Mike Brake

Mike Brake spent the 1970s covering the police beat in Oklahoma City and was later a speechwriter for Oklahoma governor Frank Keating. He edited the best-selling oral history of the Oklahoma City bombing.


The Coming Police Crisis

We are living in a climate of animus against the police. The result is already apparent in soaring crime rates, as cops pull back from the proactive police work that ...
Politics & Policy

Missing the Crime Beat

The generally abysmal media coverage of the Ferguson tragedy has raised one major question among those of us who once practiced the journalistic trade: Doesn’t anybody cover the cop shop ...

A Lovely Ceremony

I attended the 15th anniversary ceremony for the Oklahoma City bombing this morning at the Oklahoma City National Memorial — a must see for anyone visiting our city. As a ...