Category Archives: Police Stories

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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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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Apathetic is pathetic…

Apathy… It doesn’t seem so long ago that death was something shocking and emotional. What happened to us? Several months ago I responded to a house for a baby in distress, but by the time I had arrived, there was … Continue reading

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City blocks…

A few weeks ago, I was flagged down by a pretty little girl in the Gravois Park Neighborhood of South St. Louis. It was maybe 8:30 in the morning and she was wearing a back pack as she stood on … 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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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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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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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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It’s a tuesday night…

“I’m scared. Please don’t leave me alone.” I was standing over a boy with dark curly hair and big brown eyes. He was sitting on the floor in a back room of a small, two family house with his back … Continue reading

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