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Rent-a-Cops, Wannabes, and Scabs—Oh, My!  

July 11, 2008
You'd think that as people engaged in a profession that is no less broadstroked by the public, cops would have more empathy for security guards.

Sometimes, the Pain Comes Later  

July 7, 2008

In conducting interviews with the officers profiled in my Shots Fired columns, I was surprised at how many either didn't know that they'd been injured, or if they knew they'd been injured didn't know where their injuries were located or their severity. 

First Impressions  

June 27, 2008

That a stranger would go so far out of his way to offer words of comfort and counsel instead of chastisement and condemnation left each child wanting to do the same as police officers themselves.

Blowhards R Us  

June 18, 2008

A certain degree of self-assurance is obligatory to our profession. But how fine is the line between self-assurance and arrogance? When does self-confidence become conceit? And at what point does a full blown narcissistic personality disorder become harmful?

Courage When It Counts  

June 13, 2008

Yesterday, Sheriff Lee Baca said something that needed to be articulated a long time ago.

That there's an ongoing race problem between blacks and Hispanics in Los Angeles County that is resulting in deaths on both sides.

A Shocking Proposition  

June 6, 2008
A categorical claim that the availability of TASERs in the field mitigates the need for a backup officer is not only grossly irresponsible, but a prescription for disaster.

The Creepiest Calls  

May 30, 2008

You can’t anticipate everything, and inevitably, there will be surprises. Just remember that when checking on the welfare of another, to look out for your own.

Dangers of Domestic Violence Calls  

May 23, 2008

I have been at enough domestics to know that some officers can be a little more lax than they should be. And that can get you killed.

Some Criminals Know How to Fly Under the Radar  

May 16, 2008

Many criminals exploit our bias in order to fly under the radar. Some get away with their criminal acts by hiding in plain sight. Often it comes down to attire and timing. And often, they approach it from opposite ends of the sartorial spectrum.

Be Prepared for Gun Grabs  

May 9, 2008

When Jim re-holstered his sidearm in preparation for handcuffing the man, the suspect was off the curb, going for Jim’s gun, which he apparently felt was—literally—up for grabs again.

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