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Reaching out

Our Job: A Magic Show

Our Job: A Magic Show

For younger cops the job can be a dream come true. For older officers, it’s more complicated by Michael Keady, Northbrook, Illinois PD  Everyone loves the carnival, grownups and kids alike.  The rides are exciting, the shows colorful, and the music, blaring.  The clinking of baseballs knocking over milk cans competes with the thud and […]

By November 10, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Our profession is under full scale attack

Our profession is under full scale attack

Claiming that your job is not all that dangerous after all combined with the massive plan to decriminalize makes the current political climate very volatile. by Charley Wilkison, Executive Director Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas After years of being marginalized as the nutcase enemies of the police, the far left and far right are […]

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Utter heartbreak

Utter heartbreak

by Tom Dominguez, President Association of Orange County (CA) Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) AOCDS is a member of PubSecAlliance Words do not exist to express the utter heartbreak we feel after learning of the deaths of two deputies last month during a 30-mile crime spree near Sacramento that left a third deputy wounded and a motorist […]

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Nation’s largest police union gets tough

Nation’s largest police union gets tough

In a series of advertisements appearing in major daily and weekly community newspapers around New York City, the PBA which represents over 23,000 patrol officers in the NYPD, is reminding New Yorkers that their police officers are overworked, understaffed, underpaid and unappreciated. This ad campaign is designed to progressively ratchet up the pressure on City […]

Pay Wars

A really bad idea: a city suing its cops

A really bad idea: a city suing its cops

As we reported on PubSecAlliance recently, the City of San Antonio is taking some heat for seeking legal judgment on the contracts they have with firefighters and police officers. San Antonio’s police and fire contracts expired back in September. City officials have said that without a new agreement, continuing to honor those contracts could cost […]

By November 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Show of Support

Show of Support

San Antonio’s first responders got a strong voice of support on the day the city filed a lawsuit against its police and fire unions. The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) accused the city of breaking its promise to the men and woman who risk their lives to keep the city safe. “We mean […]

By November 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NYC PBA turns up heat

NYC PBA turns up heat

Here is another ad in a campaign the union is running to educate New Yorkers that their officers aren’t happy. And it’s for good reason. Hopefully this will work and these people will finally get a raise.

By November 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Working for free

Working for free

In New Jersey, 33 Pemberton Township police officers claim they are performing duties before their shifts start but are not being compensated. In a lawsuit filed last month obtained by The Trentonian, the officers claim the township is violating the Fair Labor Standards Act for unpaid overtime compensation by requiring the officers to conduct several […]

By November 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Enemy

John Arnold is spending millions to steal your pension

John Arnold is spending millions to steal your pension

Story from AZCentral.com submitted by Sean Smoot, Director & Chief Legal Counsel of the PB& PA of Illinois and the Treasurer of NAPO. In Phoenix there’s a ballot measure – Prop. 487 – that if passed will force the city to freeze its pension system and replace it with a 401(k)-style retirement plan for new […]

Christie shows his true colors

Christie shows his true colors

It’s always sad when a lawyer loses his Mojo. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, an avid foe of collective bargaining, hardly looks presidential here as he shouts down someone asking why Sandy victims haven’t gotten back into their homes yet.  

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
They want your Job, Pension and Life!

They want your Job, Pension and Life!

ALEC (American Legislative Executive Council) wants to privatize your job, take away your collective bargaining rights and drastically reduce your pay. Following the economic collapse in 2008, one company eager to buy public assets proclaimed, “Desperate governments are our best customer!” Across the country, for-profit companies are engaged in a hostile takeover of our schools, […]

By October 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Anti-cop outfit sugar daddies

Anti-cop outfit sugar daddies

Editor’s note: We would like to thank Brian Marvel, the president of the San Diego POA, for sending us information on Cop Block and their agenda when it comes to law enforcement. Thanks Brian for the heads up. When it comes to anti-police organizations they generally fall into two groups. The first is usually the […]

