LINKS TO OTHER SITES OF INTEREST

Revised: January 05, 2017


1. Cops & Criminals
2. Stuff for Sale
3. EvenHand Music
4. Texas
5. Other Cypress Films Stuff

Indie Movies, Great Sites for Film Enthusiasts & Time to Kill Dept.
have all been moved to the Cypress Films links page.


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COPS & CRIMINALS

The Officer Down Memorial Page
Lists all of the law enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty in the United States since 1791. A well designed and thought provoking site.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
"The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety."


The 100 Club of San Antonio

In July of 1973, a group of concerned citizens founded The 100 Club of San Antonio as a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of families of firefighters and peace officers slain in the line of duty. Each individual member donates $100 or more annually. The accumulated available funds are utilized when an employed peace officer or firefighter within Bexar County is killed in the line of duty.

When a tragedy takes the life of one of these individuals, members' contributions are used to assist the surviving spouse and dependent children. The 100 Club quickly delivers a check to the family to help meet their immediate financial needs. When there are dependent children, The 100 Club establishes a trust fund for each child. These trusts are increased annually with funds accumulated from members dues and donations. These trust funds are invested prudently, and interest is added on a pro-rata basis each year. The proceeds from these trust funds are made available over a five year period after the children attain 18 years of age.

San Antonio Police Department
Here's their home page.


The Houston Area 100 Club

The Houston area 100 Club was established in Houston, Texas in 1953. The 100 Club began when 100 men, each contributing $100, wanted to help the families of Houston Police Officers that were killed in the line of duty.

The effort put forth by these men has developed into a half century of support for law enforcement in not only Harris County, but seventeen surrounding counties – Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, and Washington counties. In October 2001, The 100 Club reached another milestone in its history by providing benefits to the dependents of Firefighters killed on the line of duty.

The continued growth of The 100 Club is only possible through its members and donations made from the community. Your membership helps The 100 Club continue to support the Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters that protect you.

THE HERO COMPLEX
"A hero cannot be a
hero unless in a heroic world." - Nathaniel Hawthorne
+ + + Brian Kinnaird's website + + +

Police Link
PoliceLink’s mission is to bring together all members of the greater law enforcement community to promote officer safety, provide the latest law enforcement and police news, training, resources, entertainment, and to serve as the most important social and career network for current, former, and future LEOs, civilian employees of law enforcement or criminal justice organizations and family, friends, and civilian supporters of law enforcement

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is made up of current and former members of law enforcement who believe the existing drug policies have failed in their intended goals of addressing the problems of crime, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile drug use, stopping the flow of illegal drugs into this country and the internal sale and use of illegal drugs. By fighting a war on drugs the government has increased the problems of society and made them far worse. A system of regulation rather than prohibition is a less harmful, more ethical and a more effective public policy.

The Gotham Police Department
"The GPD is considered to be the one of the first "modern" style police departments in the United States. The GPD boasts a broad array of specialized services, offering expertise in tactical operations, bomb disposal, anti-gang measures, and forensic services." Yes, this is the city in which Batman lives. Last I checked, the Joker had hacked the site. Bummer.

New York City Police Memorial
"We honor all of New York's Finest who died in the performance of duty. Let them not be forgotten."

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Memorial

Liberty County Sheriff's Department, Texas
Home to Sheriff Robert "Bobby" Rader and his deputies. The site features an elegantly phrased Mission Statement that reads, in part: "The Mission of the Liberty County Sheriff's Department is to maintain social order and provide professional law enforcement services to citizens in the community, within prescribed ethical, budgetary, and constitutional constraints."

Uncivil Servants
A service of Transportation Alternatives, a NYC-based advocacy group in favor of alternatives to everyone driving around NYC in cars, such as subways and bicycles. The site features user-submitted photos of police and other city vehicles parked at bus stops and the like. Even walking around New York is a chore sometimes, so people get cranky about this sort of thing. The actual website (www.nyc.uncivilservants.org) seems to be inactive now, but the above link has an article about the issue.

JobHero Law Enforcement Career Guide
"If you’re thinking that a career in law enforcement might be right for you, use the resources here to help you get going. Find lots of valuable information and helpful tools to get you started on the path toward a fulfilling future working to ensure public safety."


