Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.More >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
The bankruptcy of Detroit should serve as a wake-up call
for everyone who lives in a region dominated by a big city.
One of the lessons of Detroit is: We have been permitting
politicians to answer the wrong question. Politicians love to answer ‘why?'
Why is subjective. Why is easy - there are always good reasons to do
things. Why provides opportunities for high-sounding, yet utterly
meaningless, phrases like, "it's the right thing to do," "our
kids deserve better," "everyone deserves a fair chance,"
and blah, blah, blah.
The real lesson of Detroit is we should demand an answer
to ‘how?' How will you do this? How much will it cost? How
will you pay for it? How long will it take? How will it impact
other programs? How will you manage it? How will you judge its
And if we cannot get substantial answers to ‘how,' then
the next question should be, "How do you expect to be an effective mayor
when you cannot explain the basics of something you just said is going to be a
critical element of your administration?"
If we don't wake up today and ask ‘how,' then I fear we
will wake up later, like the people in Detroit are surely doing, and be asking
ourselves, "How did things get so bad?"