Category Archives: Police

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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See beyond “the police” for change…

It is absolutely the worst kept secret that police officers are our own worst enemies. For whatever the reasons are, we not only look a gift horse in the mouth, but we question it, frisk it, shake it down, and run … Continue reading

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Bashing police for political gain…pathetic.

  I loathe election time. It’s a time for everybody to witness America at its worst, and this year’s offering is no exception, in fact, it’s the most perfect example ever of what’s wrong in this country. The bottom line is … Continue reading

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Simple policing, (Part 1 of 2)

I was reminded of this call last week as I was talking to the new recruits about my opinions on policing. I’ll wrap it up with a point in a part 2 later this week.   At only fifteen years old, he … Continue reading

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