"The Voice of the Nation's Law Enforcement Community"

Suspect Entertainment
They are former gang members offering their services in film and TV to play... gang members! Maybe they should play softball against the folks at PoliceActors.com. Premiere Magazine did a recent article on Suspect Entertainment. Click here for Premiere's web coverage. If the Suspects get their own website, let me know and I will put a link here.

Yahoo Cold Cases Discussion Group
Discussion group on homicides, kidnappings and missing person cases.

Drop the Rock
The site promotes the repeal of the Rockefeller drug laws in New York State. The laws are draconian and racist, filling our prisons with minor criminals. Bad.


Click here for LIVE Police and Fire broadcasts

Mugshot.com
A somewhat mean-spirited site featuring - you guessed it - lots and lots of mugshots! There are celebrities, terrorists and just plain ordinary folks. Some look pretty happy, but most are just what you'd expect: kind of pathetic.

Police Shooting Captured By Emmy-Winning Photographer 
He was caught in the line of fire, but kept rolling video as 72 shots were fired at a drug-Crazed man who tried to run down police officers. As bullets whizzed past him, and shell casings clattered around him, Photojournalist Tony Kirkpatrick kept his camera rolling, Capturing pictures unlike anything that has ever been seen in the history of television. Emmy Award winning photographer Tony Kirkpatrick has captured some of the most vivid images ever seen in Television. This video has been used by several police departments in their training, and has lead to changes in policies and procedures in the way officers handle pursuits and when to fire their guns.
Ph#(559) 496-4337 or Email: PTMedia*at*Hotmail.com Jorge Bustos, Primetime Media

S.W.A.T. Team for Hire
Law enforcement and military casting services -- "because we didn't learn how to hold a gun in acting class... we learned it on the streets!©"

The Smoking Gun
You heard about it on the 11 o'clock news, but if you want to view the mug shots (Nick Nolte's is the best), read the e-mails and see the police reports (a personal favorite is the Matthew McConaughey naked bongo incident), this is the site for you. The poop behind the headlines.

Officer.com
A website for cops. One stop shopping for information, organizations, headlines, memorial sites -- and special places that only cops can go!

COPS
Here's the official website for the Fox TV show, featuring "creepy, jerkily shot video clips from upcoming shows" (EW) and the ever-popular Dumb Criminals section.

America's Most Wanted
"As sleazy as the mug shots inside the Recent Captures archives" - EW

Edinburgh, Scotland Police
On a recent visit I noticed they had the web address on their wee cars, so here it is. And don't forget to visit the convenient "minor crime" link. For still more information on Scottish cops, go here!

Web Sleuths
The above is an amateur detective site where ordinary folks like you and me can share our insight and crackpot theories about the disappearance of JonBenet Ramsey and other maddeningly unsolved crimes.


Tactics, News, Gifts & All Things Law Enforcement

The Forgotten
Set during the Korean War, The Forgotten is a feature film that chronicles the journey of tank crew Cowboy 2, a story of sacrifice and a quest for redemption in a world where humanity and nature collide.

When I Came Home
"When I Came Home is a documentary film about homeless veterans in America: from those who served in Vietnam to those returning from the current war in Iraq. The film looks at the challenges faced by returning combat veterans and the battle many must fight to receive their benefits from the Veterans Administration. "Through the story of Herold Noel, a homeless Iraq war veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and living out of his car in Brooklyn, the film reveals a failing system and the veteran's struggle to survive after returning from the war. When I Came Home follows Herold's battle with homelessness and PTSD as he tries to get help from the VA, city agencies, and various veterans organizations."

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STUFF FOR SALE 

The Property Room
"Today’s law enforcement agencies have property rooms full of stolen or forfeited goods. The rightful owners are not easily identified, and once merchandise is no longer needed as evidence, it must be disposed of properly. Enter Property Bureau. Founded and managed by former police officers, Property Bureau harnesses the power of the Internet to quickly move items out of police property rooms, reduce personnel costs and generate revenue well beyond traditional police auction methods. And there is no cost to the participating police or sheriffs department.

"Property Bureau has taken full advantage of the Internet’s potential by creating PropertyRoom.com, an online auction site that gives property room items maximum exposure, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s a dynamic marketplace that provides buyers with a huge array of products to choose from. As opposed to selling in lots, each item is merchandised individually with a photo and description, generating revenue much higher than traditional offline police auctions. Site traffic is driven by offline and online advertising and public relations campaigns.

