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A War of Words

A War of Words

In the last 13 months, there have been some horrific murders of police officers that appear to have been at least spurred by the animosity toward police that flashed up after Ferguson and the Eric Garner incident in New York City.

October 22, 2015

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

"Kill me if you can, suckers." That was the taunting sign-off of a letter written to the Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette newspaper last month by convicted killer Danny Hembree Jr.

February 7, 2012

Handling Threats: "I'm Going to Kill You!"

Handling Threats: "I'm Going to Kill You!"

Most threats against police officers are verbal threats used to control, harass, and intimidate the officer. But situations involving threats at the next level—where violence is a grave possibility—are different.

October 10, 2011

Officers Rescue Wounded Comrades Trapped In House with Armed Fugitive
What Gets You Killed

What Gets You Killed

Each year the FBI compiles a special report on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted (LEOKA). Although it's a grim topic, much can be learned about the behavior of cop killers and the cops who are feloniously killed by analyzing the source data.

August 9, 2011

Chasing Ghosts In a Civil Rights Era Cop Killing

Chasing Ghosts In a Civil Rights Era Cop Killing

On June 2, 1965, Dep. O'Neal Moore and Dep. David "Creed" Rogers were patrolling near their homes in Varnado, a very small town on the Mississippi border. The deputies were heading for a stop at the Moores' house for dinner. They never tasted the meal.

October 22, 2010

Small Town Doesn't Mean Small Time
Officer's Quick Action Ends Shootout with Two Cop Killers

Officer's Quick Action Ends Shootout with Two Cop Killers

Wildlife Officer Michael K. Neal of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stopped a father and son duo from killing more people by ramming his truck into their vehicle. For his actions, he has been named the October 2010 Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

October 11, 2010

Sneak Attacks

These shooters didn't know the officers they killed; they just knew they were officers. All they saw in their sights were badges.

January 31, 2010

What Happens to the Children of Fallen Officers

What Happens to the Children of Fallen Officers

"I love my father, but one thing I know he would want me to learn from his experiences is that this kind of dedication can cost you. There's always a cost, and in his case, it cost him his life, but also time with his family." -Jim Chadwell Jr.

October 14, 2009

From Survivor to Warrior

From Survivor to Warrior

"There's nobody here to fight for my dad. I feel like if I stop fighting, who else has he got? I'm it."

October 14, 2009

Justice Denied

In 1982, when Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death, Maureen Faulkner believed that she would soon see justice for her husband. But over the last 26 years she has seen nothing but injustice.

May 1, 2008

Video Violence

Back in college my favorite arcade game was Pole Position. And I can honestly say that this Grand Prix racing video game affected the way I drove in real life.

March 1, 2006

Short Bursts

To be honest, I've never liked writing a hodge-podge of an editorial note. It's kind of a cheat. But I have a lot of things to talk about this month and, since this is my only platform to do it, I'm going to machine-gun some stuff at you.

July 1, 2005

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