Tag Archives: law enforcement

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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Of Chaos and Politics

OneOldCop would like to say he was surprised by the chaos that has overtaken the United States since the Ferguson, Missouri incident in August 2014. Unfortunately, of all the feelings generated by what is happening in the country today, surprise … Continue reading

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Ahmed and His Clock

Now that most of the uproar is over, perhaps it would be possible to talk about the brouhaha in Irving, Texas with a little objectivity. First, to make it clear, OneOldCop does not care whether this young man was naive, … Continue reading

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Not So Silent Night

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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A World Apart

Two news stories caught OneOldCop’s attention recently. One was in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the other in Mobile, Alabama. The incidents reported were separated by seven weeks and 900 miles. However, details of the incidents reflect much more separation than the time and … Continue reading

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What Would You Do?

Has anyone ever asked you the question used as the title of this piece? If so, did you feel they were looking for validation, or were testing you in some fashion? Sometimes OneOldCop wants to ask the person, “How many folks have … Continue reading

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The Zimmerman Option

George Zimmerman is back in the headlines. His trial is finally underway, and it appears the passion on one side to bury him under the jail is exceeded only by the lack of wit displayed by his defense attorney during opening arguments. … 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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The Zimmerman Question

February 26, 2012 is a day many people will long remember. It is the day one life was snuffed out, and another’s changed forever.  Regardless of the legal outcome of the ensuing debacle, the killing of Trayvon Martin should serve as a … Continue reading

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Penn State Defense

The Penn State debacle is beginning to play out like a poorly written soap opera.  Since the story broke, the suspected child molester gave a nationwide interview in which he admitted he showered with children.  The state’s key witness reportedly … Continue reading

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