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Gun Grabs Are Deadly Serious Even if Suspect Unarmed  

March 5, 2015
According to the FBI, since 2000, at least 57 police officers have been killed by their own weapons, which were taken away and used against them by suspects. So, again, the answer to the unnamed writer in the Times question is simple: if you take or attempt to take an officer's weapon, expect the officer to defend themselves.

The Basics of Body Armor  

March 2, 2015
Ballistic armor is designed to absorb a bullet's energy on impact, slowing the bullet, and flattening it to stop penetration.

5 Laughable Examples of How Hollywood Messes Up When Portraying Police  

February 24, 2015
You know the scene: It’s a tense situation. A cop enters a room searching for a perp. He then makes a show of “racking” a service weapon, or putting a round in the chamber. The thing is, no cop would do that during this point in a call.
<p>Memorial image from Det. Wenjian Liu&#39;s funeral. (Photo: Jonathan Adler)</p>

Our Broken Blue Hearts will Heal and Our Pride Will Not Waver  

January 8, 2015
It was not the police and police supporters turning our backs on the mayor but the very presence of de Blasio, a self-righteous hypocrite, who dishonored the heroism and ultimate sacrifice of Liu and Ramos with his presence.

Law Enforcement Companies Wish You a Happy Holiday Season  

December 24, 2014
Police Magazine asked some of the leading companies in law enforcement product manufacturing to send you some holiday greetings. Here's a list of links to their video cards:

Politico: De Blasio Must Press Reset with NYPD  

December 23, 2014
The low-boil contempt for de Blasio, which has been building for months, erupted publicly on Saturday when dozens of cops turned their backs on the mayor as he arrived at the Brooklyn hospital where the bodies of officers Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, had been taken.
<p>The Garner incident. (Photo: From Video Published by New York Daily News)</p>

Dunphy: Eric Garner Sealed His Own Fate  

December 23, 2014
I have nothing but admiration for Dr. Krauthammer and Messrs. Will and Yoo, but I don’t think I’m going too far out on a limb here in speculating that none of these men, for all their accomplishments, has ever had the experience of trying to arrest a 350-lb. man who has made it clear he does not wish to be arrested. I have, and I offer here a few lessons gleaned from that experience.

Seven Steps Eric Holder Should Take to Help Prevent More Police Officers from Being Murdered  

December 22, 2014
I want to look prospectively at seven specific steps the attorney general can — and should — take now to help restore confidence in law enforcement and thus honor that “steadfast commitment” to making officers as safe as possible.

Police Are Not Out to Kill Minorities  

December 22, 2014
It’s a lie that has caused protests and riots all over this nation, communities to be burned to the ground, police officers to be attacked and beaten, and horribly, two New York City police officers to be assassinated.
Tags: NYPD

Anti-Police Rhetoric Worst in 45 Years  

December 22, 2014
There are 18,000 police departments in the United States. They interact millions of times with the public, and make hundreds of thousands of arrests. Very few result in a suspect’s death or injury.
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