Where Were You On 9/11?

At around 0900 hours, the first of several pages went off in the classroom. Those receiving them never said a word, but just hurriedly exited their seats and tore out of the parking lot presumably headed back to their PD.

A lot has changed since 9/11, but the fundamental principles of our legal landscape have not.  The courts will continue to interpret the intentions of the our Constitutional Framers, but the responsibility of ensuring the protections offered to our citizens by our Founding Fathers rests with you.   In the eternal words of Alexander “Clubber” Williams, “There is more law at the end of a policeman’s nightstick than in all the decisions of the Supreme Court”.


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About The Author:

Keith R. Lavery, M.A., CMAS, is a full-time criminal justice educator teaching at a public Career Center, University System of Ohio. He has facilitated and designed criminal justice, security, and law enforcement courses of instruction at the post-secondary level. Keith had a very diverse police career spanning nearly 20 years, working in urban and rural law enforcement settings with assignments ranging from patrol to specialized functions, to include HIDTA Drug Unit, CLANLAB Enforcement Team, SRT and Supervision. In 2008, Keith was awarded the Certified Master Anti-Terrorism designation from the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board. Academically, he has completed post-graduate course work dedicated toward a Doctorate in Education. Keith is currently the Law Enforcement Liaison for the Cleveland, Ohio, Chapter of ASIS International.

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