True Policing is Compassionate Policing and Doing Good!

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A small act of kindness by one Police Officer made all the difference in this family’s life and we are all better for it.

Is the Daniele Watts Incident a Tempest in a Teapot?

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We must demand the police “protect and serve” and respect us. We must also, cooperate and facilitate their very difficult job and respect them.

Greg Buckley, Jr. 21-Year-Old Marine Lance Cpl. Murdered in Afghanistan

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Perry Brass’s elegy for Lance Corporal Greg Buckley, Jr. demonstrates the dark truth that, in war, one can’t always know who one’s enemy is.

9-11 and the Lingering Aftermath

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As we remember and honor all those who dies on 9/11, we must care and support all those still suffering from the resulting health and disability challenges

How Silence Led To 1400 Children Being Sexually Abused

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The authorities and staff entrusted to protect vulnerable people were too scared to do so. Andrew Lawes wants to help you speak out against abuse

Urban Combat: Ferguson and the Militarisation of Police

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The blurring of the line between the military and the police, especially in the US, is now on the political agenda following recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Officer Caught Doing Something Cool [video]

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To the kids, it’s a dance-off. To the rest of us, it’s a reminder that there are some good guys out there.

Are Drones More than Killing and Surveillance Machines?

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How do we benefit from drones without giving up our privacy, civil rights and humanity in the process?

Infectious Male to Male Irrationality Transmitted Via Automobile

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When the driver threw the full sports drink bottle at my wife’s car, it’s as if his irrationality drilled through the passenger door and seeped into my brain.

A Day w/o Gun Sanity = A Day with Senseless Death & Heartbreak

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Sending our kids to elementary school or college, attending a political rally or going to the movies, hanging out at the corner store or walking home with a snack, should not be a death sentence.

The Terms of Real Freedom

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When corporate powers seek to destroy, each individual has the power and responsibility to end exploitation.

My Son Got Arrested But It’s Not His Fault

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Parents mean well when they call professors to offer excuses, but they end up revealing more than they intend.

The Price of a Salute Among Leaders of Men

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What have you done, today, to earn the loyalty of those who follow you?