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community believes is that law enforcement makes a lot of money off of citations. that is not the truth in our community. if someone pays a ticket straight out, no courts, no nothing, the city makes about $12 off that and that doesn't come near covering any of the costs. write told officers, righ people's warnings. the warning has the same effect as a citation does, it would affect an individual driving for up to a year. we can track the warnings if they make another violation and then you write them a citation and have made that negative impact with the citizen so it doesn't make the city real happy and i'm sure the city managers are back and making a note , tell my department not to do this. another one is a collaboration with the citizens. you have to have a citizen review groups and advisory groups because again, we exist to serve the community so they should be looking at what we are doing and then they can take that back to their neighborhood and say this is a story you
heard but this is what i know. this is what the officers did, this is how they did it and it was appropriate, their actions were appropriate. a citizen academy, as i said those things are worth their weight in gold because you've got a group of cheerleaders that go out after the academy. we started running use academies and we get the kids that are right on the border of going down the wrong path or the right path and they come in with kind of that look that my 17-year-old gives me but by the end of it, we always have several kids that get up and say they want to be police officers and before they had never had any exposure to law enforcement. once they see it up close their life, i can make a change in my community though those are valuable as well and then the communication again, i'll have to say again, i want to tell a story and i know that it's not meant to offend any firefighters, i love firefighters but i told this quite often especially in community meetings.
everybody loves firefighters. it can show up late, everybody burns a building down they are like, you try. we will make an apple pie and everything is great. police officers, when we are called there's usually some type of disagreement between two individuals are parties and we have to decide who's right and who's wrong. usually we irritate half the people we deal with so it's incumbent upon us again to go out of our way to communicate with individuals and have liaisons to different groups in your community, to the african-american community, latino community, to the gay and lesbian community because people will believe something coming from an individual that they see as themselves and i think that's very important as well. then more transparency. this is very important and chief rodney monroe alluded to this. the reaction from law enforcement of its under investigation is not going to fly anymore.
we cannot have videos like we had four shootings out in minneapolis or near minneapolis and not come out with the law enforcement response to that. we can't come back six months later and say well, the officers actions were appropriate for the officer's actions were inappropriate. we've got to come out with something immediately and in this day and age of instant information it's incumbent upon us to do that and i not know that's difficult for most law enforcement agencies but in her order to be successful that's going to be very important. another thing we have to do is the team effort. as one of the panelists alluded to, we are police officers.
we know what the community needs. they need to be protected from rapists, robbers and murderers which is true but very few people are victims of rape, robbery and murder and if you ask the community what they want to be protected from, usually the responses i don't want anybody to take my stuff. i don't want to be a victim of auto theft, robbery but that's not what we thought they needed so when you talk to the community and find out what they need and difference from neighborhood to neighborhood, then you can act as a team with them in reducing those types of crimes in their community. the beautiful benefit is that the citizens don't stand back and judgment of law enforcement action but may become a part of the team and they enjoy the successes but they are also a part of the failures so it's very important that team effort with the community, i use to tell the community groups that i met with that there are over 400,000 individuals in the city of tampa. there's less than 1000 police
officers so you're going to keep crime out of your neighborhood with our help, not the other way around and they will respond to that. i can also say in my experience that most negative issues arise from a misunderstanding or a officers so you're going to keep lack of knowledge which often manifests itself in fear. and that is both on law enforcement side and the community side and a lot of the police shootings that you see need and difference from can be attributed to fear on , not all but some can be attributed to fear and we must work with our officers to better understand those that they serve and also do a better job of educating the citizens on the roles of law enforcement area as indicated earlier, there are approximately 18,000 police departments nationwide with very little overarching standards , very little if any overarching standards and however, as stated, every officer in america is judged by the negative actions of a single officer and
