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Thoughts From Maharrey Head #84 Barney Fife’s Tank

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about police militarization. Last week, I got an email from the Department of Defense. It was a response to an article I wrote for the Tenth Amendment Center on an Oregon bill to help limit militarization of state and local […]

Peace Officer: From Protect and Serve to Command and Control (Film Review)

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“Sometimes peace is purchased with violence.” – Sheriff Jim Winder, Salt Lake County, Utah William “Dub” Lawrence founded the first SWAT team in the state of Utah back in the 1970s. Thirty years later, that same SWAT unit killed his son-in-law, Brian Wood, during a controversial standoff in Farmington. The new documentary film Peace Officer […]