Thanks to Security Magazine for publishing my latest piece which unpacks and analyzes the issue of safety & security in America’s schools; and why little has been done to actually secure them almost 20 years after the attacks at Columbine.
Please click here to read the full article, share and comment as a shift in our national conversation about this issue is key in addressing funding, planning and upgrades in school security.
Posted in Gun Control, Politics, Public Safety, Security
Tagged #FixIt, A. Benjamin Mannes, Active Shooter, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Beslan, Campus Violence, Columbine, Crime Prevention, Gun Control, LAUSD, Los Angeles, Parkland, Philadelphia, Police, Responsibility, Sandy Hook, School Safety, School Security, subject matter expert
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 full interview here: Addressing Opioids & Homeless Encampments: A. Benjamin Mannes on The Rebel TV
Posted in Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Addiction, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Crime Prevention, Fort Lauderdale, Homelessness, John Cardillo, Los Angeles, Opioid Crisis, Philadelphia, Public Health, Public Safety, Seattle, TheRebel.media
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.
Posted in Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Addiction, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Crime Prevention, Donald Trump, Heroin, Jeff Sessions, Opioid Crisis, Philadelphia, Police, The Hill
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
Posted in BLM, Politics, Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Beth Grossman, Black Lives, BLM, Crime Prevention, Larry Krasner, Philadelphia, Politics, The Hill
Posted in Politics, Public Integrity, Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Beth Grossman, BLM, Corruption, Crime, District Attorney, Larry Krasner, Philadelphia, Seth Williams, Violence
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.
Posted in Public Integrity, Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Addiction, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Crime Prevention, Crisis, Doctors, Heroin, ONDCP, Opioids, Oversight, Philadelphia, Physicians, The Hill
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.
Posted in Politics, Uncategorized
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Boxing, Charlie Sgrillo, Danny "Swift" Garcia, Harrowgate, Philadelphia, The Hill
My November 10, 2016 column in The Hill addresses the post-election protests that have popped up across the nation, and why local law enforcement is not enforcing the requirement for demonstrations to have permits equally. Has “looking the other way” on non-permitted protests created a ‘carrot without a stick’ for protesters who gridlock cities without objectives, goals or organization to their protests? Please share and discuss as this is an important question for many of us who have been living with these demonstrations for upwards of two years now.
Please click here to read the entire piece.
Posted in Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Black Lives, BLM, Election 2016, Hillary Clinton, Legal, Permits, Philadelphia, Police, Politics, Protests, The Hill, Trump