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Response to “Any Good Cops”

Davis is correct in some respects, misses mark in others By Ken K. Gourdin This responds to BYU political science professor Richard Davis’s April 15 commentary. [See the following address, last accessed April 26, 2015: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865626463/Any-good-cops-patrolling-the-streets-Recent-new-stories-make-us-wonder-2-and-thats-not-good-for.html?pg=all%5D. Davis leaves implicit some … Continue reading

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Unusual Deadly Force

Thoughts on an Unusual Instance of Police Use of Deadly Force to Neutralize an Armed Suspect By Ken K. Gourdin Much has been made of a Marana, Arizona police officer’s choice use his vehicle to strike gun-toting suspect after the … Continue reading

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James Barker Shooting

Thoughts on the James Barker Shooting By Ken K. Gourdin The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office found the shooting of James Barker, who used a shovel to attack the officer who shot him, … 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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Civilian’s Guide to Police Use of Deadly Force

Officer’s Guide to the Use of Deadly Force as Written By a Civilian By An Anonymous Civilian, With Ken K. Gourdin This Guide was inspired by comments at SLTrib.com in response to a report that the Salt Lake County District … Continue reading

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