Good day! Today is an exciting day in the development of our blog. I have started contributing to The Crime Report, an outstanding media / police site whose work is much like ours. They have many outstanding writers and thinkers on police and the media.
As you know, my mission has always been open, honest conversation. Humbly, I do get invitations to write for other sites once in a while. I have previously turned them all down, because they seemed biased in one way or the other (to include too “pro police”)
The Crime Report allows me (and many others) to have unfiltered and honest conversations about policing. It really was that simple a decision for me. Of course I will remain here as well!
If you get a moment, check out their content and let me know what you think…
I have posted in a few areas about cops and blogging. I have also confessed to all of you that I do this as much for myself, as a form of therapy, as I do for the blogosphere. That is okay, and I believe it makes my posts all the more honest.
I just ran across an idea I should have thought of at this cool site. Cops Who Blog is an online community of cop bloggers. Any one is welcome to look around. The company, NING, lets you set up your own community, too. Communities could be formed for knitters, motorcycle owners, or cat lovers, each with a small niche on the net. Pretty cool.
Stop by and see what you think, then come back and let me know.
Hello all! As you know, we have been nominated as a BEST POLICE BLOG at this site. The voting is now open. We are, to be frank, a long shot. But wouldn’t it be neat?
Please stop by using this link and give us a vote!
Again, Happy Holidays!
Hello all! I received a message from a blogger who wants to compile a study of the best police blogs out there. I, humbly, believe we have a good conversation going here, so I took the liberty of nominating The Philosophical Cop.
If you like the idea, surf on over to their post at this link and let them know! I think once the list is compiled there will be a vote, and I will keep you up to date on the election. Thanks!
I received this comment to my very first post, appropriately titled, “Why?” I thought it summed up the field nicely, so I am pasting it here. Thanks, 406…hope to see you again soon!
Experience will change anybody’s perspective. Period. Sometimes when we realize the change that has taken place over time, it surprises us. Often the change is so gradual it isn’t realized for a while. Then, all of a sudden, you look at where you are now, realize where you were then, and say, “Shit! I’ve come way further than I thought I had!” Continue Reading
As you all may have seen in this prior post, I decided to host a blog carnival. I confess I had never heard of the idea until that week, but it immediately sounded like a great idea. Essentially, I advertised my “carnival” at the blog carnival website. By doing so, interested bloggers in the law enforcement / police arena were invited to submit entries for posting in a central location. That location will be on this special page within The Philosophical Cop!
I have already received half a dozen or so pieces, and I hope to make this a semi-annual or even monthly event, where the best cop bloggers can submit interesting and enlightening work. Hope you will come visit on January 15th, when the inaugural Cops and Lawmen Blog Carnival kicks off!
Who wants to go to a carnival?
I read about the concept of a blog “carnival” and immediately got hooked! Essentially, by hosting a carnival, a blogger invites all the talented bloggers in their field or discipline to share posts at a central site. It is free, anonymous (if you want) and allows the authors to share ideas.
There were no “cop” carnivals scheduled, so I started our own! I added a page to this blog to host the first “Cops and Lawmen” blog carnival. If you are a blogger that covers any law enforcement related topic, please go to this site and submit using the simple instructions. The deadline is December 15, 2007 and I will attempt to organize and publish our entries by January 15, 2008.
Hopefully we can make this a periodic event…it can only help us all share ideas and have some fun! See you at the carnival.