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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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Video: NYPD's Empire State Building Shooting  

August 27, 2012
It's small wonder that the news media reported the shooting outside the Empire State Building last week as a mass shooting—it certainly appeared to be. Only it wasn't a mass shooting by a suspect, but by cops.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/64540855@N07/5878418781/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>marsmet523</a></p>

Are You Dealing With A Super Genius?  

August 24, 2012
An ABA Journal story recalled the rewards that can come from perusing others' scribblings. About the only thing these mental mavericks lack is a prognostication on how long a sentence they'll get for the sentences they write.
<p>Photo via ACLU.</p>

Author Interview: 'If There Were Any Victims'  

August 9, 2012
Author Bill Louis says that based on what those files contained, from 2005–2007 most crimes occurring in the town, including rape, murder, and child molestation, were never investigated.
<p>Photo: Kelly Bracken</p>

Put Yourself Out There  

August 6, 2012
Of course, guys like me were the dummies in this equation. The truth was that the nail sticking out didn't necessarily get hammered. An incredible amount of the time it got promoted.
<p>Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Photo: ACLU.</p>

Book Review: 'If There Were Any Victims'  

July 27, 2012
Author Bill Louis says Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County Sheriff's Office never investigated hundreds of crimes in the town of El Mirage, Ariz., which it was contracted to do from 2005 to 2007, and Louis was left to pick up the pieces after the fact.

The Aurora Tragedy and Off-Duty Carry  

July 23, 2012
I can point to those instances where off-duty officers have mitigated the loss of life and stopped such threats. It was a Texas Department of Public Safety officer who chased the Luby's shooter into a restroom where the man killed himself.
<p>Photo via Lion&#39;s Gate.</p>

Father Figures Are Not Expendable  

July 20, 2012
I had planned to write something about the movie "The Expendables 2," having attended a panel that featured some of the film's stars, including Sylvester Stallone. But in less than 24 hours Sly's son would be found dead of an overdose and the actor reportedly devastated.

This Blog Is Almost Rated G  

July 11, 2012
I am not going all "born again" or going "p.c." on ya. I am just pledging to try and be a little more discriminating in how I communicate my thoughts from now on. Ideally I would like to communicate my thoughts without offending you any more than necessary.

Treat People With Respect  

June 28, 2012
There is nothing either wrong or weak in treating people with kindness and respect. There is always recourse for those who misinterpret the overture as weakness.

Engage Your Brain Before Acting  

June 14, 2012
Let me ask you this: If the driver had been a fellow cop, would you have cited him? And if you wouldn't have, would it be because of "professional courtesy" or something else?
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