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Pieces of My Mind

Pieces of My Mind

Thoughts on some of the law enforcement news that came across our computers in October.

November 6, 2019

Shots Fired: Anaheim, California 09/25/2009
Looking Back: Tragedy, Invisible Killers, and the Death Penalty
Is Contact and Cover Dead?
Tragedy in Bakersfield

Tragedy in Bakersfield

Activists who have never been trained as law enforcement officers have demanded to know why officers didn't use other force options.

January 10, 2017

Up Through the Ranks

Up Through the Ranks

Now that Williams has achieved one of her greatest career goals by becoming chief of her hometown Phoenix PD, she has equally lofty goals for the department.

December 7, 2016

Prop 57: Doubling Down on Disaster

Prop 57: Doubling Down on Disaster

Like many misguided propositions in California, Prop 57 is likely to pass. Which means the Golden State will be releasing some bad people early.

November 1, 2016

Policing Tourist Areas: Working Where Others Play

Policing Tourist Areas: Working Where Others Play

Law enforcement officers who work in tourism towns have a two-fold mission, protecting the locals and protecting the droves of tourists that the locals depend upon for their livelihood and their departments depend upon for operating funds. That may sound crass but law enforcement agencies in destination areas have to be aware of the numbers and what they mean.

July 17, 2014

Reserve Officers: For Love of the Job

Reserve Officers: For Love of the Job

At minimum, an LASD reserve officer's service will include logging 20 hours a month regardless of obligations posed by the reserve's regular job and family responsibilities. He may find himself working his own patrol car, standing guard in the cold along a parade route, or handling that "change of shift" report nobody else wanted.

March 4, 2014

Shots Fired: Glendale, California 03/31/2008

Shots Fired: Glendale, California 03/31/2008

Gonzalez glanced back in Anderson's direction a second time. "Aw, shit!" he said, his facial expression leaving no doubt as to the sincerity of the sentiment. And with that, he tossed his soda on the ground and took off running around the corner and southbound on Adams Street.

February 15, 2013

Unusual Calls: Beyond the Norm

Unusual Calls: Beyond the Norm

There are those occasions when the fates bestow upon even an experienced officer something that he or she has not been previously exposed to and he or she has no idea of how to handle.

October 4, 2012

Shots Fired: Glendora, California 05/15/2011

Shots Fired: Glendora, California 05/15/2011

The suspect spun counterclockwise to face Cpl. Chris Stabio. His face was contorted into a grimace and his lips seemed to mouth an unheard profanity. He raised his right arm toward Stabio. In his hand was a dark object. That the object was a firearm didn't become apparent until Stabio was about almost six feet inside the front door and it started spitting fire at him.

July 16, 2012

Shots Fired: Fontana, California 07/04/2005

Shots Fired: Fontana, California 07/04/2005

The cyclist's attire suggested "gang banger" and their spot lamp illumination of him confirmed it. The rider - Camilo Morales - leaned forward and pistoned his legs faster.

May 13, 2010

Defined Benefit

A strong and generous pension is the least society can do for your years of service.

July 1, 2006

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