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Lightning Strikes Terrorism

“Oh, come on,” he said with just the hint of a sneer. “You’re more likely to be struck by lightning than to be killed by a terrorist.” It’s an argument that never gets old. (Well, OK, it does, but smug oversimplification ...

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The More Things Change…

I was sitting at a desk because it had a stable internet connection so I could complete a report before my shift was over. (OK…reports, plural.) more »

Nov 18, 2015 12:12 PM On The Beat

The Lure of Greener Pastures

Fifteen years. Nine years. (Another) 15 years. Twenty years. Eleven years. These are the tenures of a few of my co-workers that have voluntarily rolled out the doors in the last year or two and hung up the badge ... more »

Nov 11, 2015 1:28 PM On The Beat

Seeking Justice—Or Just Media Coverage?

On July 18 of this year, a group dedicated towards “Educating, Agitating, Motivating, and Organizing for Social Justice in Chattanooga” announced that it will be building a grassroots movement for black liberation ... more »

Nov 4, 2015 2:37 PM On The Beat

Land of the Free, Home of the Fearful?

Absence. I’ve been visiting there lately. I would say it’s an interesting part of town, but that would be a lie. It’s not. It’s nothing. It doesn’t exist; it is the definition of where nothing is, in fact. more »

Oct 28, 2015 3:44 PM On The Beat

Officer Alex and the Electronaut

It was after midnight and winter was giving us a sneak preview, cold air gusting past my cruiser as I rolled through the hills of Hixson’s southern gates of North Chattanooga, waved on by herbally slackened guards ... more »

Oct 21, 2015 12:38 PM On The Beat

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