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, ...
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 ...
It’s Not the Critic Who Counts

It’s Not the Critic Who Counts

On April 23, 2018, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a male who shall remain nameless, but presumably fed up with being rejected by women, rented a full sized van and plowed through a crowd of people walking on a sidewalk along one of downtown Toronto's busiest streets, killing ten and ...
Don’t Forget to Breathe

Don’t Forget to Breathe

I’ve been a meditator for a little over six years now. I’ve been an editor and publisher working with first responders for more than twice that amount of time. I never saw the two as overlapping in anyway, until recently. Lots of interesting conversations have come up in the last ...
Cop Charged with Murder: ANALYSIS + VIDEO

Cop Charged with Murder: ANALYSIS + VIDEO

On Nov. 15, 2017, 29-year-old Dustin Pigeon called 9-1-1 and advised a dispatcher that he wanted to kill himself. The man didn’t elaborate on the how, but suicide was his intent. Oklahoma City police responded to the subdivision where Pigeon lived. They found the man walking around ...