Monday, September 14, 2015

New Era Blueprint for Management of Crime in America

Our nation must begin to revisit our approach towards defining crime. This new vision on the nature of crime and all of its ramifications must include a new template  on  how to manage and administrate the delivery of crime services from themes of protect and serve to protocols for a new model on policing from staffing to incentives to prevent crime as well as policies that enhance  'due process' concerns  when the police policies are not in synch with the community .

The staff of Plane Ideas has created the following themes which should be a foundation of The New Era of Policing in America

1. Staffing Police Departments with former criminals as police officers. Inserting a social and mental health case worker in police cars on all police calls and patrols.

2. Offering financial incentives for residents to maintain safe venues. Paying a stipend to certain ex-felons to not engage in crime. Providing reduced tax rates and tax deductions for crime free venues.

3. Creating a user friendly 'informant' protocols which assist the police in prevention, safety and security objectives. Creation of  Neighborhood  Public Safe Harbors staffed with conflict resolution professionals.

4. Providing the community with  smart phone apps, links, websites on crime data, research and resources.

5.Advocating for early release of non violent criminals and cleansing of  all criminal records of non-violent juveniles under the jurisdiction of municipal courts

6. Constructing interactive police misconduct commissions with community and police participation with the authority to assign  independent counsel/lawyers/retired judges not affiliated with the government to conduct/investigate/prosecute / administrate tribunals/hearings on the deaths of unarmed citizens by police officers in their exercise of lethal force while 'under the color of the law'.

7.Support for Ban the Box Movement

8.Creation of Arrest Free Zones for Designated Social Behavior

9.Urban Gun and Weapon Disarmament with Gun Buyback programs and tax deductions for those surrendering guns to the police.

10. Crime  and Justice related curriculum in Middle School and High School including on site visits to jails, prisons and morgues

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Post Obama Era in America

In America the end of history is soon to arrive President Obama's tenure is almost here and this reality will impact all of America  especially White America. I will share my thoughts from my optics as a Black American.

To be continued........

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Black Lives Matter

BLM is not just for those who hold our lives in contempt but for US because many Black folks do not value the sacred and wonder of our essence and existence....

Simple affirmation of Black Life begins with Black folks...

We matter....


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Optics of Defeat

I did not care for any of the  Charleston coverage it was offensive observing Black Americans in that posture....I resented the absence of Black anger being articulated by Black activists in South Carolina.....I tired of Black folks in a prayer/surrender mode ..I tired of the impotency and optics of Black people looking passive and beaten down.....

I rejected the nonsense of prayer as being some miracle when prayer did nothing to save the lives of those when they were confronted by a depraved White killer fueled by the ongoing reality of racism in America....

Finally I tired of the obligatory White media patronizing coverage form the endless use of the same quotes and images of Black Americans and dead Black civil rights leaders

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Under Peril Again

So this is America circa 2015. Our nation has a long and ugly legacy of violating sacred places and venues of Black Americans from churches to kitchens of Black Americans. At some point during this era of acute and lethal Negrophobia there must be a national and political acknowledgement of this reality in our nation.

We must confront yet another period in our country where Black Americans are under siege , in peril and in mortal fear for our lives. We must craft a series of national laws, national policies and plans that can be implemented timely to protect Black Americans.

The FBI has issue warnings to Jewish and other religious facilities when threats have made against their places of worship as such I expect Black Americans should be given the same threat level alerts given that our visibility is more apparent and makes us more in peril than any other group or collective in America since slavery.

We must have the chance and opportunity to protect and save the lives of our families in this era of acute and lethal Negrophobia in America circa 2015.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

USA Police Department

Once again in our nation we are confronted with the reality of race and our police . In America of late this interaction has created discord and failed outcomes from massive arrests, riots, uprisings and even deaths to endless lawsuits and cities with massive budget mandates in funding their police departments. As a nation we have endured endless discussions, meetings, workshops, prayer meetings, riots, as well as numerous  DOJ investigations and even complaints to the United Nations. Americans are arming themselves with an array of guns and security devices . Many communities are hiding behind firewalls, gates and private security forces . Our police are experiencing fear and morale problems that have lead to slowdowns , blue days to  the outright failure by many police officers  to honor their oaths to protect and serve. We are in the midst of a law endorsement crisis and it grows daily.

The country  cannot continue to function and prosper with the current state of policing in our nation. The basic respect for law and order and the rule of law is being challenged in our streets, courtrooms and boardroom and family kitchens across the country.  America today is in a uncivil war between the police and communities of all colors and hues.  No longer do many Americans believe  our police seek to serve and protect. America is  coming apart at the seams and no amount of military equipment provided by the federal government nor another  DOJ investigation will bring this disconnect to an end.

The country needs a game changer an epic development which will usher in not only shock and awe but create a blueprint and a long overdue measured approach that will enhance the pursuits of life, liberty and happiness in any ever zip code and venue in America.  We need a National Police Department operating under a federal model with a uniform code of conduct , polices and protocols . The nation deserves a standard of policing  that does not change depending on the zip code or the hue of skin of the police officer or the suspect . The citizens of America deserves a full array of superior best practices from recruiting police officers to protocols for the use of lethal force. We need best practice standards for training as well as evaluation performance , including the most effective paradigms that enhance crime prevention and investigations to strategies for effective crowd controls and homeland alerts and crisis . 

We should shutter very police department in the nation and replace it with a new operating system . Now is the time for a American Police Department which serves all Americans regardless of race, creed, and venue.

A National Police Department has the promise of bringing the benefits of economies of scale to cities, villages, hamlets drowning in the sea of red tape from funding police operations  to paying for massive lawsuits caused by incompetent and obsolete policing models. A singular police department  which can install recruiting standards and attend to the demands of unions is how to end the police crisis in our nation. A national blueprint based upon a template of justice and competence is ripe for launching today .

The specter of Justice in America is losing ground to the failed operating templates of our obsolete police departments  unable to evolve and keep up with America circa 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Uncivil Wars in America

Is there ever a moment in time in our nation where a collective of people are not under siege? Of late the scent of discord and confrontation has returned to air waves of our nation.  The nation’s air  and atmosphere of humanity  is toxic and unhealthy for all of our senses including our spiritual aura.

Today the slings and arrows of misfortune are being waged against those seeking to expand the boundaries of gender and sexually. An uncivil war is being waged on numerous fronts some of them with foot prints braved by the weary before and others are incarnations of depravity we hoped was ending .  The uncivil war of today is aimed at gays and the transgender and of course Black Americans are in the center of this uncivil war yet again  with the national epidemic of police executions of unarmed Black Americans under the color of the law and without due process.

Our nation continues to struggle and evolve  as it pertains to humanity and civility. America has returned  to the failed  formula of hate and intolerance all at the expense of harmony and cultural congruency.

We must find a way to end these  uncivil wars against ourselves. Our children are watching .Our seniors are weary. Hope must return to the battlefield……