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<p>Photo courtesy of Craig Medon.</p>

What I Learned From 25 Years of Police Work  

September 6, 2013
While training a recruit, I passed on some of the most important lessons that sustained me through my career and kept me motivated to cross the finish line to retirement. I'd like to continue to pass along these lessons so other officers can benefit from what I've learned.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/65354164@N02/6635014909/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Glyn Lowe</a>/Flickr.</p>

Restoring the Dream  

September 5, 2013
When Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech in Washington, D.C., black Americans were particularly suspicious of police officers and with good reason. Fifty years later, I suspect that many are now just as suspicious of us. That's a failure within the law enforcement community that demands a remedy.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

To Stop, or Not to Stop, That is the Question  

August 28, 2013
The cop is the decision maker. Not Jesse Jackson. Not Al Sharpton. Not even the Supreme Court. All that stuff can be argued about later, and might well be.
<p><span>Photo via&nbsp;</span><a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/abardwell/&quot;>abardwell</a><span>/Flickr.</span></p>

LAPD Resources Drained by Prisoner Realignment  

August 22, 2013
When Los Angeles residents need a police officer, they expect and deserve an immediate response. But it is getting harder to deliver on that expectation because LAPD officers are being pulled away from what they were hired to do in order to keep tabs on thousands of felons living in the city after their early release from prison.
<p>Photo via Wikimedia.</p>

In Praise of Condition Yellow  

August 9, 2013
Being in Condition Yellow has allowed me to identify a thief before he acted on his intentions, a would-be assailant before he launched his attack. It has given me pause to re-evaluate the decision to pet a dog, or patronize certain establishments.
<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."
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