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Washington Voters Back Changes to Deadly Force Standards

November 7, 2018
Law enforcement officers in Washington will face different standards for incidents involving deadly force now that Initiative 940 has reportedly passed with 60% of the vote statewide.

Washington State Passes Ballot Measure to Further Regulate Guns

November 7, 2018
A state gun-regulations ballot measure seeking to make Washington's firearms laws among the strictest in the country passed Tuesday with 60% of the vote in election-night returns.

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal Passes

November 7, 2018
The proposal to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use was on its way to victory early Wednesday morning, making Michigan the first state in the Midwest to approve legal weed.

Challenger Holds Slim Lead Over Current L.A. County Sheriff in Election

November 7, 2018
In what could be a stunning upset in the race to be Los Angeles County sheriff, challenger Alex Villanueva took a narrow lead over Sheriff Jim McDonnell early Wednesday.

Retired California Lieutenant in Tight Race with Incumbent Sheriff

November 6, 2018
Incumbent Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell finds himself in a much tighter race than expected, with voters heading to the polls on Tuesday. If Retired Sheriff's Lieutenant Alex Villanueva wins, he'll become the first person to unseat a living Los Angeles County Sheriff in more than 100 years.

Washington Voters to Decide on Lowering Bar for Police Deadly Force Prosecutions

November 5, 2018
Voters in Washington will decide on Tuesday whether that state should lower the barrier to prosecuting police for use of deadly force. Ballot initiative 940 would remove the state's malice requirement, which says prosecutors must prove an officer acted with "evil intent" when bringing criminal charges for killing in the line of duty.

Kansas Congressional Candidate Apologizes for Politicizing 2 Deputies’ Deaths

June 19, 2018
Democratic congressional candidate Brent Welder — who is seeking to challenge incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder — sent out a campaign email Saturday that linked the deaths of two deputies in Kansas City to the gun control debate.

SD Sheriff Fires Deputy Who Defeated Him in Election

June 8, 2018
Bon Homme County (SD) Sheriff Lenny Gramkow lost his re-election to Deputy Sheriff Mark Maggs. One minute after voting results were made public, Gramkow fired Maggs.

Critic of Police Reform in Chicago Elected Union President

April 12, 2017
A challenger beat the incumbent president of Chicago's largest police union Wednesday in a contentious election that could sway the future of the police department.

President Trump and Police

December 8, 2016

One thing that is clear even before Trump takes office is that he and his administration could be very supportive of law enforcement, certainly much more supportive than his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton would have been.

NYPD Ramps Up Security for Election Day

November 8, 2016
New York City is typically high on any list of possible terrorism targets for big public holidays and national events, and this year's election brings an added need for security as the two top presidential candidates will have their election night parties there, blocks away from each other.

Video: Police Warned of Possible Al Qaeda Attacks in U.S. Monday

November 4, 2016
U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday, the day before the national election.

Police Warned of Possible Al Qaeda Attacks in U.S. Monday

November 4, 2016
U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday, the day before the election. More Here.

The 2016 POLICE Presidential Poll

September 2, 2016

There have been few presidential elections in U.S. history where both major party candidates were so disliked by much of the electorate as this year's contest between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

Colo. Town Considers Drone Hunting Bounties

August 26, 2013
The tiny plains town of Deer Trail, Colo., is considering issuing hunting permits for government drones and offering bounties for debris from a shot-down government drone.

LAPD Chief To Reduce Sworn Personnel

March 7, 2013
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he expects severe cuts to sworn personnel, following the failure of a half-cent sales tax measure to fund public safety.

L.A. Voters Reject Sales-Tax Funding for More Cops

March 6, 2013
A proposed half-cent sales tax billed by supporters as critical for funding public safety and other Los Angeles city services appeared to be heading for a narrow defeat.

Long Beach Chief May Challenge Baca for L.A. Sheriff

February 5, 2013
Since Lee Baca became Los Angeles County sheriff 15 years ago, defeating an incumbent who died days before the vote, he has never faced a serious challenge for reelection to one of California's top law enforcement jobs.

Reckless Pension Reform In Los Angeles

November 13, 2012
Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has taken the first steps toward eliminating the current pension system for all future city employees, including LAPD officers, and replacing it with 401(k) plans.

Marijuana and the Fall of Civilization

November 9, 2012
From a law enforcement standpoint, the paranoia problems caused by marijuana concern me the most.
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