Over the past month, I have noticed that one of these emails can handle up to 32 links. Over that time, I also managed to collect a number of podcasts and notices that were not time-sensitive. There has been so much news lately that I haven’t had room to include these links, so rather than keep them back, here’s a bonus bundle of information. The first four links are about current news, but the rest could be enjoyed at your leisure. And if you see any interesting news that ought to be shared, please do let me know! – Sarah Cole
Edward Brown Gets One Year In Prison For Test-Firing Gun, Starting Chain Of Events Leading To 2 CPD Officers’ Deaths In 2018 [The officers were hit by a train] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-12-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/04/07/edward-brown-sentencing-firing-gun-cpd-officers-deaths-south-shore-train/.
From Homicide Studies [Journal]. Death and Disposal Locations of Serial Homicides: The Effect on Recovery Timeframes : Abstract — by Brendan Chapman, Cody Raymer, David A. Keatley [Just FYI. It might go well with the FBILEB article on body disposal. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-12-2021. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/10887679211006852.
Greenville Police Chief On Distracted Driving Month [Web Page]. Accessed 4-12-2021. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2021/04/greenville-police-chief-on-distracted-driving-month/.
On the Quality Policing Podcast. Leon Taylor on Car Stops, Race, and Fear [Department size, or better, training (and officer confidence), is discussed in this analysis of the recent Virginia traffic stop. The use of body camera footage to assess officer conduct is also discussed. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-12-2021. Available at: https://qualitypolicing.com/qpp-45-leon-taylor-on-car-stops-race-and-fear/.
From the Aftermath Blog. WHAT IS SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING? [An old post, but interesting. The concept is that of downsizing: of getting rid of stuff you no longer need while you’re alive to see someone else enjoy it. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-13-2021. Available at: https://www.aftermath.com/blog/what-is-swedish-death-cleaning/.
From the Lexipol Blog. COPS Grant Funding in Fiscal Year 2021: What Can We Expect? [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-13-2021. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/cops-grant-funding-in-fiscal-year-2021-what-can-we-expect/.
From the Lexipol Blog. Nonfatal Injuries in Law Enforcement: Understanding & Preventing Resistance-Related Injuries [FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-13-2021. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/nonfatal-injuries-in-law-enforcement-understanding-preventing-resistance-related-injuries/.
The Law Enforcement Today Podcast Network [Some of these you probably already know about, but there might e other ones that would interest you. Just so you know. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-13-2021. Available at: https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/l-e-t-podcast-network/.
Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Tried, Convicted And Fired, For Something That Police Do Daily. [It might make an interesting case study. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-13-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/tried-convicted-and-fired-for-something-that-polic.
On City Journal’s 10 Blocks Podcast. Rafael Mangual joins Brian Anderson to discuss rising disorder in New York City, the city council’s just-passed package of police reforms, the causes of the crime spike, and the future of public safety in U.S. cities. [Not Illinois, but the reasoning could become important in Illinois. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-13-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/10blocks/creating-a-crime-wave.
On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Sisu, the Finnish Art of Strength [See how many of the elements of this way of thinking are already in your approach to life. It isn’t exactly law enforcement, but the concept might interest you. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-13-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/the-art-of-manliness/sisu-the-finnish-art-of-strength.
On the Coroner Talk™ Podcast. Establishing Decedent Identification [The introductory story about a course with a similar name to their Death Investigation course is instructive, too. SLC The actual podcast part is a recording of part of a Death Investigation Academy class] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-13-2021. Available at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CoronerTalk/~3/IQ1q0xjw9T4/establishing-decedent-identification.
On the Disaster Podcast. Stress Injury in Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic [Although the target audience are EMS personnel, the information can be helpful to any first responder. The hosts talk about the emotional stress the pandemic has put on the culture, and on first responders in particular. They go on to talk about ways of dealing with the gloom. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-13-2021. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2021/03/stress-injury-in-healthcare-workers-during-covid-19-pandemic/.
On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. The Dark And Dangerous World Of Undercover Police Work. [The effects of the secrecy necessary for undercover investigations on both the officers and the families is probably the most important part of this interview (about 25 minutes in). SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-13-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/the-dark-and-dangerous-world-of-undercover-police.
On the Quality Policing Podcast. Elliott Averett on ‘Supporting’ Police [He is a former Seattle police officer, and a JD candidate. He talks about his essay “What Supporting Police Means.” SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-13-2021. Available at: https://www.spreaker.com/user/qualitypolicing/qpp43-elliot-averett-on-supporting-polic.
On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Yoga for First Responders, with CEO Olivia Mead [One of the last phone calls I took while I was working was from someone offering a class on this subject. The concept sounds interesting, especially the part about training the mind, like a dog, so it won’t control yhou (again, like a dog). SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-13-2021. Available at: https://wyeradio.libsyn.com/yoga-for-first-responders-ceo-olivia-mead.
On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Kaitlin Jordan, law enforcement dispatcher, and public education specialist, Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1, SC.[Her description of her selection and hiring process and training would be informative to potential telecommunicators. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 4-13-2021. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-375