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Seven Steps Eric Holder Should Take to Help Prevent More Police Officers from Being Murdered  

December 22, 2014
I want to look prospectively at seven specific steps the attorney general can — and should — take now to help restore confidence in law enforcement and thus honor that “steadfast commitment” to making officers as safe as possible.

Police Are Not Out to Kill Minorities  

December 22, 2014
It’s a lie that has caused protests and riots all over this nation, communities to be burned to the ground, police officers to be attacked and beaten, and horribly, two New York City police officers to be assassinated.
Tags: NYPD

Anti-Police Rhetoric Worst in 45 Years  

December 22, 2014
There are 18,000 police departments in the United States. They interact millions of times with the public, and make hundreds of thousands of arrests. Very few result in a suspect’s death or injury.

Fine Line Between Lawful and Unlawful Protests  

December 15, 2014
There will always be issues and decisions that every citizen may not agree with – it is simply the nature of who we are as Americans.
Tags: LAPD, Protests

Fueling the Flames in Ferguson  

December 8, 2014
So far I have exercised what I consider "commendable restraint" in holding back my public comments on the recent events in Ferguson, Mo. Frankly I have not voiced my strong opinions because, like Sheriff David Clarke says, it just pisses me off.

My Response to Ferguson  

December 4, 2014
As a 17-year police veteran and a use of force/defensive tactics trainer, I held my opinions until I was presented with the facts of this case; I did not base them on suppositions or emotions.

Police Rifles: Why We Carry What We Do  

October 10, 2014
Chief Michael C. Koval of the Madison (Wis.) Police Department recently wrote a post on his blog in response to commentary in a local newspaper regarding whether police need AR-15s. He deftly refutes claims of militarization and presents his perspective as a law enforcement officer.

Law Enforcement's—and Society's—Only Hope  

October 8, 2014
Today, for the most part, the best and the brightest in law enforcement still run directly toward the violence and the trouble when it erupts. But if special interest groups continue to go unchallenged in setting the rules for how we work and how we defend ourselves, society will be left with mediocre and desperate officers shuffling toward the trouble and perhaps even running away.

The Reality of Police Retirement: Live Lean or Keep Working  

September 22, 2014
Are you doing your retirement planning in the briefing room or through the patrol car window? It may be better to seek a financial professional who knows your police retirement system and can guide you though the intricacies of retirement.

"Unarmed" Suspects and Un-brained Media  

September 2, 2014
Few if any pseudo-journalists or pseudo-pundits on the nightly news have bothered to mention Graham v. Connor, which for a full quarter century has been the law of the land regarding how to evaluate a police use of force.
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