Those who lack context, lose all credibility – the Story of Colin Kaepernick

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 08-29-16 Oppression, (Noun), Def. “prolonged, unjust or cruel exercise of authority; maltreatment, subjection, repression, suppression.” By now many who follow sports, and some that don’t, have heard about the latest embarrassment in the NFL – San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand in respect… Read More Those who lack context, lose all credibility – the Story of Colin Kaepernick

To Black Lives Matter – Just what are your expectations of police?

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 08-22-16 In light of the recent officer-involved shooting of armed black suspect Sylville Smith by a black police officer during a foot pursuit in Milwaukee last week I am just trying to wrap my head around exactly what the militant, anti-police Black Lives Matter movement expects of… Read More To Black Lives Matter – Just what are your expectations of police?

Without Truth, There Is No Justice

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © July 27, 2016 This morning, Baltimore State’s Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby dropped all remaining charges against Baltimore Police Officers Garrett Miller, William Porter and Alicia White, who were the remaining three officers of the six charged with murder and a variety of other felony crimes in the… Read More Without Truth, There Is No Justice

Who Really Needs “De-escalation” Training?

It’s Citizens; Not Police Who Need De-escalation Training Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V Copyright © July 15, 2016 In the wake of the officer-involved shootings of Philando Castile (St. Paul, MN), Anton Sterling (Baton Rouge, LO) and most recently the assassination of five Dallas, Texas officers; I have been doing non-stop interviews with reporters from the… Read More Who Really Needs “De-escalation” Training?