Good Morning, and welcome to the World behind the Thin Blue Line.
As one of my favorite sayings goes: “ You only get to complain about the box score AFTER you’ve had your turn at bat”.
As you can see from my Patch Bio, I’ve been in one form of law enforcement or another over the last 30 years, and it seems that I pretty much have “done it all”.
Like most cops, I took the job not for the paycheck, or the cool “Bat-Man” belt with all the shiny toys on it, but to actually have a chance to make a positive difference in the society that I was a part of.
Being this close to some of the most liberal political venues in the United States, I’m sure many of you will scoff at that idea, but the actual truth is that I know members of my profession from all over the country, and have interviewed hundreds of wanna-be’s as well, and that desire to “contribute” is universal.
I get to sound off, pontificate, make bad jokes, enjoy my own obscure puns, and hopefully explain things without insulting too many people. If you want a conversation, a discussion, or want your (perhaps silly) opinions debated, that’s what I’m here for. If you are unreasonably dense, or just want to vent your spleen, I’ll ignore you, or insult you in an inventive and non-profane way.
Ask a question, get an answer : I’ll even research my responses so we all learn something.
And no, I don’t eat doughnuts !
(Hmm, Krispy Crème just opened up a drive-through window at the Willows you say?? Hmmmm)
Topic of the week:
What is the “ Use of Force Continuum”, and why is it such a hot topic just now?
(Hint: it has nothing to do with either Star Trek or Star Wars, but ask any BART or Oakland cop, and you’ll be told that they aren’t allowed to talk publicly about much of it.)
This was National Police Week. It celebrates the sacrifices my brothers and sisters have made in the last 12 months. Too many of us went E.O.W. this year. Did you know that it was a “record year” for line-of-duty deaths in my line of work? Do you care? I certainly do.
It has become "fashionable" recently to thank our military service members for their unswerving valor and courage overseas. As a Vietnam Vet I can only marvel at the change, and be happy for these proud patriots.
When was the last time you thanked a police officer or sheriff’s deputy for standing watch over you here at home?
Cop Trivia Questions of the Week:
Where does the Cop Term “ B Girl” come from ?
Companion Question and Hint: Where did the term “Hooker” originate??
Who said: “Just the facts ma’am, just the facts”
Don’t cheat ! No fair using Google, Ask, etc.