Circle: Young Voters and 2016 Elections





Since Election Day, CIRCLE’s analysis has focused on whom young people voted for, how many voted, and which segments of the youth population cast their ballots—placing each in historical context by examining trends from recent elections. Today’s analysis looks more deeply at the youth vote in the 2016 presidential race, offering a breakdown of young people’s support for each major candidate and for the political parties they represent. We also consider the long-term implications, for both Democrats and Republicans, of a youth electorate that is increasingly loathe to identify strongly with either major party.


Major findings include:

The Youth Electorate

  • CIRCLE analysis suggests that young people voted at a similar rate than in 2012 – around 50%. In 11 battleground states, on aggregate, 55% of youth turned out to vote.
  • The racial and ethnic composition of the 2016 youth electorate closely mirrored the general population of young citizens, and remained as diverse as it has been since 2008, though this year there was a surge of young, White, male voters.
  • Young people without college experience, already historically underrepresented, made up a smaller share of the young people who cast ballots than in recent elections.
  • Less than 4 in 10 young voters identified with the Democratic Party and less than 3 in 10 identified with the Republican Party, suggesting that America’s two major parties are having trouble attracting a substantial youth base.

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North Carolina Central Law School & North Carolina Association of Police Chiefs Host Town Hall Meeting on Community Policing September 28, 2016 Following Scott Shooting in Charlotte

Video and Reporting By W. Calvin Anderson, M.Ed.

North Carolina Central Law School  In keeping with the motto of “Truth and Service,” the mission of the North Carolina Central University School of Law is to provide a challenging and broad-based educational program designed to stimulate intellectual inquiry of the highest order, and to foster in each student a deep sense of professional responsibility and personal integrity so as to produce competent and socially responsible members of the legal profession.

North Carolina Central University School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and the North Carolina State Bar Council. More information about Know Your Rights…


       ‘Unity in the Community’ Town Hall Meeting Reidsville, N.C. (September 21, 2016) – The North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police and the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law will sponsor “Unity in the Community” town hall meeting on six University of North Carolina campuses from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 28, 2016. Along with NCCU, the host site for the meeting, the additional remote sites include Fayetteville State University, Winston-Salem State University, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Elizabeth City State University. The meetings will be broadcast and viewed simultaneously via live video to all campus sites.

The purpose of the forum is to have dialogue between law enforcement and the community. The nine-member panel at NCCU will consist of police leaders, noted academic researchers, and community based organization leaders. Panelists will take questions from the audience with the focus on building strong relationships between the police and those they serve.

The town hall event begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Albert L. Tuner Law School. The public is invited to attend. The North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police (NCACP) is comprised of over 300 active police chiefs as well as their command staff who are committed in providing professional law enforcement services and protecting our state’s citizens. It is the goal of the association to start the conversation with the community about building a stronger relationship of trust, understanding, and collaboration.

Chief Robert Hassell, NCACP President and Chief of Police for Reidsville, NC, states, “I believe these forums will allow all those involved to identify and better understand the challenges we face and encounter within our communities. The interaction will provide the opportunity for us to enhance and improve relations and hopefully be the catalyst for more discussion and positive change.” For more information, call Jessica Alexander – Media Specialist (336) 347-2353.

For North Carolina Central Law School the following address is for the Office of the Consultant on Legal Education:

Office of the Consultant on Legal Education /
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.988.6738 Fax: 312.988.5681


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One Safe Community Adds Junior Ombudsman Project for Cities

One Safe Community(c) 2015 Civic Normalcy & Ombudsman Program

(Life Skills, Civic, Social Studies, Government and Law)

By W. Calvin Anderson, M.Ed.

RATIONALE: Public trust in equitable and highly professional “community policing” in the United States of America has not been more controversial perhaps since the 1950’s for African Americans. Protesters across the nation have been racially diverse and have regularly marched and practicing non-violent and sometimes violent and criminal dissent in the aftermath of civic cases involving the deaths of unarmed men and women during pre-arrest procedures. This state of emergency must have more practical resolutions. There must be more school-based engagements using intensives of Life skills, civics, social studies, political science, police science, government and legal studies used as as means to create constructive researc­h, discussions and new levels of consensus for practical solutions to our complex and widespread public unrest and deep concern about the state of American justice in 2016 and 2017.


Students are expected to be supported by GRADE LEVEL subject area teachers, counselors and specialists. Students are expected to:

  • participate in class discussions, demonstrations, exercises, presentations, and project based activities


Theoretical and Behavioral Approach to Police Engagement

Program Outline

I. Life Skills: Street Law and Traffic Stops (90-minutes)

(Axial Presence Instructional Design (c) 2015 used to study Probable Cause,

Arrest Procedures etc.)

