Category Archives: Police

Some final words…

A few people who couldn’t make Officer Alix’s funeral have asked if they could read my speech, and this seems to be the easiest way to share it. It was apparently way too long, I guess I see that now, … Continue reading

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Tragedy spares nobody…

When it comes to tragedy, there surely can be no better place to have your heart broken or spirit crushed than by being associated with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. I don’t know if egregious misfortune is endemic to … Continue reading

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The appreciation is appreciated…

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is apparently a thing. It’s January 9th, the same day as National Apricot Day and National Static Electricity Day. I kid you not. I had several people send me thoughtful messages on National Law Enforcement … Continue reading

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Indicting the police…all of them

‘It’s still a blast beating people’: St. Louis police indicted in assault of undercover officer posing as protester The headline above is from the Washington Post news site. That paper serves a community 900 miles away from St. Louis, MO, … Continue reading

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Ubiquitous violence…who’s next?

A man was shot and killed on a recent Monday morning in the City of St. Louis, well before eight o’clock had rolled around. The sun was out and it was a pretty nice day, especially for the end of … Continue reading

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Policing, the deterioration is real…

I’ve started and deleted several iterations of this post because I don’t know what I want to say. I haven’t been following the news, so I don’t have enough facts to make an informed statement on my thoughts about the … Continue reading

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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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