Cop Stuff

COP STUFF

Cop Stuff2021-08-06T13:33:03-07:00

A MOST MEMORABLE PURSUIT

  PROLOGUE Recently Lt. Chuck Smith and I were sitting on my front deck watching Oregon’s Umpqua River flow by, shooting suppressed weapons, killing some brain cells and generally swapping lies when one of us said, in best ‘Harry Callahan’ fashion: “So...tell us about your best felony arrest.” Since neither of us could remember ever having made a felony arrest (I said we were lying!), the subject changed to “Tell us about the most interesting [...]

By |May 18th, 2021|
EDITORIAL
  • Second Amendment

Get Some Skin in the Game

Trap shooters describe people taking tactical carbine courses as “Tactical Timmys” or “Tacticool.” Those taking carbine courses say that standing in one spot to shoot a clay bird is a huge waste of time. Precision [...]

  • police officer

We’re at a Turning Point

On May 25, 2020 Derek Chauvin a 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis, Minnesota PD knelt on the neck of George Floyd for eight minutes. Chauvin’s actions may have contributed to Floyd’s death, but his autopsy [...]

Doing The Right Thing

I was watching a short lecture video on TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design, www.ted.com) and it really got me thinking about my career. More importantly, it got me taking a hard look at the bigger picture of life. The lecture — or as they’re called on TED, “TED Talks” — is entitled “Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy?” The talk is presented by New York Times columnist David Brooks and is only five minutes long.

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FUN STUFF

Hey! You Can Stop Draining The Lake!

Nobody slips through this dragnet! Nobody! Except maybe the guy they’re trying to catch. For seven days, dozens of Canadian cops surrounded a home in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland, pinning down a guy suspected of assaults, [...]

You Gotta Use What You Got

Thanks to their Nanny State efforts to disarm the Crown’s subjects, it’s no secret that Great Britain now has the highest rate of violent personal crimes in the industrialized nations. “Yobs” — their term for [...]

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