Opinion

Vargas: Community activist, attorney left with egg on their faces after claims of sexual assault by state trooper proved false

Texas State troopers stopped Sherita Dixon-Cole on Sunday for allegedly driving while intoxicated. At the conclusion of their investigation, she was arrested and booked at the Ellis County Jail –...

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Vargas: Fact that Golden Gate Killer was former cop is not lost on police officers

After nearly four decades on the run, the Golden State Killer/East Bay Rapist/Original Nightstalker/Diamond Knot Killer and possibly Visalia Ransacker was finally arrested. Joseph DeAngelo was...

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Vargas: Debate about privacy vs. justice in DNA profiling shouldn't be that difficult

In a great coup for police investigators, the East Bay Rapist or Original Night Stalker, as he was also known, has finally been identified and taken into custody. Suspect Joseph James DeAngelo was...

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Vargas: Police officers have deadly encounters with people bent on "suicide by cop"

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, 25-year-old Juan Jones was shot and killed by Danville, VA police who were investigating a domestic violence incident. Protests soon followed and the department was under...

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Vargas: Any discussion about police use of force must include reality of the risks they face daily

There’s a lot of dishonesty today in our political rhetoric. In fact, it seems the truth is a matter of whose version and whose bias the media is catering to. By the way, by "media" I don’t only...

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Vargas: Luck kept officer alive after suspect pulled gun and fired at point blank range

Lots of people wonder what it’s like to be a police officer and if the job is as dangerous and it seems to be. The answer: it can be. Check out what happened to Louisville, KY, police officers...

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Vargas: Two police officers are set upon by a crowd in a video that has gone viral

Police officers had their hands full on March 25 dealing with a church pastor and his family as they attempted to reunite a mother with her 16-year-old runaway daughter in the City of Lilburn,...

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Vargas: Officers who shot Sacramento man shouted "gun!" before firing

Two Sacramento police officers were dispatched to a call of someone breaking into cars and hiding in a backyard at 9:13 p.m. March 18. A helicopter arrived prior to the officers, and deputies in the...

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Vargas: Abusive pimps among those who get lighter sentences (warning: graphic content)

In May 2016, Johnny Lee Guyton was found guilty of human trafficking. One piece of evidence was a video of him verbally abusing and berating one of his victims as he forced her to walk the streets...

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Vargas: Officer failed in response to shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

The issue of officer-involved shootings has been part of the national discourse for some time. With the tragedy in Parkland, FL another issue has risen to the forefront: The cop who didn’t shoot...

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