Own It

Own It

Cops are always the bad guys. I’m getting real tired of this same old song. Real tired. I’ve written about it many, many times. Law enforcement officers in Baltimore have been described as heartless, brutal, racists, and murderers. People who have no regard for human lives. They ...
Baltimore: A Failure of Leadership

Baltimore: A Failure of Leadership

All hell has broken loose in Baltimore. Everyone is pointing fingers. According to some of the loudest voices in the community, the police started this with their heavy-handed enforcement: it’s the cop’s fault. According to the police, it’s the protester’s fault because the ...
Police Work Is Not a Game

Police Work Is Not a Game

To become a police officer you have to pass a written test. Once that’s done then there’s both physical agility and power tests. Next, a significant background investigation is conducted. Finally, a psychological examination, accompanied by a polygraph. Those are the steps that ...
The Killing of Walter Scott

The Killing of Walter Scott

Walter L. Scott, 50, is dead. North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael T. Slager, 33, has been charged with his murder. This flat out looks bad, on every level. At least what we know does, and much remains to be seen. But virtually everything on this video seems to indicate ...
Who Gets to Watch Video When?

Who Gets to Watch Video When?

For 35 years now Calibre Press has believed that the most effective training begins with the dealing of reality. The Street Survival Seminars and other Calibre Press classes constantly use video as a way to engage the audience and incite discussion and assessment. On occasion ...