North of the border advice for new cops sounds familiar Sat, Aug 22 2015 12:00 PM

Since his death earlier this year The Star-News has published archived columns of Tom Basinski’s Behind Police Lines. This final installation first appeared Aug. 16, 2013.

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In Murdertown, USA cops are few but politicians plentiful

The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Tom Basinski. Today’s column first appeared June 17, 2011.

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The more things change . . .

The Star-News ispublishing archived columns of Tom Basinski. This column first appeared on June 5, 2009.

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Working to keep someone out of prison a change for former cop

Editor's note: While Tom Basinski receives hospice care, The Star-News is publishing archived columns. This column first appeared May 20, 2011.

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Troubled by feelings about the police

When photographer Rick Eaton passed along a photo of Chula Vista police subduing a man outside the El Primero in April, I felt a sense of relief mixed with a smidge of joy and a pinch of pride. Followed by a tablespoon of consternation. The suspec [..]

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