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Louisiana Legislature Considers Hate Crime Protections for Police, Firefighters

April 25, 2016
Louisiana would be among the first states to make it a hate crime to target police officers and firefighters, if legislation that is being pushed at the State Capitol this session is successful.

Iowa Allows First Responders to Carry Anti-Overdose Drug

April 11, 2016
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed Senate File 2218 and 28 other bills into law Wednesday, allowing first responders to stock and administer drugs called opioid antagonists for use in life-threatening opioid overdoses.

Congressman Sponsors Bill to Make Attacks on Officers a Federal Hate Crime

March 22, 2016
“There are more officers being targeted because of the fact that they’re police officers,” said Buck, a Republican representing Colorado. More Here.

Video: Congressman Sponsors Bill to Make Attacks on Officers a Federal Hate Crime

March 22, 2016
“There are more officers being targeted because of the fact that they’re police officers,” said Buck, a Republican representing Colorado.

New York Senator Votes for Bill to Protect Police Officers

March 8, 2016
New York State Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa) voted this week on legislation (S.5598) that would establish the new crime of inciting violence against a police officer.

Virginia Considers Bill to Withhold All Officers’ Names

February 25, 2016
The Virginia Senate has already approved Senate Bill 552, which would classify the names of all police officers and fire marshals as “personnel records,” exempting them from mandatory disclosure under the state’s freedom of information law. The Republican-dominated Virginia House will consider the bill in hearings starting Thursday. Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has not taken a position on the bill yet, his spokesman said.

Proposed South Carolina Law Would Require Agencies to Have Policy for Officer-Involved Deaths

February 19, 2016
South Carolina state senators gave unanimous key approval Thursday for a bill that would require all law enforcement agencies in the state to have a written policy on how to handle officer-involved deaths.

Video: Minnesota Town Calls for Attacks on Police to be Considered Hate Crimes

October 8, 2015
The city of Red Wing is the first in Minnesota and the second in the nation to pass a resolution that calls for anyone who hurts a police officer to be charged with a hate crime.

Minnesota Town Calls for Attacks on Police to be Considered Hate Crimes

October 8, 2015
Red Wing, MN's resolution calls for anyone who hurts a police officer to be charged with a hate crime. The hope is cities across the country will adopt this stance. More Here.

Republican Senators Push for Stiffer Penalties for Attacking Officers

October 1, 2015
“It is important that we send the message that police lives also matter, and that if you target a police officer with violence, you will receive a harsh penalty,” Toomey said in a statement.

Missouri Police Departments Required to Achieve Accreditation in New Law

July 13, 2015
A piece of the municipal court reform measure signed into law Thursday by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon establishes an accreditation process for police departments in St. Louis County.

Maine Becomes Sixth State to Sign Constitutional Carry Bill

July 10, 2015
Legislative Document 652 will now allow Maine citizens over the age of 21 to carry a firearm without possessing a government permission slip, better known as a concealed carry permit.

Connecticut Governor Signs Bill to Promote Police Disclosure of Arrest Information

July 10, 2015
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a bill to bring arrest details to light as part of the state's sunshine law ensuring public access to government records and proceedings.

Protecting Blue Civil Rights

June 30, 2015

During National Police Week, the Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos National Blue Alert Act was passed by Congress. Now law enforcement officers need more protection, an amendment to the federal Hate Crimes statute to create the Blue Shield Protection Act.

Ohio House Approves Changes to Police Recruit Requirements

June 18, 2015
Ohio would boost the amount of training to become a police officer and require all candidates for law enforcement jobs to have a high school diploma under a legislative proposal.

Texas Chiefs: Open Carry "Handcuffs" Law Enforcement

May 28, 2015
Texas police chiefs are urging Gov. Greg Abbott to veto legislation repealing certain handgun restrictions in Texas if lawmakers do not remove a controversial provision the chiefs fear would allow criminals to carry firearms without repercussions.

Maryland Governor Signs Bill to Equip Officers with Body-worn Cameras

May 12, 2015
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a body camera bill Tuesday that supporters say would pave the way for equipping cops across the state with video equipment.

California Senate OKs Bill Barring Grand Juries in Police Deadly Force Cases

May 11, 2015
The California state Senate approved a measure that would prohibit grand juries from weighing in on cases of deadly shootings or excessive force by police.

Colorado Bill Would Make Schools Liable for Campus Violence

April 14, 2015
A novel approach to make public schools liable for campus violence under a measure is advancing in Colorado, even as lawmakers from both parties wonder whether liability will prevent the next mass shooting.

Supreme Court Questions North Carolina Sex Offender Law

March 31, 2015
A North Carolina program of monitoring sex offenders by GPS needs closer judicial scrutiny, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
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