• Police Officers: No Right to Personal Opinion

    Regarding the as yet unresolved police shooting of a young, male robbery suspect in Ferguson, Missouri, and its continuing fallout, I recently read a column by Ansel Herz in Seattle’s leftist publication, the Stranger. It appears that to some people police officers have no right to express a personal opinion that differs from theirs or runs afoul of what they believe is politically correct. What is it about police opinion that it gets such little respect? Apparently, supporting a fellow officer Read more…

  • Social Justice Definitions

    If you’ve visited this site in the past, you’ve likely encountered stories about social justice and its definitions. Now, I’m not going to argue that social justice isn’t hard to define; it is and has been for well over a century. It is a dangerous phrase because its component words sound so nice—social and justice—and, it can be defined differently for different people. These days, apparently on both sides of the political aisle, the definition seems to point toward assisting Read more…

  • SEATTLE POLICE OFFICERS’ CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT

    Police work is tough. If there is a more difficult job in America, I’m not sure what it is. I don’t know of another profession where more people, with little or no law enforcement experience, presume to know how to do the job better than the professionals trained to do it. (Note: for the plaintiff’s official perspective, visit: Seattle Police Officers’ Civil Rights Lawsuit.)

    More than 120 concerned Seattle cops are asking you to support the Seattle police officers’ civil rights Read more…