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<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?
<p>The California State Capitol in Sacramento. CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/78425154@N00/174259121/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Franco Folini</a></p>

California Legislature's U-Turn On Law and Order  

June 13, 2012
The California Constitution was amended in 1982 to bring evidence suppression limits in line with the U.S. Constitution. The present legislature has begun a concerted back door effort to undo the state's requirement to follow the federal exclusionary rule.

How Private Security Can Help Law Enforcement  

May 31, 2012
I've worked in private security for many years, and in my experience there are certain steps people in this profession can take to better help law enforcement investigate incidents. Here is what police officers prefer to encounter when they arrive at the scene of a crime and need to speak with security personnel.
<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

Flashlights: Hand-held Vs. Weapon-Mounted  

May 22, 2012
A tactical light should meet three basic requirements that apply to hand-held and weapon-mounted lights—a high-output beam, reliable high energy power, and tactically correct switching.

Are You a Coward?  

May 14, 2012
That oath did not spare the lives of some officers who failed to live up to it. I will refrain from listing their names herein as they have already paid the ultimate price for their reticence to do what obviously had to be done.
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