My latest piece in The Hill takes on how some politically charged types of crime are becoming modern-day “Status Offenses” & how that impacts Criminal Justice Reform efforts. Please share and discuss as I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one, as it impacts me personally.
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Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, common sense, constitutional, crime prevention, Criminal Justice Reform, DOJ, gun control, law enforcement, Marijuana, The Hill
On the morning of Friday, October 14, A. Benjamin Mannes, an elected Governor on the executive board of Philadelphia InfraGard (the FBI-coordinated public/private partnership) and Regular Contributor to The Hill will be moderating the Forum on Violent Extremism at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia. This forum will be the first of its kind to bring nationally recognized subject matter experts in radicalization together with FBI and Philadelphia police leaders on a panel that will discuss this issue with attendees.
Mannes hosted a similar event to discuss active shooter incidents in 2013, following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school, which was a sold-out event that joined a noted forensic Psychologist together with the Philadelphia Police, Department of Homeland Security, FBI and private security experts. Topics covered will include ISIS radicalization and lessons learned from domestic terrorist incidents.
This two-hour session will also highlight public/private partnerships, federal, state and local resources, and suspicious activity reporting in an effort to enhance safety throughout our region. Our highly regarded panel of experts will include:
Peter Leitner, PhD
President, Higgins Counterterrorism Research Center,
Sr. Fellow, George Washington University Center for Advanced Defense Studies Advisor on Terrorism, New York University Law School
Certified Forensic Profiler and CEO of SERAPH
Faculty, Temple University Real Estate Institute
Lt. James Dambach
Commanding Officer, Homeland Security Unit/Dignitary Protection Section
Philadelphia Police Department
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
FBI, Philadelphia Division
This important event will give attendees important tools needed to recognize the behaviors associated with radicalization and violent extremism, to hopefully prevent further home-grown terrorist attacks.
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Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, active shooter, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, crime prevention, FBI, InfraGard, Philadelphia, police, security, Seraph
My latest piece in The Hill looks at the differences between the two lives lost in Los Angeles County this week.
“Black Lives Matter” vs. “All Lives Matter” is, in my opinion a false dichotomy. As someone who grew up in both New York and Los Angeles during the crack explosion, I was taught that “No Lives Matter,” until you make a name for yourself and define how your life matters to those around you.”
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Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, black lives matter, CJ Snell, common sense, crime prevention, criminal justice system, justice, law enforcement, peirce college, shooting, Steve Owen, The Hill, Violent Crime
This piece in The Hill explores the use of behavioral recognition, commonly labeled as profiling…and why it’s still a valuable tool in law enforcement and security.
The full article can be read by clicking here.
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Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, ASIS, behavioral recognition, Ben Mannes, black lives matter, BLM, Civil Rights, constitutional, crime prevention, criminal justice system, DOJ, peirce college, public safety, Racial Profiling, The Hill
This column in The Hill focuses on public demand in our current, corrosive political climate for the premature release of evidence or legal action before the completion of an investigation. The piece examines the constitutional right to due process, which is vital to public safety and criminal justice in America. Everyone should be reminded that regardless of their political beliefs, all Americans are protected by the constitution…and a riot is no excuse for the violation of those rights.
The full piece can be read by clicking here.
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Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Baltimore, Ben Mannes, black lives matter, Charlotte, Civil Rights, constitutional, law enforcement, peirce college, police, shooting, The Hill, Violent Crime