I watch the television news tonight out of Baltimore until my heart feels crushed, and I have to stop.   Doctor’s orders. Sheesh.   I came out of Alexandria Hospital this afternoon to see flames and cops on the tv screen and it is too much déjà vu for my wounded heart.  Why does a trip to … Continue reading Baltimore

The Age of Umbrage… or… I May Be an Internet Crybaby

My sister challenged me this week.  I had posted on Facebook that I was oddly grateful to the national news media because their coverage of Trevor Noah, the new host of the Daily Show on Comedy Central, had quoted him as saying he feared American cops more than those in his home of South Africa. … Continue reading The Age of Umbrage… or… I May Be an Internet Crybaby

“Unarmed” and Alarmed

Another day, another dollar, another “unarmed” black male killed by police.  This week, Los Angeles officers scuffled with and shot a man during a robbery investigation.   Caught on camera, the event instantly flared into a national news media event with television talkers quoting sources calling for investigations of, yet again, police terror. It matters.  But … Continue reading “Unarmed” and Alarmed

Arrogance and Apprehension

     What kind of arrogance does it take to jump into a hole in the internet and start typing thoughts and opinions in the hope they interest and attract an audience?           This kind!           After 28 years on a police department, and the past one-point-five as a writer (not yet author, more on … Continue reading Arrogance and Apprehension