Author: Andrea Page

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Competing Narratives on Police Use of Force

The Office of Civil Rights Examination (OCRE) presented the results of a study into police use of force in the United States in a report and briefing before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR). The report, “Police Use of Force: An Examination of Modern Policing Practices” comes as a...

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FEMA National Preparedness Report 2018

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency released its 2018 National Preparedness Report which details the nation’s readiness to address emergency incidents.  FEMA uses a capabilities-based approach to establish the National Preparedness Goal that focuses on 32 core capabilities and five specific Mission Areas: prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery. Focusing...

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Hate Crime in the U.S. in 2017

The 1990 Hate Crime Statistics Act, 28 28 U.S.C. § 534, requires the U.S. Attorney General to collect data and report on crimes that derive from “prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity”. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) collects and...

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November Terror Threat Snapshot

The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security released its monthly Terror Threat Snapshot, detailing terrorist activities around the world. The November assessment highlights terrorist activity since 2013 during which time thirty states have identified jihadist movements; there have been 248 ISIS-linked incidents in 18 European countries; and, the predominant weapons used...

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Democracy Facing the Challenge of Disinformation

A new report from Freedom House—Freedom on the Net 2018: The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism—raises concerns that excessive fake news is resulting in a general trend toward decreased internet freedom. Disinformation and propaganda has the potential to incite violence and undermine democracy, but it is frequently used purposefully to compel...

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Humanitarian Aid Struggling to Meet Needs of Global Humanitarian Crises

The 2018 World Disasters Report released by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) paints a bleak picture of the state of global humanitarian aid. This report describes a humanitarian sector ill-equipped to meet the needs of all people living in crisis globally. In 2017,  humanitarian...

School Shootings in America since 1970

Center for Homeland Defense and Security Releases Comprehensive Database of School Shootings in America

Thirteen hundred shootings have occurred in the U.S. since 1970 at schools serving children in grades kindergarten through 12th (K-12), according to a research project conducted by the program for Advanced Thinking in Homeland Security at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School. The K-12...

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Transnational Organized Crime Underpins Global Conflict

The Norwegian Center for Global Analyses (RHIPTO), International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime released a joint report in September detailing the connection between transnational organized crime and global conflicts. The report states that 96% of an annual USD31.5 billion in illicit flows is...