Nick Selby

Fintech Chief Security Officer. Former NYPD apparatchik. Co-author Cyber Attack Survival Manual; In Context: Understanding Police Killings o

Mar 30, 2018
Published on: Medium
1 min read

…not leaving. The best reason for not just deleting my Medium account is that about 1000 of you have chosen to follow my posts here, which means that by just walking away, I am walking away from that audience — something I think would be rude.

So what I will do, I think, is post to Medium the gist of what what I have posted on my blog — that way, if you like it, you can click through and give it a read!

Like this:

As I go around the country having conversations with police agencies and citizens, they’re…

TL;DR: My blog and thoughts are moving to

When Medium came out, I remember thinking, “Wow, that’s really beautiful and easy to use!” And I wondered how I could become a part of it.

I’ve had a couple of stories that were very popular here — some with more than 50,000 reads — but I have noticed that the, oh, God… the medium is beginning to overtake the message.

Like Twitter as it became popular, Medium seems to have become about numbers of followers and numbers of readers, and I think that affects negatively what I am trying to…

Last year, Indianapolis Police Department officers working the middle shift in the Eastern District received at least twice as many complaints of rudeness and hostility than officers on almost any other shift, in any other area. And 63% of those complaints came from white people.

The second highest numbers of complaints of rudeness and hostility were leveled against officers on IPD’s Eastern District late shift. But 65% of those complaints were made by black people.

I know this because I was able to download Indianapolis Police civilian complaint data from Project Comport, brought to us by Code for America’s Team…

After a horrific accident, your loved-one is lying on a hospital bed, connected to a panoply of gadgets. They will need emergency surgery. The ER doc comes out and talks to you, pulling off his surgical mask, from behind which a stream of jargon-packed jibberish lurches forth, after which he looks at you expectantly: “Do you consent?”

The quizzical feeling you’ve got at that moment — I’ve been there — is the acme of informational asymmetry between physician and patient. …

Today (February 18) at noon Pacific Time, the California Department of Justice (CADOJ) will relaunch OpenJustice, its incredible open site dedicated to bringing to citizens open, clear and accessible data about how they are policed*.

The site has had arrest and use of force data for some time. What it does today is launch a new feature of bringing county- and city level data to bring context to the state data. CADOJ refer to its effort as:

A transparency initiative led by the California Department of Justice that publishes criminal justice data so we can understand how we are doing…