Category Archives: Police

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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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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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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Why I police (sort of), if not how…

A couple of years ago, I was buying some propane and other irrelevant items from a small business in a town just a few miles outside of St. Louis City. As I fumbled for some change from my pant’s pocket, my … Continue reading

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On police and social media. Where’s the line?

Social media is a relatively new phenomenon, and just like any other corporation, small business or individual, police departments are still trying to figure out ways to use it in a productive way. Some uses are obvious. Social media is a … Continue reading

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A too long rambling on aid calls and oppression

This past Friday I was working patrol in the city when I heard an aid call come out. An aid call is short for an officer in need of aid call, and it is exactly what it sounds like; it’s … Continue reading

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Police. are we asking too much…?

By all accounts, Dallas Police Chief David Brown seems like a good man. His life has been touched by turmoil and violence and he’s overcome all of that to become the Chief of Police of the Dallas Police Department. I … Continue reading

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Social media killed five cops…

Many, but not most, of my Facebook friends are police officers, both here in St. Louis and from around the world. This morning, for obvious reasons, most of their posts are melancholy and many include words to the effect of, … Continue reading

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