Columns

'We're making entry,' the officers said as they entered the Borderline Bar & Grill

Seems I’ve written a lot about mass shootings in the United States over the last few years, and it’s getting old. I don’t have a lot of answers because as long as there are evil people intent...

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Vast majority of sexual assaults are never reported, but fear of police shouldn't be why

In the midst of all the hoopla in Washington over the accusations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, there was a positive development. New attention has been given to the...

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Evil is real and it reared its ugly face again this week in a synagogue in Pittsburgh

Police officers encounter bad guys, crooks and law breakers every day. But there is that rare group police encounter that sends chills up your spine and makes you glad there are men and women who...

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Vargas: "The last thing I ever want to do is shoot an 11-year-old" officer says, confronting boy with replica handgun

On October 13, 2018, Columbus, Ohio police officer Peter Casuccio and his friend responded to a call of two kids walking down the street with a handgun. Casuccio encountered the kids at the scene,...

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A Chicago officer has been convicted of murder 4 years after shooting of 17-year-old

On Oct. 5, 2018, a jury found Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke faces up to 20 years in...

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Human trafficking is horrible anywhere but in Pattaya, Thailand it's a thriving disgrace

You can’t be a police officer in any major city in the United States without having to deal with the problems and issues related to human trafficking and the sex industry. After 30 years on the...

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Vargas: Four officers killed in September across the country, which speaks to the dangers officers face every day

The month of September did not fare well for police officers across the country, and even locally here in Southern California. This month, four police officers in the United States have been killed...

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Vargas: The job of a school resource officer gets tougher all the time, as two recent videos suggest

There are a lot of jobs in police work, and some get more attention than others. Television and movies seem to focus on homicide detectives, gang investigators, and undercover officers, but there...

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Vargas: Houston officer pleads for help as uniformed security guard records his struggle with a dangerous criminal

A uniformed Houston, TX police officer was engaged in a struggle with a shooting and robbery suspect in the parking lot of a gas station. As he struggled to take the suspect into custody, spectators...

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Vargas: Officers accused of excessive force after taking violent suspect to the ground

Members of the Raleigh Police Department had their hands full on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, while responding to a call of an unoccupied vehicle in traffic with music playing loudly. That's when they...

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