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VIDEO: Here’s What Happened In Dallas

VIDEO: Here’s What Happened In Dallas

On July 7, 2016, Micah Johnson killed five police officers and injured nine others after staging an ambush during a march to protest police shootings of black men around the country. This 3-D animation created by the Dallas Morning News breaks down, from beginning to end, Johnson’s heinous movements and actions.

An Officer’s Plea to the Public

An Officer’s Plea to the Public

As told to Barbara A. Schwartz LISTEN, PLEASE I don’t go to work to hurt anyone. I don’t polish my gun when I get up hoping to kill someone during my workday. I became an officer to keep the public safe. I took an oath to safeguard lives and property, protect your rights under the […]

My Job, My Gun

My Job, My Gun

In Oklahoma, a police association is lobbying local lawmakers in an effort to allow police officers to carry their own, privately purchased weapons on the job. In a letter to Police Chief Bill Citty, Oklahoma City FOP President John George demanded action. “The Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police respectfully pleads with you and our […]

Portland Police Assoc. Prez Speaks Out

Portland Police Assoc. Prez Speaks Out

Ed. Note: Larry O’Dea, the police chief in Portland, Oregon, is retiring as authorities continue to probe a hunting accident in April when he allegedly mistakenly shot and injured a friend. The controversy erupted when Chief O’Dea claimed his friend’s wound was self-inflicted, but an investigation revealed the Chief had fired the shot that hurt […]

Prepared For Crime, Not the Media

Prepared For Crime, Not the Media

By Ken Crane, President, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association For the average person watching the nightly news or surfing Facebook or YouTube, it seems there is no shortage of videos depicting police officers in a negative light. It is easy, even for the best of us, to start to lose faith in our own profession if […]

Traffic Tickets Plummet

Traffic Tickets Plummet

In Cleveland, the Fox 8 I-Team discovered the number of traffic tickets in Cleveland issued by police officers has dropped 32% since 2014. Fox News first noticed the trend last year and decided to look into the matter. The I-Team checked with Cleveland Municipal Court for the number of tickets for the first few months […]

Video: Intolerable Disrespect

Video: Intolerable Disrespect

Check out this explosive, wide-ranging discussion of police, street violence and politics with Chicago FOP President Dean Angelo, Sr., that aired on a recent edition of “Against The Current.” Angelo tells host Dan Proft that the claim of systemic racism within Chicago Police Dept. as presented in the report issued by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s task […]

Low Pay Means No Deputies

Low Pay Means No Deputies

The president of the Kern Law Enforcement Association says that low wages are a major factor in the shortage of Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies. “People are leaving every day, every week,” said Sgt. David Kessler told Ken Mashini, a reporter with ABC News 23 in Bakersfield. “There’s more and more deputies leaving to other […]

Chief Suspended, Job On Line

Chief Suspended, Job On Line

Via MyStatesman.com: Austin, Texas Police Chief Art Acevedo has been reprimanded, stripped of five days’ pay and warned his job is in jeopardy after his boss said he didn’t follow orders to stop discussing the controversial police shooting of an unarmed teen in February. At the center of the penalty against the chief, City Manager […]

Shakedown

Shakedown

Here’s the deal with for-profit policing: cops hate it. But as state and local government continue to cut taxes for businesses and wealthy residents, the money to keep the lights on has to come from somewhere. That’s what generates “performance benchmarks” and all the other terms officials use to label ticket quotas. But if you […]

Free Speech for Cops

Free Speech for Cops

Unless you’ve been out of the country on vacation (and congratulations if that’s the case), you might have seen a story or two in the paper about police, emails, and social media. In San Francisco, police are struggling to deal with an ongoing email controversy involving racially and sexually charged emails and texts sent by […]

Dallas Chief Aligns With Controversial Pastor

Dallas Chief Aligns With Controversial Pastor

Via WFAA.com” A partnership between the Dallas police chief and the pastor of First Baptist Church has triggered concern among some officers and community leaders. Chief David Brown and Dr. Robert Jeffress announced a “Back the Blue” day at the church on April 17. They also agreed to a long-term partnership. The strange move comes […]

FOP Prez Alleges Fraud

FOP Prez Alleges Fraud

Metro Police Lt. caught on camera making racial comments to subordinates is accused of fraud. Report #LIVEonFOX17 @9 pic.twitter.com/720zp1JxFn — FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) April 12, 2016 A Nashville, TN, Metro police lieutenant who was caught on camera making racial comments to her subordinates is now being accused of fraud. Via Nashville’s Fox17.com: The president of the […]

Disability Benefits Won—Posthumously!

Disability Benefits Won—Posthumously!

By Ken Crane, President, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association PubSecAlliance and American Police Beat were a great help to us a while back in bringing the issues of PTSD and its impact on law enforcement to the front burner when it published the tragic story of Phoenix Police Officer Craig Tiger and former Phoenix Police Chief Danny Garcia, who […]

Los Alamos Police Settle Major Contract

Los Alamos Police Settle Major Contract

Here’s some information about a contract that just got settled in Los Alamos, New Mexico. If you have recently signed a contract and would like to share the information with your colleagues around the country send me the information and we will get it posted right away. – Cynthia Brown The Los Alamos Police Association […]

Words Matter

Words Matter

By Dennis Slocumb It seems that every time we check the news, another officer has been shot. In February: * Harford County, MD: Two deputies shot and killed, suspect dead. * Fort Worth, TX: Officer shot, suspect dead * Virginia: Three officers shot, one dead, suspect in custody. * Chicago: Three officers shot, suspect dead. * PG […]

Training and Staffing to Blame

Training and Staffing to Blame

After a recent police shooting of an unarmed teenager in Austin, Texas, the Austin Police Association quickly released the following statement to the media: Although the facts of Last Monday’s incident have not been fully investigated, one question has risen above all others.   Why didn’t this officer use another option in dealing with this […]

Officers’ Personal Info Hacked

Officers’ Personal Info Hacked

The private information of thousands of South Florida police officers may have been compromised. Due to the cyber-breach, police unions that represent police officers around South Florida have scrambled to protect the information of police officers, prosecutors, and specially protected county employees. John Rivera, the president of the Police Benevolent Association of Miami-Dade, said, “The […]

Warrant Serve Ends In Death

Warrant Serve Ends In Death

Via 9News.com: A community is still mourning the passing of a beloved man who was shot and killed Wednesday at a home near Bailey. Corporal Nate Carrigan was among the three deputies shot while serving a high-risk eviction notice. Carrigan died. He was a 13-year veteran of the Park County Sheriff’s Office. His two partners, […]

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VIDEO: Here They Come

VIDEO: Here They Come

When some of us were little kids, we’d go to the movies and see “The Terminator” or “Star Wars” and marvel at the fantasy world in which robots were pretty much on equal footing with human beings and other organic life forms. But things change fast. There’s an NSA program called “Skynet,” for crying out […]

By February 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Privatization Threat is Real for Law Enforcement, Too

Privatization Threat is Real for Law Enforcement, Too

Ed. note: This recent New York Times editorial is critical of the efforts to privatize air traffic control operations at our nation’s airports. These efforts by big corporations and other special interests to destroy the public sector and take over public safety, education, water, sewer, parking, libraries, and anything else you can think of, need […]

By February 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →