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5 Considerations for Off-Duty Safety in the Era of Anonymous, Antifa, and BLM

5 Considerations for Off-Duty Safety in the Era of Anonymous, Antifa, and BLM

Earlier this week, it was reported that Black Lives Matter protesters "crashed" the wedding of one of the two Sacramento police officers reportedly involved in the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark. This incident offers a stark reminder that even when you are off duty, there are people who want to do you harm. Here are some thoughts about keeping yourself and your family safe away from the job.

August 10, 2018

Why the "Lip-Sync Challenge" Videos Have Value for Law Enforcement

Proposed California Use-of-Force Bill Won't Make Anyone Safer

If a police officer’s use of deadly force is deemed to be unnecessary to them and to people who share their beliefs, that officer can expect to be prosecuted and, if not imprisoned, run through a years-long ordeal that will ruin him physically, emotionally, and financially. And this, they promise, will protect the community.

April 13, 2018

Dunphy: Stephon Clark Shooting was Justified

Both officers peek around the corner, at which time one of them shouts, “Show me your hands!” followed immediately by “Gun, gun, gun!” Both officers open fire, killing Clark.

March 27, 2018

LAPD Chief to Retire: Get Ready for Backstabbing and Bloodletting

Most qualified? That’s so 20th century. It won’t be a factor in naming the next chief. The eventual selectee will have triumphed through some combination of the right ethnic and gender profile and an ability to survive the knife fight about to begin. What fun it will be to watch.

January 29, 2018

L.A. Sheriff's Department Tests 2018 Police Vehicles

L.A. Sheriff's Department Tests 2018 Police Vehicles

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department conducted its annual evaluation of 2018-model-year police vehicles from Oct. 10 to 13. Agency deputies got behind the wheel of 13 four-wheel vehicles and five motorcycles for the testing.

November 22, 2017

Haters Gonna Hate

Haters Gonna Hate

It appears Howard Bryant, a columnist employed by ESPN, is offended by police officers being honored by professional sports teams. However, there is a reason the majority of Americans have favorable views of the police and honor their service to their communities.

June 10, 2016

Police Prevented Trump Protests in Anaheim From Veering Out of Control
Beloved California K-9 Bruno Dies

Beloved California K-9 Bruno Dies

Before he died, Bruno — the iconic Anaheim (CA) Police Department K-9 who became internationally known after he took a bullet to the jaw and chest two years ago, almost certainly saving the life of one or more of his human partners — hung on for his best friend, Officer RJ Young.

May 19, 2016

Why Chief Beck Failed Us

Why Chief Beck Failed Us

On Monday, Chief Beck chose to put politics above fairness by shouting from the rooftops to every media outlet in the nation that the District Attorney should file criminal charges against LAPD Officer Clifford Proctor.

January 15, 2016

Why Did Ezell Ford Attack LAPD Officers?

A bench warrant for Ford’s arrest was outstanding at the time of his interaction with the LAPD officers. Ford had previously been convicted of stealing a car in Santa Barbara court, and was on probation in January of last year when he pleaded guilty to trespass in Los Angeles court. As a result, the Santa Barbara court revoked Ford’s probation and issued a warrant for his arrest.

July 9, 2015

Connecting Smartphones To a Police Radio Network

Connecting Smartphones To a Police Radio Network

Raytheon has developed one of the nation's first strictly IP-based interoperable dispatch systems supporting smartphones and tablets working with Twisted Pair Solutions, a Seattle-based provider of mission-critical solutions for secure, real-time communication.

August 15, 2013

The Failure of California's Prison Realignment

The Failure of California's Prison Realignment

As we have been lamenting for the past 1½ years, California's controversial experiment in transferring supervision of prisoners from the state to local agencies is a clear and present danger to public safety.

April 23, 2013

Keeping an Eye on Calif. Public Safety Bills

Keeping an Eye on Calif. Public Safety Bills

A wave of new bills was introduced as California lawmakers reconvened at the State Capitol on Jan. 7 to start their legislative year. A number of them are of particular interest to law enforcement and deserve a close watch.

February 14, 2013