II. Personal Readiness Orientation (180-minutes)

III Crime Maps, Comstat and Community Needs (90-minutes)

IV. Axial Presence Instructional Design (180-minutes)

V. Content Reading, Research, Analysis and Presentations (90-minutes)

VI. Comstat 2.0 and 21stCentury Policing (90-minutes)

VII. Consensus on Justice in America’s Future (90-minutes)

VIII. Safer Community . Info

Research Based Methods

Research Based Method

This statistical research, civics study, role play, mentoring and community galvanizing program will be based on research from the local police and community data, issues, concerns, policies, procedures, laws and information from Police Foundation, Vera Institute and 21st Century Policing

Bio W. Calvin Anderson, M.Ed

Axial Presence Instructional Design (c) 2015 model was piloted at Columbia University (NYC) improving student interactivity, engagement and action-research” for final their project with the 2016 Summer High School Program three-week intensive for Sports Management.


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ONE SAFE COMMUNITY.COM                                                                                                                          (Stop Violence and Increase the Peace; Improved Community Building and Community Police Relations © 2014 )


The One Safe Community . Com is founded on the belief system that we must stop the violence and increase the peace in America and the world at all costs. One Safe Community . Com are “contracted technical support teams” of outside and objective specialists that help to create “constructive community engagements and trainings” to “increase peaceful” communications and help to re-establish trust and build new foundations for mutual respect and consensus dealing with communities to combat gangs, hate crimes, poor community police relations, alarming incidences of domestic violence, immigrant-related conflicts and contemporary societal change needs requiring new leadership strategies and public partnerships.

As such the One Safe Community . Com’s specialized technical-support teams provide capacity building, training and initiate programming for community based organizations, public and private schools, 21st century community policing partnerships, gang prevention and community incarceration advocates, and faith-based institutions and organizations to create research-based solutions for local social reconstruction. Let’s face it no small city or community wants to be labeled like Ferguson, MI and no large urban city wants to be considered as problem-apparent and as complex as Baltimore is in need of improving community relations.

We must all “roll up our sleeves” and recreate sustainable and safer communities.  The One Safe Community Development Process has four a part solutions-oriented program to service interested lead organizations that need capacity-building and immediate professional technical support to addresses:

  • Stop The Violence Increase The Peace: Closing leadership gaps to solve potential and already controversial violence in their communities (Gangs, Racism & Hate Crimes, Community Policing)
  • Better Police Introductions: improving community police relations and identification of current and emerging leaders
  • One Safe Community: screening new programs verified by “needs-assessments” for normalcy through community surveys related to: job creation, workforce development, education, gentrification, public and professional municipal development training
  • Safer Community Info: new professionally produced community television pilots, PSA’s, digital technologies, apps and social media

The One Safe Community research based process is solution based to employ new possibilities for community building through “shared vision” for quality growth and leadership development. All “world class” communities and those striving to become world class communities

According to research-based methods on community building progressive citizens should seek visions of a “livable sense” of community through determining core competences, striving to experience interconnectedness, creating sustainable collective intelligence and a learning architecture that complements national, state and local democratic standards in K-12 and college education related to indivisible rights, justice and freedoms ordained by our Constitution. All future communities must act and accommodate citizen and constituent learning in alignment with school-age children who are taught to protect our U.S Constitution and rights that make America the great model for democracy in the world.




Inspector Michael LiPetri, Commander 75th Precinct NYPD

World-class, New York City and perhaps especially Brooklyn in the last month of 2014 may have been at its lowest point in perceived community-police relations on December 17th when police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were ambushed and murdered in their patrol vehicle. This event was just after two separate local juries chose not-to-indict police officers which prompted thousands of people in NYC to literally slow down Christmas shopping and “shut-down” Midtown Manhattan protesting against the deaths of unarmed American citizen’s, Michael Brown and Eric Garner who died in the process of their criminal discovery processes and or arrests.

Corps logoIMG_0379February 13, 2015 before President’s Day the Commander of 75th Precinct Inspector Michael LiPetri (NYPD) and 25-year veteran community-based leader, Winchester Key, CEO of the East New York Urban Youth Corps (ENYUYC) and precinct clergy partnered in an initiative called Increase The Peace/Stop The Violence March and Open Community Discussion that has now changed the course of community police relations.

