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
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 are undoubtedly tasked with enormous amounts of responsibility. In addition to knowing the directions to every conceivable place in their city, they must be able to find lost children, stolen bikes and oh yes, catch the occasional bad guy from time to time. Previously, I commented on a bill that is being put … Continue reading Probably Won’t Pass, But They Will Try
The saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions echos in my mind when I consider that many cities are considering a ban on menthol cigarettes. Let me pause and state clearly that I think cigarette smoking is a deplorable, expensive and disgusting habit. Having to squint ones eyes to keep the … Continue reading The Best Intentions
Recently we learned that the Allegheny County, PA. district attorney failed to win a conviction in the case of a former East Pittsburgh police officer, Michael Rosfeld. The fatal shooting of a teenager, Antwon Rose II, in the back while he was running away was widely covered by various new outlets. I will be the … Continue reading Time For A Change
Driving while Black (DWB) has been a phenomenon which unfortunately goes back decades. The idea of stopping and terrorizing African Americans for some lame reason or more specifically no reason at all is as old as our presence in this country. Fortunately and thankfully much work has been done to ensure that all Americans who … Continue reading Bias In Traffic Stops?
We need to get serious about the War on Terror and go after one of the most dangerous ideologies in human existence, white supremacy. This disease of the mind has infected far too many with fear and loathing of those different from them. And that fear and loathing has emerged itself as cowardly attacks on … Continue reading The Real Threat
There is a particular thrill whenever anyone exceeds and propels themselves to the next level or chapter in their life. The feeling is exhilarating for a child of any age. A child graduating from kindergarten to first grade, a high school student who passes all their exams and moves to the next chapter in life … Continue reading Promotion!!!
The circus side show of Robert Kelly is now officially off the rails. I try not to weigh in on all of the social gossip which occurs in around the country, however this debacle concerning the disgraced R&B singer is worth mentioning because of legal implications and can be very instructive. He foolishly sat down … Continue reading Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?