Monthly Archives: May 2015

Police impersonators: the Force will never be with you

When I read of impersonator Vincent Richardson’s firm belief that because he had been a police Explorer he was well-trained enough to “hit the streets as a full-fledged cop” (“Police: man impersonated officer again,” Chicago Tribune, May 5, 2015), I … Continue reading

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Marijuana mistakes

Marijuana cultivators aren’t the green hippie freaks they used to make themselves out to be. Neither Washington nor Colorado insists on tests for fungicides or pesticides, so there aren’t any.  But Denver just stopped sales of the mind bender due … Continue reading

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Je Suis Charlie Aussi

(originally published in the Chicago Tribune, letters to the editor, January 12, 2015) In my capacity as a police officer, I have on several occasions been attacked, each time for trying to speak reason and truth to someone who — … Continue reading

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