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Jack Dunphy

Jack Dunphy is the pseudonym of a police officer in Southern California.
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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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New L.A. Budget Is Ushering Cops, Firemen Out the Door

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

Will Los Angeles have an effective police force in five years? In ten or twenty? The answers may depend on some crucial decisions to be made at City Hall this month.

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If You’re Worried About Crime, You’re a Racist

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

The Sacramento Bee would have you believe that if you favor taking a hard line on crime, you are no better than the reprobates from America’s past who argued for slavery.

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CA Braces for Coming Tidal Wave of Released Felons

Monday, May 30th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

If on November 6, 2012, you enter the voting booth and remain undecided on how to cast your ballot for president, pause to consider a single Supreme Court decision handed down last week.

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The Sue Me, Sue You LAPD Blues

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

The L.A. Times seems surprised by the remarkably litigious officer corps of the LAPD. I'm not.

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In the LAPD, the Cream Rarely Rises to the Top

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

To Deflect and to Swerve: Inside the not-so-elite ranks of the LAPD's Officers Club.

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Gangland Violence Comes to Dodger Stadium

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

It was L.A.'s gang culture that killed trendy Westwood Village when a 27-year-old was shot in 1988. Will a recent brutal attack kill a legendary L.A. stadium too?

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Impounds and Illegals

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

LAPD officers manning sobriety checkpoints will no longer impound cars discovered to be driven by unlicensed illegal immigrants. Yes, you read that correctly.

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Not All Public Sector Unions Are Made Equal

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

Police and firefighter unions are different: there is no private sector market for our services.

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Conservatives Push Back Against ‘Infectuous’ Wisconsin Public Unions

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - by Jack Dunphy

There is no carnival so vulgar that it cannot be made more so by the presence of Jesse Jackson, who told ABC News that he found the spirit of the assembled protesters in Madison "infectuous."

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