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Hundreds of FL Officers Prepare to Keep Peace During White Nationalist Speech

October 18, 2017
Beginning Wednesday, a large number of police officers will be on the Gainesville campus. More than 500 law enforcement officers are expected there Thursday.

St. Louis Police Arrest 143 Protesters Blocking Highway

October 4, 2017
St. Louis Police took 143 people into custody Tuesday night after a group of protesters blocked the eastbound lanes of Highway 40 (Interstate 64) at Kingshighway.

Proposed St. Louis Law would Limit Police Use of Chemical Agents During Disorder

October 4, 2017
A bill proposed by a St. Louis alderman would restrict when police could use pepper spray and other chemical agents to disperse crowds.

St. Louis County Police Shut Down Protest at Shopping Mall

September 25, 2017
St. Louis County (IL) Police ordered protesters at the St. Louis Galleria to disperse Saturday afternoon — and when the protesters didn't, the officers began making arrests. Twenty-two people were ultimately detained.

ACLU Sues St. Louis Over Police Actions During Stockley Verdict Protests

September 22, 2017
The ACLU has filed suit against the city of St. Louis for what it calls "unlawful and unconstitutional" actions by police during protests of the Stockley verdict.

St. Louis Mayor Decries Police Officers' Chant to Protesters

September 20, 2017
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson says it wasn't acceptable for police to chant "Whose streets? Our streets!" on Sunday after clearing out protesters and onlookers in the city's downtown.

Protesters Take to St. Louis Streets After Stockley Not-Guilty Verdict

September 15, 2017
Hundreds of protesters marched through city streets. Immediately following the verdict, some protesters shouted, "If we can't get no justice y'all can't get no peace!" and burned a St. Louis Cardinals sweatshirt.

2 Portland Officers Injured in Street Violence by Antifa Demonstrators

September 11, 2017
Two Portland police officers suffered minor injuries Sunday when attacked by members of an Antifa group that was counter-protesting a march by Patriot Prayer.

AZ Officers Attacked by Protesters at Trump Rally, Respond with Tear Gas

August 23, 2017
“The good news is the job of the Phoenix Police Department tonight was to make sure that everyone got home safely,” Mayor Greg Stanton said. “The good news is that is exactly what occurred in Phoenix tonight.”

Video: AZ Officers Attacked by Protesters at Trump Rally, Respond with Tear Gas

August 23, 2017
“The good news is the job of the Phoenix Police Department tonight was to make sure that everyone got home safely,” Mayor Greg Stanton said. “The good news is that is exactly what occurred in Phoenix tonight.”

Video: Boston Police Avoid Damage and Injuries During Rallies and Protests

August 21, 2017
Many were concerned that the protests in Boston denouncing racism and bigotry would turn into riots, causing property damage and producing casualties. But after the marches concluded — more than 40,000 attended — those concerns seemed outsized.

Boston Police Avoid Damage and Injuries During Rallies and Protests

August 21, 2017
Many were concerned that the protests in Boston denouncing racism and bigotry would turn into riots, causing property damage and producing casualties. But after the marches concluded — more than 40,000 attended — those concerns seemed outsized. More Here.

Police Nationwide Brace for More White Supremacy Rallies and Counter Protests

August 15, 2017
Rallies like the one in Charlottesville, fueled by overt displays of racism, attended by members of self-described militias, and attracting counterprotesters, pose novel challenges: Many of the demonstrators are legally and openly carrying firearms, including semiautomatic weapons. And instead of protesters versus police, as has often been the case in recent years, the situation is civilian versus civilian, with some participants spoiling for a fight.

Police: PA Woman at Anti-Shariah Rally Attacked Police Horse

June 13, 2017
A Philadelphia woman is jailed on charges she attacked a police horse during a weekend demonstration against Shariah law in Harrisburg, PA.

Police Prevent Violence Between Dueling OR Rallies

June 5, 2017
Portland, OR, police officers in riot gear prevented a full-scale clash between protest blocs by restricting access to Terry Schrunk Plaza, where Trump backers and free-speech advocates rallied for hours in a self-contained bubble within this liberal city.

Video: French Police Officers Injured in May Day Workers' March in Paris

May 1, 2017
Six riot police officers have been injured, two "very seriously," in clashes between masked protesters on the fringes of May Day marches in Paris, France, to celebrate workers' rights.

French Police Officers Injured in May Day Workers' March in Paris

May 1, 2017
Six riot police officers have been injured, two "very seriously," in clashes between masked protesters on the fringes of May Day marches in Paris, France, to celebrate workers' rights. More Here.

MA Police Department Receives Protective Equipment from the Spirit of Blue Foundation

April 17, 2017
The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Leicester (MA) Police Department (LPD) for the purchase of personal protective equipment. LPD received five sets of Damascus FlexForce riot control suits, Damascus Vector gloves, and clear impact-resistant riot control shields, valued at $5,691.25.

Where are the Helmets?

March 13, 2017

Departments hoping to reach out to "alienated communities" are implementing training designed to: make us feel bad about who we are; encourage us to try to diagnose the "root cause" of a miscreant's bad behavior; and tempt us to hesitate to do our job for fear of prosecution or punishment. This is a recipe for disaster where officer safety is concerned.

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