Opinion Editorial
"Those people are the reason I do this job" E-mail
Recently, I attended the funeral of St. Louis Police Officer Bob Stanze. Officer Stanze was gunned down by a suspect who had been arrested for his involvement in another shooting of a police officer. 
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Pace yourself for the long term E-mail
There are times in history when the world is in great need of warriors and one of those times is now. Many of us lost loved ones in the attacks of September 11 and many of us have been involved in the rescue and recovery operations at ground zero.
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911 is still our first response to terrorism E-mail
When the Pentagon dials 911, the Arlington County P.D. responds. On Sept. 11, when the nation faced its worst terrorist attack ever, it was the cops, firefighters and EMS crews from the local jurisdictions who were among the first to arrive at the site of the emergency. These brave men and women ...
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Empathy works wonders E-mail
Patrol: 4:00 AM. You've got caffeine pulsating through your veins like salmon swimming upstream. The neurons in your brain have been misfiring worse than overheated popcorn for the last two hours. While writing your last report, you had to use a spell checker to look up the word "it."
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Getting The Truth About Our Pay E-mail
What is a police officer worth? Well he or she certainly is worth the $52,000 that he maxes out at for his 40-hour week. But what about the intangible worth?
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We Walk With Our Heads High E-mail
We ask ourselves why?  Why do we do it?  Why risk our sanity, pride and health to pursue a career in this thing called law enforcement? Is it because we have been the product of an unjust personal experience?
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Heroism is About More Than Just Survival E-mail
It was very interesting to follow the story in Pennsylvania where nine coal miners were trapped for several days. The miners had become trapped while doing their job and now were fighting for their lives in the cold damp mine. 
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Monday Morning Quarterbacks Should Stick To Football E-mail
In his opinion piece "Have lethal force standards crossed the line?" (September 2002 American Police Beat) Chuck Klein characterizes the April 1999 attack on Columbine High School in Jefferson County as an incident indicative of officers "worrying more about the safety of the police rather than an obligation to duty." 
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A Year After 9/11, Everything For Us Is Back To Normal E-mail
In the great motion picture The Wind and the Lion, directed expertly by fellow realist John Milius, Theodore Roosevelt - effectively portrayed by the late Brian Keith - tells an idealistic reporter while referring to other countries' perception of Americans, "They will never love us. 
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Why We Can't Work for the INS E-mail
Since the tragedy of September 11th, the federal government has been looking for new ways to help the Immigration and Naturalization Service locate the large amount of illegal immigrants roaming the countryside.
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Homeland Security E-mail
As some of you may know, Sec. 881 of the Homeland Security Act required Secretary Ridge to report to Congress his plan to merge the varying pay plans of the agencies now brought together under the Department of Homeland Security.
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We Don't Harass People Because Of Race E-mail
We have a significant problem in law enforcement today - many of us have become afraid to make arrests and use force when it is necessary. The possibility of an internal affairs investigation or a lawsuit is making a lot of us second-guess our actions. 
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WHO KILLED JONBENET RAMSEY? E-mail

A Petition Effort Is Underway To Appoint A Special Prosecutor

Justice for JonBenet Ramsey and an end to the doubts surrounding her killing and the embarrassing failure to find her killer can only be achieved through the intervention of Colorado Governor Bill Owens

 

http://www.petitiononline.com/jbr246/petition.html

 

 

 

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Racial Profiling Problem Does Not Exist E-mail
We have a significant problem in law enforcement today – many of us have become afraid to make arrests and use force when it is necessary.
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End Of Overtime E-mail
The U.S. Department of Labor is attempting to gut the Fair Labor Standards Act – an action that’s prompted law enforcement organizations across the nation to speak out against the proposed changes.
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Cops Say Sensitivity Training Shouldn't Be A Law E-mail
It's not that the cops in Phoenix, Arizona are against the idea of sensitivity training. Almost everyone is in favor of the training. They just don't think it should be required by law.
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