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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.

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Aimed at Shielding Police Names

March 31, 2015
Arizona's governor on Monday vetoed legislation that would have kept secret for 60 days the identities of police officers involved in deadly shootings, a move that was both welcomed and heavily criticized by separate state police union leaders.

Kansas to Join States Allowing Concealed Guns Without Permit

March 27, 2015
Kansas is poised to join a handful of other states that allow their residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit after the Legislature gave final approval Wednesday to a bill backed by the National Rifle Association.

Police Chiefs Urge Veto of Bill Making Officer Names Secret

March 27, 2015
Arizona's largest newspaper and the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police have sent letters to Gov. Doug Ducey urging him to veto a bill requiring police to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months.

Arizona Bill Would Delay Disclosure of Names of Officers in Shootings

March 26, 2015
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has until Monday to decide whether to sign or veto a bill requiring state agencies to keep confidential for 60 days the identities of law enforcement officers involved in deadly or serious shootings.

FLEOA Rebuts Attack on Federal LEOs' Pay

March 17, 2015
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) has announced its opposition to Representative Rice's PAID Act (H.R. 1137) and labeled it another ill‐advised attack on the pay of federal law enforcement officers.

Bill Would Require Body Cameras for Nevada Police

March 10, 2015
A Nevada state lawmaker said Monday that equipping police officers with body cameras could resolve disputes over allegations of unreasonable force before they morph into civil unrest.

ATF Shelves Controversial Bullet Ban Proposal

March 10, 2015
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is shelving a controversial proposal to ban popular ammunition that can pierce police body armor, amid opposition from hundreds of congressional lawmakers.

Wyoming House Approves Bill Allowing Guns in Schools

February 3, 2015
Legislation that would allow people with concealed-gun permits to carry firearms into public schools and government meetings won easy approval from the Wyoming House of Representatives on Monday.

Sanctuary for the Bad Guys

December 21, 2014

This fatally flawed law has effectively neutered ICE's 48-hour detainer requests for prisoners housed in the city's largest jail (Riker's Island).

Congress Approves Cybersecurity Legislation

December 12, 2014
The House Thursday unanimously passed S. 2519, the National Cybersecurity Protection Act of 2014 which the Senate passed earlier this week, as well as Senate amendment to H.R. 2952, the Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act -- both bipartisan legislation to strengthen the nation’s cyber defenses.

New Bill Would Require NYPD to Get Suspect's Search Consent

November 14, 2014
Members of New York City's City Council are introducing a bill that would force police officers to get written or audio permission from a suspect before they could conduct a search.

Cop Killer's Commencement Speech Spurs Pennsylvania Legislation

October 7, 2014
"The words of the victims should be louder than the criminals who sit behind concrete and steel," said Vereb. He drafted the bill after revelations that Goddard College invited Abu-Jamal to speak to graduates Sunday in prerecorded remarks.

9/11 Comp. Law Reauthorization Needed

September 9, 2014
Days before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, elected officials from New York called on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who became ill working at ground zero.
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