Chuck Hustmyre


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Chuck Hustmyre spent 22 years in law enforcement and retired as a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). During his career he specialized in violent crime, narcotics, and fugitive investigations. Chuck is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of the true crime books An Act of Kindness (Penguin/​2007) and Killer with a Badge (Penguin/​2004), and the novel House of the Rising Sun (Salvo Press/​2004). His article “Blue on Blue: Murder, Madness, and Betrayal in the NOPD” (New Orleans Magazine, February 2005) was selected for the 2006 edition of HarperCollins’ annual nonfiction book Best American Crime Writing.

Most Recent Articles by Chuck Hustmyre:

The speech that an American president should give (but won’t)

Jun 15, 2016 — Chuck Hustmyre

Imagine a parallel universe in which the president of the United States said something like this:

“My fellow Americans ... we are at war.

“It is not a war of our choosing, but one that has been forced upon us by a dedicated enemy, most of whom are cowards. Our enemy prefers to strike from the shadows, to attack the most vulnerable among us, the unarmed, the unwary, the unprepared. Our enemy does not hesitate to attack women and children, yet our enemy will hide behind women and children.

Splitting America at its seams

May 15, 2010 — Chuck Hustmyre

America is doomed.

I hate to be so pessimistic, but I truly believe that in just a few decades the United States will be the exact opposite of what its very name suggests. Rather than being united, it will be as divided as the Balkans.

In Defense of Profiling

Dec 28, 2009 — Chuck Hustmyre

Let’s get one thing straight right up front: Profiling is an effective tool.