Tactics: You decide

Passed over

Passed over

Two New York and New Jersey Port Authority officers have filed a joint lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court claiming their employer discriminated against them because of their backgrounds. One of the cops is Jewish and the other is Iraqi. Port Authority Officers Oren Hindi, 43, a Jewish man of Israeli and Yemeni descent, and Maysam […]

By November 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Terror climate

Terror climate

The head of the NYPD’s sergeants unions says that the anti-police climate fostered by agencies like the Civilian Complaint Review Board and the left-wing, drive-by media is essentially greasing the wheels for another successful terrorist attack on US soil. “New York City remains the number one target of terrorist threats in this country. We are […]

By November 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Judge says inflatable rat has 1st Amendment rights

Judge says inflatable rat has 1st Amendment rights

Scabby, the giant inflatable union rat, that’s front and center at so many pickets and labor disputes,  won its First Amendment rights in a federal ruling this week after an asbestos contractor sued to have the rat declared a “disruptive practice.” “The defendants’ peaceful use of a stationary, inflatable rat to publicize a labor protest […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Police Federation threatens court action if officers get hurt

Police Federation threatens court action if officers get hurt

  John Apter, the chairman of the Hampshire Police Federation in the UK recently made a very public declaration that if any harm came to officers in the line of duty while minimum staffing requirements were being ignored that the Federation would sue the Force. Apter said, “It’s commonplace now for minimum staffing levels to […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Intelligence report

Cops were spied on

Cops were spied on

A University of California campus police department secretly installed a surveillance system throughout its headquarters and was used it to record officers private conversations. The recording equipment was everywhere, including in the bathrooms. The existence of the surveillance system was made public as the result of a lawsuit filed recently by a police association. According […]

By November 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Private Prisons Buy Politicos

Private Prisons Buy Politicos

Victoria Law on the website Truthout, asks the following: “What do private prisons have to do with political elections?” Well for starters, according to Law’s article: California Gov. Jerry Brown received $54,000 for his reelection campaign from GEO Group, the country’s second largest private prison company. Corrections Corporation of America, the country’s largest private prison […]

By November 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
News Roundup

News Roundup

Submitted by Ron DeLord From Journal-News.com: Deputy union contract headed for binding arbitration In Ohio, a second Butler County sheriff’s union is headed for binding arbitration after the county commissioners rejected a fact finder’s recommendation for a 2.5 percent increase rather than performance pay. It took the commissioners less than five minutes behind closed doors […]

By October 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PubSec gaining influence, power

PubSec gaining influence, power

PubSecAlliance  is a community of law enforcement associations and unions supported by American Police Beat and the following founding members and affiliated organizations . The mission of this growing community of association leaders and their members from the U.S., Canada and other English speaking countries, is to keep each other informed about the attacks on […]

By October 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Healthy, wealthy & wise

Still time to get the Nov-Dec issue of American Police Beat

Still time to get the Nov-Dec issue of American Police Beat

Subscribe to America’s favorite law enforcement magazine – American Police Beat in the next three days and receive the November-December 2014 issue. Just $12 for one year (12 issues), $20 for two years (24 issues), $26 for 3 years (36 issues). Three years is the best buy so go for it. Call 1-800-234-0056  ext 101 […]

By November 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Trouble sleeping?

Trouble sleeping?

Shift work causes disruptions in sleep and so does stress, too much alcohol and caffeine at the end of the day, and lots of other things all of which cops experience more than most. Here’s all the most up to date info on how you can sleep better by a leading sleep expert, Dr. Buxton […]

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

The New York City PBA is again seeking support for a bill to increase disability pensions. Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association president Pat Lynch met privately with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to lobby for her backing of an Albany bill that would improve line-of-duty pensions for newer cops who are in a different tier. Lynch, who […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
More bad news for that secure retirement

More bad news for that secure retirement

This time the story is out of Ventura County in California where a controversial proposal to eliminate the current pension plan and switch for a 401k style plan has qualified for the November ballot. The proposal easily exceeded the 26,000 verified signatures it needed to make the ballot. Proponents gathered more than 40,000 signatures, with […]