Author Archives: donofalltrades

United we fall…

Unless you’re living under a rock, and if you’re reading this I assume that’s not the case, you’re familiar with the United Airlines PR disaster from yesterday. Long story short, United did what many airlines brazenly do, overbooked a flight, … Continue reading

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Dear Trent & Tyson (Daddy is a Hero),

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Originally posted on The Pleasant Farm:
? Dear Trent & Tyson (Daddy is a Hero), Whoa.? To say the last two days have been a whirlwind would be a ginormous understatement.? I don’t know how much you can understand at…

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Post ferguson lessons still not learned…

I was cleaning out my drafts folder a little bit when I came across this post. I was asked by CNN to write a post for them a couple of years ago, I think during the Fersuson rioting, and either … Continue reading

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Probably not even kraft singles…and shame.

Imagine a thirteen year old girl standing in a crowded lunch line at her middle school; she’s holding a tray of hot food in her hands. She is not an unpopular kid, but isn’t what passes for “popular” in the … Continue reading

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The little picture…

It’s often a good thing for people to be able to see or understand the “big picture,” when it comes to certain things. There’s a saying for when a person is so focused on the minutia of something, that they … Continue reading

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A police academy graduation speech…

Well, the thirty week journey for recruit class 2016-02 is over. They woke up this morning as police officers, and I couldn’t be more proud of them. St. Louis is twenty-six really good people stronger on the police force today … Continue reading

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Blur those party lines for a bit…

The whole election process has been fascinating to me. Here’s a little secret that I have…. I don’t vote. I guess it’s not a secret, since all my friends and family and now you know it. I have never voted … Continue reading

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That cop who died today…

My coworker walked into my office and I told him, only half jokingly, that if one more person pissed me off this morning, I was probably going to snap. Some of the recruits had been pushing my buttons with their repeated mistakes … Continue reading

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Stop and Frisk in a nutshell…

Hillary Clinton was asked during the presidential debate to comment on this country’s racial divide, and almost without hesitation, she intertwined racial disharmony with the current state of law enforcement here in the United States. That would be all well … Continue reading

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Big, black and crazy, but alive…

I thought of the below described call today after seeing an online friend of mine, Tshaka, Tweet about his status as a “big black guy” and what that implies when he is confronted by law enforcement (not that he is a LEO … Continue reading

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