therein lies one of the wonders of the 21st century task force on policing which is a playbook for the current playbook for law enforcement nationwide and once the six pillars and 58 recommendations were published, the issue was implementation and as i said before, good plans and ideas die on a regular basis for lack of implementation so in response , the cops office developed a program as you heard earlier run by cna that shows 15 law enforcement agencies nationwide to implement the recommendations of 21st century reports and the end goal is to develop a list of best practices that can be shared with all 18,000 police agencies nationwide. now as the saying goes, all that is old becomes new again which was just proven in our last panel and the reality is 19th-century principles are as valid today as they are when they were written. the police are the community and the community are the police. and the golden rule which we all
learned in the first grade still applies. treat others as you would want to be treated. as the chief of police i swore on every officer that caught came to work in our department and there were things they were all told. tenants of our organization. one was the golden rule and that was that everyone without exception was treated with dignity and respect by our officers. the second was for them to never lose sight of the power that was contained within their badge. they have the right to take away someone's freedom and the most dramatic instances, their life. and to never lose sight of that power were to wield it inappropriately. and third was when they put on their uniform, to a degree they lost their individuality because their actions whether positive or negative reflected on 1000 other men and women and they better make sure it was a positive reflection. fourth was to have empathy for those that you serve and here i
tell a story about me as a young officer. i pulled over an individual, he had attack that was registered to the vehicle. it was a criminal offense but i wrote him a ticket, told him to take on it. month later i was in the same area and i saw him standing outside the store and the i said how are you doing? he says not so good, remember that you wrote me? i didn't have the money to pay for it so i lost my license. and my insurance was canceled so i had to sell my truck in order to pay for that and anna junkman and my truck was my way of life
so for me, i wrote a ticket and never gave it a second thought but for this individual it was a life altering event for him. so it's important to be empathetic to the people that you are serving. now, in discussing police reforms we also need to discuss officer wellness. we have got to prepare our officers to perform well and we also have to provide the tools to keep them safe. this is very simplistic sounding but it's anything but simple. we must also communicate with our officers, there's a great deal going on nationwide and we have to keep them informed while allowing them to express their needs and concerns and also their ideas. there are the ones on the street, they know what's going to work best. we have to be mindful of our officers mental health. the upside of law enforcement is we get to see and do things nobody else gets to see and do, the downside is we have to do
and see things nobody should have to see and do. can you imagine responding to the newtown incidence for the orlando incident? can you imagine those officers? look at the day-to-day activities that we all performed as officers. there's calls that you can remember every second of 30 years later. we developed a first responder retreat in tampa that's based on military ptsd treatment and i have had officers that have gone through that. they thank you for giving them their lives that, it really is a profound and our entire staff had to go through it and it's one of those things you wouldn't believe unless you went through it and the majority of people
who go through it have no idea the negative impact that their profession has on their life. and one of the main questions today of officers is, this guardian warrior. are we guardians or are we warriors? but those are mutually exclusive terms. we are both. there are instances where we have to be the warriors but if you look at it on a day-to-day basis, the majority of our actions are guardians, we are the guardians of the community and we should take a great deal of pride in that but we need to let officers know nationwide that guardian and warrior are not mutually exclusive to terms that we are expected to be both, really. now, the impact of local government. as i said before we are the most visible arm of local government
and as was stated before, we are the largest piece of that budget pie and we have to look at ways that we can balance that. now, what ideas are there to do that? one of the things i think we haven't looked at enough is the private public engagement. there are a lot of people in every community that want to support law enforcement that one, they don't know we need it or two, they don't know how to go about it. so i think that's very important as well is looking out into the community and having them come back and assist us in whatever ways that we can. another thing that we need to look at is the possibility of technology as a force multiplier area we also have to look at research. nobody has, every police chief who has therefore scott will complain they don't have enough officers to adequately protect their citizens but there's never been any research that says this is the appropriate amount of
officers to citizen ratio so we do need to do a great deal of research in that area. so as we ask our officers to go out there, be the mental health counselors , help all those individuals that have overdosed on drugs, educate and discipline the unruly juveniles in their community and videotape the entire thing while the media is looking at them saying if you did a, you should have done b and if you did be, you should have done a , we need to understand that we need to support law enforcement but we also need to look at ways that law enforcement can work better with our municipalities as far as funding goes. but i believe that this conference today was outstanding. that bringing those reforms and letting police departments know how they can implement them is invaluable. but we also as law enforcement need to understand that we need to look at ways to cut down on those budgets because being the vast majority of every municipal budget and growing every year just by virtue of raises and pension increases is, there's one to be a point at which that can't be sustained and i am fearful that will turn into privatization of law enforcement and i don't believe that's the way for us to go as a nation. but i thank you all for allowing me especially to be involved in
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november. and we will talk about the largest granting of commutations and history. be sure to watch lives this morning. >> $60 million. that is the amount that the hillary clinton campaign has spent so far. $4 million by the trump campaign. for beingvery much with us. >> it's very significant, steve, there are a number of elements in it. one is the sheer disparity in
the number that you have just mentioned. that is highly unusual at the presidential level to not have campaigned at least on some equal terms. the other important fact is this is relatively early in the campaign, the height of summer and in the past, the capacity for one nominee to really paint the opponent into the corner during this phase of the campaign. it happened when outside groups attacked senator john kerry in 2004. when you put those two factors together, it is significant. >> and we're talking about money just from the campaigns themselves, not the superp.a.c. is supporting donald trump or hillary clinton, those numbers get each higher especially for the pro clinton
campaign. >> yes, that's right, the clinton super pacs have outspent the trump super pac is as well. last week, the most recent data we have has reached over $100 million, about 104. that outspends all of the pro trump advertising by a margin of around 9-1. >> the clinton campaign is focusing on key battleground states. the trump campaign, at least so far with a focus on florida, ohio, pennsylvania, and north carolina, four states that the
trump campaign insist are must win if he has a chance to get to 270 electoral votes. let's look at some of the ads now on the air. >> i'm hillary clinton and a proved this message. >> clear thinking. >> i know more about isis than the generals. >> calm judgment. >> you can tell them go [beep] themselves. >> all it takes is one wrong move. >> i would bomb the [beep] out of them. >> just one. >> hillary clinton's america,
the system stays rigged against americans. syrian refugees flood in, collecting social security benefits, skipping the line. our border open, it's more of the same but worse. donald trump's america is secure, terrorists and dangerous criminals kept out, the borders secure, our families safe, change that makes america safe again. donald trump for president.
>> some of the ads from the clinton and the trump campaign and we're joined by the associate editor of the hill newspaper. have we seen these ads become more or less useful in terms of the impact they have on voters. >> it's a great question. i think a lot depends on timing, steve. some would argue it's more effective to run them at this
time than later in the campaign when the market is almost saturated with ads. nonetheless, i think there has been an gradual increase in negative campaigning. and whether that leads to a law of diminishing returns is a question and they differ in terms of that one. >> let me take it one step further. you talk about a circle that comes to the ads and the impact they have on polls and news coverage, can you explain? >> this was a point made by one strategist who i spoke with on this story. if adds were to work, the state he was referring to was north carolina, has been a republican leaning state, hillary clinton argumentetitive -- the was that this leads to increased for democrats and makes it easier to recruit for volunteers, may even boost fundraising, it adds to the sense of momentum which creates the virtuous circle to which the article refers.
