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Prop 57: Criminal’s Bill of Rights

Prop 57: Criminal’s Bill of Rights

By Eric Siddall Governor Brown’s Proposition 57 is a “Criminal’s Bill of Rights.” It grants convicted felons a constitutional right to get released after completing only a minimal part of their sentence. In some cases this number can go as low as two percent of their original sentence. This new “Criminal’s Bill of Rights” trumps […]

By September 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Hellbent on Killing Unions

Hellbent on Killing Unions

The big and bad news today is out of Texas. Right wing think tanks like the Goldwater Institute (our friends of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association know these guys) and the Texas Public Policy Foundation have filed a lawsuit against the City of Austin this week, claiming the city’s collective bargaining agreement with the Austin […]

By September 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Local Newspaper Slanders Law Enforcement

Local Newspaper Slanders Law Enforcement

Ed Note: Bad news is The Times-Picayune ran the despicable cartoon you see above. Good news is the community is outraged and cops are getting a lot of support. Below you will find emails of all the principals who were responsible for printing this outrage. Let them hear from you loud and clear. The following […]

More Unfair Attacks from the L.A. Times

More Unfair Attacks from the L.A. Times

by George Hofstetter One has to wonder whether the adults in charge of the L.A. Times Editorial Board were part of the recent mass exodus from the Times. The question is raised because of a most recent rambling editorial concerning the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, demonstrating yet again the Times antipathy towards law enforcement. In an […]

Make Threatening an Officer a Federal Crime

Make Threatening an Officer a Federal Crime

John Rivera, president of the Dade County PBA, asked us to circulate this message. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez is proposing that anyone threatening the life of a police officer be charged with a Class E Felony under the Federal Code, which is what one is charged with if they threaten the life of […]

Defense Attorney Calls Police “Dishonest”

Defense Attorney Calls Police “Dishonest”

Via MyNewsLA.com: The union representing the California Orange County sheriff’s deputies Friday blasted a decision by the Attorney General’s Office to not pursue criminal charges in a fight between a criminal defense attorney and an Orange County District Attorney investigator. “It is truly unfortunate that criminal defense attorney James Crawford is being allowed to get […]

The Charade Is Over!

The Charade Is Over!

CA Governor’s Initiative Will Allow Early Release of Violent Inmates By Eric Siddall Governor Brown’s charade is over! His own spokesperson admitted that his initiative will allow early release of violent prison inmates. Well respected Sacramento columnist Dan Walters, following up on the excellent analysis by California District Attorney Association, got the governor’s spokesperson to […]

Profits and Police “Reform”

Profits and Police “Reform”

Sometimes, it gets depressing following the money, but it has to be done. This story, which recently aired on NPR’s Morning Edition, is quite an eye-opener. There’s not a police association out there that doesn’t have a nightmare story about dealing with insurance companies denying benefits to people who should be receiving them. Via NPR: […]

Why the Plan to Destroy Unions Failed

Why the Plan to Destroy Unions Failed

Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor in the Bill Clinton administration and currently a professor at Berkeley, recently took to his Facebook page to share his thoughts on why what he calls the “Republicans’ plan to destroy unions” failed in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. Here’s the post in full: Today’s tie vote in […]

Bratton: “Ted Cruz Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About”

Bratton: “Ted Cruz Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About”

By Bill Bratton There seems to be a widespread belief among certain members of the political class that protecting the country against terrorism is a matter of ideology. According to them, the strong leaders in this area are the ones who are willing to insult Muslims, advocate torture, and engage in various other provocations. They […]

Christie: Screw the Funeral!

Christie: Screw the Funeral!

Chris Christie has been taking some heat recently for choosing to pal around with Donald Trump on his campaign trail instead of attending a funeral for a New Jersey State Trooper. Christie, once politically popular among police officers, is not popular any longer. In fact, Christie might have less support among police than he gets from […]

Christie Picks Campaign Over Cop

Christie Picks Campaign Over Cop

It’s a little heated right now, politically speaking, and sometimes when it gets like this, people get confused. For instance, it’s not uncommon for cops to back a candidate for political office because that candidate does a good job of pretending he or she cares about cops or policing in general. They make all kinds […]

Wisconsin Law Decimates Civil Service

Wisconsin Law Decimates Civil Service

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation last week overhauling the state’s century-old system of merit hiring and firing, gaining the first legislative priority he set after calling off his presidential bid last year. The bill would eliminate the state’s civil service exams; stop allowing longtime employees to avoid termination by “bumping” other workers with less […]

By February 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
VIDEO: Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Fumble

VIDEO: Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Fumble

By Marc Debbaudt Celebrities, by the very nature of the attention they attract, have built-in bully pulpits. They most often use them to shed light on honorable causes encompassing everything from disease and world hunger to animal rights and anti-bullying campaigns. At times, however, their activism is misguided. A case in point is singer Beyoncé […]

Three Strikes and They’re Out

Three Strikes and They’re Out

By ADDA Board of Directors Unable to secure funding for paid initiative circulators and lacking public support for their measures, Chuck Reed and Carl DeMaio announced January 18, 2015, they would not seek to put either of their proposed pension initiatives on the 2016 ballot. Instead, the less than dynamic duo of ex-politicians announced a […]

PBA Prez Says Mayor is Lying

PBA Prez Says Mayor is Lying

John Rivera, president of the Dade County PBA in Florida, is accusing Mayor Carlos Gimenez of misleading the pubic about staffing levels at the agency. The PBA’s press release is below. The Dade County PBA is a founding member of PubSecAlliance. PBA Calls MDPD “Largest Graduating Class” a Masquerade by Mayor Gimenez The Dade County PBA […]

Police Pensions Saved—For Now

Police Pensions Saved—For Now

The San Jose Police Officers Association has been fighting Chuck Reed’s efforts to destroy pensions for over a decade; the cost has been high, but they are winning the war. Law enforcement officers, teachers, and anyone else who has chosen a life of public service working for California towns, cities, states, and counties are rejoicing. […]

Bradley Foundation Behind Lawsuit

Bradley Foundation Behind Lawsuit

A reporter at Politico followed the money and discovered the Bradley Foundation, a dark money group out of Milwaukee, is putting up the big bucks to bring the lawsuit to the Supreme Court. Their strategy is to take out the unions, including those associations representing law enforcement, and then privatize the public safety business. More […]

Police Associations and Unions Face Severe Threat

Police Associations and Unions Face Severe Threat

Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit that is making the claim that compulsory union dues is a violation of the Constitution, in particular the First Amendment’s guarantee of the right to free speech. If the Justices rule in favor of the California teachers who filed the suit (hmm, wonder who’s backing […]

Deputies’ Union Sues Over Vehicle Punishment

Deputies’ Union Sues Over Vehicle Punishment

The union that represents Kern County sheriff’s deputies is suing the county to compel it to accept an arbitrator’s decision awarding damages to 12 deputies the union alleges were wrongly deprived of their personal patrol vehicles for driving too fast. According to The Bakersfield Californian, attorneys for Kern Law Enforcement Association say in the Dec. […]

Son of a Bitch

Son of a Bitch

Let’s face it—the American political class is made up almost entirely of vicious, cold-blooded liars. These are the kind of people that have no qualms at all about sending a kid into battle and then denying him or her the medical care they’ve earned because no one’s going to get rich treating wounded soldiers. How […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →