Making a Murderer?

Making a Murderer?

'Making a Murderer' Inspires Petitions Calling for Presidential Pardon for Steven Avery. That was the headline on the NBC News website Monday afternoon. As of this writing there are almost 200,000 people who have signed said petition. I think some of my relatives may be a few of ...
Final Tour: December 2015

Final Tour: December 2015

A total of 129 officers were lost in 2015 according to the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP.org). That’s four less than were lost in 2014. Of those who died last year, 50 were lost in vehicle-related incidents, 39 to gunfire, and 40 to other causes, the majority of which have been ...
A Way through the Roadblock?

A Way through the Roadblock?

I think it's safe to say that the relationship between law enforcement and the public it serves was a major story in 2015. The police as a collective 700,000-plus were often demonized by the media as well as numerous activist groups. Police were accused of rampant racism, murderous ...
DASHCAM: Fatal Kansas City OIS Released

DASHCAM: Fatal Kansas City OIS Released

Dashcam video from two police vehicles show the scene on May 26, 2012, when officers shot and killed 22-year-old Raymond A. Smith behind a funeral home at Independence Boulevard and Brooklyn Avenue. Officer Selvir Abidovic pursued Smith on foot after he ran from police. Radio traffic ...