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Police rooted crime prevention websites

So a phone is the primary link to a cop at a desk or dispatcher. And after the fact so just triage. A crime that 98% of the time in the U.S. anyway, is connected to substance abuse is actually preventable by arresting the abuse before the crime occurs.
We in the US have cascading sandy hook like extreme events where we find kernels of origin afterward and a lack of access to a social response network as significant. You tubes "I am adam lanzas mother" http://gawker.com/5968818
Can we afford not to have a template with prevention links and frequently asked questions for suggestions and maybe even an investigation portal.
I realize the inferred slippery slope many with fears of rights violations may have but can we afford to ignore the statistical reality police themselves tell us about prevention. It seems with help from a constitutional law specialist a format sensitive to rights yet effective toward wrongs could be deployed nationwide. Can it be that fleshing out national conversations based on resulting aspects from such a template we might face the 800 lb gorilla in the living room?


Closing Statement from Philip Cogswell

Clearly interest in prevention is less than sensible to many people. It surprises me and saddens me that cause and effect does not warrant reasonable response so utilizing the www as a tool.
Understanding mental illness and allowing rapid education quicker treatment will thwart crime and anti social attitudes from continuing to saturate society. Nowhere does there exist a better place for this utilization than an information portal. We are at the behest of market forces selling base response as solutions which most studies determine as detrimental. At least let us offer what we can in contrasting illness with resources for health.

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  • Mar 26 2013: http://www.sf-police.org Here not surprisingly is an example from our friends in the progressive city of san francisco. Their web site set up certainly lacks a bunch but is a big step in the right direction.
    I'd like to see a logical accessible presence available to expand on and bet it will become a frequently copied model as in interface once better high speed net policy makes its way to everyone. There are cheaper more available faster internet services in third world countries than in ours believe it or not. So that much is part of the reason this type of thing is vacant now but so important for us. I bet the SFPD website has helped in many different ways to protect aand serve the people of their city.

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