Reflections by the author
Greetings to all,
I'm asked this question more than any other questions. And I've answered it more than any other questions. There are a few family members that are concerned about my life. A reporter I know is always telling me to be safe.
Yes, I have received threats. But I think I'll know when to notify the police or FBI. So far, no problem. Most of the threats are through the “grapevine”. They are the type of threats an individual says he heard from someone else. In criminal law, we call this hearsay!
I'm not worried. The reason is because I KNOW I'm doing the right thing, and hence, I'm okay.
I was asked this question by a host of a television show a couple of weeks ago, while on the air. My reply, "If I take a bullet for doing the right thing, that's the best way to die.” Really, I'm not afraid to die!
What I'm doing now is bigger than me. It's a crusade. There are people like authors Stephen Peach and Mike Madigan who have risked their personal lives for years. When I speak with them, I detect no worry, extreme caution, or fright in their voice. These men are dedicated to exposing all. By the way, read Stephen's book called Good Bad Corrupt and Mike's book called Twisted Badge. You'll be amazed.
I've been told by other conroversial authors that in their experiences, your worse enemies could come from a few family members and friends when you release a controversial book or attempt to tell the truth. I 've also been told by many people to expect other people, known or unknown, from the past to make accusations and charges against me because I've written this type of book. I do find some validity to the fact that people I wronged in the past or simply dated and didn't care about will attempt to "get me back". I'm also aware that law enforcement officers or individuals in the system could attack me, attempt to frame me, quickly charge me with a bogus crime, or otherwise set me up.
My grandmother, the lady of my life, told me personally many times to "do the right thing". Well. I'm going to heed her advice. She went without many things in life to get me and my siblings to do right and not wrong.
But in closing I will say this, I was a police officer long enough to not only know police tactics and procedures, but ANYONE’S tactics and procedures. I observed everything while driving, walking, or shopping. I never leave any place the same way and never return any place the same way. I'm just as alert today as when I patrolled the streets and dangerous places in New Orleans.
I think I have just as good of chance to live a long life as most common citizens because I know what to look for! While a fugitive I had to depend on me and no one else. It's funny, more people care about me now than when I was destitute with no money, food or clothing. Some never cared and still don't care. Either way, I will survive by whatever means necessary.
Drive safe, obey the laws, respect good cops, report bad cops, and arrive home safe.