police shootings, media coverage of police, Trump, Fox News

Are the Police Really Being Vilified by the Media or Does Some of the Blame Fall on Their Shoulders?

Recently Ed Davis was on Fox News to talk about the Trump administration and its approach to supporting the police in this country. One of Davis’ talking points parrots the idea that is being promoted by certain groups of police that the media has vilified them. The claim is that this vilification has made police work inherently more dangerous as

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The shooting of Justine Damond

The Shooting of Justine Damond

The killing of Justine Damond, the yoga teacher and spiritual healer who called 911 to report a possible assault, is still under investigation with little information being released at this time. This unarmed woman in her pajamas calling for help is the personification of complete innocence. Yet she was shot by the police. This type of unprovoked killing by police

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What is “reasonable” fear?

Why do people become police officers? Ideally, it is to serve their communities and to fight crime, right? Emphasis on the FIGHT CRIME part. That means an officer should be entering the job knowing that his or her life will likely be in danger at some point in time. It could almost be included as part of the job description.

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Playing the Hero: ‘Patriot’s Day’ Movie under Fire

“I shudder to think how many more lives would have been lost on April 15, 2013 if Tommy Saunders hadn’t been there that morning.” Sean Burns wrote one of the best reviews of “Patriot’s Day” that I have yet to read. It’s great to see that I am not the only one who is upset over the fact that Wahlberg’s

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