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Jamie McBride

Bleeding Blue - June 2017

The Risk Management Star Chamber

Anyone pursuing a career in law enforcement will quickly become familiar with the name “risk management.” Policing involves inherent risks—confronting aggressive and violent criminals, the protection of those who may not be able to protect themselves, and the list goes on. What is not pushed to the forefront is the idea of internal risk. Or rather, the risk faced by the officer or lower-level employee from the top of the organization. Without exception, we accept the physical dangers of the job, but it is difficult to understand that the biggest risk to your career comes from inside the organization.

Bleeding Blue - April 2017

Garcetti’s Bizarro World – Los Angeles 2017
Bizarro World, the planet in DC Comics where the opposite of all that is held as true is the new normal. In the City of Los Angeles, our politicians are embracing this concept at an alarming rate. And what does one do when he is up for Mayoral re-election in Bizarro Los Angeles? Why, continue to flout the law in order to curry favor with the liberal voting bloc in the City of Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s latest maneuver is to use taxpayer funds to set up a $10 million legal defense fund for illegal immigrants. That’s correct. Law-abiding taxpayers are going to be paying for the defense of those here illegally and thereby, subject to deportation. And City Attorney Mike Feuer weighed in, ...

Bleeding Blue - March 2017

How many inches?
At the Jan. 17th Police Commission meeting, Police Administrator Arif Alikhan presented a report relative to the Blake Justice Consent Decree for Fiscal Year 2015–16. Because the Commission meetings have turned into such chaotic sideshows, not much was presented in the way of the report. However, Alikhan made a few remarks, but nothing too earth-shattering. And Police Commission President Matt Johnson’s response? He accepted the report but wants a follow-up done for some additional information. In particular, he wants to know the most recent command staff promotions, specifically the recently vacated ...

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