LEO Round Table – January 22, 2018

Does proactive policing reduce crime? Watch the panel discuss police training and tactics, analyze shootings, and talk about law enforcement issues in the news.

Episode 458: Is Difficult Training Necessary?

http://leoroundtable.com/is-police-academy-training-too-tough-leo-round-table-episode-458/

Episode 459: How to Give Commands / Parents Torture Children

http://leoroundtable.com/can-loud-and-repetitive-verbal-commands-hinder-compliance-leo-round-table-episode-459/

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LEO Round Table – January 3, 2018

Episode 441: Why did officer fatalities go down in 2017?

http://leoroundtable.com/line-of-duty-deaths-decrease-ten-percent-for-law-enforcement-in-2017-leo-round-table-episode-441/

Episode 442: Should it be easier to prosecute police?

http://leoroundtable.com/prosecuting-cops-for-deadly-force-washington-initiative-940-leo-round-table-episode-442/

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LEO Round Table – December 27, 2017

Episode 435: Do Bad Officers Shoot More?

http://leoroundtable.com/cops-involved-in-multiple-shootings-are-they-good-or-bad-cops-leo-round-table-episode-435/

Episode 436: Minneapolis Shooting Investigation / Officer Charged with Terrorism.

http://leoroundtable.com/dropping-the-ball-in-high-profile-police-death-investigation-leo-round-table-episode-436/

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LEO Round Table – 10/23/2017

Episode 380: Should police standardize firearms?

http://leoroundtable.com/firearms-standardization-in-law-enforcement-good-or-bad-leo-round-table-episode-380/

Episode 381: Should de-escalation be required?

http://leoroundtable.com/de-escalation-techniques-required-before-force-u-s-court-rules-leo-round-table-episode-381/

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LEO Round Table – September 11, 2017

Episode 342: Bribing gang members?

http://leoroundtable.com/should-you-pay-violent-gang-members-a-stipend-to-end-gun-violence-leo-round-table-episode-342/

Episode 343: Should police view videos?

http://leoroundtable.com/should-cops-review-body-cam-videos-before-making-statements-leo-round-table-episode-343/

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LEO Round Table – September 4, 2017

Episode 336: Officer arrests nurse for following the law.

http://leoroundtable.com/nurse-arrested-by-police-while-protecting-unconscious-cops-rights-leo-round-table-episode-336/

Episode 337: Police shooting justified under stand-your-ground.

http://leoroundtable.com/stand-your-ground-immunity-applies-to-cops-florida-court-says-leo-round-table-episode-337/

Episode 338: Many warnings of ANTIFA violence.

http://leoroundtable.com/charlottesville-warned-by-dhs-3-days-before-violence-leo-round-table-episode-338/

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LEO Round Table – August 28, 2017

Episode 330: Situational awareness / Police ignore Antifa violence

http://leoroundtable.com/antifa-violence-and-law-enforcement-leo-round-table-episode-330/

Episode 331: Defendant cries racism / Police shoot driver

http://leoroundtable.com/plea-deals-for-shooting-cops-leo-round-table-episode-331/

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LEO Round Table – August 21, 2017

Episode 324: Speech suppressed by police in Boston.

http://leoroundtable.com/boston-free-speech-rally-shut-down-due-to-counter-protesters-leo-round-table-episode-324/

Episode 325: The myth of racist police shootings.

http://leoroundtable.com/racist-police-officers-killing-unarmed-black-men-end-the-myth-leo-round-table-episode-325/

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LEO Round Table – August 14, 2017

Episode 318: Riots in Charlottesville.

http://leoroundtable.com/clash-in-charlottesville-did-police-get-it-wrong-leo-round-table-episode-318/

Episode 319: Is filming police a right? / Suing over torture.

http://leoroundtable.com/filming-police-is-not-a-first-amendment-right-court-of-appeals-ruling-leo-round-table-episode-319/

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End the Myth

Law Enforcement Today

By Jeffrey James Higgins

Published on August 19 2017

Stories about racism are dominating the news and the false narrative that there is an epidemic of racist police officers killing unarmed black men continues to be widely believed, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. It was a hot political issue during the last presidential campaign and it became one of the most reported stories in 2016. The value of propagating this falsehood has dwindled since the election, but it still lurks below the surface, waiting to be resurrected as a political weapon.