“Increase the Peace/Stop The Violence March”                    Pennsylvania Avenue East New York Brooklyn, February 13, 2015

corps headquartersThe ENYUYC Increase the Peace/Stop The Violence community building initiative essentially a better police introductions and stakeholder re-introductions model is part of an ongoing effort which focuses on urging leaders to come forth to peacefully discuss conflicts; needs; reduce all forms of violence; improve public trust, safety and community opportunity. seg 2 flier March 2The dedicated marchers walked in subzero degree weather with a local East New York, Brooklyn youth group and band called the Royal Knights to listen to one another and “have their say” so to speak. March 3 The route of the march with wind chill factors below 10 degrees) was from Gerswin Park on Linden Boulevard and Vermont to Pennsylvania and Williams Avenue to Public School #13 and its auditorium for the Increase The Peace program’s first open community meeting. Obviously many community members did not brave the inclement weather. But Ptr. David Maldonado was there; a prolific young man named, Constant and C. Aaron Hinton founder of DEUCES was there too. March 4IMG_0366 respect Speakers from the East New York community included: Precinct Commander LiPetri, Winchester Key, I.B. Heyward, Minister Paul Muhammad, Nikki Lucas, Osei Smith, Bishop Dr. Aiken. The ENY Community Resource Megahub/ March organizers include, 75th Pct. Community Affairs Officer Marcus Johnson, Better Police Introductions and 75th Precinct Clergy Council : Winchester Key (ENYUYC CEO) ,I.B. Heyward (ENYUYC Board Officer) W. Calvin Anderson, M.Ed ( founder of Better Police Introductions.Com), Violet Rodriguez ENYUYC Staff, Bishop Derwin Aiken (Faith of God Assembly and 1st Vice President Pct. Clergy Council), 2nd Vice President, Pastor David Maldinado, Jr (Las Maravillas Del Exodo),Rev. Dr. Robert Townsley (Brooklyn Community Development Advocate), Bro. Paul Muhammad, Student Protocol Director (Muhammad Mosque 7C : Nation of Islam), Bishop (Rabbi) Walter Dunlap, Nikki Lucas People’sFirst Democratic Organization,Minister Marc Anderson and Minister Michael Fleming (Free Mission Temple), Ms. Sharon Leid (Community Representative), Deacon Hector Mario Texidor Lozada (Las Maravillas Del Exodo), And the dedicated staff members of ENYUYC. COPS DCCommander 1 Inspector Michael LiPetri has discussion with youth and community leaders Young Adult Constituency

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Community Leader Career and ENYUYC Services Bottom Line Discussion with Inspector Lipetri and Youth and Community Community building is hard work. There are no “quick-fixes”. Reorganizing modern democratic leadership organizations and service structures require “quality engagements”. East New York police are concerned about cordial and effective community relations. Efficient police impact centers as well as return on investment for the new portable and street mounted cameras. These Brooklyn police are first responders (as are our schools and community-based organizations ) and they serve citizenry in encounters when guidance, arrests and/or when “trauma-support” is needed for dislocated Hurricane Sandy residents and large city gentrification. They diffuse the domestic violence problems which currently are a menace to our whole state. They provide positions in the continued controversy of the Stop and Frisk program from Albany to local community advocacy events. They meet and take guns which are proliferating everywhere disproportionately from out of state found on NYC streets. We are in a time requiring a “learning culture”. Citizens and police must be on keen alert. Schools are part of the learning culture also and k-12 school instruction in civics, public safety, government, and social studies needs to be increasingly practical and evidence-based for citing neighborhood improvements. With respect to juvenile alternatives to incarceration the progressive interest to support non-violent juvenile offenders with the new Close to Home Programs also requires work from public safety and community alike to make these humane programs effective in reducing the taxpayers burden in costs of incarceration and redirecting the youth away from crime and violence. It will need the support of parents, neighborhood leaders and the faith-based communities. Our immigrant youth populations and children with full American citizenship need to know how to use the tenets of our democracy now more than ever. They need to rehearse Fourth Amendment rights in terms of “do’s and don’ts” when engaged in police detainment, investigation, searches, arrests and in aftermath discovery in our legal processes. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Opportunity Agenda 2015 The articulated outcomes the Increase The Peace/Stop The Violence initiative included the establishment of: 1) a youth-led Increase The Peace/Stop the Violence Youth Board and 2) the start of an intense needs assessment for community based programs related to college and career opportunities, 3) job creation and referrals, 4) afterschool and Saturday locations and resources and 5) summer gender specific, education and arts programs. According to the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, “There are keys to improving systems for public safety partnerships in diverse communities. Transparency is an important factor. Community policing involves decision-making processes that are more open than traditional policing. If the community is to be a full partner, the department needs mechanisms for readily sharing relevant information on crime and social disorder problems and police operations with the community. The Increased the Peace/Stop the Violence initiative originally scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ended at 7:30 p.m. and all constituent community stakeholders left the event with new and positive expectations. See more Obama COPS seg 3 flierFacebook pages to follow: Corps logo Logo Better Police Intro-001 IMG_0381 Brandnewz Twitter BrandNewz Coverage (Chris Martin from Kidd N Play) Twitter from BrandNewsZ Rooster of BrandNewz Coverage B-PF2jyCQAElt9p.jpg largeTracy Martin (Trayvon’s Dad) Talks About Gun Violence in Black Neighborhoods