Recent Riots & History of “Read the Riot Act”

"I read him the riot act," means "a stern reprimand or warning of consequences." Riots of 2020 In 2020, the gatherings in Seattle, Portland, and Minneapolis, turned to into violence and looting. At some point the police make the announcement: “This has been declared a riot.  Disperse immediately or you will be arrested.” The crowd … Continue reading Recent Riots & History of “Read the Riot Act”

Riots and “Reading the Riot Act”

Today, the initially peaceful assemblies in Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, and Chicago often mutate into violence and looting. At some point the police make an announcement. “This has been declared a riot.  Disperse immediately or you will be arrested.” The crowd has just been “Read the Riot Act.” In 1714, the British Parliament passed the original … Continue reading Riots and “Reading the Riot Act”

5 Very Short and Entertaining Police Dog Stories

Police canine units can be a great source of entertainment. “Racist” Police Dog Attacks Hispanic Officer in Uniform  One of my Santa Ana, California police officer witnesses showed up at my DA’s Office with bandages and multiple puncture wounds on his forearm. I asked him what happened.   He explained that there was a break-in at … Continue reading 5 Very Short and Entertaining Police Dog Stories