Celebrating crime fighters
Sat, Jun 08 2013 12:00 PM
Everyone knows law enforcement needs the cooperation of the public in the fight against crime. In my hometown of Flint, Mich. the mantra of the public is, “Snitches get stitches,” meaning if you talk to The Man you might get hurt. “ [..]
Drugs and the information age
One of my favorite television lines came from Norm, the barstool-sitting character played by George Wendt in the comedy series "Cheers." Speaking about his wife, Norm said, "Women…. Can't live with ‘em. Pass the beer nuts." I [..]
Going to Kenya one pancake at a time
Two weeks ago there was a letter to our editor from a woman in San Diego who castigated and vilified the Chula Vista Police Department. She also ripped corrections officers. There were no specific instances of misconduct cited, just inane ramblings. [..]
It wasn't fraud but it felt like a racket
A few years before I retired from law enforcement my duties as a regular investigator for the district attorney included handling common crimes like robbery, homicide, auto theft, and whatever else came along.
Contemplating retirement, I knew I di [..]
That's show business, baby
In October a production assistant from NBC contacted me. I don't mean the ones downtown across from Horton Plaza.
I mean the Major Leaguers, the Big Guys who work at 30 Rockefeller Center.
They were producing a true crime documentary about the [..]
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