Podcast: Always Remember: Look Down in Sex Arcades


In a recent podcast of Stuff You Never Ever Learned At the Academy, a veteran cup told a rookie why he should always look up at the scene of a suicide.

Now, we’re going to tell you why you should always look down when you’re either an undercover vice cop or part of a raid at a so-called ‘sex arcade’.

A sex arcade is an establishment catering to every pervert’s dreams of complete and total sexual freedom, and many times it takes the term ‘anything goes’ and stretches it to virtually surreal proportions. Continue reading Podcast: Always Remember: Look Down in Sex Arcades

Exactly What is Felony Smoking?


What is a Felony Smoke?

Who would have ever thought that one move by a low life is virtually 100% proof positive that you’ve got a wanted subject on your hands? Somebody who’s violated parole, probation, et cetera, et cetera. And it’s not running from the police. It’s not fighting the police. It’s not limping off to the police. It’s a largely unconscious act that most criminals don’t even know they’re performing. It is the felony smoke you smooth felonies smoke, a term I’d never even heard until I interviewed Sergeant Adam Plantinga of the San Francisco P. D. Continue reading Exactly What is Felony Smoking?

A Test Of Your Bedroom Skills

Most of us spend a third of our lives or more where? In the bedroom. But how many of us, feet held to the fire could draw a rough diagram of everything in the bedroom to the best of his or her ability? How many of us could make a reasonably rough sketch of every picture, photograph, or wall hanging in the very spot where we spend vast amounts of our time? Grab a couple sheets of blank paper right now and try it for yourself!

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The Gaping Pothole 95% of Cops Face


I know without doubt in my mind that a single incident can trigger vicious PTSD for a cop because I’ve heard it many times in their voices and seen it in their faces. Sergeant Mark De Bona talks about a baby dying in his arms after marks feverish efforts to revive him. I hear it in Mark’s voice to this day. Years later, he used to wake up in a cold, harrowing sweat after nightmares that he was going out to his mailbox and seeing the lifeless baby in it. I know Mark has dealt with so much as do most veteran coppers who’ve worked the mean streets for many years. When I interviewed the troopers who had responded to the murder of trooper Mark coats many years ago. It was exactly one year to the day of the horror and 12 months later I saw the anguish in their faces and heard it in their voices.

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