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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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<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

The Real Danger of the Trayvon Martin Case  

July 26, 2013
We have seen this type of tragedy before and will doubtlessly see it again. It gave rise to the whole Tawana Brawley outrage; it led to the outrageous persecutions and prosecutions of Duke Lacrosse players Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans.
<p>Photo courtesy of Matt Mitchell.</p>

Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt  

July 10, 2013
The kilt is open and cool, a lot nicer than the snug summer shorts we wear. At first, I took some ribbing from fellow officers.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

Nickels, Dimes, and the Night Stalker  

July 1, 2013
The romantic in me would like to believe that America would want to take care of those who take care of it. But I am increasingly of the opinion that it doesn't; moreover, it doesn't want to.
<p>LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addresses the media regarding two officer shootings. Screenshot via KTLA.</p>

Threats Rise To LAPD Officers  

June 27, 2013
Los Angeles' crime rates may be going down but as the events of Tuesday revealed all too painfully, violent crimes against police officers are going up.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

In Praise of Straight-Shooting Brass  

June 19, 2013
"I suspect the only reason 110 rounds was all that was fired was that's all the ammunition they had," Sheriff Grady Judd responded. "We were not going to take any chance of him shooting back."
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

The Will To Survive  

June 5, 2013
Of the components of the will to survive, none is more important than mindset. How often have we seen a man of lesser skillsets come out the survivor of some confrontation simply because he refused to go down?
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

We Need Smart Cops  

May 16, 2013
I'd sleep better knowing that those tasked with the power of making life or death decisions were those most capable of doing so.
<p>Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

An Empathetic Reminder During Police Week  

May 13, 2013
As Americans watch their police officers throughout the country remember fallen peers during National Police Week, we should look for ways to develop a deeper relationship between the "server" and the "served."
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

The Hazards of Sleep  

May 2, 2013
If he worked in one of those small towns that prohibits the exhibition of elephants in a city park on the Sabbath, you could bet that he'd somehow find a way to be booking a pachyderm into evidence Sunday night.
<p>The Nutshellz stopped a .40-caliber round. Photo by Austen George.</p>

Product Test: Nutshellz Groin Protector  

May 1, 2013
The Nutshellz is a groin protector on steroids. It's made with several layers of ballistic material to obtain the NIJ Level II rating encased in a durable rubber material with a carbon fiber outer skin.
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