Reflections of an Ex-cop

Journalist and author Rob Zaleski’s new book about me. For what it’s worth! “In the summer of 1990, I interviewed…

Learn… Listen… Learn!

[Ed. Note; An important op-ed from an old colleague who has learned some lessons that need to be internalized by…

Imagination

I have always thought the problem with American policing is a of imagination. After George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis and…

Uvalde: Day of Shame

Whew! I just saw the shocking online videos from the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May…

Policing an Armed Society

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, police in…

Reimagining Blue

[Editor’s Note: While I am sort of retired from commenting on the state of policing in our nation, I will,…

Cops and Traffic Tickets

This week the New York Times published an extensive review into the governmental practice of using police traffic enforcement as…

Must it be what it is?

[While I am mostly retired after writing this blog for the last 12 years, I occasionally am moved to share…