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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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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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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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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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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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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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