Category: Opinion

Jun 11

The Most Qualified Candidate Is . . .

On June 4th, 2015 Cincinnati Executive Assistant Police Chief Paul H. Humphries announced his intention to retire after 30 years of service to the City of Cincinnati. Paul has accepted a job with the Coca Cola Company in Tampa, Florida. I know Paul, having worked with him, and for him, over those 30 years. I have …

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Jun 06

The “Flexible Deadline”

In an article appearing on Cincinnati.com entitled “Anti-crime plan deadline passes, but not an issue”, Cincinnati City Manager Harry Blackis quoted as saying “the Friday deadline was always meant to be flexible”.   This caught my attention as I was always under the impression that a deadline was meant to be rigid. Admittedly, there is …

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Jun 02

The Elected and the Useless

Not that there was ever any chance that Jeffrey Blackwell would be an effective leader or a good police chief for the Cincinnati Police Department, recent events have ensured that he has become even less effective, if that is possible. I am referring to the events of the past few days whereby rumors of his …

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May 29

The Elephants In The Room

I have been fortunate enough to be on this planet for a good number of years. In those years I have seen a lot of changes in our society. Specifically I am speaking with regards to the disparate treatment of members of different races. Having grown up in an all white neighborhood and having attended …

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May 22

Memorial Day 2015

In that this is Memorial Day Weekend, I can’t help but wonder what people think of this day. To many, it is a “three day weekend” and only means an extra day off. To others it means beer and hotdogs and picnics. I wonder how that happened. The name it self should provoke some thought …

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May 03

Another Rush To Judgement!

First I want to make it very clear that I was not in Baltimore, Maryland, that I was not anywhere near, nor was I in the partition of the prisoner transport van that transported Freddie Gray following his arrest. Furthermore I have no inside knowledge of the events that transpired inside the van that day. …

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Apr 17

The Illusion of Transparency

Transparency Planning in progress

On March 2nd, shortly after midnight, the Cincinnati Police department received a 911 called reporting an aggravated burglary that had just occurred. A description of the offender was provided and District 3 Police Officer’s James Davis and Jason Bolte (the ‘e’ in Bolte is not silent) responded to the area. What happened next was nothing …

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Apr 03

The Wrong Man

I have followed  the news regarding the incident in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9th, 2014 when a man, Michael Brown, viciously attacked a Police Officer, Darren Wilson, who subsequently had to resort to deadly force in order to defend himself from life threatening violence. Notice how the preceding relates the basic facts of the story without …

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Mar 13

Another National Threat

As if it is not enough that we have to worry about Global Warming devastating the climate and making the world unfit for habitation by man or beast. As if it is not enough we have to worry about the ISIS threat taking over the world and minimizing the role of women in society and …

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Feb 28

Hard Drugs or Not?

Last week I wrote pertaining to the legalization of Marijuana. A poll was taken regarding whether marijuana should be legal, should be legal for medicinal use, or should not be legal at all. The poll results were 84% felt marijuana should be legal for both medical and recreational purposes, 11% felt the plant should only …

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