Category Archives: PUBLIC SAFETY

Photographing The Police; An Adversarial Relationship

It does not take a Descartes to understand that police officers quite often do not like being photographed on the job. For one reason they might not, many of the people they arrest have friends. Friends who very rarely – … Continue reading

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Perp Asks For, Gets. Semper Fi

From twitpic, click on the image and wash your eyeballs out with this. Stranger

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That Was Not Well Done, Officer

A New Jersey neighborhood is up and arms after a Camden police officer or officers unleashed a 33 shot volley on a street teeming with children. Briefly quoting from the Courier Post news item: “Neighbors are seeking an apology from … Continue reading

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Chicas Kalashnakov, The Story Of A Cartel Sicaria

While it is off topic here, Borderland Beat has the story of a “Kalashnakov Chick,” a female Cartel assassin. The story is a fascinating read for anyone who wonders about the who,what,where,and why of Mexico’s culture of assassinations. And perhaps … Continue reading

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NM Governor Orders Reversal Of State's "Sanctuary Status"

Susana Martinez, New Mexico’s new governor, issued an executive order to officially reverse New Mexico’s status as an illegal immigrant “sanctuary state.” The move aligns the state with Arizona, which passed a law mandating officials inquire about an individual’s immigration … Continue reading

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COPS IN ROBBERY RING BUSTED

Fox News LA reports two former cops, brothers, were convicted of being members of a uniformed robbery ring. Briefly quoting the Fox local item: “William Ferguson, 35, a former Los Angeles policeman, and his 33-year-old brother, Joseph, a former Long … Continue reading

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TWO HOURS WITH A MEXICAN SOLDIER

Borderland Beat has an interesting story that is well worth a few minutes to read. The more so if you are among those wondering why the Cartels have such free rein in Mexico. I had heard much of this from … Continue reading

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DEPUTY SHOOTS AT ROBBERY VICTIM

AND MISSES EIGHT TIMES A young store clerk was robbed and called 911. The clerk thought help was there when officers pulled up, and obligingly pointed in the direction the robbers had fled. But the deputy thought his pointing finger … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP – MD. MAN ARRESTED FOR TAPING HIS TRAFFIC STOP CLEARED

I have posted about various people who have been arrested, or at least threatened by the police for recording police activities. The Supreme Court has long held that the police have no expectation of privacy in their actions, and have … Continue reading

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FBI SAYS CARTEL VIOLENCE A THREAT TO US

Browsing the Mexican newspapers, I see the FBI has declared Mexican violence a major threat to the Estados Unidos. Google translate gets the message across, and for a thumbnail it essentially says “The increasing incidence of violence in Mexico represents … Continue reading

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