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?

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

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?