Police brutality

Dayton needs better police officers than the ones who pulled Clifford Owensby out of his car

Note: the day after I published this, Commissioner Darryl Fairchild reached out to me to discuss a point I made about the police ordering you out of a car as a 4th Amendment breach- is, unfortunately, untrue. Police, can do that, thanks to a bad decision, made in Pennsylvania v. Mimms in 1977. It was Read More

It’s time for a National Police retraining and rebrand

There was once a cartoon police officer, his name was Dudley Do-Right, yes, he was a Royal Canadian Mounty, but the idea of a conscientious, well meaning police officer is something we seem to have lost. Need proof? American culture used to celebrate lawmen on TV, from Joe Friday in Dragnet, to Marshal Matt Dillon Read More

A male cop, a naked teen girl, and a lack of outrage

Once again, something stinks in Montgomery County. The deputy police chief of the Miami Twp. Police Department, Maj. John DiPietro, who is normally their PR go to guy- who obviously should know better, took it upon himself to “decontaminate” a 17 year old girl who had been pepper sprayed after shoplifting. He did this by Read More