Tag Archives: law enforcement

The uneasy truth behind Tim Donaghy’s allegations

Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy, who was convicted of two charges related to betting on NBA games (some of which he worked as an official), is out of prison, pimping a new book and telling his story to 60 Minutes and ESPN. What he’s saying, and who’s backing him up, has to be giving NBA Commish David Stern a king-hell case of the nightsweats.

We’ll stipulate up front that the witness has a credibility issue. Continue reading The uneasy truth behind Tim Donaghy’s allegations

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Good cop/bad cop: the tasing of Andrew Meyer and remembering Officer Bubba

How much do you trust your local neighborhood law enforcement authorities? Hopefully a lot, and hopefully with good reason.

Today, though, events at a John Kerry speaking engagement at the University of Florida have sparked another round of debate over the conduct and capability of police officers (both those on the scene and in general) and the conversations I’ve seen and participated in today have me thinking and remembering.

First, the “what,” and I’ll try to use a measured and neutral source here. Continue reading Good cop/bad cop: the tasing of Andrew Meyer and remembering Officer Bubba