Maybe Cops Aren’t all Racist

cops racistHere’s a radical idea that challenges the message the media presents about cops killing people of color.  An editorial in the StartTribune carried it, suggesting that maybe the killing of black men by police officers is not all attributable to racism.  Because, maybe, cops aren’t all racist.  Of course, not all cops are racist, but with each tragic …

Can Trump Fix the Police?

During the presidential campaign, both candidates promised voters they would “fix the police.”  The killings of minority people by police are on manytrump fix the police people’s minds, so the candidates vowed to do something.  Although they both promised a lot, can any president actually do much to fix the police?

Not much.

There are various ways the federal government (and …

What “Finding Nemo” Teaches About Creativity

creativityHow many of you have seen the following films: Finding Nemo, WALL-E, and Toy Story?  I loved the all—the technology and, of course, the stories.  That’s thanks to Andrew Stanton—the director, screenwriter, producer, and even the voices of some of the characters.  In a recent Ted Talk, Mr. Stanton gives great advice to writers and film makers about …

How Can an Eye Witness to a Crime be Wrong?

Remember the famous line-up scene in the film, The Usual Suspects? eye witness to a crime  Probably because of films and TV, we all think an eye witness to a crime can identify an accused and be right most of the time.  Especially, if they accused stands in a line-up.  But, as I mentioned in the last post, when DNA testing has exonerated …

How Reliable is an Eye Witness to a Crime?

You’ve all seen it:  The famous line-up which formed the image for the film, The Usual Suspects.  The cops ask the victim/eye witness to identify the man that robbed him?  The suspects all look alike and are asked to step forward, maybe even speak the same words the eye witness remembers.  eye witness  In most movies, at this point, the …

Time to Buy my New Book, “Taste of Temptation”

My new book of short stories called, Taste of Temptation, was published in September of this year.  It’s available now for the low price of $2.99 at Amazon.  Taste of Temptation

Here’s the link:  https://www.amazon.com/Taste-Temptation-Colin-Nelson-ebook/dp/B01KADRQFI/ref=sr_1_11_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480626969&sr=1-11&keywords=colin+nelson

It’s also available in paperback.

Have you ever been tempted to “get even?”  Get revenge?  Stand up for the underdog to make sure justice is done?  …