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<p>Retired Capt. Carroll Cooley appears at the Phoenix Police Museum to discuss the Miranda arrest. Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

The Miranda Arrest: 50 Years Later  

March 13, 2013
In March of 1963, Phoenix Police Officer Carroll Cooley arrested Ernesto Miranda. Fifty years later, Miranda warnings are as much a part of policing today as a set of handcuffs.
<p>Photo by Kelly Bracken.</p>

If You Don't Learn This, You'll Die!  

March 12, 2013
It's been said that the street cop wears many hats: psychologist, sociologist, counselor, arbitrator; electrician, firefighter, judge, jury, and even executioner. But how much formal training has he or she been exposed to in these various capacities?
<p>San Bernardino County Sheriff&#39;s Lt. Al Stewart (left) and California Highway Patrol Officer Larry Wetterling. Photos via LAPPL.</p>

Police Union Opposes 'Compassionate' Parole for Calif. Cop Killer  

March 6, 2013
In 1973, Gerald Youngberg took the lives of San Bernardino County Sheriff's Lt. Al Stewart, California Highway Patrol Officer Larry Wetterling, and gas station attendant Robert Jenkins in execution-style murders.
<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

The Dorner Rampage is Over…Now Comes the Repercussions  

February 26, 2013
If I could somehow shoehorn Det. Jeremiah MacKay's name a million times over his shooter's, I would.
<p>Screenshot via CBS News.</p>

Sheriff's Dispatcher's Performance During Big Bear Shootout  

February 19, 2013
The incident underscores the essential role played by the dedicated emergency services dispatchers nationwide. These behind-the-scene professionals constitute a vital link to police officers every time officers leave their stations.
<p><span>The California State Capitol in Sacramento. Photo via&nbsp;</span><a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/78425154@N00/174259121/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Franco Folini</a>/Flickr.</p>

Keeping an Eye on Calif. Public Safety Bills  

February 14, 2013
A wave of new bills was introduced as California lawmakers reconvened at the State Capitol on Jan. 7 to start their legislative year. A number of them are of particular interest to law enforcement and deserve a close watch.
<p>Photo via&nbsp;<a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/64181740@N00/5717228547/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Emily Stanchfield</a>/Flickr.</p>

Out of Control on Gun Control  

January 24, 2013
What kind of philosophy is being exercised when Second Amendment naysayers condemn the whole of gun-owning Americans for the transgressions of people who by and large are not even gun owners but have appropriated the weapons?
<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Informants and Promotion Exams  

January 7, 2013
Foremost among my thoughts on informants is that I wouldn't want to find myself at the mercy of anyone whose inclination to sell out others has been well established.
<p>Photo courtesy of <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/75803787@N00/15248790/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>7-how-7</a>/Flickr.</p>

Unlicensed Drivers: A Public Safety Menace  

January 2, 2013
The LAPPL welcomes a new study by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, which found suspended or revoked and unlicensed drivers are much more reckless on the road than validly licensed drivers.
<p>Photo courtesy of<a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/84617037@N00/2149104300/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;> Clearly Ambiguous</a>/Flickr.</p>

Obama's Election Victory and the Supreme Court  

December 27, 2012
What is the likely consequence of the re-election of Barack Obama with respect to judicial appointments, as they bear on law enforcement and public safety issues? In our business, we're trained to look for the clues. There are plenty of those to examine.
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