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SWAT, BearCats and Making the Public Safe

I recently saw the article, Militarization of Local Police Isn’t Making Anyone Safer, pop up on Digg and it pissed me off.  For about two years Digg...

How Not to Lead 101: Alan Rodbell’s “Difficult Decisions”

So, I hear Commander Aaron Minor was fired . . . again.  Or re-fired (if that’s even a word)?!  With all the Covid stuff...

The Please Don’t Fire Me Report is Released

The Scottsdale Chief released his "Please Don't Fire Me" report, which is officially called the 2020 Civil Unrest Debriefing. Just for the record, if...

Active Shooters, Tactics and Police Training

Watching the news media's coverage of the Florida school shooting, in particular their coverage of the School Resource Officer's actions (or inaction), angers me....

The Facts About the Phoenix Police Shoplifting Controversy

The stellar job of "journalisming" continues, this time in regards to the Phoenix Police Department's Shoplifting controversy.  Let's look back at a few of...

Rayshard Brooks & the Taser

I spent from 2006 to 2018 doing digital forensics for law enforcement, including hundreds of video extractions, enhancements and interpretations. Looking at the charging...

Holy Cow, I Must Have Been An A-Hole Cop and Didn’t Know It.

This is the kind of media coverage that makes me crazy and it's contributing to the what we are seeing now.  Here is the...

Paradise Valley PD, Cyclists & First World Problems

I recently came across the following article: Cyclists draw ire: Town resident says issue remains despite police enforcement.  Being both a cyclist that rides in...

The Rhetoric and Data Don’t Jive

I talked about the Scottsdale PD Chief's decision not to allow his employees to take EPSLA, the federally approved 80 hours of extra leave...

It Shouldn’t Be a Crime to Not Help Police

Yep, you heard me right.  It is ridiculous to make it a crime to not offer your assistance to a police officer when requested. ...