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
Sharp Political Contrasts in the Future of American Policing Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © July, 25, 2016 It is amazing that in this climate of violence against and assassinations of our police officers, Democratic candidate for President of the United States Hillary Clinton has invited the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown… Read More Hillary Clinton Invites Black Lives Matter Mothers to Speak at the DNC
Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © July 20, 2016 In less than two weeks, America has seen nine of its law enforcement officers assassinated and over two score seriously injured on its blood streets. All of the fallen officers were murdered in cowardly fashion without any real opportunity to defend themselves. Eight… Read More The War On Police Is Real
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., BCFT, CFA, CLS Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © June 22, 2015 Among several prominent false narratives being unethically forwarded by anti-law enforcement activists and an uninformed media is that police officers kill black men at a rate that is disproportionate to other races. Those who criticize police following officer-involved shootings and in-custody… Read More Police Officers Disproportionally Killing Black Men Another False Narrative
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 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?