May You Live In Interesting Times.

In 2004 I was assigned to the 1st Battalion 227th Aviation Regiment which was a part of the 1st Cavalry Division. At the time the Battalion known as First Attack was serving in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2 the commander was Lieutenant Colonel Ron Lewis. By the end of the deployment we […]

From The Trailer Park - The Hollow Point

The sheriff (Patrick Wilson) of a small border town brings down a heap of trouble on his community when he confiscates a shipment of weapons being shipped in by Mexican cartels. Also stars Ian McShane, Lynn Collins, John Leguizamo, Jim Belushi. Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego (Apollo 18).

From The Trailer Park - Free Fire (Red-Band Trailer)

Set in a Boston warehouse in the 1970s, a meeting between the IRA and an arms dealer turns into a massive shootout. Stars Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson, and Patrick Bergin. Directed by Ben Wheatley (High-Rise).

From The Trailer Park - Luke Cage

Sweet Christmas! After being introduced to the Marvel/Netflix universe in Jessica Jones, the genetically modified street fighter-turned-superhero Luke Cage (played by Zero Dark Thirty’s Mike Colter) finally gets his own show, where he defends the good people of Harlem against thugs and evildoers. I’m also digging the supporting cast. Mahershala Ali, aka Remy from […]

His Life Mattered

This is Montrell Jackson, one of the three police officers murdered in Baton Rouge today. The young son that he is holding in his arms, is now going to grow up without a father. These facts are being sadistically celebrated on social media right now, by members of the radical organization that killed Jackson. […]

Abner Somebody... Abner Normal

Joshua Lee Long (26) of Penn Township, PA

With the thoughts he’ll be thinkin’ he could be another Lincoln… If he only had a brain! Oh wait.

When police showed up at a vacant trailer-home in Penn Township, Pa., last month, neighbor Pat Beck was worried something might be wrong.

Their presence seemed even […]

Thursday Open Thread

Wednesday Open Thread

Cops are not social workers… Chief Brown speaks truth

What Could Go Wrong?

Mr. Ramirez hits the nail on the head yet again.

Tempered Steel

Dallas Police Chief David Brown

The more I read about Dallas Police Chief David Brown the more optimistic I feel. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan’s homage to his protectors during his first post-assassination attempt speech in April 1981 — Sick societies don’t produce men like Chief David Brown. From the Los Angeles Times:

A three-decade […]