On my weekly podcast, I have been asking recent guests “What’s so different about now?” Why so much outrage about the George Floyd murder? Why does it seem as if there are more white citizens taking to the streets and protesting the heinous death of George Floyd in comparison to the myriad of other police … Continue reading What’s So Different About Now?
As I write this, keep in mind that there are still 2 more days to go in the month of May. I cannot be the only person who has noticed that when it comes to law enforcement and their credibility, that the month of May 2020 was a complete disaster. Lets’ take a brief look … Continue reading May 2020. A Bad Month for Police-Community Relations
We all want to live in a strong country where morals and values cause one’s neighbors to be a benefit rather than a curse. But what makes a strong country? Did someone say strong states, and cities? Of course. But what makes a city strong? I heard another chime in, “strong communities”. Then we must … Continue reading If He Were My Child
An esteemed police expert, Dr. Larry Jetmore, believes that the most important person who sets the standard for culture and day to day operations of a police department is the first-line supervisor or sergeant. In this role and capacity, the first-line supervisor has the most contact with and informs his/her subordinates on what is and … Continue reading Terrible Instructions by Police Captain
I try very hard to stay away from the political sphere. In political today’s climate I believe that all or most of the political rhetoric is couched in the language of tribalism. I am convinced that far too many people aren’t considering facts and stats when weighing in on social or economic policies. They are … Continue reading For Eleven Minutes
A quick google search of “fired officers” will result in a plethora of stories in which departments were left with no other choice but to terminate an employee. Well, maybe the police administration could have taken less drastic matters, however, firing they believed, was the best option. Most notably is recent the termination of the … Continue reading Is Firing an Officer Enough?
We have all known or heard about how we are influenced by the media. Images and pictures from our entertainment have reached all over the world. The response from others viewing American media is not always positive, in fact, it creates negative feelings toward some minority and ethnic groups. The result has been that many … Continue reading Gotta Love the Media
http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/11582048 By the weekend of Oct 12th I assume that many people will have seen the Joker movie. I know that many people will wait a few more weeks or completely wait for the video. In the meantime, I do believe that there are some interesting ideas that the writers, director or producers have adeptly … Continue reading Joker Movie Review
Tragedy has struck once again in Dallas, TX. As is many of you have not already learned, one of the key witnesses for the prosecution in the Amber Guyger murder trial, Joshua Brown was murdered on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. It is always a tragedy when we consider that a young man who was in … Continue reading Joshua Brown: Let’s Not Speculate
Although I claim to be a young at heart, I’m not one to comment on the antics of the ongoings of the younger generation. When one thing happens you can bet that another thing is right around the corner. Keeping up with the latest from the socialite world can be exhausting. The latest and most … Continue reading Caught Up in Image and Actin’