I didn't post for over a month and guess what? I kind of liked it.
So here's my plan: less posting. Maybe once or twice a week. We'll see how it goes.
If you need daily fixes of police news (and granted I still do), I urge you to look at all the links on the right side of this page. There's some good stuff out there. And that's where I get half my shit anyway.
I love all my readers (well... all but one or two). But still, blogging is kind of a one-way relationship.
Writing is hard work. Now no doubt blog writing is less hard work that "real" writing. But still, it's work. And it's not like I get paid for this. Just think... instead of writing stuff here I could be prepping for classes, or dating my wife, or cooking, or watching baseball, or playing pinball, or thinking about trains. Hell, instead of writing here, I could be doing basically anything!
But mostly I've got another book to write: In Defense of Flogging. While it's related to crime and justice, it's actually not about policing at all. And writing this book is something I actually get paid for.
So in case I don't post much and you wonder what I'm thinking, here are my beliefs to cover 90% of police issues:
1) Police: Good (but there's always room for improvement).
2) War on Drugs: Bad.
3) Prison: We've got too many people in them.
4) Tasers: Vastly overused.
5) Democrats: Better than Republicans.
6) Always do the right thing.
What else can I say?