Black Lives Matter May Be a Cause for Our Nation’s Rising Homicide Rates

The FBI just released their homicide statistics and the nation’s top 30 cities with the highest homicide rates in 2015 have been categorized. While there are some surprises in new-comer cities such as Salinas, CA with a 150% increase, and Waco, TX with a whopping 240% increase in their homicide rates from 2014, the usual… Read More Black Lives Matter May Be a Cause for Our Nation’s Rising Homicide Rates

Chicago Police “Cooking the Books” on Homicide Stats

  Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V Copyright © 09-18-17 Politics is entering all facets of police work these days. Whether its chiefs and sheriff’s siding with liberal politicians to support Sanctuary City status and not cooperating with Border Patrol/ICE; chiefs ordering their officers to “stand down” against violent alt-left – alt-right and anarchist protesters; or chiefs… Read More Chicago Police “Cooking the Books” on Homicide Stats

Why the Best of Us Are Being Killed by the Worst of Us

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 10-10-16 The tragic and senseless murders this past week of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Steve Owen and Palm Springs Police Officers Jose “Gil” Vega and Leslie Zerebny by two crazed and armed career criminals underscore what all cops and their families already know – there… Read More Why the Best of Us Are Being Killed by the Worst of Us

Chiefs, Sheriffs and Politicians – Time to take a stand on Black Lives Matter

Chiefs, Sheriffs and Politicians – Time to take a stand on Black Lives Matter Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 10-03-16   The law enforcement community is currently experiencing the most intense scrutiny and community dissention since the Vietnam war of the late 1960’s – early 1970s. Law enforcement and city administrators increasingly… Read More Chiefs, Sheriffs and Politicians – Time to take a stand on Black Lives Matter

Can police ever have meaningful conversations with Black Lives Matter protesters?

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 09-26-16 In light of the most recent officer-involved fatality shooting of subject Keith Lamont Scott, 43 years in Charlotte, NC; and the protests and violent, riotous response from citizens both within and outside of the Charlotte community; the question looms as to whether police will ever be… Read More Can police ever have meaningful conversations with Black Lives Matter protesters?

A Paradigm Shift in Community Policing from Policing to Self-Protection

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