charged with murder; nasty situation.
The name rang a bell, and I dug around; he's the guy who, in the buildup to a pistol article in which he was painting glowing images of a LAPD unit, wrote
In the U.S. military, entry into most elite units is simply based on the ability to run long distances. But the SIS is an elite force of judgement and maturity.
Various people had things to say about that, and a lot of people wrote to the magazine expressing their views. I get the feeling many used impolite language. His followup/defense was basically "Physical conditioning is important for special ops, so anybody applying has to pass the basic-level tests, and that's what I meant(obviously)." Bullcrap, and- as I recall- phrased in a very 'If you were smart enough to understand' manner.
Not connected, just that the history came to mind.