By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D After the arrest of Rodney King by the LAPD in 1991, many states enacted laws requiring police officers to report their colleagues if they feel that unnecessary force was used. Some states have gone beyond that requirement and are now requiring physical intervention. I understand, but let’s think about Read more »
Month: January 2022
Police ice cream trucks are nice. Where are the police reforms to improve actual crime fighting?
By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D During the Clinton White House years, the concept of Community Policing (CP) was embedded within the U.S. Department of Justice as the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Inevitably and irresistibly reduced to the acronym COPS, the office and the concept were the culmination of presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s Read more »
Cops Step Up in the Face of Teacher Shortage
By Stephen Owsinski Lessons, lessons, lessons. Our planet is spinning at such a rapid clip. So much is going on. Some things are rounding the corners. Others are stagnant or obsolete. Many matters are unfortunate due to circumstances related to the pandemic and the dubious state of governance. In all of this, cops continue to Read more »
San Francisco DA Prefers to Charge Cops Over Criminals—Again!
By Steve Pomper When will this abomination stop? When voters stop voting these criminal justice system saboteurs into office. Once again, Chesa Boudin, the San Francisco DA, has charged police officers with crimes for apparently doing their jobs back in 2019. Here’s the nutshell version: A witness calls 911 to report a man assaulting a woman, Read more »
Union Pacific to Reroute Freight Trains, Avoiding L.A. Due to DA Shirking Duty
By Steve Pomper There’s a new report that meshes nicely with my recent theme of holding George Soros-funded prosecutors accountable for attempting to wreck America’s criminal justice system. Seems these criminal justice system saboteurs are still finding new ways to destroy it, and the crime victims they’re denigrating are finding new ways to work around them. Read more »
Is Paramilitary Structure Bad?
By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D One of the terms thrown out by police critics is “paramilitary”, implying that law enforcement is an occupying force and, therefore, a bad way to operate. By definition, the term means “organized similarly to a military force” according to the dictionary. That is not inherently evil. As we examine Read more »
What Cops Can’t Train For
By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D The animal in man is something that appears in his most desperate hours. It is intense, visceral, and primitive. What happens in the mind and body when death is in the air is hard to research, since the body’s functions are rarely measured during those moments. Capturing the full Read more »
California Crime Going Off the Rails
By Stephen Owsinski Enduring the supply chain clot and the inert status of 100s of humongous ships bloated with merchandise destined for American consumers has been exacerbated by rashes of thievery of goods which made it through and loaded onto railcars in California. Recent reports of the ongoing issue portrayed scenes resembling an apocalypse, with Read more »
Officers Charged in Shooting, While Suspects Who Started Shooting Have Charges Dropped
By Steve Pomper “This is a sad day for our officers, who face criminal charges for trying to do their jobs and keeping the community safe. The FOP continues to support these fine officers and will provide a vigorous defense against these allegations.” This was a portion of an impassioned statement made by Joseph Fitzgerald, president Read more »
Is There a SWAT Medic in the House?
By Stephen Owsinski Although cops are not physicians, close equivalents in policing categorized as “SWAT Medics” is one among many manifestations among law enforcement agencies striving to overcome the twists and turns which may evolve in the public safety mission. By being ultra-prepared to mitigate medical emergencies evolving from high-risk and fluidly volatile situations, police Read more »