Hot Take On Debra Sue Hamil

Today, I, like thousands of others, saw the viral video of the violent arrest of Debra Sue Hamil, a self-proclaimed “country girl” who doesn’t like being man-handled by police. Many are framing her behavior as that of a privileged white woman, but I’d like to approach this from a slightly different angle. Regardless of your […]

Episode 78 – We Can’t Breathe

Jerry goes on a rant about brutal cops, Rob goes after conservative hypocrites, and Jeremy goes off on both Rob and Jerry. So pretty much your average episode. Our break music is provided this time by Pentatonix. Happy holidays to all of our listeners! The Missing Links Links to sites or topics discussed on the […]

Episode 65 – Website Under Construction

We welcome two guests to the show to discuss the square-wheeled rollout of We also cover Russell Brand, melting ice caps, and more! The Missing Links Links to sites or topics discussed on the show Obama administration warned about health care website – CNN Someone let Russell Brand on TV again Confederate flag was […]

An Active Crime Scene

A group of about a dozen gunmen surround a car stopped at a Miami Beach intersection and open fire, the muzzle flashes from their weapons lighting up the night. After brutally murdering the driver, and injuring four innocent bystanders, some of the gunmen start going after witnesses, assaulting them, stealing or breaking their cell phones […]

Plenty Of Blame To Go Around

You’ve no doubt seen the story by now of this Seattle police officer caught on videotape. The headline reads “Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop,” which is a bit sensationalist, but does sum up the salient points. Watch the entire clip on YouTube, however, and you’re provided with some context for the […]

May You Live In Interesting Times

Thought to be a curse of ancient Chinese origin, the title of this essay is appropriate for life in America today. A new report by the Pew Research Center is in the news today — just the latest data showing that most believe our government is broken, echoing results from a similar CNN poll conducted […]

Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?

I like to periodically cover the topic of misconduct by law enforcement, and our story archive continues to grow (now over 130 stories). But a couple of stories since my last update deserve attention. First, the year began with one of the most heinous examples of police brutality in history when multiple cell phone cameras […]

Cops Is Smart

If you’ve seen our story archive, you know that we collect stories documenting the misconduct of police officers. While this story doesn’t really qualify as misconduct, it does serve to illustrate another potential reason why cops suck. It seems the New London, Connecticut, Police Department doesn’t like their officers to be too smart. They give […]

And Tear Gas For All

The frequency with which these types of stories are appearing is disturbing. If you read Radley Balko’s Overkill, you are left with no other alternative than to believe that the use of paramilitary raids by local law enforcement is not only on the rise, but is reaching epidemic proportions. This story illustrates the chaos and […]

The Actions of a Few

This has been a great week for cops, not just in the St. Louis area, but all around the country. And it doesn’t seem to matter whether they are off duty or not. The biggest story, of course, that everyone is talking about is Brett Darrow and Sgt. James Kuehnlein who was fired this week […]

Cops Are Criminals, Scalpers Are Fine

Yesterday the Post Dispatch reported on ten St. Louis cops who are under investigation for… well, no one seems to be sure what they did wrong. Except for me, of course. They allegedly used World Series tickets last fall that had been confiscated as evidence from so-called scalpers, and then returned the tickets to evidence […]

Cops Continue To Suck

It’s been almost four years since I first wrote about why cops suck, and you know what? Nothing has changed. In fact, it seems these stories are only becoming more prevalent. We have hundreds of examples in our story archive, and I don’t really go out of my way looking for them. Some sites have […]