“31 year old Marine vet. It's not necessarily about training for me; maybe some deparments don't train but I know others do. For me it's about lack of, or perceived lack of accountability. It seems like nation-wide, cops protect individual cops, even those that fuck up.
“That's the opposite of how the Corps brought me up. If you've got a member of your taxpayer funded organization who discredits or erodes the public trust in that organization, you need to show that that individual is being dealt with and doesn't represent the institution. Cut that fucker loose before he or she harms the organization. It's about the organization, not the individual. Why you would protect someone who would jeopardize that, I can't understand. And hey, maybe that's not even how police operate. Maybe it's NOT just a good ol’ boy network, but they sure aren't, nation-wide, making much effort to dispel that perception.”
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005
Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"