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Jack Dunphy

Jack Dunphy is the pseudonym of a police officer in Southern California.
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How Michael Brown Might Have Been Arrested Without the Use of Deadly Force

Saturday, November 29th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

This is not intended as a criticism of Darren Wilson, but rather as a reminder to police officers who may someday find themselves in a similar situation.

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Bad Idea: The ‘Shut Up Already, Mumia’ Law

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

Pennsylvania's affront to the First Amendment.

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Why I Fear for the People of Ferguson

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

The violence seen after the Michael Brown shooting, as bad as it was, was but a dress rehearsal for the real show about to begin.

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Ferguson Protestors Are Deluded Fools

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

Sound a bit harsh? Allow me to explain...

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Daniele Watts and the Allure of Racial Victimhood

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

How many more sad, confused stories like the Django Unchained actress's will the media try to cast as the next wave of the civil rights movement?

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Oakland Firefighter Plays Victim Card Until Police Release Video

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

The perpetual siren call of victimhood.

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The Ferguson Debacle

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

One cop’s random thoughts on the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and some of the people involved in them.

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Manhattan at the Crossroads

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

Will Manhattan return to the crime-ridden Bad Old Days of the Death Wish era? That's entirely up to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Deconstructing an Apparent CHP Freeway Beating

Monday, July 21st, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

Local racial grievance industry mobilized to defend suspect’s cause.

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The LAPD Smears One of Its Own

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

The police versus Det. Frank Lyga.

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SWAT Tragedy that Burned an Infant Could Have Been Avoided

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

It’s the duty of all police officers to minimize the risks to innocents.

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Could Elliot Rodger Have Been Stopped?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

Whatever anti-gun laws are forthcoming, don’t expect them to be of any hindrance to the next Elliot Rodger.
Related: From PJTV's Trifecta: "Why Are Maniacs Like Elliot Rodgers Allowed to Roam Free?"

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Warrantless Cellphone Searches: Are They Legal?

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 - by Jack Dunphy

This is the question that came before the Supreme Court last week.

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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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