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Law Enforcement Today | November 1, 2014

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In my own words

Power Dynamics in Relationships

August 31, 2012 | 2

Is rape a crime? Recently this simple question has taken on complex overtones. If there really is such a thing as “forcible” rape (the language used three years ago in a proposed Congressional bill), then obviously there are also “consensual” … Read More

America-More Than Just a Financial Crisis

August 24, 2012 |

Recent headline articles:

A couple from Colorado on their way to a baby shower for the soon to be new mother was involved in a crash caused by an illegal alien with four DUI convictions, who was … Read More

Better at ……Nothing

August 21, 2012 |

I attended a seminar last week.  A lot of officers from various agencies attended.  We were introduced to a group of officers from one agency considered to be the best rural police department in the state.  Their tactical team was … Read More

Changing of the K9 Guard

August 16, 2012 | 2

Retirement! The glory days we all work for and long for. This is the culmination of our life’s work which reaps us our life’s reward.  We wish our friend’s well and we send them off with a … Read More

Wives on Duty- The Reality About Reality

August 4, 2012 | 1

Reality television has brought millions to the television screen. For those who try to avoid these shows, they can find it on magazines and newspapers all around them. Although these reality shows claim to be truth about those they follow … Read More

Aurora: Gun Control Would Not Have Helped

July 30, 2012 | 6

Friday, July 20th was intended to be an evening of excitement and entertainment.  The first showing of the last of the Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale was scheduled to run shortly after midnight.  Instead of excitement and … Read More

Lies, Damn Lies, Statistics, and the Use of Force

July 26, 2012 | 4

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article criticizing the existence of citizen review panels and their role in supervising law enforcement agencies. The danger, I wrote, was that groups of untrained civilians would judge the actions … Read More

A Reality Check

July 25, 2012 |

Law enforcement officers and their departments train and incorporate new training when situations arise that completely change the paradigm of normalcy.  The North Hollywood Bank shootout is one of those incidents.  Those of us in law enforcement, … Read More

The Joker

July 24, 2012 | 9

At the midnight opening of Batman, The Dark Knight Rises at a theatre in Aurora, Colorado the Joker appeared! The audience lost all interest in the movie. Initially, the moviegoers were seated in anticipation of the role … Read More

States Consider Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

July 17, 2012 | 2

Georgia has joined almost two dozen state legislatures in either passing or considering testing welfare recipients for drug use.  Florida passed legislation, however the ACLU filed to overturn the law stating that it violates the 4th Amendment … Read More