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Protecting Pensions is a Priority

As a union president, I often hear, “what’s the union ever done for me?” and I reply, “pull up a chair.” One of the first things I speak about is pensions, because protecting pensions is an ongoing battle that is always at the forefront.  With bleak predictions about a downturn in the economy, pensions will […]

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U.K. Body Count Draws Attention to the Horrors of Human Trafficking

Details are still developing surrounding the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were discovered in a sealed refrigerator container on a truck in England this month.   Was the container truly refrigerated, how did these men and women end up in this container, how long were they locked in the container, who are they, where did […]

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Updating an Antiquated System & Procedure Could Save Officers’ Lives

  When a law enforcement officer responds to a home or business for a disturbance or emergency call for help, the dispatcher will often relay to the responding officer whether the address has a premise history.  The responding officer will gain an understanding of the previous calls from that location. This gives an officer some […]

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Black & White and (I hope) Red All Over

Red from embarrassment!  I hope that’s the reaction in an East Lake Woodlands, Florida neighborhood where a Clearwater police officer is being told to remove her marked police cruiser from her driveway or face hundreds of dollars in fines. Maybe, being a law enforcement officer myself, I’m biased.  But what homeowners wouldn’t want a police […]

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The FaceApp – Cute or Calculated?

A little uproar the past couple of weeks over the FaceApp, the app that lets you submit a picture of yourself and then lets you see yourself in a different light, be it a change in hairstyle, age or facial hair. Someone voiced concern in a tweet over the apps terms and conditions spreading speculation […]

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Ice Cream Licker and Her Copy Cats Should Pay

Now that we know the identity of the person who posted video of herself licking an open tub of ice cream and then putting it back in a store freezer for someone else to buy, is a juvenile and not an adult, it appears she won’t face a maximum penalty of  20 years in prison […]

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UC Davis Responds to Calls for Professor Clover’s Termination

In a letter dated February 27, 2019, I urged University of California, Davis Chancellor Gary S. May to reevaluate the continued employment of UC Davis Professor Joshua Clover who, in numerous past comments, has condoned and advocated for the murder of police officers.   While I appreciate a response to my letter from the Executive Vice […]

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