Monthly Archives: October 2014

Officer simulator training increases

My Call for More Officer Training That Mimics Real-Life Events is Heeded  By Ken K. Gourdin First, some useful background.  (Or perhaps it really isn’t all that useful; if you think so, skip to the paragraph that begins, “None of … Continue reading

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Defense Ethics & “The Judge”

Shyster Lawyers? Reflections on Legal Ethics in Light of the Movie, The Judge, and on How Lawyers Can Defend Obviously-Guilty Clients and Still Sleep at Night  By Ken K. Gourdin At the outset, full disclosure is in order: I am … Continue reading

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Tooele, Utah, USA’s World-Famous Mentally Ill Man

This Just In, from the “Any Publicity is Good Publicity” Department By Ken K. Gourdin In 2006, after I wrote a grant proposal that resulted in a $12,500 grant for a non-profit psychosocial rehabilitation program in which I participate called … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement & Deadly Force: A Few Random Thoughts on Recent Incidents

By Ken K. Gourdin Pondering the shootings by police of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.; of Danielle Willard in West Valley City, Utah; and of Darien Hunt in Saratoga Springs, Utah, I had the accompanying random thoughts. At the outset, … Continue reading

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Community Policing At Its Finest

Community Policing At Its Finest  By Ken K. Gourdin Officers get a bad rap – sometimes deserved, but often not.  Too rarely do they get appropriate recognition, appreciation, and praise for what they do.  Too often, officers see the “bleed … Continue reading

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The Family That Does Drive-Bys Together

“The Family That Does Drive-Bys Together . . .”  By Ken K. Gourdin You’ve heard the old saying, “The family that [fill-in-the-blank] together, stays together”?  (The one that I always heard growing up was, “The family that prays together, stays … Continue reading

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