diane wattles goldsteain

Saving Law Enforcement From Themselves, Again and Again

Saving Law Enforcement From Themselves, Again and Again

Is there something different in the air in Missouri when it comes to law enforcement and social media postings? I have written previously about the Columbia Police Officer’s Association president who made simply asinine remarks relative to unconstitutional body cavity searches, and today, I found this in the Riverfront Times from a different member of […]

Police Not Required To Protect And Serve When Small Amount Of Marijuana Is Present

Police Not Required To Protect And Serve When Small Amount Of Marijuana Is Present

Martha Little* came home late one frigid January night to a dark home and found her kitchen door had been kicked in. She lived alone, and this was the third break-in. The first two had been reported to the police, and although she had been out late celebrating her brother’s birthday, she removed anything related […]

Boston Marathon Bombings: The DEA is a Threat to Public Safety

Boston Marathon Bombings: The DEA is a Threat to Public Safety

Last week’s Boston Marathon bombings brought back a very visceral and life-changing memory for me. On September 26, 1980 I was 19, footloose and travelling in Europe with a girlfriend. We had planned the trip for a year and the highlight of it was going to be drinking beer at Germany’s world renowned Oktoberfest in […]