Monthly Archives: November 2007

Shooting of Police Officers Increases

Over 63 law enforcement officers have been shot and killed this year so far, according to this article from the Philadelphia Inquirer. It’s a topic of concern that’s circulated numbers of law enforcement discussion groups both at the street officer … Continue reading

Posted in U S Politics | Comments Off on Shooting of Police Officers Increases

Gunsmoke, Wrestling and Higher Education

It’s been over 40 years ago now that we would go visit my grandparents on their farm, usually on weekends. Two things were absolutes: Saturday night was Gunsmoke and wrestling and Sunday meant going to church. No exceptions to either … Continue reading

Posted in U S Politics | Comments Off on Gunsmoke, Wrestling and Higher Education

Impressions Mean So Much

I got a call from a very good friend today who commented how he had called for police assistance and received a prompt response by a younger officer whose name he could not recall. He said the reason for his … Continue reading

Posted in U S Politics | Comments Off on Impressions Mean So Much

Hooters Swat Team

My attention was called to this CNN news clip by a member of a discussion group of which I belong. Our discussion was developing positive images of law enforcement for future recruiting efforts of qualified police professionals. It would sure … Continue reading

Posted in U S Politics | Comments Off on Hooters Swat Team

Northfield News, William White and Theodore Roosevelt

Credit a convergence of unrelated events over the past week for this posting. I recently obtained an original copy of a book authored by Theodore Roosevelt on his views of Civil Service. Northfield News Managing Editor Jaci Smith wrote a … Continue reading

Posted in U S Politics | Comments Off on Northfield News, William White and Theodore Roosevelt

Giving Kids a “Head Start”

The St. Paul Pioneer Press in their Friday Edition published an article describing how police found a four year old boy with no shoes or shirt standing on a street corner of Rice and Pennsylvania at 2 in the morning … Continue reading

Posted in U S Politics | Comments Off on Giving Kids a “Head Start”

Institutionalization of Task Forces

task force Main Entry:task force Function:noun Date:1941 : a temporary grouping under one leader for the purpose of accomplishing a definite objective ### That’s what Webster defines a task force. I find it increasingly interesting the number of task forces … Continue reading

Posted in U S Politics | Comments Off on Institutionalization of Task Forces

Do Crime Intervention Saturation Patrols Really Work

This Washington Post article reports on how a recent attempt to put “all hands” on the street didn’t accomplish a reduction in crime in Washington. DC Police Chief Lanier often critical of her predecessor Ramsey, feels her approach reduces crime … Continue reading

Posted in U S Politics | Comments Off on Do Crime Intervention Saturation Patrols Really Work

Thanks

To all of those of you I got to know, in the 7900 wing at United Hospital in St Paul last week, I want to thank you for your caring and assistance that that allows me to recuperate from home … Continue reading

Posted in U S Politics | Comments Off on Thanks