>> the trump campaign would argue that donald trump did not spend a lot. it worked for him in the primary. is it different or do they know something we don't know. >> they would argue that donald trump is such an unusual candidate that he can rely on his own personal appearances, his speeches and the interviews he gives to reduce or ameliorate the effect of the gap in ad spending. i think there is a division between the primary and general election. i think that a primary bias nature, you're appealing to an audience or an electorate that is broadly speaking in agreement with your views and whether they want to choose your views or interparty rivals. a general election to expand the voter base appeal to people that aren't that persuaded, the effectness of your views is another dynamic. >> based on your research from the 1996 campaign, the 2004
campaign and president obama in 2012, when the books are written on the 2016 campaign and the focus on this month, august, what will they say about the clinton campaign, its ad strategy and the trump campaign? >> i think the clinton campaign really tried to press home its advantages. why the trump campaign has been somewhat reeling from a series of missteps, i think there could well be an argument, particularly if hillary clinton wins this election that this month was pivotal because it did enable her to go up on the air almost unopposed while the trump campaign was only beginning its national ad campaign that may well be seen as a serious mistake just as some of the other examples we have cited are referred to in that fashion. >> the negative campaign ads between the clinton and the trump campaign add the story available on line at thehill.com, niall, thank you for being with us.
>> democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton was critical of donald trump and embraced him of embracing the alternative right ideology that she says is helping the radical fringe take hold of the party. she spoke to supporters in reno, nevada. [applause] >> we are not a battleground. we are a better ground. mrs. clinton: thank you.
thank you so much. thrilled to be back in reno. thank you. say, when i am here in reno, i am the other hillary. i am more than ok with that because i think your mayor is a terrific job. ae fact that she herself is small businesswoman and committed to lifting up reno, the biggest little city with a big heart. i could not be more a small businesswoman and committed honored than to have her support and endorsement in this race. thank you so much.
let me also think dr. karen and everybody here at the community college. i love community colleges and i know something about what this college is doing to give people of all ages, not just young people, a real chance to get the skills and the opportunities that everybody in america deserves. so thank you. i have to begin by saying my original plan for this visit was to focus on our agenda to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. this week, we proposed new steps to cut red tape and taxes to make it easier for small businesses to get the credit they need to grow and hire. i want to be a small business president. my father was a small
businessman. i believe in america, if you can dream it you should be able to , build it. and so we will be talking a lot more about small business and our economic plans in the days and weeks ahead. but today, here in this community college, devoted to opening mines and creating a great understanding of the world in which we live, i want to address some i am hearing about from americans all over the country. everywhere i go, people tell me how concerned they are by the divisive rhetoric coming from my opponents in this election. [applause] mrs. clinton i understand that : concern because it is like nothing we have heard before. from a nominee for president of the united states from one
of our two major parties. from the start, donald trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. he is taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over the republican party. his disregard for the values that make our country great is profoundly dangerous. in just the past week, under the guise of outreach to african-americans, trump has stood up in front of largely white audiences and described black communities in such insulting and in -- ignorant terms. poverty, rejection, horrible education, no housing, no homes, no ownership, crime at levels that nobody has seen. he says right now you can walk
down the street like -- and gets shot. those are his words but when i hear that come i think to myself, how sad. isses so much. he does not see the success of black leaders in every field, the vibrancy of black-owned businesses, the strength of the black church. [applause] mrs. clinton: he doesn't see the excellence of historically black colleges and of historically black colleges and universities, the pride of lack parents watching their children thrive. he apparently did not see police chief round in dallas on television after the murders of five of his officers, conducting himself with such dignity. he certainly does not have any solutions to take on the reality of systemic racism and create more equity an opportunity in communities of color and for every american. it takes a lot of nerve to ask people he has ignored and mistreated for decades, what do
you have to lose? the answer is everything. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: now, trump's lack of knowledge and experience or solutions would be bad enough. but what he is doing here is more sinister. trump is reinforcing harmful stereotypes and offering a dog whistle to his most hateful supporters. it is a disturbing preview of what kind of a president he would be. that is what i want to make clear today. a man with a long history of racial discrimination who traffics in dark conspiracy theories, drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far darker regions of the
-- rnet [applause] : should never run our government or command our military. ask yourself, if he does not respect all americans, how can he serve all americans? i know that some people still want to give trump the benefit of the doubt. they hope he will eventually reinvent himself. that there is a kinder, gentler, more responsible donald trump waiting in the wings somewhere. after all, it is hard to believe anyone, let alone a nominee for president, would really believe all the things that he says. here is the hard truth.
