A recent news story of a Detroit cop who shot a family dog in its own fenced yard sparked some old, unpleasant memories. Cops are notoriously known for shooting dogs, even friendly ones who’ve done nothing wrong but wag their tails. Over the years, one disturbing account after another of a cop shooting an innocent
In today’s headlines: Chicago Deputy Police Chief Shoots Himself, Latest in Long History of Suicides at the Department. During my five years with the Phoenix Police Department, I lost count of the number of times cops either committed or threatened to commit suicide…and always by the same method: With a gun. Most incidents I recall
An article on the USA Today website, dated July 7, 2020, reports on a San San Diego County Sheriff’s Department deputy currently under investigation for sharing a doctored, vulgar photo of police murder victim, George Floyd. Although the officer in question, Deputy Mark Ritchie, has been temporarily reassigned while the investigation continues, I sincerely doubt
I’m excited to announce today is the official launch of Book I of the CRAZY 101 Trilogy. I’ll be adding new chapters every Wednesday and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m., PDT. The first installment in this serialized book is the prologue which provides some perspective of the era in which the story is set. Below
In the news recently: “Many of those joining the more than two weeks of protests have been calling for a ban on chokeholds and other methods of restraint used by police.” One of the three main characters in my soon-to-be-released trilogy, #Crazy101, knows a thing or two about police chokeholds. While ‘Crazy 101’ is a
There was a police barricade & hostage situation in San Jose yesterday. Three suspects were taken into custody. Obviously, those suspects arrested were citizens and not police officers. I remember when Officer Don Klomp of the Phoenix Police Department held me at gunpoint inside his home, threatening to kill me, refusing to let me leave.
For anyone curious about the title of the book series, ‘Crazy 101’ is derived from the police radio code, ‘918 101’. ‘918’ is code for ‘mentally ill person’. ‘101’ is an overtly sexist code for ‘woman in car’ and is used by male officers to advise the radio operator they have a female in custody.