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The Wheels of Justice May/June 2024

Sergeant James Post Obituary for a Legend She was conceived in secrecy during World War II, but was not introduced to the public until 1951 when she was received with instant adoration. She soon became a legend, unlike anything seen before or since. Sadly, we lost her in 2024, leaving behind a legion of brokenhearted fans, the majority with motor oil in their veins and grease under their fingernails. She died from a cabal of politics; global warming hype; bovine…


Hardwire Awarded Prestigious FBI Ballistic Shield Contracts

Hardwire LLC, a leading provider of advanced ballistic protection solutions, announced its recent contract awards from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the provision of high quality ballistic shields. Hardwire, in partnership with Bethel Industries, swept all four contracts awarded by the FBI for the ballistic shields, totaling $27,000,000 and affirming its position as the trusted partner for critical protective gear for federal law enforcement. The contracts began February 1, 2024, and April 1, 2024. These contracts are a…


What Are the Four Key Elements of Successful Firearms Training?

Mike Boyle Whether we like it or not, sometimes the only way to maintain officer and public safety is through the application of force.  In recent times, police use of force has come under the spotlight. Policies, training and even the equipment utilized by law enforcement officers has been challenged, sometimes resulting in negative outcomes. Certain elements have questioned the need for police officers to participate in “tactical” training as they feel it programs officers to overreact in confrontational situations…


Prone Restraint Cardiac Arrest: New Sudden Death Theory

John G. Peters, Jr., CLS, PSDS, Ph.D. Copyright 2024. A.R.R. The theory of Prone Restraint Cardiac Arrest introduces a controversial viewpoint regarding the underlying reasons for sudden fatalities in individuals who have been involved in altercations with law enforcement, particularly those involving prone restraint. Dr. Alon Steinberg, a cardiologist, has formulated and released a theory concerning instances of sudden death following struggles involving prone restraint. His concept, termed “prone restraint cardiac arrest,” challenges what some refer to as the misconception…


Examining Financial Fraud Against Older Adults

Written by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), this article presents findings from a nationally representative sample of persons age 60 or older who experienced personal financial fraud. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Supplemental Fraud Survey (SFS) aims to address the need for nationally representative estimates of fraud, both reported and not reported to the police. In addition, the SFS reveals that the demographic profile of financial fraud victims age 60 or older differs from the profile of fraud…


Trigger Control Is Not the Answer

Michael T. Rayburn Many firearms instructors incorrectly state that the primary issue for the majority of shooters is “trigger control.” Now, I’d like to pose a straightforward question to you. Although it may be somewhat lengthy, it remains a simple and direct contradiction. Imagine this scenario: I take your handgun and line it up on target on the range – physically line the gun up so that, when you pull the trigger, the bullet will go straight into the target,…


The Best and Worst States to Be a Police Officer in 2024

With the median annual salary for a police officer reaching over $69,000, the personal finance Web site WalletHub recently released its report, “Best & Worst States to Be a Police Officer in 2024,” as well as expert commentary, to help identify where this career is the most worthwhile. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 30 key metrics. The data set ranges from the median income for law enforcement officers to police deaths per 1,000 officers…


Busted! Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity May/June 2024

James L. McClinton, Ph.D. A pooch pirate…better than a cat burglar… A doorbell camera captured the moment when a Tennessee homeowner’s package was stolen from their front porch. A woman in Tennessee who was waiting for an Amazon delivery learned that the package she ordered was taken by an unexpected porch pirate. The homeowner received an E-mail notice from Amazon stating that one of her packages had been delivered. She then reviewed her doorbell app which showed the thief committing…


… AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH May/June 2024

Ramesh Nyberg A Hungry Dog Hunts Best The book my generation learned to read in the first grade went something like this: “This is Spot. See Spot run. Run, Spot, run!” Then, there would be a big picture of the dog and the question, “Do you see Spot?” The “book” is quite different now. It is compacted into an invisible computer code which goes, “Run, Spot! Now, go into the building with this geolocator, Spot. Once inside, send us back…


Critical Incident Review: Active Shooter at Robb Elementary School

On Thursday, January 18, 2024, the Department of Justice, through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), released a report on its critical incident review of the law enforcement response to the tragic school shooting at Robb Elementary School. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced the review shortly after the tragedy on May 24, 2022, in which 19 children and two teachers died at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The report provides a thorough description of the critical…