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Bizarre encounters with cops

Bizarre encounters with cops

I understand that there are dedicated, ethical cops out there. Nevertheless, I’ve had some bizarre encounters with cops over the years: When I ran the Bitterroot Baseball League and managed one of the teams, a cop who was on my team called me drunk one night and tried to intimidate me because I didn’t give […]

If . . . (part 9)

If . . . (part 9)

If you get more upset about cops being unfairly criticized for the actions of a few than you do about black men being unfairly shot by cops for the actions of a few, you really need to reboot your humanity.

If . . . (part 6)

If . . . (part 6)

If Donald Trump thinks he can stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and not lose any voters, did the cops tell him which black man to shoot?

Shouldn’t be being shot by a police officer be one of the most difficult things to happen to a human being?

Shouldn’t be being shot by a police officer be one of the most difficult things to happen to a human being?

After watching videos of the police shootings of the black men in Tulsa and Charlotte, I have to wonder: why are police officers even issued Tasers? In both situations, if violence was even necessary, a Taser would have done the job just as effectively as a gun. Not all police officers are bad. I remember […]

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