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Jack Dunphy

Jack Dunphy is the pseudonym of a police officer in Southern California.
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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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Sharpton Sows Seeds of Next L.A. Riot

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

At the intersection of Rodney King and Trayvon Martin.

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Culture — Not Race — Determines Many Crime Stats

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

Charting a course through the rocky shoals that sank the USS Derbyshire.

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Black-on-Black Violence? Congress, Media Not Interested

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

To Maxine Waters and the rest of the racial grievance industry, racial profiling is a greater threat to African-Americans than violent crime.

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Trayvon Martin: Scant Evidence, Already a Verdict

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

Expect no clean resolution to the Trayvon Martin shooting.

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The MSM Goes Wobbly on the NYPD’s Efforts to Prevent Another 9/11

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

When it comes to preventing terrorism, the MSM's motto is "Better dead than rude."

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LAPD Commission Rubber Stamps Illegal Alien-Friendly Impound Policy

Friday, March 9th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

By showing compassion for unlicensed drivers, the LAPD has chosen to deny it to those who will become their victims.

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Twisting LAPD Impound Policy to Favor Illegals

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

Bending over backwards to let unlicensed drivers keep their cars.

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The LAPD’s Continued Defense of Illegal Immigrants

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

Why is it so hard for the chief of police to follow the law?

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How the L.A. Arsonist Was Caught

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

With the exception of some serial-killer investigations, I’ve never in my long career seen as much investigative weight thrown into a case.

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LAPD Turns a Blind Eye to Illegal Aliens without Driver’s Licenses

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

There was a time in California when the law affected the number of illegal aliens coming over the border. Today it is the number that affects the law.

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Occupy L.A. Ends with a Whimper, Not a Bang

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

A first-hand account of the textbook police action that evicted Occupy Los Angeles.

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Occupy L.A.: A Cop’s Perspective

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

Police Chief Charlie Beck is abetting the lawlessness. Related:  L.A. Mayor Offering Farmland and Office Space if the Occupiers Will Just Leave Already

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Occupy vs. the LAPD

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

I most fervently hope to avoid the looming confrontation with the Occupiers here in Los Angeles, not least for fear of the reported lice infestation.

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L.A. County Sheriff Makes Hash of Prison System

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

Memo to the boss—any boss: arrange your affairs so that you are left with a plausible explanation for trouble other than your own corruption or incompetence.

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Cascade Effect: California’s Prison Release Program

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

Yes, it’s expensive to keep people in prison, but Californians may one day rediscover that it's even more expensive to let them out.

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Veteran Cops Recognize ‘Fast and Furious’ as a Foolhardy Idea

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

To me, it is inconceivable that this operation ever made it out of the first meeting where it was discussed.

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Postscript on Dominique Strauss-Kahn and His Accuser

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

DSK may not be a criminal, but he's no gentleman, either.

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‘Lock People Up? We Haven’t Got the Heart for That’

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

Whistle past the graveyard all you like, but even if you’re whistling “Rule Britannia,” the graveyard will still be there. (And don't miss Ed Driscoll: "Nobody Mention the Culture War.")

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The LAPD Box Score Reads: Two Runs, Two Hits, One Error

Thursday, August 11th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

The department arrests the wrong man in the Dodger Stadium beating, but no apologies are necessary.

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Ex-Cons in San Francisco May Soon Enjoy ‘Protected Class’ Status

Monday, July 18th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

A proposed law would bar landlords and business owners from inquiring about the criminal past of any prospective tenant or employee.

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Coming to Grips with the Casey Anthony Verdict

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

When you put a case before a jury, you just never know.

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The New McCarthyism, Deep-Dish Chicago Style

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

“Let’s see if we can make the connection here: slavery, segregation, black codes, Jim Crow, what do they all have in common? Anybody getting scared?"

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