Posts by Sergeant Ryan Brett

First Amendment Audits; from Protagonist to Antagonist

  The early beginnings of the First Amendment Audit movement were mainly aimed at police.  Auditors were either silent or very cooperative and polite, as to not incite any type of police action.  During the early stages, these audits shocked the conscious of the public due to the police over-reacting to a cordial and professional…

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Thinking…That’s all…

Good morning everyone.  I was just lost in thought and conversation with another police officer here at the office.  We were talking about the current “mood” if you will in modern policing and I must say we are at a crossroads. More so now than ever, police officers are being trained with a more analytical…

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This Just In!

Just a quick note to say that the annual CALRO training seminar is coming up, June 5th and 6th in Palm Springs! We have a great training line up to include labor and expressive activity, First Amendment Audits, and immigration protest issues. Look for a training flyer soon on this page or on our Facebook…

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2018 Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament

Hey all. The 2018 CALRO Turkey Shoot fundraising golf tournament is just around the corner, Friday November 2, 2018 at the Montebello Country Club (901 Via San Clemente, Montebello Ca. 90640). Please get a team together and join us on the links for an afternoon of fun, golf, and friends! Info is available on our…

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Audits. Why are we not getting it?

Good afternoon folks. I just reviewed another (yes another) YouTube video on a First Amendment Audit which I could say was a failure.  The department (which I will not name) will likely be sued and pay a bit for the arrest of a single camera man, who was taking video and pictures of the outside…

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2018 CALRO Conference is a WRAP!

            The annual California Association of Labor Relations Officer’s labor training was a great success this year.  The conference was held at the amazing Omni Rancho Las Palmas Hotel in Rancho Mirage, California.  Attendees received two days of training in labor disputes and protected speech type demonstrations, solicitors, and other…

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National Walkout

  First Amendment right to express in action: On March 14th, schools across this great nation allowed for students to walk out in support of and to bring awareness to school violence and gun violence.  This was a clear demonstration of the First Amendment in action, and I personally think that the districts who allowed…

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First Amendment – Give and Take

Recently, a group of immigrant rights supporters clashed with pro Trump supporters in the City of Corona.  Both sides were legally within their rights to demonstrate and pass their word.  One side had an amplified loud speaker powered by a generator to project music and speech.  The other side brought bull horns, and used them…

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Are you ready for unrest?

  Today I was browsing an internet news feed and saw some potentially alarming calls for action against local city government. These people were calling for others to attend planned demonstrations in major cities across America.  What were they suggesting that is alarming?  They weren’t calling on the many good people willing to exercise their Constitutional rights to…

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First Amendment Audits: Federal Buildings

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As if it wasn’t enough to have First Amendment Audits landing in the front lots of our police stations, we are now responding more and more to these audits involving other locations of concern, such as schools, post offices, and federal buildings.  How should your agency respond to these issues? Overall, we appear to be…

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