Category Archives: Politics

Felon Fires Shots at Indianapolis Officer’s Home

For those of you with take home police cars, be aware of an incident at 0230 hrs this morning.  A purported Black Lives Matter supporter fired 17 9mm bullets at the home and police cruiser of  an Indianapolis Metro officer. … Continue reading

Posted in Officer Safety, Politics | Leave a comment

Gun Control Sells More Guns

This is an interesting graphic from the New York Times charting gun sales for the last fifteen years.  The tallies come from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.  The NYT article posits that firearms sales increase sharply after talk … Continue reading

Posted in Concealed Carry, Firearms, Media, Misc., Politics | Leave a comment

Uprising in The Villages!

About sixty retired police officers in The Villages turned out at their Rialto Theater this morning to protest the opening of Quentin Tarantino’s new film.  You may remember Tarantino infuriated cops with his statements at a Black Lives Matter rally … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Politics | Leave a comment

“Enough is Enough!”

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is not afraid to give an opinion.  I think his observations have gone viral because they make us reflect on America and safety.  Gun sales in Florida have risen since the San Bernardino Islamic terrorist … Continue reading

Posted in Concealed Carry, Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Off Duty, Officer Safety, Politics, Tactics | 5 Comments

Blue Lives Matter Billboards

Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s Lamar Advertising Company has donated 302 digital billboards with a Blue Lives Matter graphic and #thankublu Instagram link to promote support for law enforcement.  Conceived by Memphis branding agency Tactical Magic, the billboards first appeared in that … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Misc., Politics | Leave a comment

Cops to Assist Drug Dealers–For Free!

McIntosh County, GA Sheriff Stephen Jessup is offering his department’s services to help drug dealers remove their rivals.  Why should a dope peddler risk those pesky, inconvenient shootouts to solidify their market share?  Hire the cops to take out your trash! … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Politics | Leave a comment

Murders Spike in Baltimore–Cause and Effect?

The number of murders in Baltimore during the month of May skyrocketed following the indictments of six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.  Baltimore had 42 homicides in May 2015.  Of cities with comparable populations, Baltimore’s homicides top … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Politics | 1 Comment

Miami Beach PD Cracks Down on Messaging

Following a scandal involving 16 sworn officers over racist and sexist emails sent on city accounts, the Miami Beach Police Department has issued new policy requiring the recipients of any inappropriate emails, text messages, or social media postings to immediately … Continue reading

Posted in Legal, Media, Misc., Politics | Tagged | 1 Comment

Dershowitz on Baltimore–Not What You’d Think

The following analysis of the Baltimore police arrests was made by liberal Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz on Newsmax TV shortly after Baltimore State Attorney Marylin Mosby made her announcement to charge the six officers with murder in Freddie … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Politics | 3 Comments

Police Lives Matter

I was thinking about the two police officers shot in Ferguson this morning when I remembered this homemade sign placed beside the road in the city where I work.  This impromptu road sign was much like a banner I had … Continue reading

Posted in Officer Down, Politics, Street | Leave a comment

Police Officers Say, “Walk a Mile in Our Shoes.”

Phoenix civil rights activist Rev. Jarrett Maupin and a Fox news reporter go through some standard police use of force scenarios and learn some things about what we as cops face everyday.  It strongly affected their preconceptions.  “We want his … Continue reading

Posted in Officer Safety, Politics, Street | Leave a comment

Florida First Responder Appreciation Week

This came in from the Capitol this week.  It would be a good time to appreciate the sacrifices that all law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMT’s make each day they put on their uniforms to protect the citizens of the … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Misc., Politics | Leave a comment

An Officer’s Opinion of Florida Amendment 2–Medical Marijuana

With the upcoming general election looming, I thought I would weigh in on 2014 Florida Constitutional Amendment 2, Use of Marijuana Under Certain Medical Conditions, from a law enforcement officer’s perspective.  I have read the full language of the amendment, … Continue reading

Posted in Medical, Misc., Politics | 2 Comments

Deadly Force Policy Change in Miami Beach

The Miami Beach Police Department is poised to change its deadly force policy to now prohibit an officer from discharging his or her firearm at a vehicle unless an occupant displays a weapon–not to include the car–or shoots at them.  … Continue reading

Posted in Defensive Tactics, Officer Safety, Politics, Street, SWAT, Tactics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Militarization of the Police–A Cop’s View

I get a little miffed at the argument that the police are becoming “too militarized.”  Detractors say that law enforcement has no need for the equipment that the U.S. Government has been distributing from its arsenal of aged or obsolete … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Politics, Street, SWAT | 8 Comments