Identity Crisis

In the old days before 9/11, people had a general sense of what entities like the FBI, CIA and NSA did and didn’t do. For instance the CIA couldn’t operate on American soil because that was the FBI’s job. These days not only does the CIA and NSA operate on American soil, they sometimes even work in conjunction with big city agencies like the NYPD - sometimes out of the same office. So if the CIA, NSA and a wide array of other intelligence agencies now operate on American soil, what is it that the FBI does?

Unions- who needs 'em?

Editor's note: The following is the actual want ad posted to recruit police officers back in the days of horses and buggies. If you ever wondered what it is that unions actually do, this is a great example of what working conditions are like when you're an "at-will" employee. Meal breaks? Forget it. There are no breaks. If you get hungry eat that sandwich you're allowed to carry in your hat. Now for the historical want-ad!  "I want you for PEEL’S Police (circa 1839)"

Who protects the Protectors?

City Politicians take gun away from True Blue Sister who is battling terminal cancer - They want her in a forced retirement just months before her 25 years of service - Her Chief went against the order and stood up for this Hero - Now we need to stand up and step up for one of our own!

Big hearts with badges

“'I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.” Supposedly some guy called Jesus of Nazareth said something along those lines while he was preaching across Galilee a couple thousand years back. To understand what the meaning of that translation is all about, you can’t do much better than a recent article from the San Francisco Chronicle about a group of police officers that helped out a homeless family in trouble.

The Perforated Cross - A true story

The date was May 15th, 1977 when my life changed forever. I was a police officer with the Burbank Police Department in California. Working a special burglary suppression detail in plain clothes, I was driving an unmarked police vehicle. We had been experiencing numerous business burglaries in the Magnolia Park area of Burbank. I was patrolling the alleys behind the businesses, when I felt ill. It was five o'clock in the morning so I drove to the Police Department to request a few hours off. While standing in the Watch Commander's office an alert tone sounded. The alert was dispatched as "Burglary in Progress, Price Club."

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