Casualties go beyond death and physical destruction, but reflect psychological, emotional, and spiritual trauma. Our heroic "charge" is to pool resources for those who have become a cheap commodity in an apathetic society. Read More
No police force can safeguard the ideals of civility and decency from a public determined to destroy them or lacking the courage to stand up for them. But even when many citizens are respectful of each other and the law, there is never enough decency, never enough restraint, to enable people to live well together without someone who can step in. --Edwin Delattre Read More
From the baseball grandstands to political forums, the use of the TASER continues to gain momentum in the media where armchair quarterbacks watch game film on Monday mornings. But who's taping the game and who's sitting in the chair? Read More
The crisis of modern society could very well be our younger generation who no longer feel heroic in the call-to-duty we have set up for them. Adults and youth alike are often apathetic to our heroic plights. Others have turned to destructive heroics in trying to find some anchor of worthiness and meaning against the backdrop of an ugly society. Who do we turn to? Read More
Embracing a responsibility to seek out answers to suffering and injustice requires a heroic transformation not unlike Clark Kent ducking into a phone booth and flying out of the other side as Superman. Wherever you are in life, your phone booth is waiting. Read More
Given experiences beyond the range of human understanding, we constantly use symbolism to represent concepts that are difficult to define or comprehend. Moral and spiritual tradition teach us to respond to symbols in a way where human greatness is often realized--and achieved. Read More
The power of even a mythological, fictional, and ironclad character such as Superman provides one central and realistic truth: Fearlessly embracing the responsibilities fathers have been given, regardless of past mistakes, will leave a strong legacy for generations to come. Read More
Brian A. Kinnaird, Ph.D., is an author and professor in the fields of social psychology and criminal justice. He is a former Kansas law enforcement officer and current police chaplain.