M.W. Guzy

M.W. (Michael William) Guzy began as a contributor to St. Louis media in 1997 with an article, “Everybody Loves a Dead Cop,” on the Post-Dispatch Commentary page. In addition to the St. Louis Beacon and now St. Louis Public Radio, his work has been featured in the St. Louis Journalism Review, the Arch City Chronicle, In the Line of Duty and on tompaine.com. He has appeared on the Today Show and Hannity & Combs, as well as numerous local radio and television newscasts and discussion programs.

Fresh out of graduate school, Guzy joined the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. He spent five years as a uniformed patrol officer and seven as a detective before being promoted. He subsequently spent two years as a patrol supervisor before returning to the Bureau of Investigation as a detective sergeant in the Homicide Section and later in the Intelligence Unit.

He has served as first assistant to the St. Louis sheriff since the mid-2000s He is also an instructor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Guzy is a 1971 graduate of the University of Missouri in St. Louis (political science, cum laude) and holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago (1972).


Electronic Cigarettes
11:24 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Commentary: Congress, Grunts And Former Smokers Should Embrace The Suck

Nancy Pelosi
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A Words to Live By award goes to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who reportedly advised her fellow Democrats to “embrace the suck” and vote for the budget agreement crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

It seems that liberal colleagues objected to certain provisions of the compromise but Pelosi believed a flawed deal beat no deal at all. Her half-a-loaf-is-better-than-nothing approach was reminiscent of the practicality that once characterized negotiations on Capitol Hill.

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Islands of care in a sea of woe
11:00 pm
Tue June 10, 2008

Islands of care in a sea of woe

"You begin saving the world one man at a time.

All else is grandiose romanticism or politics…”

--Charles Bukowski

Two similar but unrelated events in St. Louis recently garnered national headlines. On Friday, May 30, actress Melanie Griffith and drug czar Barry McCaffrey traveled here to address the National Conference of Drug Court Administrators. Their celebrity presence was intended to promote the concept of drug courts as an alternative strategy for dealing with nonviolent narcotics offenders.

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M.W. Guzy: Redemptive justice
11:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2008

M.W. Guzy: Redemptive justice

It should be understood from the outset that the hanging of Jake Spoon
was a task undertaken with a general lack of enthusiasm by all

Spoon was a former Texas Ranger who had fallen in with a band of
murderous horse thieves on the American frontier. Unbeknownst to him, a
posse led by his old friends, Captains Augustus McCrae and Woodrow
Call, was hot on the trail of the desperados.

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