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Jack Dunphy

Jack Dunphy is the pseudonym of a police officer in Southern California.
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The Economist Versus SWAT

Saturday, March 29th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

Of mission creep and paramilitary policing.

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How Defense Lawyers Challenge Justified Police Shootings

Friday, March 14th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

Ambiguity in video captured by officer's lapel camera.

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A ‘Warrantless’ Search Is Not the Same as an ‘Unreasonable’ Search

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

A recent Supreme Court ruling clarifies an important distinction in Fourth Amendment cases.

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and the Dorner Killing Spree, One Year Later

Monday, February 17th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

Plus the LAPD's mistakes in judgement that almost cost two innocent women their lives.

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Homeless Man Beaten by CA Police Later Dies in Custody

Saturday, January 25th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

Officers found not guilty. Rodney King redux?

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Embattled L.A. County Sheriff to Retire

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

Criminal indictments announced against 18 members of the Sheriff’s Department.

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LAPD’s Six Million Dollar Motorcycle Cops

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

Eleven "bucketheads" sue LAPD for enforced ticket quotas, split $5.9 million settlement.

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Memphis Minivan Mom and Kids Flee Gun-Firing New Mexico Lawmen!

Thursday, November 28th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

…And now, the rest of the story.

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The LAPD Heads to the Supreme Court

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

“Was there any indication,” Justice Ginsberg asked, "why the police didn’t get a warrant?"

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A Firsthand Account of the Chaotic Aftermath of LAX Shooting

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

If it had been a terrorist attack, the police officers, firefighters, and their vehicles would have made for a fat target for a follow-up attack.

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A Cop’s Worst Nightmare

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

Sometimes life is just awful, and sometimes it’s awful but lawful.

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LAPD ‘Special Order 7′ a Godsend for Unlicensed Illegal Alien Drivers

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

No license? No insurance? No problem!

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Who Let the ‘Racist’ Police Dogs Out?

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

Bulldog edition: The London Independent blows the lid off the story of the LAPD's "racist" police dogs.

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Use of Force: Do Critics of Miriam Carey Police Shooting Have a Case?

Monday, October 7th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

The law deems "reasonable use" must be based upon the facts available to the officers at the scene.

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The Gun That Didn’t Shoot

Friday, September 27th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

How did the MSM get the D.C. Navy Yard shooting wrong? Let us count the ways.

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Deadly Consequences: CA Crime Rate Spikes After Easing Prison Overcrowding

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

The Orwellian "Public Safety Realignment" now has a body count.

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A Bronx Tale

Monday, August 12th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

A 14-year-old boy shot and killed by police in self-defense is a story told far too often: a feral, fatherless child with a gun.

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Again, Los Angeles Tries to Weed Out Mythical Police Profiling

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

Officers face an absurd proposal encouraging accused cops to sit and chat with accusers.

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The Many Misperceptions of the Martin-Zimmerman Matter

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

To watch the news today, it’s as if there never was a trial clearing George Zimmerman.

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There But for the Grace of God…

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

I was reminded of a chapter from my past when the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin controversy exploded into national awareness.

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How Two LAPD Cops Were Ambushed at the Gate of their Police Station

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

The law of unintended consequences: keypad system makes cops at gate easy marks for shooter.

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The Right Way to Profile

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

How well-trained police officers could have spotted and stopped the Tsarnaevs before they set off their bombs.

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The Monsters that Walk Among Us

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

If you sat next to Ariel Castro in a movie theater, you would never guess how evil he was.

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Even the Tsarnaev Brothers Can’t Awaken MSM from Its Slumber

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

I bet they're asleep at Salon. I bet they're asleep all over "Progressive" America.

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Run, Hide, Fight?

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

When seconds count, the police are typically minutes away. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Beretta or a Glock to protect yourself?

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