Category Archives: Civility

Words Matter!

Many people in OneOldCop’s generation grew up hearing,“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” This, or some variation of it, was a standard response from parents and others when a child came home crying … Continue reading

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Of Protests and Violence

If the title of this piece looks familiar, there is a reason. It is a followup to last week’s piece “Of Protests and Courage.” The gentleman making the comment, it took courage to protest, made another comment deserving of analysis. … Continue reading

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Of Protests and Courage

A recent social media dialogue concerning violent protests around the country caught OneOldCop’s attention. The individual’s post starting the dialogue implied the protestors seemed to have too much time on their hands. A more liberal, possibly leftist, acquaintance of his … Continue reading

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Jokers and Clowns Abound

The bulk of this piece was originally published as “Stuck in the Middle” in 2012. It is being posted again in honor of several prominent, and long serving, politicians who would be vying for joker and clown of the year … Continue reading

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In Light of the Times

  The world today is a target rich environment for a writer.  OneOldCop can spend time on the treadmill or stationary bike watching the morning shows and have twenty ideas about hot topics by the time workout is over.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Defanged and Despised?

OneOldCop is not surprised with the level of distrust and animosity being shown toward police officers today. As noted in “Of Chaos and Politics” this is nothing new. Over the last few decades, police officers have watched animosity toward and … Continue reading

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Honestly Speaking:* Internet Facts

OneOldCop has written on this topic before. However, the plan here is for this to be the beginning of a series, not simply a stand-alone essay. From a writer’s standpoint, it will be interesting to see how this works out. … Continue reading

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