Daniel Pollet

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Guns in the workplace: A safety issue or a nightmare?

Bring your kid to work? Sure. Bring your dog to work? No problem. Bring your gun to work? In many states, packing heat on the job is a legally protected right.<p>A spate of state laws, many enacted recently, pit recreational shooters and gun-rights advocates against human resources and labor law …

Guns

'You Have The Right To Remain Silent.' Or Do You?

"You have the right to remain silent."<p>Any devotee of TV crime dramas or police procedural shows hears the phrase regularly. But new court decisions in recent years have chipped away at that principle.<p>Take the case of California resident Richard Tom. In 2007, he broadsided a car, injuring a girl and …

Be a Respectful Listener

Notice I didn’t say “active listening”. Because this isn’t a post about active listening. We all know that stuff, right? Eye contact, body language, …

3 Ways to Fight Stress in the Workplace | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Modern workplaces are filled with hard working, motivated people who all have one thing in common: they’re incredibly stressed out. I live in Silicon …

How to Handle Difficult People

The path to success can be derailed by clashes with difficult people, and even if the clash isn't disastrous, it can make your life very unpleasant. …

Sex trafficking & drug bust in Grainger County

RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Charlotte Krauss lives in Highway 92 in Rutledge - she said she never suspected her neighbors might have been up to no good.<p>…

The Nation's Police Have a Sex-Discrimination Problem

The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri police officer last month prompted the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into Ferguson's policing practices. (This investigation comes on the heels of a separate federal probe into the killing of Brown). The …

Law Enforcement

The Art of Policing

WASHINGTON—The use of stop-and-frisk and heavy police presence in high crime areas can reduce crime, but these practices are also known to produce …

Experts offer solutions to confidential informant problems

Nobody is too bad to be a federal confidential informant, under guidelines that prosecutors say are necessarily flexible, but that others criticize …

When social media complicate the undercover work of police officers

The Facebook post included several photos of a smiling Baltimore County police officer, some of him in a suit, another sporting outdoor gear. None …

The truth about young black men and police shootings

Tensions are still high in Ferguson, Mo., after the Aug. 8 police shooting of Michael Brown. On Friday, it was reported forensics showed Brown’s blood was on both the inside of police officer Darren Wilson’s car as well as Wilson’s gun. The gun had also been fired twice <b>within</b> the car. This evidence …