law Enforcement Expert Copyright © October 5, 2015 The other night, Bill O’Reilly invited me on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss the most recent mass school shooting at Umpqua College in Roseburg, Oregon. We discussed the psychological profile of the killer and gun control. Bill asked me for my opinion… Read More 5 Steps to REAL Gun Control
Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V, BCFT, CFA Forensic Criminologist/Police Practices Expert Copyright © 09-09-15 The militant Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement currently fills up the air and print space of national and international news. They appear to be everywhere. Protest marches, disrupting political candidates during rallies and speeches; and activist members even making appearances on FOX… Read More The Black Lives Matter Movement’s 10 Point Policing Program Needs a Dose of Reality
Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., BCFT, CFA, CLS Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © June 19, 2015 The crime scene tape was still up and forensic technicians had not cleared the scene at the historic A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., before President Obama and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton inappropriately put their feet in their mouths to exploit the… Read More Mental Health Disorders or Gun Control
Written on 6/8/2015 “Hands up! Don’t Shoot!” ultimately turned out to be a false narrative. However, before the dust had settled and the truth was ultimately revealed by a U.S. Department of Justice investigation months later, protesters had laid to waste the downtown business district of Ferguson, Missouri; several police officers and scores… Read More “Hands up! Don’t Shoot!” The Need for Credible Independent Review of Police Force
Written on 6/2/15 “We’re from the government and we’re here to help you.” The latest nail in our federal Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration’s coffin is yesterday’s revelation by the DHS that TSA agents at dozens of our nation’s busiest airports failed to miss inert explosives and weapons concealed by undercover DHS “Red… Read More TSA – No Commitment = Incompetence
Written on 6/1/2015 The city administration is not committed to suppressing crime. Proactive policing, coupled with support of the community and the city administration to suppress crime is what is needed immediately to reduce felony crimes. The city needs to get off of the entitlement system: both federal and state. Entitled people living in government subsidized… Read More Remove the Incentive to Serve and You Get No Service
Written on 5/29/15 This year, the chances of being killed in Baltimore exceed those of a U.S. soldier dying in combat in Afghanistan or a Mexican citizen being murdered by drug cartel violence. The citizens of Baltimore and members of its beleaguered police force remain reeling from the aftershock of the riots and violence following… Read More What Happens when Cops No Longer Respond?
Written on 5/27/2015 It’s amazing that no federal, state or municipal political leader; no police administrator; and certainly no media talking head has come forward to ask why only ONE side of the narrative of how police-community relationships should change. The clear theme that is evident in ALL of these police-involved citizen deaths is that… Read More What’s missing in how to improve police-community relations?
Written on 5/28/2015 Prologue – It is difficult to explain to a lay person, but at night while my wife is asleep, I see dead people. My more peaceful dreams take place only after the mental exhaustion that comes after experiencing nightly collages of crime scenes, diagrams, photographs and weapons. I hear the chaotic, panicked… Read More Blue Lives Matter