Archive for April, 2013

03 Apr 2013

253,000 U.S. guns smuggled to Mexico annually

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Mcclatchydc.com. Guns are frequently smuggled from the United States to Mexico on an annual basis, and the author of this article talks about the impact of the gun smuggling ring. The guns are first made in the United States before they are taken across the border to […]

03 Apr 2013

Brooklyn man fakes his own kidnapping #dailydumb

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I just read an article on Newsburp.com that you may be interested in. A man decided that the best way to avoid the agony of having to face his girlfriend was to fake his own kidnapping, according to the author of this article. The faked kidnapping took place in Brooklyn, as the man used tape […]

03 Apr 2013

The Cultural Revolution & the Role of Police Silence

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The Cultural Revolution & the Role of Police Silence This week The Badge Guys discuss Police Silence The Code & the Lamb. In addition to Juli Adcock and me, two very distinguished forces join us; Lauri Stevens and @NathanConstable. The topic of a code of police silence and its effect on social media use by […]

02 Apr 2013

Policing and Social Media

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When I first got into law enforcement, pagers were the rage; the few cell phones available were big, clunky and only made phone calls. By the time I retired, there were computers installed into patrol cars, internet capabilities were vastly increased with more and more households utilizing computers and the internet. With the advent of […]

02 Apr 2013

Nearly full now, jail could be packed this summer

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Interesting article posted on Suntimes.com. The author of this article discusses the potential impact of a Cook County jailhouse becoming too full by summertime. The jail, located in Chicago, will see a rise in criminals being sent to the jail as traditionally the summer months leads to more arrests and more convictions being handed down […]

02 Apr 2013

U.S. government to fight for warrantless GPS tracking

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I just read an article on Cnet.com that might interest you. The Obama Administration is hoping that wireless GPS tracking will be available without authorization of a search warrant when the GPS devices are put on cars to track their whereabouts. Critics, however, contend that this a violation of the Fourth Amendment, and the Court […]

02 Apr 2013

Facing Protective Orders and Allowed to Keep Guns

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Check out this article on Nytimes.com. Does a protective order trump the right to bear arms? In most states, the answer is no, the subject of an order is under no obligation to surrender the firearms. Does this cause a problem? Often yes, it does, as the story of Stephanie Holten and her former husband […]

01 Apr 2013

Police Silence, The Code & the Lamb

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Your Voice The Badge Guys are super excited to bring you this week’s conversations about the culture, traditions and future of policing. What voice do you share in the communities served? Do you have opportunities for voicing your opinions, ideas or suggestions? The “Code” in this week’s theme title refers to our self-imposed and cultural […]