WHEN THE GREEN GETS THINNER, THE THIN BLUE LINE GETS THINNER, TOO…

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Things are tough all over. Municipal, county, and state budgets are facing critical shortfalls that could cause severe limitation of ability to deliver emergency services in a timely fashion. A brother officer recently sent...

JON-BOY AN’ COOTER TALK POLITICS

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So, anyways, me an’ my buddy Jon-Boy was settin’ on the back porch, havin’ us a few brews, an’ Jon-Boy up an’ sez, “Cooter, you figger them Ree-publicans got a chance to win...

WHY YOU CAN’T REPLACE COPS WITH SOCIAL WORKERS

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People who do not have to deal with the violently mentally ill don’t understand why they sometimes have to be harmed – by the police who are trying to restrain them, or by intended...

FORT HOOD: Go ahead, blame the weapon, not the killer…

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As we learn more about the man who shot 40-some people, leaving 13 dead thus far, at our largest military base, we predictably see certain forces in society demonizing the weapon, not the demon...

A FAMED POLICE GUNFIGHTER PASSES

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I was saddened when I got the message from Bill Allard’s son that his dad had passed away. I met Bill in the early 1970s, introduced by his friend and partner Jim Cirillo, whom I had met...