Dopers in Uniform offers the first assessment of the dimensions and consequences of the felony use of anabolic steroids in major urban police departments. Marshalling an array of evidence, John Hoberman refutes the frequent claim that police steroid use is limited to a few "bad apples," explains how the "Blue Wall of Silence" stymies the collection of data, and introduces readers to the broader marketplace for androgenic drugs. He then turns his attention to the people and organizations at the heart of police culture: the police chiefs who often see scandals involving steroid use as a distraction from dealing with more dramatic forms of misconduct and the police unions that fight against steroid testing by claiming an officer's "right to privacy" is of greater importance. Hoberman's findings clearly demonstrate the crucial need to analyze and expose the police steroid culture for the purpose of formulating a public policy to deal with its dysfunctional effects.
It has a lot of moving parts – the recusal motion – but one of its key components is a smoking gun, an e-mail from Court Coordinator Ellen Watson to Austin Attorney Millie Thompson, who along with a quartet of lawyers obtained the recusal of Strother last month after arguing visiting Judge James Morgan out of his pre-conceived notion to “get this thing done today” by ruling against the recusal. By the time the day-long hearing was over, he said, “I’m going to have to give this a lot of thought.” A week later, he ruled for Strother’s recusal.
Two days later on April 21, 1863, Gregory Hartwell of the California Cavalry, who had participated in the massacre of the indians at Keyesville, woke up in terror from a nightmare in which he was being chased around a deserted town by a little man wearing a hand puppet devil's costume he had played with as a child. From that day on, until his death exactly 2 years later, Hartwell believed that dream to be a message from God of the impending apocalypse. When he died (of tuberculosis) a note was found crumpled in his palm. As he had no extant family, the nurse who found the note decided she had as much right as anyone to see what was written on the paper. She read it: "There are leaks in the states, holes, and water's pouring out - one day there's gonna be fire up there north and all water goes south." His hospital room number you ask? 202