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Mike McDaniel

Mike McDaniel is a former police officer, detective, and SWAT operator, and is now a high school English teacher. He blogs here.
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Fort Hood and Disarmament

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - by Mike McDaniel

The latest incident at Fort Hood has reanimated the gun control debate, but this time, anti-freedom advocates have a unique handicap.

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The Truth About Sandy Hook

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 - by Mike McDaniel

An official Connecticut report dismisses most of the gun control narrative.

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Jose Guerena Vindicated: Widow Receives $3.4M Settlement from Arizona Police

Sunday, October 13th, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

A bumbling SWAT raid killed the hardworking Guerena, a combat Marine veteran of two tours.

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Saving Face: Florida Prosecutors, Shellie Zimmerman Strike Plea Deal

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

The outrageous felony perjury charge becomes a misdemeanor, to be expunged from her record after one year.

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Vindictive: Now George Zimmerman’s Wife Faces Perjury Charge

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

As with her husband's prosecution, there is no evidence to support a filing.

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Why no ‘Childproof’ Guns? Technology the Barrier, not NRA

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

Before blaming the boogeyman, Joe Nocera and Rep. John Tierney should have done some reasoning.

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Zimmerman Closing Arguments: Detailing What the Mob Ignores

Monday, July 15th, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

No intellectually honest protester — or jury — could have convicted. Challenge the mob's assertions with this summary.

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The Backwards Trial: Zimmerman Prosecutors Stumble as Defense Wraps Up

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

Also, Judge Nelson references case law that appears to contradict her, and a dummy takes a beating.

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The Backwards Trial: After Two Bizarre Weeks, Zimmerman Prosecution Rests

Monday, July 8th, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

The astounding details of how a prosecution appeared to establish reasonable doubt.

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Zimmerman: The Backwards Trial Resumes

Monday, July 1st, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

Week One saw the prosecution playing defense.

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The Backwards Trial: A George Zimmerman Prosecution Primer

Monday, June 24th, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

The bizarre trial, in which the prosecution must impeach the police investigation, begins.

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Armed Teachers: Riskier Than Other Armed Citizens?

Monday, May 27th, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

An op-ed posted on the Fox News website misses the mark.

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The Most Effective, Logical Solution: Arming School Staff

Saturday, April 27th, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

No other proposal is economically feasible ... or provides better safety.

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‘Tiny Terrorists’ Caught Up in Anti-Gun Hysteria

Monday, March 4th, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

"Zero tolerance" for guns leads to college educated adults becoming irrational. Related: Today's Hysterical Gun Freakout: Teacher Invades Kid's Privacy, Threatens Him Over Digital Photo of Airsoft Gun

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Cops and the Politics of Guns

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

An ideological chasm often exists between police officers and their desk-bound superiors.

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‘Less Lethal’: Good Intentions, Dangerous Results

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 - by Mike McDaniel

These weapons are appropriate in precious few situations.

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Power Hungry: Teachers’ Union Wants To Administer Standardized Teachers’ Test

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 - by Mike McDaniel

Cloaking a union power grab in the conservative language of "accountability".

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Until U.S. Understands Police Limitations, Some Will Put Faith in Gun Control

Monday, December 17th, 2012 - by Mike McDaniel

We cops know the truth, but we rarely explain it to civilians or politicians.

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Up Next for Team Obama? Racial Quotas for School Discipline

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 - by Mike McDaniel

Not satire: if too many minority students are getting detentions, the Justice Department may come knocking.

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SWAT and the Second Amendment

Saturday, July 21st, 2012 - by Mike McDaniel

A citizen holding a gun while defending his home should not be considered cause for deadly force.

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Wasting Time: The Hidden Public School Crisis

Saturday, May 26th, 2012 - by Mike McDaniel

Students lose a massive amount of the school year to unproductive demands.

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Florida’s Castle Doctrine Law: Let’s Actually Read It

Monday, March 26th, 2012 - by Mike McDaniel

The law is sensible and should not be changed. Also see: Video: Zimmerman Friend, a Former CNN Anchor, Calls for Patience

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The Follies and Foibles of the Chevy Volt

Friday, February 3rd, 2012 - by Mike McDaniel

If the Volt is a harbinger of salvation, the industry might be wishing Obama hadn't bothered saving it.

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The Police Have No Obligation To Protect You. Yes, Really.

Sunday, December 25th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

When protecting our lives, we can rely only upon ourselves.

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The Crime of Committing ‘Contempt of Cop’

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

One man has filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of Florida for a citation he got in 2009. He deserves to win.

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