Why I (B)Linked Out

Why I (B)Linked Out

Catchy title huh? Caught your attention, right? Okay. Rest easy. There is nothing nefarious here. I am not going through any sort of crisis. There is no turmoil. It is merely a play on words.  In fact, I could have titled this article, “The Dangers of Social Media and the Long and ...
BODYCAM: Mayor’s Son Abuses Cop

BODYCAM: Mayor’s Son Abuses Cop

From Newsweek:  Aurora, Colorado, police are investigating after camera footage that showed Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's son cursing out an Aurora Police officer and threatening to get him fired during a traffic was leaked to a local news outlet.  "My dad's the mayor, you f****** ...
Either Way, We’re Wrong

Either Way, We’re Wrong

Last August the Seattle police received a call from security at a local REI retail store. The caller reported that a man had just stolen an ice ax and physically threatened a female employee with the deadly weapon. Responding officers found the man, later identified as James Smith, ...
VIDEO: Three Angles from a Deadly OIS

VIDEO: Three Angles from a Deadly OIS

From the Courier-Journal.com: A robbery suspect was shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police in Portland on Tuesday after the man robbed a store nearby, Chief Steve Conrad said. The department was notified of a robbery of a Metro PCS in the 2600 block of W. Market Street around ...
Us vs. Them: Why Now?

Us vs. Them: Why Now?

When I began my law enforcement career over 38 years ago, the times they were a-changin’. I came in with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. I don’t know what the percentage of college graduates in law enforcement was back then, but I believe it was less than ten percent. I took some ...