Sheriff: Cartel Drug Flow ‘Makes Every Town and County in America a Border Town’

Sheriff: Cartel Drug Flow ‘Makes Every Town and County in America a Border Town’

By Stephen Owsinski Like other jurisdictions nowhere near the United States southern border, on Florida’s east coast, Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly provided a blanket statement of how Mexican cartel drug lords’ poisons permeate throughout America, regardless of where that may be. Sheriff Staly offered us the following words colorizing the impacts of cartel drug Read more »

Tribal Police Officer Slain During Remote-Region Traffic Stop

By Stephen Owsinski We don’t often hear about Indian Reservations and the often-remote tribal police departments whose jurisdictions are deemed federal lands…until a line-of-duty death (LODD) occurs. On June 2, 2022, a White Mountain Apache Police Department officer in rural eastern Arizona stopped an automobile. Reports indicate the motorist and the tribal police officer engaged Read more »

Judge Hands Down Death Sentence for Cop Killer

By Stephen Owsinski A Florida circuit judge handed down a death sentence for a man who killed two Kissimmee police officers, execution-style. The double-homicide occurred on August 18, 2017. On Friday, mid-way through National Police Week 2022, Osceola County Circuit Court Judge Greg Tynan concurred with a jury that, in 2019, unanimously convicted Everett Miller Read more »

The Resistance Factor

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Cops have always had the “do you know who I am” folks, the “I pay your salary” folks, and the “why aren’t you out arresting real criminals” folks. They’ve always had the runners, the fighters, and the too drunk to know what they’re even doing. There are also the Read more »

Pushing the Pendulum of Change

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D American history is the story of episodes of change. One aspect of that history of change is what has happened in the criminal justice system. From having only sheriffs and marshals to highly organized police forces to major federalization of law enforcement, we have seen policing become more sophisticated Read more »

Fighting Rogue Prosecutors

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Most District Attorneys and Prosecutors are dedicated, overworked, and decent public servants. I would not want to paint the profession with the same broad brush that anti-law enforcement forces do with police officers. Inept or corrupt DAs are accountable at the ballot box, but for some, the election cycle Read more »