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Canadian Robert Wilkinson, 29, belts out an a cappella version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" from the back seat of a police cruiser while intoxicated.
I was recently reading how more and more professions are turning to checklists to improve safety. I have been advocating just this kind of practice for law enforcement for decades.
"Caught on police dash cam. One lawnmower, 10 shopping carts, 100-foot extension cord, lots of beer, and one mad beer drinking redneck yelling, 'God Dang it I know my rights.'" Note: This video is likely a spoof.
I'd like to take a minute to ponder one of the issues that remains an unspoken truth about our natures and at the same time can dominate our attention with great urgency. That is the need for the human body to process waste.
As a student of human performance I am always amazed at the way we pay lip service to the winning mindset. It seems we think that if we just say this or that to ourselves, or visualize ourselves doing this or that, we will become winners. Simple, right? Wrong.
West Covina, Calif., councilmembers aren't laughing about a video spoof showing several cops with visible agency patches harassing a motorist.
A plethora of TV shows, movies, and novels explore all types of the undead or living dead. Future generations will no doubt attribute this fixation to one or another of our social ills, and one certainly has to admit that there must be some strange social collective fear that has made these critters the subject of so much attention.
Feedback can come from the officer watching himself on a dashcam or a sergeant telling him he turns his back on a violator every time he keys his mic. This is a lot better than spitting teeth out in the back of an ambulance or worse.
I had the strangest dream the other night. I was a detective on my way to a homicide and my partner was that big guy from "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" who knows everything about everything.
Two officers with the Renton (Wash.) Police Department were suspended for this video depicting a mustachioed officer talking to a jail employee clown using robot voices. The video mocked staff and procedures of a new jail in South King County.
When I took over firearms instruction in the academy the first thing I did was try to imbue everyone with the ideas that shooting was fun, anyone can do it, and if there is a problem it is only the technique, and not the person.
Over the years I have had so many "if only" moments; most of them have been about debt and its related stresses. When I was developing officer safety programs at the academy, I was stunned to find the number one cause of divorce among law enforcement officers was not dispatchers, but financial stress.
What the heck happened to us? Cro-Magnons were big, athletic, and healthy until they died (mostly young), and had bigger brains than we do.
We have to decide not to carry garbage around ourselves and not to accept it from others.
The funny thing is most Americans can't even name the time zone they live in much less understand why they are changing their clocks twice a year, and they have to ask the flight attendant what time it is wherever they've just landed.
Retired Officer Tony Lepore of Providence, R.I., has for nearly three decades been directing traffic with unique dance moves.
My friend pointed to his weird five-toed footwear and said since wearing them his body had found new vigor and was pain-free.