[Guest post by Jack Dunphy]
My latest column for Pajamas Media was posted today. In it I discuss the minor controversy now stirring here in Los Angeles over when LAPD officers should be allowed to drive Code 3, i.e. with lights and sirens. Unfortunately, politicians have insisted on having their say in the matter. A commenter, a police officer in North Carolina, brought up a point I’m sure most cops would agree with: that most of the job-related stress for police officers doesn’t come from dealing with crooks on the street, but rather from working for incompetent supervisors and politicians. Like most cops I know, I’d much rather deal with a gunfight than with the bureaucratic hassles that follow one. Read the column and you’ll have an understanding why this is so.