Good Stop or Chicken Sh#t?

Good Stop or Chicken Sh#t?

On Nov. 1, 2016, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Officer Lucas Jones stopped Jerime Mitchell because the rear license plate on his SUV failed to have illumination. It ended with the subject resisting and an assault on the officer. A shot was fired and the motorist was ...
Final Tour: November 2016

Final Tour: November 2016

Twenty-one officers died in the line of duty during the month of November, making this the single deadliest month in more than five years and the deadliest November in more than 20 years. The loss of these officers brings the number of fallen officers during 2016 to 133, a rate of ...
Surviving Occupational Stress on the Inside

Surviving Occupational Stress on the Inside

Law enforcement is one of the most stressful professions in the country. Officers deal with the worst of humanity and see the results of horrific accidents and crimes. They have a higher rate of post-traumatic stress than any other profession. Correctional officers work in one of the ...
On Being African-American in Law Enforcement

On Being African-American in Law Enforcement

From a historical standpoint, the law enforcement profession has primarily been composed of non-blacks. Traditionally, enforcing the law of the land meant policing by those in dominion. To those who were oppressed, the law lacked legitimacy. Sometimes the laws, and some enforcing ...