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FAILING TO REFORM LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF COMMUNITY DISTRUST

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On June 24, 2017, CNN’s Emanuella Grinberg discussed why police shooting trials rarely end in convictions in a CNN report.  The narrative outlined perspectives from different players in the debate, but the competing highlight she raised was the conflict between agencies experiencing a recruiting deficit that limits their ability to ensure public safety versus the minimization of continual training so active officers can try to fill the streets as much as possible. The exact language she used was, “training is often the first thing to be sacrificed.”

 

In the legal profession, and many other professional fields, members are required to continue training and improving their education in order to hold a license, or their privilege to participate in the profession is forfeited.  This ensures members maintain awareness of crucial changes in their profession and the communities they serve so they remain ethical and competent, and the work they do remains relevant.

 

Law enforcement training reform should necessarily follow this model of training and educational requirements.  Active officers, potential recruits, and aspiring recruits must be required to similarly improve their awareness of crucial social and political issues that are changing the way the law should be enforced and the way officers should be engaging with their communities.  It is vehemently unacceptable for any agency, its officers, its administrators, or its supporters to perpetually ignore the need for continuing education and adequate training, which should never be sacrificed.  There must be stiffer consequences when the actions of law enforcement officers are a stunning portrait of unethical and incompetent.  There is no adequate balance between sacrificing safety for everyone in your community and sacrificing the training that can significantly improve the quality of safety for everyone in your community.

 

What would it take for someone to think this is important enough to change it?

 

Law enforcement is supposed to be rooted in a focus on communities and the public.  Law enforcement is supposed to make people feel safer.  Law enforcement is supposed to be for the benefit of the people.  So how much longer will the people’s benefit be diminished?

 

Dear law enforcement agencies: if the people you serve are afraid of you, have little confidence in your dedication to protect them because your life seems to matter more than theirs, and if the people in your community think you aren’t committed to understanding the issues affecting them the most, (such as fear of being killed by an officer during a “routine traffic stop”), then you are failing your mission to ensure public safety…you are failing your community.

 

Seeking to improve our understanding of the underlying issues within the legal system. Join me as I continue refining society’s legal literacy by discussing hard truths about the system. -Devika L. Carr, Esq.

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Former Heavyweight Champion: Mike Tyson’s 40-arce Marijuana Ranch

Former Heavyweight Champion: Mike Tyson’s 40-arce Marijuana Ranch

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Former Heavyweight Champion: Mike Tyson's 40-arce Marijuana Ranch

 

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Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson, and his two business partners plan to open a 40-acre marijuana ranch 60 miles southwest of Death Valley National Park. According to mirror.com Tyson Ranch will allow growers to cultivate their crop and there will also be a cultivation school to help growers get the most out of their strains.

The operating company, Tyson Holistic, will employ mainly veterans and bring much needed jobs to the city it’s in.

 

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Tyson is a long time believer in the medicinal benefits of marijuana use and with California legalizing recreational use of the plant, his plans to open the ranch are free to move full steam ahead.v

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Leading The Charge Exposure Magazine Co-CEO Gordon Woodberry on The E. Jones Show

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Exposure Magazine is on the move Co-CEO Gordon Woodberry is heading the movement. Manager of the legendary hip hop group EPMD weighs in on his role as Co-CEO and also the future for the publication.

Founded by Celebrity Publicist/ Producer CEO Tamara Lawrence

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The Heart of the Matter – Support The Club at Collington Square!

The Heart of the Matter – Support The Club at Collington Square!

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The November 26th Baltimore Sun story about East Baltimore neighborhoods was discouraging: “Poverty Makes a Powerful Statement”. The poorest area of East Baltimore, north of Hopkins Hospital, struggles with a grim list of challenges: poverty, violence, vacant properties, liquor stores and the lowest life expectancy in the city.

But in four renovated and connected rowhomes on Mura Street, behind four colorful doors, daily miracles are happening. The Club at Collington Square is an afterschool and summer program, a consistent, loving, educational haven for 92 children in a very tough neighborhood.

Here, Club staff are teaching and building the leaders this neighborhood and this city need. The staff know that changing young lives changes everyone’s future.

Program Director Vanessa Williams has intentionally recruited and developed a staff of young leaders as teachers and assistants — almost 100 percent of whom live in the neighborhood The Club serves. These dedicated staff provide a highly structured program between the hours of 3:15 and 6:30 chock full of academics, enrichment, play and homework help, and provide a snack and hot dinner cooked by The Club Chef in the on-site Community Kitchen. The program emphasizes student voice and leadership with roles for older scholars to mentor and serve younger scholars, and an elected student council.

Strong City Baltimore assumed operations of The Club at Collington Square when Episcopal Community Services of Maryland sought a more sustainable future. Strong City believes deeply in The Club and in its incredible staff, who do heroic work every day with some of Baltimore’s most vulnerable children.

Strong City assumed operations of The Club in October with a $130,000 deficit, which we have already reduced to $65,000. Your gift today will help us keep the doors open and enable the staff to be there every day with what our scholars need most: love, nourishment, academics and enrichment. It’s easy to despair when the headlines are so discouraging.

But we know that loving and investing in Baltimore’s children is the answer. Your gift will help the Club continue to build young leaders that will change Baltimore’s future.

Click here to give! Be sure to designate your gift to “The Club at Collington Square” and consider joining The Friends of The Club with a monthly gift of $100.

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