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She Said, He Said…But The Lies, The Lies, The Lies

I asked what the weather was like, what the light source in the parking lot was, if they remembered anyone else being on the parking lot, even if it was just lights on ...

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Life After For The Unintended Targets

Officer Alex confronts the realities of being a first responder more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM On The Beat

Whose Inquisition Is It?

It’s Thursday, so you know what that means in southeast Tennessee: There’s a new church in town. (Much like Wednesday, Monday, and every other day of the week, come to think of it. Gotta love the South.) more »

Feb 4, 2015 5:02 PM On The Beat

Traffic...Not The Stevie Winwood Kind

Five hundred yards to go, and the turn signal was flashing steadily in advance at 20 miles per hour. Then…15 MPH. 10 MPH. 8 MPH…and now a complete stop. In the right-side driving lane of a four-lane state highway. more »

Jan 29, 2015 9:50 AM On The Beat 2 Comments

Police Diversity Report

“I have an El Camino full of rampage here, what’s the plan?” — Ofc. Alfonso Shagnasty, peeling onto the lot of a Scotchman convenience store off-duty,circa 1998. more »

Jan 22, 2015 10:37 AM On The Beat

Playing The Numbers Game

As I’ve matured on the job (a.k.a. “gotten older”), I’ve learned to not take the bait for the sake of taking the bait when dealing with agenda-driven folks. It used to be a novelty. I admit it; I liked it. more »

Jan 15, 2015 9:22 AM On The Beat

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