All Blog Posts Tagged 'police' (23)

Community Policing and Violent Extremism: Sharing Security Responsibility

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Shannon Zimmerman and Megan…

Added by Viola Gienger on September 24, 2014 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Nigeria: Remedies for a Police-Community Disconnect?

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Nadia Gerspacher

Community policing is increasingly seen as a hopeful approach to address violent extremism and even terrorism. The…


Added by Viola Gienger on June 4, 2014 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

The Future of Afghan Policing

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Scott Smith

As President Obama was outlining his plans to leave almost 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year to train…


Added by Viola Gienger on May 30, 2014 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Boko Haram Kidnappings Prompt Northern Nigerian Women’s March

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Georgia Holmer

Dressed in black and white to represent both lamentation and hope, and clutching red roses, 300 women from…


Added by Viola Gienger on May 19, 2014 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Iraq Chief Justice Cites Judicial Progress and Needs Amid Tensions

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view the post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

Iraqi Chief Justice…


Added by Viola Gienger on April 1, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Afghans Show Surprising Optimism on Coming Elections

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.…


Added by Viola Gienger on December 16, 2013 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Tanzania: An Unravelling Democracy?

This past week, with the UN compound bombing in Somalia, the ongoing crisis in Syria, the protests in Turkey, and the outbreak of protest in Brazil, story of the bombing in Arusha received little to no…


Added by Jolene Hansell on June 26, 2013 at 7:05am — No Comments

Mediators Instead of Police?

Mediators Instead of Police?

A new report, ordered after last year’s student protests on the UC Berkley campus resulting in the pepper-spraying of nonviolent student protesters that received global media coverage, has resulted in 50 recommendations over 133 pages.  The report details…

Added by Jeff Thompson on May 7, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Three (3) Filipinos were recently executed by the Chinese authorities for being caught transiting drugs for syndicate crime groups. Moralist quacks have celebrated them like heroes, which leaves me aghast over such hypocrisy, a quackery that suddenly rendered moot those legitimate questions regarding the inanities and evils of the drug trade.


Crime has been globalized, for how many decades we can only surmise. Gone were…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 2, 2011 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Decades in the Making: The U.S. Police State

Andrew Kolin's new book "State Power and Democracy: Before and During the Presidency of George W. Bush" actually begins with the war for independence and continues into the Obama years. A 231-page monotone recounting of endless facts, it doesn't pick up with Bush the Lesser until page 137. Kolin chronicles a gradual slide into an imperial presidency that really got going after World War II. Along the way he chronicles the damage done to the forces of resistance, making a compelling case that…


Added by David Swanson on February 1, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

Surviving the International War Zone

As an International Police Officer for the United Nations Police Task Force in Bosnia and Kosovo, Bob Rail was responsible for designing curriculums and instructing elite police officers from 60 nations deployed in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Jordan, Asia, and Africa. He was also named as a physical confrontation advisor and resource training provider to select personnel of NATO and OSCE (Organization for Security & Co-Operation in Europe). Bob was also a resident instructor at the Specialized… Continue

Added by Doug Noll on October 1, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

This week in conflict… August 21st-27th, 2010.

Find out what's going on in the world of conflict each week.
August 21-27th, 2010 post available here:

Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 28, 2010 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Police & Community Mediation

Originally posted @

The San Francisco Police Department's Chief of Police, George Gascon, recently met with the local Community Board to praise their efforts in helping resolve disputes. According Gascon, "Generally, the solutions that come out of the criminal justice system aren't very good," while he…

Added by Jeff Thompson on March 22, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Accusations of rights violations against Timorese police continue

Local people reported PNTL’s brutality to MPs Televizaun Timor-Leste March 2, 2010 language source: Tetun - Orlando Cardoso, a local member of the CPD-RDTL from Kasabauk village in Tilomar of Kovalima District

accused the PNTL of exercising excessive use of force against him.

Cardoso said that at 9 P.M of February 21, he was arrested and then taken…


Added by Warren Wright on March 4, 2010 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Conflict Resolution News

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I am back home in the U-S-of-A! and now back to our regular Friday news...

Mediation Option in New Anti-Racism Code

The ICC has included a mediation process in its new anti-racism code to help cricketers settle such conflicts amicably between… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on October 16, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

It's Not Always Dispute Resolution Training

It's Not Always Dispute Resolution Training

So, I was at an all day training the other day and got to put on my other-uniform-that-hopefully-I-will-never-ever-have-to-put-on-for-real.

The Following are the basics with the training:

* The outfit is incredibly uncomfortable

* It's definitely not one size fit all

* I sweat ALOT in it

* If the situation calls for the outfit to be… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on May 10, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Timor-Leste: the curious case of the fake policemen

2009 ETLJ 2 Timor-Leste: the curious case of the fake policemen

Bu V. E. Wilson

13 February 2009In less than a week the Security Council in New York will be debating[2] the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) mandate which is due to expire on 26 February. Although everyday security in Timor is greatly improved since the unraveling of law, order and the security institutions in 2006, the Timorese police (PNTL)[3] are weak, unaccountable and factionalised and… Continue

Added by Warren Wright on February 16, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Fired During the Mediation!

Originally posted on 02.12.09 at Enjoy Mediation

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note: the 'fired during mediation' is the third story down

New Mediation Program In the Twin Cities

This article [here] talks about a new court of Appeals mediation program in the Twin Cities. Worth the fews minutes to read.

What I would like to point out is the issue of paid… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 12, 2009 at 10:59am — No Comments

Weekend Mediation and ADR News [2.7.09]

Originally published 2.7.09 at Enjoy Mediation

Weekend Mediation & ADR News

Note, all links are active at the blog

Some really good news, take a few minutes to have a read!

Police and City Mediation

Mediation With 32 Groups!

LAPD and Mediation

UN Mediators Need to Be Reviewed... and…

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 7, 2009 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Riotous crowds will be shot with silenced rubber bullets in East Timor

ETLJB 13 January 2009 SYDNEY - The government of East Timor has ridiculed a warning from opposition party Fretilin about the purchase of silencers for security forces weapons to be used when firing rubber bullets into riotous crowds. In a press release on 12 January, the Secretary of State for Security of Timor-Leste, Dr. Francisco Guterres explained, “In a public riot where the situation is out of control, it had been recommended that silencers be used when firing rubber bullets under extreme… Continue

Added by Warren Wright on January 12, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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