Predators in Police Clothing

Written by Linda, a CAGE member and supporter. You’re a Washington State Patrol officer with Operation Net Nanny. It’s an Internet Crimes Against Children task force and you’re on your way to arrest an innocent man. The dirty jokes fly during the ride but the scripts your commander writes for you to lure these guys … Continue reading Predators in Police Clothing

Statistically Speaking

Many of you know I am a computer programmer by trade, so statistics and analytics are definitely in my wheel house. Last year, while on the Dr. Phil show I asked an ICAC task force police officer what I felt was an important question. If you are interested in saving children, if that is the … Continue reading Statistically Speaking

Schadenfreude

I recently discovered this word, schadenfreude. A German word whosemeaning is defined as the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfactionthat comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, orhumiliation of another. I have a friend, currently in a Tennessee jail, who I have previously writtenabout. He was accused of possessing child pornography. He denies … Continue reading Schadenfreude

I Can’t Breathe

Just over a year ago, in Minneapolis, a police officer, and the culture of limitless police power, took the life of a man. On a whim. Without regard to his civil rights, or the effect such a choice would have on the people with whom his life intersected. It was a crime perpetrated by a man, a cop, who felt he was above the law. A cop, who most … Continue reading I Can’t Breathe