RESTORE HONOR: Grow a Spine…and Some Hair

“You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again.”  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago (1918-1956) Today’s police officers have a serious image problem. Many of them look and act like […]

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RESTORE HONOR: Has Cop-Hunting Begun?

  BUTCH COMEGYS/AP   Between May 1, 2013, and October 18, 2014, U.S. police officers had killed 1,628 people, based on news accounts and “corporate” reports assembled by the dedicated trackers at KillingByPolice. At least 875 citizens have been killed, since January 1, 2014. Cops are now killing Americans at the rate of three per day, […]

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Cops Take Brutality Home

(CBS) by William B. Scott The Permit A media firestorm erupted, after hotel security video showed a National Football League star, Ray Rice, slugging his then-fiancee in the head, knocking her out. Rice then dragged her from an elevator. That despicable act of violence prompted NFL officials to suspend Rice indefinitely, effectively banishing him from […]

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INTERVIEWS & DEATH THREATS

Interview Link to a NewsmaxTV “Midpoint”interview today: MidPoint | William B. Scott discusses America’s Police Force.  We discussed Erik’s execution, the fact that rogue/outlaw killer-cops now constitute a dangerous domestic terrorist threat, why “The Permit” was written, and how law enforcement’s lies and cover-ups have undermined Americans’ trust, sparking riots in Ferguson, MO. (more…)

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Starve the Beast

In an excellent July 19, 2013, Wall Street Journal essay entitled “Rise of the Warrior Cop,” author-journalist Radley Balko described the alarming militarization of police forces across America. He cited myriad cases of innocent citizens being killed by over-zealous police officers, particularly Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams serving warrants for alleged, often petty, offenses. […]

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LAS VEGAS ANTI-GUN POLICY: KILL AND COVER

The following appeared in the Sangre de Cristo Sentinel on July 19, 2014. LAS VEGAS ANTI-GUN POLICY: KILL AND COVER William B. Scott On July 10, 2010, Erik B. Scott, a 1994 U.S. Military Academy at West Point graduate with an MBA from Duke University, was shot to death by three Las Vegas Metropolitan Police […]

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THE RIGHT SHERIFF: ACCOUNTABILITY

The next sheriff of Clark County, NV, will face two daunting tasks—getting rid of rogue or outlaw Metro police officers and instilling a culture of accountability. However, he absolutely must do both, or good, honorable police officers on the Metro force will face the wrath of increasingly outraged, distrustful citizens. To the latter point, this […]

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Cutting Room Floor: Ravens Roast

When editing “The Permit,” I cut about 15,000 words, including entire chapters, that didn’t satisfy a fiction writer’s ruthless criterion: Does it move the story forward?Several faithful readers, who had tracked the online, serialized version, noted that the final, published book was missing a chapter they particularly liked—”Ravens Roast.” Consequently, like a DVD movie that […]

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WHO GETS THE POLICE UNION’S LOVE & KISSES?

One foolproof method for deciding who is the right person to elect as the next Clark County sheriff and leader of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is to scrutinize endorsements. And the perfect way to eliminate the wrong sheriff candidates is to ask: Who is the Las Vegas Police Protective Association (LVPPA) backing?  The […]

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LAST LINE OF DEFENSE

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie recently made national news as a “peacemaker,” who brokered a deal between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and a recalcitrant Nevada rancher, Cliven Bundy. Backed by hundreds—possibly thousands—of supporters committed to preventing arrogant, heavily armed federal agents from driving his family off leased grassland, Bundy refused to knuckle […]

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