With large homeless encampments presenting an increased risk to both public safety and public health in cities like Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle and Fort Lauderdale; is a return to “Broken Windows” policing necessary to provide the first step toward intervention in getting homeless addicts into a diversionary treatment program that gets them off the streets? John Cardillo and I discuss it in an interview on The Rebel.
View the interview here: Addressing Opioids & Homeless Encampments: A. Benjamin Mannes on The Rebel TV
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My latest piece in The Hill addresses the new federal effort to deploy US Attorneys specializing in opioid prosecutions, but hits home to those of us living in the hardest hit areas who are dealing with the crisis on a day-to-day basis.
Please click here to read the full article and let me know what you think.
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This article in The Hill poses the question of whether there a correlation between the growing anti-enforcement political climate and a rise in violent crime. The article specifically uses the example of the current heated race for Philadelphia District Attorney where Beth Grossman, a career prosecutor is running against Larry Krasner; counsel to “Black Lives Matter” and “Occupy Philly” as an example.
To read the complete article, please click here
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A. Benjamin Mannes will be giving his two-hour presentation; “Addressing Corruption as a Form of Organized Crime” to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners‘ meeting on June 6, 2017, 8:30 AM at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center, 237 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
To register for the event, visit the ACFE events page.
My latest column in The Hill looks at the Opioid crisis and how oversight of America’s healthcare providers may help address this deadly problem facing all corners of the nation.
Please click here to read the article.
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My March 7th piece in The Hill describes efforts to save the Harrowgate Boxing Club, a legendary piece of Philadelphia sports history. The piece describes what started as a minor dispute that became a spurious legal battle that is threatening the club’s existence, thus jeopardizing a lifeline for many urban youths who use boxing as a way off the streets.
To read the column, please click here.
In my November 3rd piece for The Hill, I wrote about this week’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) strike, and how America’s fifth largest city is being held hostage every few years by the same Union. The issue is particularly frustrating as I am a third generation union member and owe my union a lifetime of gratitude. However, the mission of organized labor is being trivialized by locals who abuse their strike vote time and again, with little perspective to the stakeholders they serve.
Please read, share and discuss as it’s important to all working people by clicking here.
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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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