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Jack Dunphy

Jack Dunphy is the pseudonym of a police officer in Southern California.
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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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Should Living Victims of Christopher Dorner Be Entitled to the Reward Money?

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

They only did what any citizen would have done if victimized by crime: they called police.

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LAPD’s New ‘Lieutenants List’ and the ‘Club’

Friday, March 29th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

There is something wrong with a police promotional system that rewards so many who go to such great lengths to avoid doing police work.

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Waiting for Dorner

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

When the names of your colleagues at the LAPD are on the manifesto of a double-murder suspect still at large.

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The Guns of Villaraigosa

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

LA's mayor declares war against the manufacturers whose weapons protect his city's police department.

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Crime Down in L.A., Local Newspaper Baffled

Friday, January 4th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

It’s the demographic shift, L.A. Timesmen.

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‘Childish Fantasy’: Gun Control and the Victim

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

Gun control advocates refuse to properly assess human vulnerability. Related: Celebrities Launch Dumb Gun Control Campaign

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‘Major Hasan Syndrome’ at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

Once again, incompetence and even criminal behavior get ignored for the sake of diversity.

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Los Angeles Following in the Footsteps of Detroit

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

The long, slow, steady decline of a once-great city.

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The Bath Salts Banker

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

To the cop, there are few human foibles that come as a great surprise. This one did.

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LAPD Chief Tells Officers to Ignore Federal Illegal Immigrant Law

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

Officers are supposed to hold illegals arrested for other reasons until the feds arrive. Chief Beck wants them released.

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Jury Awards $5.7 Million to Gangbanger Paralyzed in Police Shooting

Saturday, September 29th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

Jury doesn't hear key details that might have exonerated officers.

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A Rough Arrest in Los Angeles

Friday, September 7th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

A veteran police captain committed the unpardonable sin of allowing Chief Beck to be embarrassed.

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Skateboarding into Victimhood Superstardom

Monday, August 27th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

An L.A. television station's inflammatory reporting has brought forth a new star into the victimhood cosmos.

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Creeping Sharia on the Tulsa PD?

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

The Tulsa PD is punishing a police captain for refusing to attend an Islamic “cultural event” at a local mosque.

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Bloomberg’s Condescension to Cops

Monday, July 30th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

Most in the NYPD recognize the folly of relying on new laws to keep weapons out of the hands of people like the man accused in the Aurora shooting. And they resent being used as props in their mayor's wishful thinking. Also read:  Bloomberg Now Meddling in New Moms’ Breastfeeding

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Aurora’s Anonymous Hero

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

May we soon know her name, may she get the praise and thanks she very much deserves.

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Why the GOP-backed Indiana Gun Law Is a Terrible Idea

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

A new law authorizes citizens to use force against “public servants” (read police officers) whom they reasonably believe to be entering their home illegally.

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California’s Broken Parole and Probation System

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

Come and see the ineffectiveness inherent in the system.

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Back and to the Left: The L.A. Times Analyzes a Police Shooting

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

Imagine working in a profession where your life-or-death decision is analyzed over months, via reports, photographs, and digital 3-D animated reconstructions.

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