CPD safety planning for various events

These are the notes from a meeting I had years ago on how CPD plans to address safety issues at large events. A lot of thought, training, equipment purchases and so forth go into this ever-evolving issue. The link to the meeting is here: http://www2.cambridgema.gov/cityClerk/CommitteeReport.cfm?action=search&instance_id=865       Read more »

Folks: I thought you would be interested in the minutes from last October’s City Council Roundtable on Opioid abuse and addiction, which I have attached. This is really scary and wide-ranging stuff with a very distinct impact in Cambridge, especially in Central Square. Along those lines, I had a fascinating […] Read more »

Craig’s Notes on Violent Homegrown Extremism

Councilor Craig Kelley’s Notes on Homegrown Violent Extremism meeting 20 May, 2015 (these are my notes from the meeting with some post-meeting editing.  I have not vetted them with anyone else so there may be mistakes or misstatements for which I am solely responsible)   Homegrown Violent Extremism (HVE) Presentation […] Read more »

Craig’s thoughts on the crises facing policing today

America today faces multiple crises in policing.  One is the Ferguson-style crisis, where excessive police violence disproportionately impacts minority communities.  The other is the NYC-style crisis, where officers are assassinated on the job.  In between, massive motorcycle gang gun battles, Homegrown Violent Extremists and routine traffic stops create a mix […] Read more »