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Reaching out

FOP President: “It’s not race, it’s poverty”

FOP President: “It’s not race, it’s poverty”

by Chuck Canterbury Recently I sat down with Lydia DePillis, a reporter with The Washington Post and answered some of her questions about the protests after the two grand jury rulings on the Michael Brown and Eric Garner deaths. I told her I did not think complaints have increased in law enforcement. You have two […]

Police union uses radio ads to educate public

Police union uses radio ads to educate public

The Dade County PBA in Florida is running a radio spot (you can listen here) on several radio stations over the holidays. A small child talks about her Dad and how proud she is that he is a police officer.  Just her voice alone will have everyone listening to this moving and unusual radio message.

Deputy saves boys life, offers support for years afterwards

Deputy saves boys life, offers support for years afterwards

Ken Mort, a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.  who saved a little boy’s life six years ago gave the child’s family another surprise – a special gift just in time for the holidays. Six years ago, Mort responded to a call – two-year-old Jacob had fallen into the family’s pool. “When I […]

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 →

Pay Wars

ALEC: 40 Years Of Attacks

ALEC: 40 Years Of Attacks

After the recent elections, Republicans will be in control of 23 state governments. That is likely to bode poorly for labor unions, especially those operating in the public sector, which have become a target of conservative state lawmakers in the past few years. Alex Hertel-Fernandez, a Ph.D. student at Harvard University in government and social […]

By December 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Congress Says Banks Can Gamble With Retirement Funds

Congress Says Banks Can Gamble With Retirement Funds

Congress has passed – and President Obama has said he would sign – a budget bill that allows banks to use your savings when they make giant financial bets called derivatives. And because those savings are insured by the federal government, you, the taxpayer, would be on the hook if those bets go south. If […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Governor to Use Pensions to Fund Shortfall

Governor to Use Pensions to Fund Shortfall

Public employees and pensioners from all walks of life have been taking it on the chin recently. Not only did every bankers’ favorite president, Barack Obama, just agree to an international trade deal that favors Wall St. over workers, at the state level it’s even worse. Consider every corporation’s favorite governor, Sam Brownback, of Kansas. […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Money cops asleep on the job

Money cops asleep on the job

What’s so shocking to most folks that know a thing or two about pensions, defined benefit retirement insurance and “financial services,” is not that the ultra rich are having so much success robbing the working man blind without using a gun. And it’s not the fact that many pensioners, like police officers for instance, are […]

By December 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Enemy

Union Busting 101

Union Busting 101

According to a recent article in The New York Times, the war on labor, although wildly successful already, is apparently just ramping up. Not too many people know about the new rules that favor banks over pensioners that were agreed to in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a major international trade pact. And sadly even fewer […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
They make the rules

They make the rules

The leaders of the planet’s 20 richest countries (G-20) recently got together to make some new rules regarding the high-stakes world of international finance. One of the first orders of business for German Chancelor Angela Merkel and President Barrack Obama was to help banks and screw workers and unions. Remember “to big too fail?” Well […]

Things getting heated

Things getting heated

Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood’s impassioned plea to the Chester County Council on Monday night for more deputies to keep officers and the public safe from gangs turned into an argument between Underwood and several council members over money needed to handle gangs the sheriff blames for three recent murders. The exchanges grew so heated […]

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 […]

Tactics: You decide

Holding Pattern

Holding Pattern

If you’re working with a police association in a major media market with a big name NFL franchise or a college sports team, you’re probably busy drafting letters to athletes, owners, and others protesting the misguided “hands-up” non-protests staged by individuals and organizations in the wake of the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
When Cops Get ‘Lit Up’- Reacting to a Law Enforcement Crisis

When Cops Get ‘Lit Up’- Reacting to a Law Enforcement Crisis

By Eric W. Rose Every police chief, sheriff and law enforcement union leader knows that a day will come when their organization will be “lit up”—hit by a crisis that could be a disaster for the organization. The reputation of every police or sheriff’s department depends on the confidence of its key stakeholders: the public, […]

By December 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 →

Intelligence report

Politicos Walk While Police and Citizens Suffer

Politicos Walk While Police and Citizens Suffer

Editor’s Note: John Rivera is the president of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association, which represents more than 6,500 law enforcement officers and is the largest certified bargaining agent in Miami-Dade County, representing the Miami-Dade Police Department (Sheriff’s Office), Corrections and Rehabilitation, and most local municipal law enforcement agencies.  John wrote this opinion piece for The […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
President Announces Police Task Force

President Announces Police Task Force

Yesterday the President signed an executive order formally establishing a task force to review police practices after recent controversies over the killing of unarmed black men by law enforcement officers. First announced last month, the panel will be required to deliver a set of concrete recommendations to Obama’s desk by March 2, according to the […]

By December 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Better Numbers

Better Numbers

A bill passed by the U.S. Senate that would require states to report the number of individuals who die each year in police custody and while being arrested will help hold law enforcement agencies accountable amid recent cases of race-related police brutality in the United States, Senator Richard Blumenthal has said in a statement. “The […]

By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Can’t we all just get along?

Can’t we all just get along?

As labor unions continue to rally in a call for justice over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the AFL-CIO’s police union has sent a letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addressing their concerns over recent rhetoric, hoping to bring the organization to heel. The AFL-CIO confirmed it received a letter this week […]

By December 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Healthy, wealthy & wise

Keeping cops alive

Keeping cops alive

Sometimes an idea comes along that makes so much sense that everyone feels good about getting behind it. In this case it’s the Major Cities Chiefs Association and other groups making a common-sense plea to make the provision of body armor to police officers mandatory. And considering the fact that far more cops are killed […]

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 →