Project Safety Net
Hurricane Sandy hit hard and fast and the response has been extraordinary. From FEMA to Grassroots Organizations, down to individual residents themselves. Everyone is helping out, with recovery efforts, but even with this overwhelming response, there was a lack of information sharing during the storm and people were left in the dark.
Danny, the civilian founder of the Occupy group ‘Occupy Police’ @OccupyPolice on twitter (which worked on calming tension between police and protesters during the height of the occupy protests) started a twitter account named @HC_Sandy (Now @SandyVolunteer) to keep people updated by the minute before…
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Project Safety Net
London | It’s no big secret Europe is being crushed under the weight of mounting debt and austerity measures – recently proven ineffective. On October 20th, TUC (Trade Union Congress) will be hosting marches against austerity in London, Belfast, and Glasgow.
The UK, like many of it’s sister countries in Europe are fed up with austerity and cuts to the public sector “Austerity isn’t working, our country faces long-term economic problems, but our political leaders have failed to face up to them. For the next five years or more, unless policies change the economy will not grow, incomes will not…
Please read Officer James Patrick’s ‘The Rest Is Silence’ a fully documented background to police reform in the United Kingdom, the G4S scandal around the Olympics 2012 and a detailed exploration of the next political scandal waiting to happen: think tanks and ministers. – All proceeds go to the UK Cops Foundation for families of fallen officers.
Excerpt: ” I’d never really been involved in any type of group, movement or activism before but, I suppose, I became part of something. I still don’t really know what! This dawned on me when Occupy Police, based in the US, picked up…
First off, yes, the image above is racy, and edgy, and may leave you scratching your head and wondering. Let me explain –
For a few months now Occupy Police has been adamant about civilians connecting with officers on a personal level via social media. We’ve heavily promoted things like #copchat and attempted to foster group discussions ranging from police surveillance to favorite movies. There are a lot of reasons for this. First off, lets clear the air here and try to cast aside any doubt that the general public doesn’t hold a bit of fear in their hearts…
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ropping the shield and bridging the gap – Occupy Police will be branching out and switching our focus heavily toward opening up lines of communication between police and their communities using a centralized international social networking website that will make use of various social media outlets, daily group chats/conversations by locality, forums and (hopefully) actual community events. This website will be built by various techs over the next 4-6 months. Danny, the civilian OP Founder and the officers that make up OP are heavily behind this shift, we hope to lay the groundwork for a more community…
Please read a heavily bias and pretty offensive truth I’ve written out for you followed by a very serious question, here goes -
Anywhere: The Curious Tale of Mr and Ms Snotty, the Little Sidewalk Chalker, her Father, the Police, City Council and the Public
One day, a little girl is out sidewalk chalking when a snotty neighbor decided he doesn’t like it, and like all snotty people, they deflect to the police, all of their non-emergency issues – Here’s how it goes
Scenario 1 | the caller gets told by 911 to “get a life” then 911…
News broke the day Tom Winsor took his new position as Chief Consabulary that the Lincolnshire Mounted Unit may be scraped this week, also many regions are warming up to G4S -
THE former chairman of Notts Police authority says it would be disastrous if the force sold its horses.
Notts Police has proposed closing the mounted unit as part of its bid to find savings of Â£42.3m.
It would save Â£93,000 a year, and raise an extra Â£20,000 from the sale of horses.
But ex-police authority chairman John Clarke is opposing the move and has urged people…
Former G4S Officer Says A Mass Takeover Of Core Police Functions by G4S Is “Irresponsible”
Danny @ OcPo had a one on one with a former G4S officer who quit due to mismanagement and safety concerns, he says a takeover of core police functions in the UK by G4S is “Irresponsible” here’s how it went -
Danny: Thank you for speaking with us.
G4S Officer: Â “My pleasure. Glad to be of assistance.”
Danny:Â Â For obvious reasons we won’t mention you here by name.
G4S Officer:Â Â “Appreciated.”
Danny:Â Â For the purpose of this interview can I call you John?…
Yesterday an event was held in central London, in a plush venue, where even the seats had charging sockets; at least that is, according to one attendee.
It is not in the least unusual for events to take place; nor for speakers to include ministers, corporations or think-tankers. Neither is it unusual for media representatives to attend such well endowed venues.
What was unusual, was that the event was a first real outing for Police and Crime Commissioners; the trumpeted saviours of accountability in policing.
The particularly unusual thing was the fact that the truth began to out, and due…
Tom Winsor will not face MPs early next week for his confirmation hearing to be the next HMIC Chief The Parliamentary hearing to confirm or reject Tom Winsor as the next HMIC Chief has been postponed, less than a day after it was announced. The Home Affairs Select Committee announced on the evening of June 7 that it was due to meet the Home Secretaryâ€™s preferred candidate to replace Sir Denis Oâ€™Connor as Her Majestyâ€™s Chief Inspector of Constabulary on June 12. But the next morning, after a backlash from officers who were angry the preferred candidate was…