Charlie’s Redheaded Angel – Crime in YOUR neighborhood? Check for yourself!

March 10, 2010

I’ll start today’s instruction with a mere subset of the Crimes Prevention Unit, the CPU.  This was a class that ALL citizens and business owners should attend.  Maybe they’d consider offering one day public seminar? Our teacher was none other than “Monk’s” boss, Sgt T.A. McLaughlin.  I have no idea what “T.A.” stands for, but [...]

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Looking for a gorgeous model?

March 9, 2010

Check her out!  Sharon Dean, a VA Beach girl living in NYC

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Confucius say: NEVER HIRE FRIENDS!

March 9, 2010

Ok, maybe not, but Confucius never had a zillion friends who were excellent realtors! How many times do we have to be hit over the head when it comes to doing business with friends?  We expect more and conversely, they appear complacent.  How do you set expectations without becoming a nag and ultimately losing the [...]

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A photographer’s dilemma

March 7, 2010

Canon or Nikon? Coke or Pepsi? Mac or Dell? Have the photographer choose which photos to show the client or let the client choose from the majority? The first 3 are no brainers for me. Canon, Coke and Mac – at the risk of sounding like a juvenile – DUH. However, the last one?  Not [...]

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Charlie’s Redheaded Angel – Cops in Schools – Heads up Parents!

March 5, 2010

Today’s topic is extremely important to me and should be to you as well if you have children of your own. As I mentioned in previous correspondence, the primary role of MPO Zelms is that of a “School Resource Officer”.  He comes to work at Lynnhaven Middle School in full uniform, (including his Batman belt [...]

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Charlie’s Redheaded Angel – Would YOU Taser a Cat?

March 4, 2010

We’ve seen numerous cases of tasers being used in the news and thought, hey, that looks painful.  (I’ll get to the cat story in a minute.)  I was therefore simply amazed that several intelligent people like our own Chief of Police “Jake” Jacocks would not only allow himself to get shot by a taser, but [...]

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Charlie’s Redheaded Angel – On Patrol?

March 3, 2010

Hi guys!  As you will soon see, these classes just get better and better & more thought provoking.  Just what I need right?? Last night on the roster we had MPO Bill Zelms.  Yep, another Billy Bob, although I really doubt he is from the south.  Jeff, aka “Monk” was so genuinely proud of him [...]

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Charlie’s Redheaded Angel strikes again…. Criminal Law and History?

February 24, 2010

The first thing I will relay to you is that our fearless leader Jeff (now forever known as “Monk”) informed me that I will not be allowed to take photos during class. This is an obvious bummer, but the power of the pen, or typed word in this case, can hold a lot of weight. [...]

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Charlie’s Redheaded Angel – The intro class

February 17, 2010

In keeping with the laws of journalism, I will begin with the “what the hell are you talking about” aspect of our program.  The city of VA Beach allows anyone to attend their Citizens Police Academy free of charge.  Yep, they let ME in. As a former SEC examiner and Compliance Director, I’m hard wired [...]

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New found Freedom?

February 8, 2010

Have you ever heard your loved one make a comment to the effect of “The house was much cleaner when you were gone all week”?  Gotta love that one! In my feeble mind, that gives me carte blanche to in fact “do nothing” this week!  Woo hoo!! No more daily laundry, dishes, vacuuming, and most [...]

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