More inaccurate, irresponsible reporting.
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Neighborhood watch groups don’t need scrutiny. However, they do benefit from local police advisers, who do just that, give advice. And not just police, but fire and EMS as well.
Among other things, the police can keep them informed if there are crimes in the area, the proper use of less lethal tools like Tasers, stun guns and pepper spray, how not to disturb evidence at a crime scene, etc.
They can also have a direct liaison at the PD, to avoid going through 911 directly, and so that the police adviser can give the police on scene situational advice.
With meetings maybe twice a year, this can be a big help to a neighborhood watch.
It's just mere words on paper that a judge can ignore as the Zimmerman case is demonstrating.