What Boys Look Like: QAnon, the Far Right, and other Extremists

Hi All, Read this interesting article. Boys are born; Men are made. As long as boys continue to NOT grow up with some kind of more selfless purpose and reason for existing (and better yet, serving humanity), they are likely to decompose into minds like those depicted in this article. Parasitized by toxic fantasies of white, violent glory, their minds, kept tiny, will do nothing … Continue reading What Boys Look Like: QAnon, the Far Right, and other Extremists

Seek to Ethically Serve & Protect (being unconcerned what your ego wishes to be called)

Hi All, See, read, and consider the points in this article entitled: Why we are warriors, guardians and ambassadors. Let’s keep this brief. Self-identify yourself as whatever you’d like…Guardian, Protector, Ambassador, Warrior, as long as what you DO (which is far more significant than what you say) includes: Gladdening the heart of human beings (this can be achieved in innumerable ways), Feeding the hungry (be … Continue reading Seek to Ethically Serve & Protect (being unconcerned what your ego wishes to be called)

Build Better Humans to Really, Truly Address Active Shooter Incidents

Hi All, See this article. It highlights the value of creating and leveraging technology to help prevent and respond to tragic occurrences such as active assailant events. Using technology to support prevention and response to active assailant incidents is a good thing. Let’s keep up our efforts there. No argument here. However, we need more in-depth, effective, mitigative work to take place way upstream of … Continue reading Build Better Humans to Really, Truly Address Active Shooter Incidents

Serve everyone and don’t be concerned about what is your label

Hi All, See this article. Why must we keep going round and round with whether we wish to call ourselves Warriors, Guardians, Ambassadors, etc.? Why? Because we love to have our egos stroked, and made shiny for all of our look-at-me behavior. We are (ought to be) Servants of the public, of the community, of humanity. As Servants, we ought to be physically, emotionally, and … Continue reading Serve everyone and don’t be concerned about what is your label

Turning Adversaries into Allies: An Example of Race Relations Transformation

Hi All, A friend shared with me recently this powerful TED talk entitled: Why I, as a black man, attend KKK rallies.  It’s the story of Daryl Davis, a well-known African American musician who also, though, has an unusual passion for befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan and, ultimately, leading to amazing transformations of relationships and experiences. Go listen now to the TED talk … Continue reading Turning Adversaries into Allies: An Example of Race Relations Transformation

Is Mental Illness a Contributing Factor to Mass Shootings?

Hi All, Please read this Washington Post article entitled “Are video games or mental illness causing America’s mass shootings? No, research shows.” There is a statement in this article which is: “The fact that somebody would go out and massacre a bunch of strangers, that’s not the act of a healthy mind, but that doesn’t mean they have a mental illness.” This is a very important … Continue reading Is Mental Illness a Contributing Factor to Mass Shootings?

Being a Change Agent in Law Enforcement (or Security, Public Safety, any role)

Hi All, Please read this brief article from the folks at PoliceOne.com It’s always important to ask the right question. I propose for consideration that the primary question is NOT: How will being a Police Officer, Security Officer, Public Safety Officer (any role) change me?  The primary question should instead be: How can *I* change what it means to be a Police Officer, Security Officer, … Continue reading Being a Change Agent in Law Enforcement (or Security, Public Safety, any role)

Simple Human to Human Conversation

Hi All, Please go here to read this brief article about the exceptional policing of San Antonio Police Officer Josue Vallejo. Watch the video in the article.  Listen up to what Officer Vallejo shares at 1:45 which includes: It was just being human talking to another man who just needed help.  It was just simple, human to human, conversation. May Officer Vallejo’s presence and performance … Continue reading Simple Human to Human Conversation

How to “Kill” the Hydra-head of Active Shooters

Hi All, Please see this article entitled: Nine dead after California sees three mass shootings in four days in The Guardian.  It’s an article that merely details the most recent mass/active shootings. It is plainly clear that our law enforcement capability has the means to effectively stop a threat, that is, shoot and kill an active shooter.  That’s not questioned.  We have that down, and we … Continue reading How to “Kill” the Hydra-head of Active Shooters