UC Officer Allegedly ‘Purposefully Killed’ Samuel DuBose

WARNING: Graphic Content-Proceed with caution, as it is NOT suitable for younger viewers.

  This is the body cam footage of University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing during the car-stop turned police-involved-shooting of Mr. Samuel DuBose.  This one is hard to watch.
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Empathy.

So a County Sheriff just stalked Ralph and I for almost half of our walk before finally getting out of his car and asking to pet him.  I’m not going to lie, I thought it was pretty cute!

Little did I know that the Officer had just put down his 13 year old beagle last week.

His heartache was palpable and I’m sure that spending some time with my little guy helped him in some way, but little did he know, for I needed that interaction as well.
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The Judas Kiss: Baltimore Police Commish Trashes His Officers

I hope you all have enjoyed this warm weekend!  Hopefully yours was not plagued with heavy rainfall, like mine was.  A friend of mine shared this article with me a day or so ago, and after reading it (and doing a little digging as well,) I thought it would be appropriate to share with you all.  Now, we’ve all heard the old adage about history repeating itself, and the recent events in our town may lead one to believe that perhaps we’re witnessing that very phenomenon now.  I suppose time will tell, but in the meantime, enjoy the read, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!

Originally Posted on AmericanThinker.com:

“We are part of the problem[.] … Now we have to change.”  So declared Anthony Batts, the African-American police chief of Baltimore, at a press conference on May 6, 2015.  The man in charge of this minority-majority department since September 2012 denounced his officers, impugned their integrity, and undercut their mission.  Continue reading

Analyzing Law Enforcement Deaths: What’s Missing from These Statistics?

A grim but fitting topic this week. As someone who has fought depression and suicide first-hand, I can only imagine the amounts of pain and suffering our Officers are subjected to on a daily basis. Departments need to do more to help Officers maintain their mental health and well being.

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Mj ♡

e-Roll Call Magazine

Stress

In the past decade, 1,553 law enforcement officers died in reported duty deaths. That is an average of one duty death every 58 hours or an average of 150 duty deaths per year.

How can departments analyze this data to help them determine and implement strategies to attempt to reduce the number of duty deaths?

First of all, it’s difficult to get a comprehensive picture of duty deaths because each reporting agency categorizes them differently. The data below came from several sources in order to analyze law enforcement duty deaths over the past decade.

Law Enforcement Deaths 2004 – 2014 (to date)
Aircraft Accidents: 25
Auto Accidents (Cruiser): 448
Assault: 9
Bicycle Accidents: 3
Boating Accidents: 3
Bomb-Related Incidents: 6
Drowned: 21
Electrocuted: 4
Fall: 23
Horse- Related Incidents: 1
Law Enforcement Related Illness: 192
Motorcycle Crashes: 72
Poisoned: 1
Shot (all types of firearms): 568
Stabbed: 14
Strangled: 1

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The Dangers of De-Policing — Will Cops Just Stand Down?

Photo Courtesy of:   EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Photo Courtesy of: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Hey all, I just wanted to share another post that really resonated with me and the times that we find ourselves in.  Please continue to pray for our men and women in blue as they put their lives on the line daily for our city and cities across the world. Continue reading

I’m in love with a L.E.O.

  If I had a dollar for every time I said I would stop reading the news, I probably wouldn’t be writing on this blog.  But here I am- a young, Black, socially-awkward female, who happens to be madly in love with a young, mostly-Caucasian, successful male inner city police officer.  To me, this is not a problem, and to many of the people around us, the feeling is the same.  However, it is interesting to see where the chips really fall with certain people in your life and in the community around you, when the world around you becomes polarized, as it is today.  You cannot walk five feet in this country these days without hearing about the latest police-related shooting and the protests or riots that follow.  Our country is going through a bit of a revolution, of sorts, and it is anyone’s guess as to how it all ends.  With that being said, I am a big girl, and I have found myself on opposite ends from people that I have known and loved before.  It should not be a huge surprise when someone or some people who I have never had issues with before, suddenly give me the cold shoulder.  Yet, I am. Continue reading