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 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
Dr. Ron discusses the officer-involved shootings in El Cajon, CA; Charlotte, NC and Tulsa, OK on the Bob Frantz, show in Cleveland. Learn about the salient use of force/deadly force issues commonly investigated in officer-involved shootings from an expert who has investigated hundreds of OIS’s. PART I: PART II:
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?
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
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
Copyright © June 5, 2015 “And what are you prepared to do now?!” Sean Connery, Untouchables Have you read/watched the news lately? Baltimore’s soaring homicide and violent crime rate is the worst it has experienced in 40 years. In May, there were over 100 shootings with 50 dead in the streets, mostly in the city’s… Read More Soaring Urban Crime and Homicide Rates What Are You Prepared to Do Now?!
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?