The Uphill Slide

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09/04/2017
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Truth or Dare

My stomach flip-flopped as I climbed the steps at the Allegheny County Courthouse almost two months ago. The vise was tightening. Psychological torture. Control device. Others call it rehabilitation and just a monitoring tool. Just a difference of opinion? This … Continue reading

04/02/2017
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Bullshitters, A Breed of Storyteller

You probably know who you are. I’m not a bullshitter. No shit. I’m not able to bring to life or color details to attract and entertain an audience. I don’t have that animated demeanor that reels in the audience. It’s … Continue reading

11/10/2016
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Denial Polygraphs

I try to understand the procedures of this justice system with sex offenders. At some point as an offender, you may find yourself subjected to a denial polygraph which legal minds have suggested you will probably fail, not because of … Continue reading

05/28/2016
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What is the Job Description for a Detective?

I had a dream about being pursued by police the other night. Law enforcement  is often on my mind when there are so many stories of police officers who behave in ways that appear excessive for circumstances. Businesses usually have job descriptions … Continue reading