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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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Fort Hood: Can It Happen to Us?  

November 10, 2009
Murders of law enforcement personnel by their brethren are not without precedent. Lovers' triangles have resulted in murder-suicides; subordinates have shot superiors; ex-cops-cum-felons have killed lawmen.

Taking Care of Our Best  

November 3, 2009
No one knows when it happened, or why, but somewhere along the line - a traffic stop? A radio call? - he cut a corner.

Give Credit Where Credit is Due  

October 15, 2009
I still can't wrap my head around President Barack Obama's being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. As a Los Angeles Times editorial noted, it's embarrassing to him and diminishes the prize. But getting rewards and being deprived of them is nothing new.

Delaying, Delayed, and Good Ol’ Hamstrung Justice  

October 6, 2009
As I like to bitch and gripe at the lack of novel approaches in the justice system, I should at least look at some when they do pop up. A couple of novel ideas were brought to my attention during the last couple of weeks, so I figured I'd share them herein.

The 'How to Be a Better Cop' Reading List  

September 29, 2009
I sincerely believe that if you were to read one or two of these books, you'll be a better cop for it. And if you haven't the time or inclination for reading, then it might hearten you to know some are available on audio books.

Sitting on Your Ass Can Get It Buried  

September 22, 2009
When you've compromised your body through fatty foods, aspartame, caffeinated sodas, sugar, chocolate, and other crap, you can only hope that somehow things will get incrementally better just as they'd gotten incrementally worse in the first place.

Be On the Lookout for Loners  

September 15, 2009
Take parks for instance. The lone male may be there to 1) buy his dope, 2) do his dope, 3) sell his dope, 4) drink his beer, or 5) relieve some sexual tension.

A Crappy Job of Parenting  

August 31, 2009
I have had parents tell me to discipline their kids, yell at them, take them to jail, and lock them up. One asked to borrow my service revolver.

Your Role in Homeland Security  

August 25, 2009
The arrests of Oklahoma Bomber Tim McVeigh and abortion clinic bomber Eric Rudolph were affected by street cops, and more than one routine check at a Canadian border checkpoint has averted more stateside terrorist attacks.

Stacking the Jury  

August 14, 2009
Each prospective juror has to answer seven standard questions: name, marital status, etc. The only two that strike me as concerns for exclusion are type of work and whether or not we’ve been a victim of a crime.
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