It is both a blessing and a curse to live in times when one can simply glance down at their phone and learn what is occurring around the world in a matter of seconds. In an instant, we learned of the fate of one of the actors who had the financial means to send their … Continue reading Some Got Ways and Means
Recently I praised the California legislature for their work in bridging the divide between the police and the communities they serve. AB392 was a bill which raised the standard for police use of force, especially lethal force when dealing with suspects. The bill raised the standard from what a reasonable officer would do in certain … Continue reading Is SB192 a Good Idea?
In the hip/ urban community the term “OG” can have a number of meanings. Originally it means original gangster or “gangsta”. It means one who is legendary and does not always point the one’s age. It is a term of endearment, pointing to nothing but the utmost respect and adoration for the time one has … Continue reading Respect for the OG’s
How exactly does the saying go? I will give you a moment to think, take your time. Ok, enough time, the saying is actually "a few bad apples spoil the bunch". And now what does that saying actually mean? What’s the purpose of saying it? More importantly, why are so many people will to apply … Continue reading The Problem with Bad Apples
In another blog post, I stated that I did not believe that California’s attempts to curb police shootings against its citizens would pass. I’m generally in favor of strong unions which stand behind their membership and fight for their rights. However, in many cases, particularly with police unions they often stray off target and stand … Continue reading What Cali’s AB 392 Really Means
More tragedy, more horror, more fear will only be followed by more empty platitudes, prayers, and condolences. In the span of 24 hours, 30 people were left dead by domestic terrorists. And yes, that is exactly what they are and their philosophies and manifestos reveal just that. The mass shootings in El Paso, TX, and … Continue reading Business as Usual
While attempting to answer a question during the July 30, 2019, CNN Democratic Presidential Debate, Senator Cory Booker was interrupted with chants of “fire Pantaleo” by a disgruntled and angry crowd. For far too long there has been the continued string of disappointing lack of action by different government entities concerning the death of Eric … Continue reading No More Excuses for de Blasio
One of the fundamental points of discipline is to correct the behavior of not only the offender but also others who may think about straying down a similar path. For some strange reason, some people are not paying attention or are simply refusing to learn the lessons that recent history is desperately trying to teach … Continue reading Pay Attention People
A few weeks back in June 2019, the US got some startling news. The Plain View Project, published a database of police officers throughout the country of officers using offensive language, anti-Muslim rhetoric and suggesting that they were in favor of extrajudicial means of violence toward suspects. That these officers created, posted, re-posted or “liked” … Continue reading How Did I Miss This?
For those who are active on social media, specifically YouTube or some other video watching service, it seems as if we are constantly barraged by videos of police officers going overboard, pointing their weapons at people, questionable shootings and so on and so on. Let me take a moment to state clearly that all of … Continue reading The Importance of Leadership