there is no other donald trump. this is it. and maya angelou, a great american i admire very much -- [applause] mrs. clinton she once said when : someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. [applause] mrs. clinton: well, throughout his career and the campaign, donald trump has shown us exactly who he is and i think we should believe him. when he was getting his start in business, he was sued by the justice department for refusing to rent apartments to black and latino tenets. their applications would be marked with c for colored and then rejected. later, he was taken back to court because he hadn't changed. the pattern continued through the decade.
state regulators fined one of trump's casinos for repeatedly removing black dealers from the floor. no wonder the turnover rate for his minority employees was way above average. let's not forget that trump first gained political prominence leading the charge for the so-called birther's. he promoted the racist lie that president obama is not really an american citizen, part of a sustained effort to delegitimize america's first black president. in 2015, trump launched his own campaign for president with another racist lie. he described mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals and he accused the mexican government of actively sending them across
the border. none of that is true. by the way, mexico is not paying for his wall, either. if he ever tries to get it tilt, the american taxpayer will pay for it. we will be stuck with the bill. but there has been a steady stream of digg entry coming from him. i think we all remember when trump said a distinguished federal judge born in indiana could not be trusted to do his job because he is a mexican. think about that. the man who today is the standard error of the republican -- standardbearer of the republican party said a federal judge who had a distinguished record as u.s. attorney, had to go into hiding because mexican drug gangs were after him, who had a mexican heritage but just like me was born in this country, is somehow incapable, totally because of his heritage. even the republican speaker of the house of representatives,
paul ryan, described that, and i quote, as the text but definition of a racist comment. and to this day, to this day, trump has never apologized to the judge. for trump, that is just par for the course. this is someone who retweets right supremacists online, like retweets white's he aupremacists online, like the user who goes by the name, "white genocide." trump took this fringe digit -- they get with a few dozen followers and spread his message to 11 million people. his campaign famously posted and
anti-semitic image, the star of david, imposed over a sea of dollar bills that first appeared on white supremacist websites. the trump campaign has also selected a prominent white nationalist leader as a delegate of california and they only dropped him under pressure. when asked in a nationally televised interview whether he would disavow the support of david duke, a former grand wizard of the ku klux klan, trump would not do it. only later, again, under mounting pressure, did he backtrack. when trump was asked about anti-semitic slurs and death threats coming from his supporters, he refused to condemn them. through it all, he has continued pushing discredited conspiracy theories with racist undertones. you remember he said that thousands of american muslims in new jersey cheered the 9/11 attacks. they didn't. he suggested that ted cruz's
father was involved in the kennedy assassination. now perhaps in trump's mind, because mr. cruz was a cuban immigrant, he must have had something to do with it. there is absolutely, of course, no evidence of that. just recently, trump claimed president obama founded isis. and then he repeated that over and over again. his latest paranoid fever dream is about my health. [laughter] mrs. clinton: and all i can say is, donald, dream on. [cheers and applause]
>> hillary! hillary! hillary! hillary! mrs. clinton: but, my friends, this is what happens when you treat the national enquirer like gospel. they said in october i would be dead in six months. it is also what happens when you listen to the radio host alex jones, who claims that 9/11 and the oklahoma city bombings were inside jobs. he even said, and this really just is so disgusting, he even said the victims of the sandy hook massacre were child actors and no one was actually killed there. i don't know what happens in somebody's mind or how dark their heart must be to say things like that, but trump doesn't challenge these lies.
he actually went on jones'show and said your representative -- -- reputation is amazing and i will not let you down. this from a man who wants to be the president of the united states. i have stood by president obama's sighed as he made the -- side as he made the toughest decision a commander-in-chief has to make. in times of crisis, our country depends on steady leadership, clear thinking, calm judgment, because one wrong move can mean the difference between life and death. i know we have veterans here and families, mothers, spouses, and children of people currently serving. the last thing we need is someone in the situation room who is a loose cannon, who cannot tell the difference or doesn't care to between fact and fiction. and devise so easily into racially tinged rumors.
