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A Thin Blue Line: Part Two

Having previously introduced the topic of the legitimacy of police and related professions within the Church of God community, I would like to take this time to discuss the nature of police action and how it appears within the Bible.  While … Continue reading

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A Thin Blue Line: Part One

As I commented on before [1], a friend of mine and his wife recently visited Portland, and I had a discussion with them about various matters.  Much to my surprise, he mentioned that he had recently graduated from the very … Continue reading

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Objective Reasonableness In Police Activity: A Constitutional Essay

This past weekend I was able to spend some time with a longtime friend of mine from Los Angeles who had recently graduated as a sheriff’s deputy for Los Angeles County, and shortly before this I found out that another … Continue reading

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This Time

The sound of the sirens gets louder and louder and nearer and nearer as I sit with my back to the window and my head facing a computer at which I am trying to write. “Are they coming for me … Continue reading

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In Defense Of The Juggalo

Who is a juggalo and why am I speaking in his (or her) defense?  Although some of my readers may be familiar with juggalos as an organized group, many may not, as the term identifies those who are fans of … Continue reading

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A Summer Of Resistance

Yesterday morning my cell phone gave me the unpleasant news that two Republican members of the House of Representatives had been shot while practicing baseball.  Since then it has been instructive, and more than a little bit alarming, what sort … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fatal Frost

Fatal Frost, by Nancy Mehl [Note:  This book was given free of charge by Baker Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Whether or not you like this novel depends a lot on the sort of expectations and standards … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost White Tribes

Lost White Tribes: The End Of Privilege An The Last Colonials In Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Brazil, Haiti, Namibia, and Guadalupe, by Riccardo Orizio Someone who judged this book by its unfortunate title would assume that the colonials spoken of in … Continue reading

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To Serve And Protect

This morning I happened to read an article about a police shooting in rural Western Pennsylvania, in the same county where I spent my early childhood and the time my father had custody after my parents split up during my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Operation Nimrod

Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Seige, by Russell Phillips [Note: This book was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.] It is intriguing when one reads a set of books by the same author … Continue reading

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