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Randy Sutton is a 33-year law enforcement veteran, a trainer, and the national spokesman for The American Council on Public Safety. He served 10 years with the Princeton (N.J.) Police Department and 23 years with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, retiring at the rank of lieutenant. He is an author who has published multiple books on law enforcement.
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Randy Sutton Discusses Black Lives Matter Movement

September 04, 2015  |  by Randy Sutton - Also by this author

On a recent radio broadcast for KPCC in Los Angeles, frequent POLICE Magazine PoliceMag.com blogger Randy Sutton served as a guest on the show AirTalk to talk about the ratcheting up of tensions between police officers and activists.

Guest host Patt Morrison first provided some background: "A Houston-area sheriff’s deputy was shot in the back of the head as he put gas in his patrol car, and the local sheriff hinted that the "Black Lives Matter" movement was making matters worse. At the Minnesota state fair, “Black Lives Matter” sympathizers marched and chanted, 'Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon.' African Americans say they have felt threatened by police for years. Now, officers may be feeling that they have targets on their backs," she said.

Guests were Jody Armour, law professor at the University of Southern California who specializes in civil liability law, and Randy Sutton, a retired police lieutenant with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and author of multiple books on policing, including "A Cop’s Life" (St Martin’s Press, 2006).

You can hear the podcast of the radio show here: http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2015/08/31/44311/cops-activists-react-to-sheriff-s-comment-that-bla/


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bob peterson @ 9/4/2015 5:31 PM

Police Lives Matter. How dare this organization say fry them like bacon. Is this black lives matter going to be just another racist group. Will our government support it. This movement must stop. 99 % of officers are great people and care about everyone. Like any group, there will be a few bad ones. This movement is going to change how the good ones react. Officers, please don't hesitate because you are afraid to confront thugs. You need to make it home every night. God bless all the good officer and protect them from simple minded thugs.

John retired IA PD @ 9/14/2015 6:32 PM

All I hear is that the police need more training. How about the public being law abiding citizens and taking responsibility for their actions. How about Black Lives Matter working with law enforcement rather than going to war against us.

OK @ 9/17/2015 5:50 AM

I have yet to see a member of this group or any other fringe group show up at a crime scene and protest the death of a black male/female at the hands of another black male/female.

Leonard @ 9/18/2015 10:41 AM

BLM is a necessary organization needed to combat the prolific ability of our nations police to shoot African Armenians, and in particular unarmed black men. The right, fed by Fox News and other conservative outlets, have taken isolated incidents to paint the BLM movement with a broad brush, calling supporters racist and anti police. BLM is not anti police, they, like me, want police to stop killing citizens out fear.

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