Posts by Sergeant Ryan Brett

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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First Amendment Audits and How to Respond

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Recently there have been instances popping up all over social media regarding “First Amendment Audits” of law enforcement and government buildings and practices.  The entire focus of these audits is to judge the proper (or often improper) response of law enforcement to the presence of a cameraman.  The hopes of some auditors is to have…

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Anarchist Groups Infiltrating Peaceful Protests

In recent times, peaceful protests and demonstrations have been marred by violence and political agendas of various anti-government, anti-fascist, and anti-capitalist groups.  Call them what you like, anarchists, ANTIFA, Black Bloc, or any other title adopted by these groups, their mission is simple; disrupt peaceful protest with intimidation, property damage, and violence.  As seen in…

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