"As an additional feature of its unique approach to online auctions, Property Bureau has established StealitBack.com, the nation’s only privately owned national registry of stolen goods. Private citizens are invited to register on StealitBack.com any items with serial numbers they have lost or reported stolen to their local police department. StealitBack.com will search its database, and if an item has been received from a participating department, will return the item to the police department where the theft or loss was originally reported so that it may be returned to its rightful owner free of charge."


Houghton's MiniBadges

Alamo City Gold & Silver
Police badge charms, Fireman and Firefighters badge charms, Sheriff badge charms, DEA, FBI, US Marshal badge charms and all law enforcement agency badge charms. "Beautiful miniature reproductions of your badge or that of a loved one."


Badges, pins, patches, rings, coins, key chains, service awards and more.


"America's Law Enforcement Supply Specialist."

Houston Badge & Emblem Co.


V.H. Blackinton & Co., Inc.

Badge manufacturers since 1852
, offering "top quality badges and uniform insignia."


Lots of cool flashlights and accessories

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EVENHAND MUSIC

  Mike Doughty
Doughty, the lead singer and creative genius behind Soul Coughing, wrote four great songs for EvenHand. Click on the logo to the left to check out his website. Here's the journal entry about Doughty. Mike was with ATO Records for a while and you can still read extensively about him on their site and order several of his releases there by clicking here!
Joel Goodman
EvenHand's composer. Joel also wrote the score for Cherry.

Jesse Dayton
Austin-based Singer/songwriter.  His brilliant "Creek Between Heaven and Hell" from Texas Tall Tales is featured in EvenHand. Check out his website for current tour dates and other fan info.

Los Mescaleros
An excellent San Antonio-based group. Their haunting song "Flower of Darkness" is underscore for the funeral sequence in EvenHand. Not to be confused with the Mescaleros, the late Joe Strummer's band. Be their friend.

 

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Jump Rope Girls
We are using "Like Pink" (Casey Hess), a fabulous cut from the Jump Rope Girls in a scene with Toby and his pal Ronald. Even though the band has long since dispersed, Jump Rope Girls CDs are currently available on Amazon.com. And, the really good news is that they still have a page on MySpace (what the hell is that?!), where you can hear several of their songs, including the irresistibly scratchy "Like Pink."

Geronimo Treviño III
"When You Took My Heart" and "The Price I Did Not Want to Pay," two great songs from his album Trying to Break the Honky-Tonk Fever,  are used as source music in EvenHand in scenes set in the restaurant and a few songs he recorded with his dad (Hermanos Treviño) are featured in the Food Mart. Geronimo's website features several links to even more Texas music.


"She Loved the Devil Out Of Me" (Roy Robinson & Earl Musick) and "Texas Moon" (Roy Robinson, Earl Musick & Mark Merritt), two terrific songs by a few of their multi-talented artists are featured in EvenHand. Here's a link to Mark Merritt's new homepage, featuring his new album, Peace of Me.

Subliminal message:
FOLLOW  THE  LINKS  AND BUY CDs FROM THESE FOLKS!
"PARTY DOWN! PARTY HARD!"

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TEXAS

Texas Municipal Police Association
Texas' oldest full service law enforcement association.

The Texas Motion Picture Association
The Texas Motion Picture Alliance (TXMPA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization founded in Austin on June 16, 2006 to become the advocate for the film, video, interactive, and digital media production industries in the Lone Star State. The Alliance is committed to building a strong community of industry professionals. It is charged towards creating competitive economic incentives to present to the state legislature in the upcoming session. TXMPA also is committed to educating the general public about our businesses and how we impact their lives through the hundreds of millions of dollars our productions pump into the economy.

Texas State Film Commission 

San Antonio Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Texas Department of Criminal Justice
If you're dying to know what the boys on death row had for their last meal, here's the place for you.


The Blues - Texas' Largest Police Only Newspaper. "Guardian of the Badge and Keeper of the Pride."

Texas in a Box
Home of many Texas products for the homesick, including the Red Mud Barbeque sauce.

indislate.com
Indie Slate Magazine covers film, video and digital entertainment in Texas and the Southwest. Many resources for independent filmmakers and crew.

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OTHER CYPRESS FILMS STUFF

Cypress Films Home Page
If this is not how you got to the EvenHand website, check it out.

Making Cherry
A daily diary on the making of Cherry, an independent feature film. Every aspect of indie filmmaking -- from pre-production to distribution -- is scrutinized in a journal by Peter Kreutzer and Joseph Pierson.

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