Category Archives: Criminal Justice

Time to Set The Record Straight

Since the Boston bombing incident, media outlets and other less than reliable news sources keep stating that police killed the older brother who was a suspect in the bombing.  Sources have been stating for the entire time that the younger … Continue reading

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Tragic Consequences

It has happened again, the word that police officers have been shot and then later, that both have died. This time in Topeka, Kansas. In my thirty-some years of law enforcement, I never cease to feel the devastation experienced when … Continue reading

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Connecticut Shootings

With at least 27 people killed in the most recent US shooting incident, I would encourage the pundits to refrain from playing politics or pontificating about social issues and gun control at least long enough for the families to grieve, … Continue reading

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Maya 12 12 12

Well we are 20 minutes away from the end of the world if we believe some “expert’s” interpretation of the Mayan calendar.  That’s right.  12-12-12 is supposed to be the end of the world because that is when their calendar … Continue reading

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Congress Tanks in the Gallup Ratings on Honesty and Ethical Conduct

The most recent Gallup poll ranks nurses, doctors, engineers and clergy, police officers and professors as some of the highest ranked among those surveyed in the areas of ethics and honesty.  Lawyers, journalists and members of Congress tanked.    Click here … Continue reading

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TSA and Flying the Ultimate Oxymoron

Some of you who have been following my posts since the beginning will remember that I was put on a “no fly” list right after 9-11 because the way the agencies developed the list was to create a haphazard combined … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement Memorials

Well here it is again almost May and that time of year that our thought go specifically to the memories of those officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice for those they were sworn to protect and serve. If you … Continue reading

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

There are many reasons that drive people to choose a public safety career. One overriding comment I’ve heard over the past 29 years has been to make a difference. There are a lot more challenges out there than when I … Continue reading

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The Pain of Interference

Often, I hear from officers and administrators who are frustrated with the malicious meddling of elected and appointed officials who want them to avoid arresting certain people or try to interfere with legitimate law enforcement operations. The issue reminds me … Continue reading

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No Better Shield

‘No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.’ Isaiah 54:17 … Continue reading

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