I like and admire the police. I really do. When I was young I wanted to be a police officer. I was majoring in Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice in college, and I was a member of the local Police Activity League, training to become a police officer, and attaining the rank of sergeant. Instead of becoming a police officer, I joined the Army. My first choice was to become an MP (Military Police), but that option was not available to me, so I went into the intelligence field.
Lately I’ve been noticing that, more and more often, police around the country are making bad decisions causing injury and death where it could have most probably been avoided. I began to wonder, “What’s going on? Why are the police so eager to ‘shoot first and ask questions later,’ so to speak?”
I’ve created this blog to bring attention to questionable police shootings and actions around the country. It is my hope that something will change. Perhaps police training will change to better emphasize non-shooting responses to possible threatening situations.
It is my belief that the vast majority of police are great people and great officers. But I do believe there a few bad apples who could use better and/or remedial training on the use of deadly force.
Some of the articles I post will be somewhat open and shut, but some will be “judge for yourself.” I’m not making comments on any of the articles I post. I leave that to you.
I regret that this blog has to be anonymous, but there are probably a small number of police officers who might resent my posting these accounts and try to stop or harass me. I realize that most would not, and would respect my freedom of speech (and press) in this case.
To those of you who do a great job keeping us safe, thank you.