By Janet Greger Public safety workers — police, fire fighters, EMTs — face emergencies daily. They must go home with headaches lots of days. However, one problem that few have faced (except in practice drills) is solving problems after the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act has been invoked. This law allows states to invoke legally enforceable quarantines to control epidemics and to respond to acts of bioterrorism. This legal quarantine would only be invoked in the U.S. when there are no effective treatments or preventative measures, e.g. vaccines, for a contagious disease or organism released by a bioterror attack. … Continue reading Writer’s Notes: Emergencies Magnified
New Year’s Eve: I was one of eight uniformed Metro officers who along with a sergeant was assigned to Hollywood and Vine.
Continue reading The Call Box: NYE at the Manhole Cover
As it’s already January 4th, I’ll bet you’re getting pretty tired of “the year in review,” “turn a new leaf” style posts. Continue reading Writer’s Notes: Just Do It
Somewhere throughout the land there are probably a handful of old men who can claim the title connected to this Hollywood icon. Continue reading The Call Box: New Year’s Story
I was a sergeant working Wilshire Division detectives and with three others were the “Christmas crew.” My hope for a quiet day to work on reports evaporated when a patrol officer called in a “DB” (dead body) call at the far west end of the division, the high rent area. Continue reading The Call Box: One Christmas Morning
When someone mentions the 1950’s we tend to think of a more innocent time, a peaceful and happier period. Continue reading The Call Box: Justice Delayed
I observed an altercation last week in the seafood department at Safeway. The argument was over freshness. Continue reading Assault With a Dead Weapon