She dug her heels into the carpet and put all her weight into trying to hold the door shut. Blood trickled down her face, her hands shaking uncontrollably. As she fumbled to engage the lock she heard him on the other side of the door, cursing, promising to kill her this time. Despite the terror she never thought to call police for help. Her husband still wore his patrol uniform, his service revolver at his hip. One move toward the phone to call his office and it would be bullets coming through the door …
Domestic violence happens everywhere. In poor, middle class and wealthy households terrible secrets are being held. Overwhelmed by the pressures of life some people snap and lash out at the person they are supposed to love the most.
This column is about a specific type of domestic violence. The type perpetrated by police officers once they go home. It’s the “Big Blue Secret” … [click to continue…]
Come sit down with me. Let’s have a chat – a meaningful and productive chat. You comfortable, you want some tea?
Here’s what I’m thinking. With all this change in the air, this idea that we really can shake up the status quo and attack our nation’s problems from a different angle – we probably should take a look at our drug laws. Don’t you think?
Remember back in 1969 when President Nixon declared a “War on Drugs”? We were going to wipe out the illegal drug trade that stopped so many of us from being productive citizens! Wow, that sure sounded like a great plan. But, here we are 40 years later and we’re still struggling with what to do about those who either sell or get addicted to illegal drugs … [click to continue…]
CEO Buckmaster Denies Sex
Jim Buckmaster must think we’re stupid. He’s the C.E.O. of Craigslist the popular and controversial internet classified ad site. Faced with another major public relations disaster, this time the murder of a young woman who reportedly hooked up with her killer via Craigslist, all Buckmaster had to say was, “I would not describe any section of our site as ‘sex related.’” He admits Craigslist does feature an “erotic services” section but, he says, it was not designed to offer more than “legitimate escort services, sensual massage or exotic dancers.”
What does he think “erotic service” leads to – a game of paddy cake? [click to continue…]