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Law Enforcement Today | September 21, 2014

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Ray Rice…Again

September 12, 2014 |

The story shouldn’t be news at all.

Ray Rice, former running back for the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team, is back on the front page over a domestic violence incident that happened in February 15. The Ravens team is terminating … Read More

Incredible Virtues

September 11, 2014 | 1

On September 12, 2001, we collectively vowed as a nation to take into account all that happened the previous day. “We will never forget,” read signs from coast to coast. FDNY and NYPD ball caps sold in record numbers. Thirteen … Read More

In Memoriam: Deputy Joseph Matuskovic

September 10, 2014 |

Sheriff Al Cannon Jr. of the Charleston County, South Carolina, Sheriff Department sadly reports the death of Deputy Joseph Matuskovic. Deputy Matuskovic, 45, was shot while responding to a disturbance call at an apartment complex on Ashley River Road near … Read More

In Memoriam: Corporal Jason E. Harwood

September 9, 2014 |

Chief Tony Kirk, of the Topeka, Kansas, Police Department in Kansas sadly reports the death of Corporal Jason E. Harwood.

Corporal Harwood, 40, was shot during a traffic stop on South East Sixth Avenue near Deer Creek Parkway at about … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Nickolaus Schultz

September 8, 2014 |

Chief Joseph Petruch of the Merrillville (Indiana) Police Department sadly reports the death of Officer Nickolaus Schultz.

Officer Schultz, 24, and additional officers were dispatched to a condominium complex where an evicted tenant, Michael Hmciar, 24, had moved back into … Read More

Innocent

September 7, 2014 |

What looks innocent to you, does not to me.

Kids playing; they could run into the streetcar could go up over the curb, guy walking on the sidewalk could take them.

A couple walking hand in hand whispering to … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Daryl R. Pierson

September 5, 2014 |

Chief Michael Ciminelli of the Rochester Police Department sadly reports the death of Officer Daryl R. Pierson.

Officer Pierson, 32, was shot during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect following an attempted traffic stop and foot pursuit. Pierson and … Read More

Law Enforcement Copes with Mentally Ill Offenders

September 5, 2014 |

You might expect to find our country’s largest mental illness center to be a hospital in New York or California. But it’s actually in Illinois, and it’s not a hospital— it’s Cernak, an infirmary in the Cook County Jail. On … Read More

CA Bill Taking Guns from the Mentally Ill – Medicine or Poison?

September 4, 2014 |

When I heard that California was considering another restriction on firearm ownership via CA Assembly Bill AB1014, I was very skeptical.  I believe that the 2nd Amendment is an individual and not a collective right.  On the other hand, I … Read More

FBI’s National Threat Assessment Does Not Include Radical Islamic Terror

September 3, 2014 |

The 2013 National Threat Assessment on Domestic Terrorism has been unveiled by the FBI. This document is intended for the law enforcement community to provide a guidebook and insight into the current pulse of threats within our borders. The report … Read More