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Black and blue: Living on both sides of the police/community debate

Published Oct. 26, 2015

Officer Lester Moore, who grew up around poverty in Houston, Texas, clearly lives in two worlds as a person of color and as a police officer who serves the Darbo/Worthington neighborhood in Madison. He can't help but see both sides of the current police/community debates.

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Yet another column about yet another shooting in America

Published Oct. 6, 2015

It should be clear to everyone by now that no matter how many words I or anyone else - be they president, celebrity, parent of a dead child, parent of a mass shooter or random person on the street - spend talking about the insanity of this country's gun culture, nothing will change.

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"Peace Officer" hunts for solutions to cop-civilian tensions

Published Oct. 3, 2015

William "Dub" Lawrence knows more about the current tensions between cops and citizens than most people - and from both sides of the debate. As former Utah sheriff, he helped create the state's first SWAT team in 1975, serving over 16,000 warrants without issue. 30 years later, that very team he helped bring to life would be responsible for his son-in-law's death. His story and ensuing investigation takes the spotlight in the doc "Peace Officer."

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Is the national war on police costing lives?

Published Sept. 7, 2015

I'm not talking about police deaths as a pattern because those are down under the Obama administration (the highest spike was in 1930 actually). Instead, I'm posing this question: Whether it's plausible to argue that at least one reason for the sudden national spikes in non-police related homicides in various American cities over the past year might be the result of the rhetorical (and in scattered cases, literal) "war on police."

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