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lynching

lynching  n.— «The hostile crowd that confronted a lone Modesto police officer and his police dog early Sunday threw glass bottles at the officer, and one suspect punched him in the face, according to details released by police Tuesday...

hairbag

hairbag  n.— «Mr. Bacon employs some well-worn police lingo in relating his experiences, which he started logging in a computer on nights off from work. He describes turning into a “hairbag,” a term for a very experienced officer that is...

cleanout

cleanout  n.— «Salvation comes in the form of large cleansing cool winds that sweep in from the northwest. But as luck would have it, Rochester is the last to benefit from Mother Nature’s air freshener. After pushing through Detroit Lakes...

rodeoing

rodeoing  n.— «The conservation officer indicated “rodeoing,” the term used to describe the use of motor vehicles to chase or keep deer moving, does not seem to be as big a problem as it used to be in the immediate area...

cellblock

cellblock  n.— «Pulled off the streets, stripped of guns and badges, kept inside four walls and away—as much as possible—from the public, officers who are put on desk duty because their conduct is under investigation find themselves far...

drugs ‘n’ thugs

drugs ‘n’ thugs  n.— «Rand Beers, a Foreign Service officer who handled intelligence, counterterrorism and peacekeeping issues on the National Security Council and was later assistant secretary of state for International...