[applause] clinton someone so detached : from reality should never be in charge of making decisions that are as real as they come. and that is yet another reason why donald trump is temperamentally unfit to be president of the united states. [applause] ms. clinton: now, i read some people who are saying, well, his luster and his bigotry, it is just overheated campaign rhetoric, and outrages person saying outrageous things for attention. but look at his policies. the ones that trump has proposed, they would put prejudice into practice. and don't be distracted by his latest efforts to muddy the waters. he may have new peoples putting new words in his mouth, but we know where he stands.
a deportation forced to round up millions of immigrants and kick them out of the country. he would abolish the bedrock constitutional principle that says if you are born in the united states, you are an american citizen. he said children born to undocumented parents in america are anchor babies who should be deported. millions of them. he banned muslims around the world from entering our country just because of their religion. think about that for a minute. how would that actually work? people landing, at u.s. airports, would line up to get their passports stamped just like they do now but in trump's america, when they step up to the counter, the immigration officer would ask every single person, what is your religion? then what? what if someone says, i am a christian but they do not believe him?
do they have to prove it? how would they do that? really. ever since the pilgrims landed on plymouth rock, america has distinguished itself as a haven for people fleeing religious persecution, believing in religious freedom, and religious liberty. [applause] ms. clinton: under donald trump, america would distinguish itself as the only country in the world to impose a religious test at the border. come to think of it, they're actually maybe one other place that does that, the so-called islamic state, the territory that isis controls. what a cruel irony if someone running for president woody cletus with them. but don't worry. some will say, as president,
trump will be surrounded by smart advisors who will reign in his worst impulses. [laughter] ms. clinton: so when a tweet gets under his skin and he wants to retaliate with a cruise missile, maybe cooler heads will be there to convince him not to. maybe. but look at who he's put in charge of his campaign. trump likes to say he only hires the best people. but he's had to fire so many campaign managers it's like an episode of the apprentice. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: the latest shakeup was designed to, quote, "let trump be trump." to do that, he hired stephen bannon, the head of a right-wing website called breitbart.com, as campaign ceo. to give you a flavor of his work, here are a few headlines
and i'm not making this up. "birth control makes women unattractive and crazy." "would you rather your child had feminism or cancer?" "gabby giffords: the gun control movement's human "hoist it high and proud shield" "hoist it high and proud: the confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage." that one came shortly after the charleston massacre, when democrats and republicans alike were doing everything they could to heal racial divides. the kind breitbart and steve bannon tried to inflame. just imagine donald trump, reading that and inking thinking, "this is what i need more of in my campaign." bannon has nasty things to say
about pretty much everyone. this spring, he railed against paul ryan for, quote "rubbing his social-justice catholicism in my nose every second." no wonder he's gone to work for trump, the only presidential candidate ever to get into a public feud with the pope. according to the southern poverty law center, which tracks hate groups, breitbart embraces "ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right." this is not conservatism as we know it. this is not republicanism as we know it. these are racist ideas. race-baiting ideas. anti-muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-woman, all key tenets making up an emerging racist ideology known as the "alt right."
alt-right is short for alternative right. "the wall street journal" describes it as a loosely organized movement, mostly online, that "rejects mainstream conservatism, promotes nationalism and views immigration and multiculturalism as threats to white identity." the de facto merger between breitbart and the trump campaign represents a landmark achievement for the alt right. a fringe element has effectively taken over the republican party. this is part of a broader story -- the rising tide of hardline, right-wing nationalism around the world. just yesterday, one of britain's most prominent right-wing leaders, nigel farage, who stoked anti-immigrant sentiments to win the referendum on leaving