October 2020 30
Racism or Excuses?
Posted By : Matt

I will be 51 years old here in another month.  I used to be a cop. I grew up in a racially diverse neighborhood in a middle class neighborhood in Sacramento, CA during the ‘70s

October 2020 17
Race Baiting Chief Complains
Posted By : Matt

I was still a working cop when Daniel Hahn was appointed Chief at the Sacramento Police Department.  I knew quite a few people at Sac PD at the time, and some of them had worked

July 2020 22
My Life Changing Event
Posted By : Matt

This was originally published at The Bang Switch in 2013, and then appeared on the blog at Full 30 in 2016.  However, since I recently wrote about my “Paid Vacation” some folks asked about this

July 2020 08
Paid Vacation
Posted By : Matt

Today is July 8, 2020. As I sat at my computer early this morning drinking my coffee, I realized that the 9 year anniversary of a shooting I was involved in, one in which I

July 2019 17
How a Kid Who Hated Cops Became One
Posted By : Matt

The following is a guest piece, written by a man who just recently got sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff.  It describes his personal evolution. ———————————————————————— I got sworn in to the Sheriff’s Department as

June 2019 12
PTSD? Me? GTFOH!
Posted By : Matt

Well, shit!  Apparently I’ve been dealing with the adverse effect of “cumulative PTSD” for about seven (7) years, but I had no idea it was even a thing, let alone that I was dealing with

April 2019 20
Mayor Jacob Frey is a Dangerous Moron
Posted By : Matt

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is a complete freaking moron, and if the Chief Medaria Arradondo agrees with him, as the Star Tribune article seems to indicate, same goes for him. “When you’re conditioned to believe