Cops like to see themselves as straight shooters—literally and figuratively. Well, they just may have to start appealing to their more diplomatic side.
Between clueless coworkers, astute criminals, damnable fate, and our own inattention, we can turn a winning hand into a losing one.
Just another run-down of things on the law enforcement radar that have been on my addled mind as of late, that while individually not warranting an entire column collectively could prove momentous for the world.
Walt had always enjoyed the reputation of being a man’s man, an individual of independent thought who was never shy to offer his opinion. It was one of the things that I respected about him.
Maybe you like to see yourself as a one-man crime task force. The truth is you're probably not an expert in kicking down doors, lifting prints, AND running media interference. Leave such stuff for the pros.
You would think that the average cop would know that he doesn’t have to get punched prior to using force. But having seen my fair share of patrol cops who got coldcocked and were laid out on the asphalt when the warning signs were in bold-capped Helvetica-font neon, I wonder.
So NINETY-NINE+ percent of emergency room doctors polled think we use excessive force? Let's hear it for the less than one-percenters!
There are things that, while perhaps worthy of a mention, don’t warrant a whole column. And so I decided to make a column out of several of them.
This is my first murder, the first of many I will roll on throughout my career. Back at home, only exhaustion lets me get some sleep before reporting back to work later that day.