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Andy Griffith’s Advice to Cam Newton Goes Viral — Here’s the Clip

A brief video featuring classic TV dad Andy Griffith, as Sheriff Andy Taylor, giving advice to Super Bowl quarterback Cam Newton has been making the rounds online since it was posted on Facebook. The clip — which addresses Newton’s infamous...

The Future Role of St. Louis Sheriff’s Deputies

In counties all across America the Sheriff is the law — think Andy Taylor. Where county/municipal police police exist the elected sheriff typically is limited to the courts. As counties grow, the question is often if a county police department should be created. In 2012 Sr. Charles County did just that...

How the police have changed over the past 50 years

2 years agoNews : The Raw Story

The use of lethal force by police officers in Ferguson and Staten Island has raised many concerns about the dynamic between police and citizens and underlined the fact that all time favorite fictional policeman, Sheriff Andy Taylor of the Andy Griffith TV show, is very much an out-of-date...

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Radley Balko, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

"If your image of American policing is Mayberry’s Sheriff Andy Taylor, who used homespun wisdom and a deep knowledge of his community to solve their problems and keep big city crime at bay, you won’t recognize the picture Radley Balko paints of modern law enforcement in his excellent new book, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces."

Andy Griffith: "What It Was, Was Football"

By Richard K. Barry Andy Griffith died a couple of days ago at the age of 86. Everyone knows him as Sheriff Andy Taylor on the old Andy Griffith Show on television or as Matlock in the legal drama that was on years later. Before any of that, Griffith had a career in comedy and on Broadway. Show More Summary

Andy Griffith Explains Due Process and Limitations on Search

4 years agoNews : Reason

Andy Griffith has died but one of the great lessons he taught as Sheriff Andy Taylor survives (on TV anyway, if not the nation's courts). Via Doug Mataconis' Twitter Feed comes this great clip from The Andy Griffith Show where Andy refuses to use illegally obtained evidence that could help a case:  

Hollywood Mourns the Death of Andy Griffith

News broke this morning that TV legend Andy Griffith died at the age of 86 in his North Carolina home. He made his mark on the world playing Sheriff Andy Taylor on "The Andy Griffith Show" for eight years and continued on with the beloved...Show More Summary

Sheriff Andy Taylor and the Fourth Amendment

4 years agoNews : The Agitator

Just wanted to quickly pop in to add this to Patrick’s fine appreciation below. RIP.  

R.I.P. Andy Griffith

4 years agoHumor : Neatorama

Andy Griffith, who most Americans know as Sheriff Andy Taylor from the long-running series The Andy Griffith Show, died this morning at his home in Roanoke, North Carolina. Mr. Griffith was already a star, with rave reviews on Broadway in “No Time for Sergeants” and in Elia Kazan’s film “A Face in the Crowd,” when [...]

Mayberry, RIP: Andy Griffith Dies at Age 86

4 years agoNews : Reason

The actor Andy Griffith - known for roles such as Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show and the title character in Matlock - is dead at the age of 86. Though best known for comic work, his career as an actor included films such...Show More Summary

Remembering Andy Griffith, “America’s Favorite Sheriff,” 1926–2012

Griffith—through Andy Taylor and his other memorable characters—was one of those authentic voices that, by being so specific, appealed to something broader

ANDY GRIFFITH HAS DIED. I prefer to remember him as Sheriff Andy Taylor, rather than as a shill for…

ANDY GRIFFITH HAS DIED. I prefer to remember him as Sheriff Andy Taylor, rather than as a shill for ObamaCare.

Andy Griffith Dies, Was TV's Sheriff Taylor And Matlock

4 years agoNews : The Two-Way

Griffith was the wise Sheriff Andy Taylor in one of American television's most beloved situation comedies. Later, he was criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock in another long-running series.

Beyond Mayberry: Remembering the roles of Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith may have been best known for his role as the always affable lawman Sheriff Andy Taylor in the long-running series “The Andy Griffith Show,” but the late actor’s body of work stretched far beyond the borders of Mayberry. Long before Griffith made h …

Andy Griffith Sings the Lyrics to The Andy Griffith Show Theme Song

4 years agoHumor : mental_floss

Well, I’ll be. Before producers of The Andy Griffith Show decided that whistling set the tone for the show, Sheriff Taylor himself recorded a version of the song with lyrics. That’s not him whistling, by the way – that was composer Earle H. Hagen. Here’s Andy singing “The Fishing Hole.” Rest in Peace, Andy.

Andy Griffith Dies

Andy Griffith, the beloved Sheriff Andy Taylor of TV's Andy Griffith Show and crafty defense attorney on Matlock, died at his North Carolina home Tuesday morning. He was 86. Griffith lived on Roanoke Island and was born in Mount Airy. His last role in a career spanning seven decades was a starring role in the 2009 movie Play the Game.

Andy Griffith Dies At 86

Known to many as Sheriff Andy Taylor and Attorney Ben Matlock, Andy Griffith's played numerous roles over the course of his career, which began in the 50's and stretched all the way to the last decade. It is with great sadness that we share the news that Griffith has passed away at the age of 86.

Andy Griffith Dead At 86

By Alexis Tereszcuk - Radar Entertainment Editor It’s a sad day in Mayberry.  Beloved actor Andy Griffith died on Tuesday in his North Carolina home. He was 86. Best known for playing the small town sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show, he also starred in Mayberry R.F.D. Show More Summary

Government Affirms Mom's Right to Confiscate PS3 Until Piano Practice is Finished [Crime]

The police in Lake Oswego, Ore., a Portland suburb, pride themselves on the motto "no call is too small." And they took one, yesterday, that comes straight from the Sheriff Andy Taylor manual of community policing. More »

Things to Consider While Occupying America

Things to Consider While Occupying America by TimothyB. Tyson | special to NewBlackMan If policeofficers leveling assault rifles at unarmed citizens were not so disturbing,folks in Chapel Hill might act like Sheriff Andy Taylor does whenever DeputyFife misuses his service revolver. Show More Summary

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