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Shots Fired: Clackamas County, Oregon, 12/05/2005

Shots Fired: Clackamas County, Oregon, 12/05/2005

Seemingly as insensate to his own pain as that he inflicted on others, Donald Graham also possessed a reputation as a man who backed his words. And no promise meant more to him than the one he'd made his wife that he'd never go back to prison. He'd do what he had to do.

April 12, 2011

Shots Fired: Gaston County, N.C. 07/06/2009

Shots Fired: Gaston County, N.C. 07/06/2009

Shaw tried to deflect the gun with the flashlight in his left hand. But hearing the shot, he jumped back, landing on his backside about seven feet away from Burris.

January 31, 2010

Where the Job Is Better Nowadays

Where the Job Is Better Nowadays

Once upon a time you had to use your radio to run subjects for wants and warrants. Now, you can run as many subjects as you want. As if that wasn't enough, license plate recognition systems can alert you for warrants.

December 15, 2009

Do We Still Need Batons?

The Rodney King incident still colors how the public views the use of batons. For that reason and others, some officers are reluctant to use the tool.

March 1, 2009

The State of American Law Enforcement - Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

A Shocking Proposition

A categorical claim that the availability of TASERs in the field mitigates the need for a backup officer is not only grossly irresponsible, but a prescription for disaster.

June 6, 2008

In Search of the Star Trek Phaser

When it comes to capturing, subduing, and arresting bad guys, law enforcement currently has four types of less-lethal and less-than-lethal tools: physical restraint such as handcuffs and Ripp Hobble restraints, chemical weapons such as oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray, electrical shock devices such as Tasers, and impact tools such as batons and Asps.

March 1, 2005

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