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“Shut It Down! Shut It All Down!”

So there was this guy who accidentally became a cop in the early ’90s, a Gen-Xer with a really weird giggle and an affinity for horror movies and the sloppiest hot dogs Chicago and New York City could produce. He loved firearms but hated hunting ...

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During this wonderfully entertaining election cycle a law enforcement related question started popping up when Michael Bloomberg decided to buy the Executive Branch of the United States of America (having grown tired of his last purchase most ... Read more

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I was passing under a railroad overpass on St Elmo Avenue when I noticed a man hanging outside the passenger window of an early 80’s model Cadillac as it traveled south towards the possibly famous Incline railway. Actually it wasn’t so much the ... Read more

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Foot patrol. As counterintuitive as it may seem for those who know me, it has always been a highlight of The Job. Meeting people in good situations or bad is the essence of police work in my meaningless opinion.  The further you get from the ... Read more

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The sun crept up over a barren ridge line, an emotionless landscape dotted with leafless trees and the occasional abandoned house. Derelict cars obscured by the foliage of summer now lay exposed and a fine mist gave it the appearance of the ... Read more

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No matter what anyone says about shooting somebody, the worst part isn’t how much it makes your ears ring. Okay, let’s not discount that aspect completely (tinnitus is no joke, ugh), but the actual worst part is that, well...you have just shot ... Read more

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Two things make me sad. Okay, many more than two things make me sad, but I can narrow it down to just two of them for the purposes of this column: The first is the blossoming concept that somehow socialism becomes a successful tenet once the word ... Read more

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