Monthly Archives: October 2018

Response to De Christopher Defender

I Respond to a Tim DeChristopher Defender By Ken K. Gourdin Note: Tim DeChristopher has become a cause celebre in the evironmentalist world for bidding fraudulently on several oil and gas leases on parcels offered by the United States Bureau … Continue reading

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Gill rules police shooting unjustified

Contra Mr. Yengich, Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill Rules Police Shooting Unjustified By Ken K. Gourdin The following appeared in the August 3, 2011 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune’s Public Forum, the area in which letters to the … Continue reading

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Olson plea bargain in Kiplyn Davis case

Note: The following Op-Ed appeared in the March 15, 2011 edition of the Deseret News. Then 15-year-old Kiplyn Davis disappeared from Spanish Fork High School on May 2, 1995. In 2011, Timmy Brent Olson agreed to a plea bargain and … Continue reading

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Mr. Yengich Responds, and I Reply

Noted Criminal Defense Attorney Responds to My “Prosecutors don’t just rubber-stamp police decisions,” and I Reply By Ken K. Gourdin Note: In a letter to the editor to the Salt Lake Tribune’s Public Forum (“Favoring the police,” Salt Lake Tribune … Continue reading

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Police and prosecutors

Note: The following Op-Ed appeared on page A-11 of the February 5, 2011 edition of the Salt Lake Tribune. Prosecutors don’t just rubber-stamp police decisions By Ken K. Gourdin I recently wrote in defense of law enforcement officers’ use of … Continue reading

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Deadly force

Note: The following Op-Ed appeared on Page O-1 of the January 1, 2011 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune. Officers sometimes forced to shoot armed suspects By Ken K. Gourdin As the son of a career law enforcement officer who … Continue reading

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Atheists, Believers, and Evidence

Of Atheists, of Believers, and of Evidence: A Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Demands Evidence in a Case in Which Any Reasonable Person Would? Ridiculous! Apparently, at Least One Atheist Thinks that No Believer’s Opinion … Continue reading

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Ken, The Advice Columnist?

My Advice to a Disabled Child’s Mother By Ken K. Gourdin A few years ago, I wrote a letter to a friend of mine whose then-toddler son has challenges similar to mine (I believe he has Cerebral Palsy, as I … Continue reading

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On Assault and Battery vs. Reasonable Force

Visitor Disrupting Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Meeting Accuses Man Who Attempts to Intervene of Assault and Battery; A Short Discussion About Potential Liability Incurred by Leaders Who Attempt Such Intervention By Ken K. Gourdin One meeting per … Continue reading

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Review Police Tactics

Note: Ogden, Utah police, who were searching for a deserter from nearby Hill Air Force Base, confronted local resident Eric Hill and refused to believe him when he attempted to identify himself to them as someone other than the deserter … Continue reading

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