Growing up, I always took Thanksgiving for granted.
I never understood the true meaning of giving thanks for what I have or could have. It was a tradition I celebrated because those around me practiced it.
Four years ago, this all changed. On the eve of the day of thanks, I was working as a police officer in the most dangerous post of the most dangerous district in the most violent city per capita in the nation. As such, you expect and plan for the worst. I kissed my 1-year-old daughter and wife and told them I loved them as I walked out the door. As a police officer, this is a common practice since you are never sure if you are saying goodbye for a shift or [...]
Today, criminals are increasingly adopting new and innovative technologies or inventing new tradecraft to fund and support their nefarious activities. With technology becoming more pervasive and easier to use, criminals are becoming more effective in working around Law Enforcement (LE) to conduct their illegal activities. In parallel, LE agencies must be agile and more adaptive to transform how they investigate/ prosecute criminals and their organizations. LE must adopt new methodology, tradecraft, and technology to combat gangs and their illegal operations. To start the process of combatting crime, LE agencies must modernize their ability to trace criminal activity [...]