Podcast: Next time you let a lowlife use the bathroom, think about Officer Melissa Jayne Schmidt

Over the many years, I have come to expect the criminal element to hide drugs, contraband, blades, handcuff keys, nail files, cellphones, liquid explosives, thumb drives, bullets and, yes, guns in every nook and cranny of their bodies. Every time I think about Officer Melissa Jayne Schmidt of the Minneapolis P. D. I wish she would have had some sort of portable scanner back on August 1st, 2002, but she and her backup officer didn’t. The rest is a tragic asterisk in law enforcement history. And as do so many incidents where cops tried to deal with the nuts and berries in the passing parade, questions remain, too. Continue reading Podcast: Next time you let a lowlife use the bathroom, think about Officer Melissa Jayne Schmidt

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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