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Deputy Fired In Election Flap Named Deputy of the Year

December 5, 2011
A Kershaw County (S.C.) Sheriff's deputy who was fired for supporting a candidate who challenged the sitting sheriff in a 2010 election was recognized as "deputy of the year" by the community.

LAPD Officer Headed To Runoff for Council Seat

November 11, 2011
Los Angeles Police Officer Joe Buscaino collected the highest vote count in a special election to fill an open City Council seat, but must face the runner-up in a runoff election in January.

Missouri Sheriff Fires Deputy Running Against Him

July 28, 2011
A St. Louis (Mo.) Sheriff's deputy was fired, after Sheriff James Murphy saw a business card identifying him as a candidate for the city sheriff's agency. Deputy Vernon Betts received a letter dated July 6 stating that Betts was fired for violating a procedural order.

California Attorneys Seek to Reform Third Strikes Law

June 15, 2011
A coalition led by Stanford University attorneys is seeking to reform the state's Third Strikes law with a statewide ballot initiative expected to arrive for the November 2012 ballot.

Dealth Penalty Opponent Wins California AG Race

November 24, 2010
Steve Cooley's senior campaign adviser announced that decision in a media conference call Wednesday morning, saying the candidate lost primarily because of higher Democratic turnout and the more liberal California voters.

Arizona Voters Narrowly Approve Medical Marijuana

November 15, 2010
A measure legalizing marijuana for medicinal use has passed in Arizona with 50.13 percent (or 4,341 votes) of the ballots, the secretary of state has announced.

Voting, Elections, LE and SWAT

November 12, 2010
Voter discontent reflects a growing resentment across America against what are perceived as public sector abuses. Headlines today are filled with stories such as the exorbitant public officials' salaries and pensions in Bell, Calif.

Oakland To Lose More Officers, After Funding Measures Fail

November 8, 2010
Following the layoff of 80 Oakland officers in July due to city budget shortfalls, the department now stands at 673 officers. However, the city can only support 637 officers through June.

Missouri Voters Reject TASER Ban

November 4, 2010
Proposition 2 would have created an ordinance making it a Class A misdemeanor for any law enforcement agency or individual to threaten to use or activate any conducted electrical device within city limits.

California Pot Legalization Goes Up In Smoke

November 3, 2010
Proposition 19 backers have conceded defeat, as their measure failed to pass Tuesday. According to the Secretary of State, 53.8 percent of voters opposed it with 97.1 percent of ballots counted.

Maine Officer Denied Ballot After Declining to Surrender Weapon

November 2, 2010
During a press conference, Bangor Chief Ron Gastia said officers aren't required to surrender their firearms to vote. And the election warden who turned the officer away has been dismissed.

City Ballot Measure Would Scale Back LAPD Pensions

October 27, 2010
If voters approve the March 8 measure, the city is estimated to save $152 million over 10 years by requiring new hires to work longer and pay more into retirement and health care systems than current workers.

And Now for Something Really Scary

October 27, 2010
Normally, I’d try and get some Halloween-themed column in here about now. But something far scarier weighs on my mind: The outcome of the Nov. 2 election.

California Chiefs Oppose Marijuana Legalization

October 25, 2010

California's law enforcement community, as represented by the California Police Chief's Association, has lined up to oppose a ballot measure that, if passed, would legalize marijuana possession up to an ounce and allow cities and counties to permit growers, sellers and taxation of the drug. In this exclusive interview with POLICE, Covina PD's Chief Kim Raney explains why Proposition 19 would increase traffic fatalities, make it a crime to pay taxes on its sale and create a legitimized distribution network for Mexican drug cartels.

LE Groups Oppose California's Marijuana Legalization Measure

October 24, 2010
California's marijuana legalization proposition is facing increasing opposition from the Obama administration, including a visit to the state by the drug czar to urge voters to oppose it.

Oakland Parcel Tax Would Halt Officer Layoffs

August 28, 2010
The measure would impose a $360-a-year parcel tax. If passed, the City Council has promised to lay off no officers for three years. Members of Oakland's police union have also agreed to pay more toward pensions.

National Black Officers Group Supports Pot Legalization In California

August 20, 2010
The initiative would help eliminate laws that have a negative impact on the black community, according to Ron Hampton, the group's executive director and retired Metro (D.C.) PD officer.

Oakland Police Union, City Agree on New Pension Deal

August 10, 2010
Oakland's police union said Monday that its members agreed to pay more into their pensions and accepted a later retirement for new hires, concessions that depend on voters passing a four-year, $360-a-year parcel tax in November.

Measure to Legalize Marijuana Will be on California's November Ballot

March 25, 2010
An initiative to legalize marijuana and allow it to be sold and taxed will appear on the November ballot, state election officials announced Wednesday, triggering what will probably be a much-watched campaign that once again puts California on the forefront of the nation's debate over whether to soften drug laws.

California Backers of Legal Pot Eye 2010 Ballot Initiative

June 11, 2009
With polls showing the legalization of marijuana gaining public support, and a state budget crisis fueling an ever-more-desperate search for revenue, backers of the first major statewide initiative to legalize marijuana for personal use - and allow counties to tax and regulate the drug—say they're preparing to get the matter on the November 2010 ballot.
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