A Positive from Ferguson

I remember sitting in a professional development seminar when it finally hit me like a ton of bricks. We were tasked with reading an article from the Heritage Foundation and the premise in the article seemed so tantalizing. The author started with the idea that our “inalienable rights” came from God. Heck, it says as […]

Shoot First, It’s the American Way

Justifiable Homicide

We’ve heard a lot recently about the militarization of police in the United States, but little about the secretization. Would you believe it if I told you that there are very limited statistics kept on police shootings? Believe it: “The nation’s leading law enforcement agency (FBI) collects vast amounts of information on crime nationwide, but […]

Deepwater Nautilus, Sister to Deepwater Horizon, Drops Traveling Block

On June 9th, about 100 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, the Deepwater Nautilus, which is of very similar design to the Deepwater Horizon and also built by Hyundai Heavy industries in Korea, suffered a serious accident when the drill line parted, dropping the traveling block to the drill floor.  The well remained under control, […]

Lesson Learned? I don’t think so.

In today’s Houston Chronicle, Bill King wrote an article about how the chief of police in Houston was offended by an anecdote he used in a previous column. I will elaborate more later, but essentially, King was asking some very pertinent questions about how police resources are used. Instead of answering those questions, Charles A. […]