Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sobering Thoughts (Citizen’s Police Academy #8)

  Section 11:501(a) of the Illinois Penal Code sets down the criteria for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).  Interestingly enough, you do not have to be driving to be charged.  The point is if you have physical control of the … Continue reading

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The Sims (Citizen’s Police Academy #7)

You’re a police officer, and you’ve received a call from dispatch saying a man has been seen walking along a street who matches the description of an armed robbery suspect.  You’re given a description of the man’s clothing, and while … Continue reading

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Physical Force & Verbal Judo (Citizen’s Police Academy #6)

If you do a search for “Police Brutality” on YouTube, you’ll come up with over 40,000 video links.  Some of the videos have been viewed over a million times.  In a world where cellphone cameras are always close at hand, … Continue reading

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An Unusual Credit

On March 8th, I saw a Facebook post under “Michael Connelly Books” announcing that Mr. Connelly was serving as one of the judges for the Journal of Legal Education’s first legal fiction contest.  The Journal is the publication of the … Continue reading

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Aw, Shoot! (Citizen’s Police Academy #5)

The Police Training Institute (PTI) at the University of Illinois has one of the premier shooting ranges in the state.  There are five individual ranges, most of which are set up for handgun shooting with targets of 25 yards or … Continue reading

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