Once again, De-escalation training is needed for civilians, not for cops.

De-escalation training is not for people in mental crisis, and unless a suspect is willing to de-escalate, it won’t work. Again, according to our political betters, we need to teach the cops to de-escalate. Not the civilians. While on patrol last week I found this interesting article on what our great leaders (excuse me, just …

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Why Would Anyone Want to Become a Cop These Days?

Following the unfortunate death of methamphetamine-and-fentanyl crazed drug addict and previously convicted felon George Floyd while he was resisting a legitimate arrest in Minneapolis, the left went wild, and “Defund the Police“, as though the problem wasn’t crime, but people being arrested for committing crimes. This stupid notion was popular with the street agitators, and …

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A Lack of Options

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. George S. Patton In a previous article, I discussed the concept of “field tagging” of narcotics. An officer, needing to handle a higher priority issue, takes an illegal narcotic (e.g. a crack rock) and destroys …

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Police and Professionalism

A urban fable that’s come up recently, is that being a law enforcement officer (LEO) requires less training than a beautician (although inaccurate, I must agree some states put ridiculous requirements on licensing to cut hair). The implication is that police are undertrained, or worse, untrained. To put it mildly, that is inaccurate. Liberals in …

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The Attack on Qualified Immunity Part IV

  In Parts I and II, the concept of qualified immunity was discussed, as was the origin of the doctrine. Also noted was the fact that those who wished to remove this “good faith” protection for police officers in the legislative and judicial branches of government were making no efforts to eliminate the immunity that …

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The Attack on Qualified Immunity Part III

In Parts I and II, the concept of qualified immunity was discussed, as was the origin of the doctrine. Also noted was the fact that those who wished to remove this “good faith” protection for police officers in the legislative and judicial branches of government were making no efforts to eliminate the immunity that they …

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The Fight to End Qualified Immunity- Part I

“Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress…”.