Friday, December 5, 2014

Officer Hollywood?

Rialto, CA Pd using Taser Axiom Flex
It's a no brainer that every law enforcement officer in America should use an officer worn video/audio recording device right?
Its only that simple if you look at this emotionally and ignore logistics.

I've heard a lot things said about officer worn video & audio recording devices, both from the general public and law enforcement officers alike.  Much of what I've heard shows how much most people don't know about this form of technology.  First of all this tech isn't new.  Some agencies have been using in car cameras for close to 30 years.  Officer worn cameras have been used for nearly 15 years.  This equipment has in the past been often too costly (often $2,500.00 or more per car for complete system) and very complicated for most agencies without full time A/V evidence technicians.  The systems that were affordable by smaller agencies were often poorly made and unreliable.  The storage medium on many of these devices was very limited and needed to be changed often, which then created storage issues.  In addition to these issues, these camera systems were useless once the officer was no longer in the direct line of sight of the camera.  Many of these systems had audio recording ability from a microphone transmitter located on the officers uniform and once again, useless once out of range from the main unit in the patrol car.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Some Facts about Ferguson

Michael Brown & Ofc. Darren Wilson
It's always a tragedy when anyone dies in our society regardless of skin color or any other demographic.  Before any honest conversation on this matter can occur, facts must be presented and myths and reckless spin rejected.

The shooting that occurred on August 9, 2014 marked an event that precipitated strong feelings from both sides.  This was done previous to any public release of evidence and very few facts on the shooting involving Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Who is this "WE" you keep mentioning

(This piece was drafted quite some time ago, but not published so her it is better late than never.)

Who is "We"?

President Obama said in Turkey: "We don't consider ourselves to be a Christian nation." So when the Teleprompter in Chief isn't appologizing for America, destroying our economy, giving terrorist dirtbags rights they don't have or deserve, calling police officers "Stupid" and lets not forget a total lack of decorum at international events like bowing so far you could tongue polish someones shoes.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Act Of Valor

I was privileged today to see the new film "Act Of Valor" with a good friend and fellow Veteran.  For those of you who are not familiar with this film, it's a story of Naval Special Operations personnel, the intelligence community, logistical support  and  families going through the the business of going down range and getting it done for the rest of us.
 You may ask, is this a Stallone film, or perhaps a Willis film.  You'd be wrong on either account  This film, you see, stars active duty Navy SEALS showing their metal for the first time in a fictional (loosely based on real and or conceivably real missions) story about terrorism that hits too close to home

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Delegate Bell to not back anyone previous to Augusta Mass Meeting

I has a great conversation with Delegate Bell this morning where he made it clear to me that he was not supporting any candidate for the Republican nomination for Augusta County Treasurer previous to the Augusta County Republican mass meeting.  The Delegate told me that he only wore the Homes sticker in the Staunton 4th of July parade because he was unaware that I was seeking the nomination as well and further stated that his wearing of the sticker shouldn't be construed as support.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

GOP Good Old Boys Don't Tread On Me

I am running for the nomination as 
a Republican for the office of Augusta County Treasurer.

I find it interesting, however that the Party has slighted me. I paid a $250 filing fee to be a candidate in the upcoming Republican mass meeting.  I thought by doing this, the local Republicans would have contacted me with the opportunity to place some of my signs on the GOP 4th of July parade float.  I guess I was mistaken when I believed that my years of commitment and multiple leadership roles in the ACRC would

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Patriot Network AZ TV

The good Professor has one of two facts wrong, but for the most part, he's hit the nail on the head with this 5 minute and twenty second video.  If your interested in the AZ law this is a good little video.