‘Tis the Season (for Cyber Breaches)

‘Tis the Season (for Cyber Breaches)

As we close the year out, people are undoubtedly preparing for the cliché and novel year-end round-out articles summing up events in their particular speciality. Policing, use of force, tactics, cyber security, swatting, etc., etc., etc. … Except that the last two years have shown ...
Body Counts Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Body Counts Don’t Tell the Whole Story

When “experts” are quoted by CNN disclaiming that the current climate is killing cops, we need to be ready to help our communities understand the truth that the numbers are skewed by both lack of information and reporting bias. Major media outlets, along with police critics, are ...
Who Will be Our Warriors?

Who Will be Our Warriors?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” —George Santayana (1863 – 1952) philosopher and novelist I’ve heard variations of that quote over a period of many years. I find it appropriate today as we find ourselves in a very dangerous position: failing to ...
Support from Within

Support from Within

When I was 13 years old I was a pall bearer for my best friend who was shot and killed by a Denver police officer. My friend Joey was unarmed and running from the officer when he was killed. It was ruled an accidental shooting. This tragic incident made me realize (at an early age) ...
Gunfire from the Sky

Gunfire from the Sky

The Guardian’s The Counted reports on the killing of one Nicholas Alan Johnson, who on Sept. 18, 2015, was shot by police firing from a helicopter. Johnson was unarmed at the time. The Counted’s team tells the story of how, “Johnson, a home burglary suspect, was shot by deputies ...

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