Social Media’s Threat to Law EnforcementBy Demetrick Pennie, M.A., Ed.D. (July 18, 2018, The Blue Magazine) - In 2016, while researching the influences of social media on the emergence of radicalized groups in America, I noticed empirical trends in how Facebook, Google and Twitter were being used to incite violence against police and how extremist messages promoting violence against police were not being censored by the social media platforms – instead, the companies allowed the threatening content to remain online and proliferate across platforms even after it had been reported several times. Though legislators acknowledged that the content posed a threat to homeland security interests, many ignored the complaints because their political campaigns were funded by the platforms.
Dallas Police attack déjà vuBy Demetrick Pennie and Eric Feinberg (July 7, 2018, The Hill) - Déjà vu is a premonition of reliving a past lived experience. Oftentimes, the emotions experienced during déjà vu are reflective of the same emotions experienced during the actual crisis. For us, the sentiments are reminiscent of the period surrounding the July 7, 2016 shooting attack in Dallas, Texas that claimed lives of five police officers during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest.
Section 230 Of The CDA Must Align With The 21st Century (By Demetrick Pennie)LAW360, NEW YORK (July 26, 2017) - In 1996, Congress pursued a measure to prevent children from being exposed to sexual content online. The legislative policy was outlined in 47 U.S.C § 230, formally known as the Communications Decency Act of 1996. Based on provisions outlined in the CDA, it was obvious that...
North Texans provide overwhelming help for Harvey victimsFOX4News.com - North Texans are coming together to help the victims of Harvey.
Some people from the Houston area are also in North Texas doing what they can to help in Dallas.
The Trusted World drop off location at 15660 North Dallas Parkway has seen so many people dropping off items and offering help, it’s been tying up traffic.
Texas Fallen Officer Foundation helps to organize "line of honor" for son of fallen officer at graduationSAN ANTONIO – To honor a fallen brother, more than 50 San Antonio Police Department officers from all over the city joined together to remind one graduate he will always have his family in blue.
In September of 2007, Detective Mario Moreno died courageously in the line of duty attempting to serve a suspect in a shooting with an arrest warrant.
"Personally, a lot of officers knew detective Moreno. He was a family man and an amazing officer," Officer Tre Serrano, spokesman for the Texas Fallen Officer's Foundation, said.
Browns running back Isaiah Crowell donates to Texas Fallen Officer FoundationCLEVELAND - Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell has made good on a promise from July by donating more than $10,000 to the Texas Fallen Officer Foundation.
Crowell announced in July he'd be donating to the foundation after he posted on Instagram, and then removed, an image of a police officer getting his throat slit.
After screenshots of the photo went viral, he personally apologized to Cleveland police and then announced in a video that he would donate his first paycheck to the fund, saying: "Last week, like so many others, I was frustrated and upset about what's going on in our country," he said in the video. "During that emotion I did something that I wish I could take back. I posted a really disgusting, bad picture and I took it down immediately because I knew I was wrong."