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
I honestly don't know what is worse, that some bad apple police officers feel a certain way and don't mind sharing their views, that others agree with their views, that administrative staff were not aware of or agreed with what their officers were doing, or that it took so long to get this information to … Continue reading The Social Media Problem
We all know that when it comes down to mass shootings it's far past time for action. Try doing a web search for mass shootings and you will get conflicting definitions of terms and data on these tragic events. The FBI defines an active shooter as one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or … Continue reading Mass Shootings; It’s Time to Act
Have you ever heard a friend say "I would love to go back to school, but…" or "I really enjoy sewing and showing off my talent"?. How about, "Maybe I should start my own side fashion business, but…. or "I am handy with some scissors maybe I should go back to cosmetology school"?. We have … Continue reading Just Keep Going!
For some time now, May has been a month dedicated to remembering the sacrifices that have been made by the military and first responders. Celebrated in the month of May is National Law Enforcement Week, National Correction Officer Week, National EMS Week and of course, Memorial Day. I, for one, would like to extend my … Continue reading Let’s Remember All
There will always be a plethora and steady flow of viral videos involving police officers allegedly behaving badly. The week of May 15, 2019, is no exception. A quick look at the news and social media will reveal another controversial video of a police officer shooting a pregnant female. I cannot and will not comment … Continue reading Why We Must Bury That Word!
As a retired police officer, I am always saddened when I hear or read about any police officer losing their lives in the line of duty. Whether it’s a traffic collision, deadly gun battle or a cowardly ambush, the results are the same, numerous families lose in the long run. This post will address the … Continue reading What Was Gained?
Police officers get their marching orders from various sources. These sources include U.S. Supreme Court decisions, state laws, city (county) ordinances, and public opinion. The last in this sequence is probably the most vital. Public opinion on a variety of subjects informs voting decisions, community activism, and protests. Voting decisions ultimately decide who sits in … Continue reading Failing to Get Convictions