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Reforming Bail Reform: Thoughts on Finding a Middle Ground
2019 in Review: American Police Officers Under Fire From All Angles
5 Thoughts on Policing Alongside Anti-Police District Attorneys
Trends in Training: Police Innovate While Critics Irritate

Trends in Training: Police Innovate While Critics Irritate

A criminal justice professor at Texas Christian University believes that police training is to blame for the death of Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot and killed by former Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean late last week. Here's why he's leaped prematurely to a conclusion.

October 18, 2019

Addressing the "Hiring Crisis" in Law Enforcement

Addressing the "Hiring Crisis" in Law Enforcement

Investments in Explorer programs, Police Athletic Leagues, Teen Cadet Academies, summer internship programs, and other initiatives that benefit kids can pay untold dividends down the road.

September 27, 2019

Politics, Press, Police Use-of-Force, De-Policing, and Deadly Hesitation

Politics, Press, Police Use-of-Force, De-Policing, and Deadly Hesitation

California Governor Gavin Newsom, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, and NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill (left to right) have all made headlines in the past couple of weeks that may lead to worsening the continuing trends of deadly hesitation and de-policing in America. Images courtesy of Facebook.

August 23, 2019

Mad as Hell About Water Buckets—and the Ferguson Effect

Mad as Hell About Water Buckets—and the Ferguson Effect

One component of the Ferguson Effect is the glorification of anti-police sentiment, anti-police protests that turn violent, and attacks on officers—both verbal and physical. The latest social media videos of attacks on officers serve as proof that this wrongheaded thinking undeniably exists.

July 26, 2019

Celebrating the Heroism of American Police Officers

Celebrating the Heroism of American Police Officers

Acts of heroism happen all the time in big cities and small communities alike. Officers with departments of all sizes rise to the occasion on a daily basis to ensure the health and welfare of the civilians they serve.

July 19, 2019

Why Police Should Ignore the Starbucks Kerfuffle

Why Police Should Ignore the Starbucks Kerfuffle

The blowback on Facebook against Starbucks was especially vitriolic, leading an outside observer to conclude that mistreatment of law enforcement officers in the company's stores is a pervasive problem (spoiler alert: it's not).

July 12, 2019

The Perils and Pitfalls for Police Officers Posting on Social Media

The Perils and Pitfalls for Police Officers Posting on Social Media

An organization recently made available to the media a significant database of social media posts—that they deem to be potentially offensive—from thousands of officers from places such as Philadelphia, Dallas, Phoenix, St. Louis, and elsewhere. Internal investigations have been launched at several of those agencies. Here's why cops need to use social media cautiously.

June 14, 2019

Free Speech, Violent Threats, and Learning from a Misguided Professor

Free Speech, Violent Threats, and Learning from a Misguided Professor

Professor Joshua Clover—who teaches English and comparative literature at University of California at Davis, and according to his official bio, specializes in Marxism and "the end of capitalism"—said in an interview published in early 2016, "People think that cops need to be reformed. They need to be killed."

March 1, 2019

Telling the Stories of American Police Officers' Courage and Compassion

Telling the Stories of American Police Officers' Courage and Compassion

When the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department proactively invited their local media to a press conference to show the dash- and body-worn camera footage of a recent incident in which two officers rescued a suicidal woman who was standing precariously atop the safety barrier on a very high highway bridge — and allow their officers to answer questions and talk about their experiences on that day — I was very pleased indeed.

August 31, 2018