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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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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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A Silent Night? Not Likely!

On Christmas Eve 1914 something special happened. German and British troops stopped fighting and killing each other for a few hours. Their actions became the stuff of legends and war stories told over and over to children, grandchildren and others. … Continue reading

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19 somethin’ 

Country recording artist Mark Wills released the song “19 somethin’” in 2002. It was an homage to the ‘70s and ‘80s as seen through the eyes of a young man. A young man who grew up playing Pac-Man and watching … Continue reading

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A Christmas Tale of 2013*

‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas, and all through the land,The scurrying had started, yet seemed less than grand.The economy was limping, the time frame was short,Only twenty-six days for all gifts to be bought.If that weren’t enough, it seemed … Continue reading

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Zimmerman: The Saga Continues

The wheels of justice grind slowly.  After forty-four days of grinding in Florida, the next step in the George Zimmerman Saga played out.  Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder.  While the family of Trayvon Martin sees this as some sort … Continue reading

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