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Texas Back In Federal Court Over Anti-"Sanctuary Cities" Law

November 7, 2017
Attorneys for the state of Texas were set to head back before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Tuesday to defend the state’s new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, against charges that the measure is discriminatory and violates the U.S. Constitution.

Video: Judge Declares CO Sex Offender Registration Act Unconstitutional

September 5, 2017
A federal court judge's ruling finding that Colorado's sex-offender registry violated the Constitutional rights of three sex offenders who sued could change the way the public gets access to the list.

Judge Declares CO Sex Offender Registration Act Unconstitutional

September 5, 2017
A federal court judge's ruling finding that Colorado's sex-offender registry violated the Constitutional rights of three sex offenders who sued could change the way the public gets access to the list. More Here.

IL Bill to Allow Ambulances for Injured K-9s Signed into Law

August 16, 2017
Illinois House Bill 2661 was signed into law today. It allows police dogs injured in the line of duty to be transported to a veterinary clinic or similar facility by emergency professionals.

NH Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

July 19, 2017
New Hampshire is now the 22nd state and the last in New England to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.

MO Joins 27 Other States With 'Blue Alert' System

July 6, 2017
Missouri soon will have a system to notify the general public when a law enforcement officer is killed or injured.

Black Lives Matter Trying to Stop NJ Bill That Would Require Kids be Taught How to Interact with Police

July 5, 2017
Black Lives Matter has come out against a new bill proposed by the New Jersey Assembly that compels schools to provide training to youngsters on how to interact with police and avoid confrontation.

Law Signed Making Attacks on Police in Texas a Hate Crime

June 19, 2017
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott recently gave his approval to the Police Protection Act, which ups the penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers in the state.

Colorado to Use Pot Tax Revenues to Fund Pot Busts

June 9, 2017
The first recreational pot market in the U.S. notched another marijuana first Thursday when Colorado started using marijuana taxes to fund police efforts to crack down on illegal growing operations.

MI Bill Would Give Tax Break to LEOs Without Social Security

May 25, 2017
Certain employees retired from government work would get a tax break under legislation approved unanimously by the Michigan Senate

Nevada Expected to Become Second State to Mandate Police Body Cameras

May 19, 2017
Police officers in the state of Nevada may soon be required to wear body cameras under a measure that was sent on Thursday to Governor Brian Sandoval for his signature.

Bills Would Set Statewide Police Use of Force Policies in Wisconsin

May 18, 2017
A set of Democratic bills proposed Wednesday would set statewide policies for police use of force in Wisconsin. But the head of the state's largest law enforcement union says many of those rules are already in place throughout the state

Video: CA Senator Wants Traffic Fines Reduced for Low-Income Earners

May 18, 2017
Under his proposal, traffic fines would stay the same but people who are unemployed or on welfare can qualify for a reduction.

CA Senator Wants Traffic Fines Reduced for Low-Income Earners

May 18, 2017
Under California Sen. Bob Hertzberg's proposal, traffic fines would stay the same but people who are unemployed or on welfare can qualify for a reduction. More Here.

Proposed NY Law Would Make Attacks on Officers Hate Crimes

May 17, 2017
A New York bill (S1114A) called the “Community Heroes Protection Act” was passed by the state senate last week. If it becomes law, the bill sponsored by Senator Fred Akshar (R-C-I, Colesville), would classify crimes committed against law enforcement, EMTs, and firefighters as hate crimes.

Video: TX Governor Signs Sanctuary Cities Ban Into Law

May 8, 2017
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he has signed a new ban on sanctuary cities into law, which would require both local government and law enforcement to comply with federal immigration laws or face legal consequences.

TX Governor Signs Sanctuary Cities Ban Into Law

May 8, 2017
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he has signed a new ban on sanctuary cities into law, which would require both local government and law enforcement to comply with federal immigration laws or face legal consequences. More Here.

AZ Bill Toughening Penalty for Assaulting Off-Duty LEOs Signed Into Law

April 18, 2017
The measure, dubbed the "Blue Lives Matter Law," makes it an aggravating circumstance for someone to knowingly assault an off-duty law-enforcement officer out of malice because of the officer's employment.

AL Senate Votes to Allow Church to Form Police Department

April 12, 2017
The Alabama Senate has voted to allow a church to form its own police force.

AZ Lawmakers OK 'Blue Lives Matter' Bill Protecting Off-Duty Officers

April 12, 2017
The Arizona Senate has passed legislation that would specify aggravated assault against off-duty police officers are crimes equal to assaulting on-duty officers.
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