Category Archives: Larry’s Blog

Understanding the Profession of a Chief of Police, Good and Bad. By: Larry Lawton

I’ve been thinking about Law Enforcement leaders lately and thought back to 2013 when I had the distinct honor of introducing the Reality Check Program to Chiefs of Police and representatives from all over the world at the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) Ethics Committee in Plano, Texas at the Institute for Law […] Read the Rest…

City Policing – Is Your Police Department Friend or Foe?

With the recent negative media coverage of questionable policing around the country, it is a good time for ALL cities to evaluate how they address policing. Policing is the most important job a Mayor / City Manager will ever have. Policing saves lives, prevents crime, solves crimes, keeps order, increases property values, and brings new […] Read the Rest…

Inspirational Quotes From Every U.S. President

All 45 U.S. Presidents give great inspirational quotes  George Washington – “Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.” John Adams – “To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.” Thomas Jefferson – “Nothing can […] Read the Rest…

Prison and Jail Oversight – Open Request to Governor DeSantis

Governor DeSantis, we are requesting an independent investigation.  On December 9, 2018 Gregory Lloyd Edwards, a 38-year-old combat veteran with PTSD was acting erratically at a Walmart and the police were called. (Rightfully so) Gregory Edwards was arrested and taken to the Brevard County jail and ended up dead. The full story is in the […] Read the Rest…

VOTE – Election 2018 – There Are Some Very Important Races You Need A Voice In

How important is YOUR vote? One of the most important things a citizen of the United States can do is exercise their right to vote. People have died, so others can live in a free society, and voting is a part of that free society. One of the main things that separates the United States […] Read the Rest…

Larry Lawton on NBC the Today Show discussing 100 million dollar robbery

Larry Lawton, former jewel robber and founder of the Reality Check Program helps analyst figure out what happened in a 100 million dollar jewel heist in London. A multi-million-dollar heist in London’s jewelry quarter was likely carried out by a team of a dozen “professionals” with inside knowledge of the vault they robbed, according to […] Read the Rest…

Thank You President Obama and President Trump – By: Larry Lawton

Clemency I am so happy for my friend Timothy Tyler (He was known as Lumpy in USP Atlanta) who was given Clemency by President Barack H. Obama and was released May 30, 2018. Lumpy was given a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense at age 22. (Selling acid at Grateful Dead concerts – It […] Read the Rest…

Was Zachary Cruz tortured in the Broward County Jail? Why Was Cruz given a $500K bond?

Answers by Larry Lawton, ex-con and Honorary Police Officer and Glenn Roderman, former Judge, Prosecutor and now Criminal Defense Attorney with over 40 years’ experience.   Is ZACHARY CRUZ being punished for the crimes of his brother? You decide.   What does someone think when you mention the name Cruz, School and Arrest? At first, […] Read the Rest…

Why Some Communities Don’t Trust the Police – 2% vs 98%. “We the People“

Transparency, communications and holding people accountable is the only way Law Enforcement leaders can gain the public’s confidence and trust. The most important documents in American history are the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of United States. These two documents are what makes America great and separates us from any other country. One declared […] Read the Rest…

Prison Riot in South Carolina kills 7 and injures 17. How does what happened in South Carolina affect you? By: Larry Lawton

It is a big misconception that what goes on in prison stays in prison. In-fact, it is the opposite. What goes on in prison comes to you and your community. 95% of all inmates will be released back into society and according to the Prison Policy Initiative there are almost 2.3 million people in 1,719 […] Read the Rest…