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Defunding Police = Targeting Police…?

Does this “formula” reflect reality… The short answer is “yes.” A more comprehensive answer requires more time and space to convey and “prove.” Some data points, however, are pointing to an increasingly dangerous environment for police officers–and by implication, society itself. As the proverbial “canaries in the coal mine,” attacks on police can be likened …

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Dr. Pastor interviewed on “Two Mikes” Podcast

One Year After You Say You Want a Revolution published… I am happy to post this podcast from the Two Mikes. In a wide ranging interview covering these topics (and more): More can be said, but instead: Check out the podcast by clicking below… A summary of this book is available here: https://www.securelawllc.com/expertise/publications/ To buy …

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The Revolution Chronicles

1 Year Anniversary of You Say You Want a Revolution… A year has passed since the publication of my new book: You Say You want a Revolution…https://www.amazon.com/You-Say-Want-Revolution-Compelling-ebook/dp/B0B6D936X3?ref_=ast_author_dp Let’s take this time to reflect on what has happened this year. As a set-up, consider that the use of the “R-word” has been an indicator of momentum …

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Is “Harm City” Contagious?

Lawless Baltimore: Foreshadowing Things to Come… Geographically well situated at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Baltimore was one of the most important places in American history. As the site of Fort McHenry, where the Star-Spangled Banner was inspired, the song that eventually became the United States national anthem helped to foster American exceptionalism. This …

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Policies, Policing & Public Safety

Why Should You Care…? Perverse incentives are all around us. What most people miss in our current societal and cultural climate is that policies matter. They are designed–purposed–to drive human behavior. Policies also have unintended consequences. Here is an example of both: https://abc7.com/victorville–san-bernardino-county-sheriffs-deputy-found-not-guilty/13352182/ The story involves a violent attack on a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy …

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Private Security Guards Are Replacing Police Across America

This title of a Time Magazine article speaks volumes… https://time.com/6275440/insecure-private-security-replacing-police/ Seeing this article leaves me with a strange sense of mixed emotions. While watching crime increasing in many cities across America, people are reacting by seeking protection. One on level, like most people, I am saddened to see the trail of crime victims and growing …

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