It is time to end this myth.

A quick statistical analysis of reported police shootings in 2015 and 2016 clearly shows that the unlawful use of deadly force by police against blacks is statistically insignificant. The number of people killed by insects in the United States each year is higher than the number of unarmed blacks shot and killed by police officers. Unfortunately the proliferation of this political lie and the vilification of police has resulted in the assassination of police officers, inflamed racial tensions, and a surge of violence in black communities.

Obviously, there is racism in the United States, just like there is in every other country in the world. Some police officers do commit individual acts of racism and there may even be residual, systemically racist policies in some police departments. There are also instances when deadly force is improperly used by some police officers, but racism cannot be assumed without evidence. While individual acts of racism and excessive use of deadly force by police do exist, the characterization of these incidents as systemic problems is absurd.

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LEO Round Table – August 7, 2017

Episode 312: Intrusive medical exams / Stopping fleeing suspects.

http://leoroundtable.com/vaginal-rectal-exams-required-for-female-recruits-lawsuit-filed-leo-round-table-episode-312/

Episode 313: Did police plant drugs / Man with rifle killed / Doughnut problem.

http://leoroundtable.com/armed-man-fatally-shot-by-iowa-police-on-video-leo-round-table-episode-313/

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LEO Round Table – July 31, 2017

Episode 306: Charging murder, Minneapolis shooting, and Ferguson lawsuit.

http://leoroundtable.com/pursuit-suspects-murderers-when-pursuing-leo-dies-do-you-agree-leo-round-table-episode-306/

Episode 307: Mayoral candidate wants to disarm police and suspect shot over 40 times.

http://leoroundtable.com/stripping-cops-of-sidearms-proposal-by-minneapolis-mayoral-candidate-leo-round-table-episode-307/

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LEO Round Table – July 24, 2017

Episode 300: Unarmed woman shot by police in Minneapolis.

http://leoroundtable.com/justine-damond-death-mystery-and-an-uncooperative-minneapolis-cop-leo-round-table-episode-300/

Episode 301: Shooting in Brazil and transgender identification.

http://leoroundtable.com/transgender-mis-gendering-by-law-enforcement-officer-in-trouble-leo-round-table-episode-301/

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LEO Round Table – July 17, 2017

Episode 294: Police with PTSD.

http://leoroundtable.com/ptsd-cop-granted-retirement-due-to-pulse-nightclub-leo-round-table-episode-294/

Episode 295: Should Physical standards apply to everyone?

http://leoroundtable.com/fitness-test-discriminates-against-female-cops-judge-says-in-colorado-leo-round-table-episode-295/

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LEO Round Table – July 10, 2017

Episode 288: Disinformation endangers police.

http://leoroundtable.com/assassination-of-nypd-officer-increased-violence-against-leos-leo-round-table-episode-288/

Episode 289: Why guns don’t cause violence and why we need them.

http://leoroundtable.com/u-s-gun-death-debate-what-is-the-cause-leo-round-table-episode-289/

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LEO Round Table – July 3, 2017

Episode 282: Are police officers conservative?

http://leoroundtable.com/republican-cops-are-most-cops-republican-and-if-so-why-leo-round-table-episode-282/

Episode 283: Castile video released / Unintended consequences.

http://leoroundtable.com/st-anthony-police-screw-off-jeronimo-yanez-in-philando-castile-case-leo-round-table-episode-283/

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LEO Round Table – June 26, 2017

Episode 276: Travel ban / Viewer questions / Citizen arrest.

http://leoroundtable.com/should-citizens-duct-tape-burglars-for-police-leo-round-table-episode-276/

Episode 277: Barricaded suspect response analyzed.

http://leoroundtable.com/would-you-have-shot-this-armed-doctor-leo-round-table-episode-277/

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