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Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

Common sense law enforcement. A 14-year old gets arrested and charged for streaking and faced with being expelled, prosecuted, and branded a sex offender he commits suicide.

October 27, 2013

In Praise of Straight-Shooting Brass

In Praise of Straight-Shooting Brass

"I suspect the only reason 110 rounds was all that was fired was that's all the ammunition they had," Sheriff Grady Judd responded. "We were not going to take any chance of him shooting back."

June 19, 2013

A Cop's Dilemma: Speak No Evil

No agency wants its personnel speaking ill of the city that funds its department. But to say that all areas of a city are equally safe is patently absurd. That being the case, if an officer knows that a citizen runs the risk of becoming victimized in some capacity, should he articulate the fact?

July 15, 2011

Five Underused Phrases in Law Enforcement..and Some Other Things to Think About

In recent days I've been thinking about the language that we use in law enforcement, not just the words we say daily, but also the words we seldom get to say. Here's a look at some words and phrases that all cops would like to be able to say more often or should say more often to make their jobs easier.

April 12, 2011