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Mark Clark

Mark Clark

Mark Clark is the public information officer for a law enforcement agency in the southwest. He is also a photographer and contributor to POLICE Magazine.
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High Court Decision Backs Law Enforcement  

January 25, 2012
What do you call a federal court that changes facts to fit its argument and issues rulings so far outside established law that it's routinely chastised and reversed by a higher court? In California we know it as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

California's Prison Realignment Plan Off To a Terrible Start  

January 10, 2012
State leaders might have seen an ideal budget fix in their new law allowing felons with prison terms of six years or less to be housed in local jails and then supervised by local law enforcement agencies, but the past few days have already given us two examples of just how terribly bad this idea will turn out.
<p>Photo: Joseph Nelson</p>

Product Test: Pelican 1910 and 1920 Flashlights  

January 3, 2012
The 1920 makes a perfect alley light. When the light-bar alley light is too much of a flood light or up too high to get a look at the ground, the 1920 is perfect.

Let's Stay Alive in 2012  

December 22, 2011
A 23% rise in firearms-related fatalities factors into that total, with many of these officers having been killed in ambushes. Over the course of the past few days when I first scribbled down an idea prompt for this blog, four more officers have died.

In Praise of the Unreasonable Cop  

December 16, 2011
The first rule of Law Enforcement is: You do not talk about Law Enforcement. The second rule of Law Enforcement is: you DO NOT talk about Law Enforcement (and those that do will get a Fight Club beatdown).
<p>Photo: krossbow (flickr)</p>

The Potential Hazards of Project Blue Light  

December 6, 2011
When you see police union stickers doing double-duty as "Break Window Here" decals and non-cops getting physically assaulted for wearing cop-related attire, you have to wonder if a Project Blue Light display of respect couldn't come back to bite us and our loved ones.
<p>Flickr_CC:&nbsp;<a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltarrrrr/&quot;>waltarrrrr</a></p>

Crowd Control Policy and the 'Occupy' Movement   

December 6, 2011
Guess who the elected officials (or campus officials) send in to take down the tent cities and "evict" the protestors. (Do you have a mirror handy?)
<p>RideOut Technologies&#39; Storm Quest (left) and Comfort Carbon saddles. Photo: Scott Smith</p>

Product Test: RideOut's Storm Quest and Carbon Comfort Saddles  

December 5, 2011
The extended riding of bicycle patrol can be grueling, especially if you don't have a comfortable saddle. The Storm Quest and Comfort Carbon saddles from RideOut Technologies deliver on this promise.

Video: Avoiding Blue on Blue Arrests  

November 28, 2011
These are legitimate concerns, especially from an officer safety angle. After all, take-over robbery suspects have been known to don raid jackets or flash badges as a means of gaining entry into victims' houses.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/-sel-/&quot;>-sel</a>.</p>

Backing the Badge: Project Blue Light  

November 24, 2011
Join us as part of "Project Blue Light," and let your blue lights shine for law enforcement during the holidays. Remember, the color blue is also a symbol of peace.
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