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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.

Militarization or Officer Safety Precautions?

August 26, 2014

Seizing upon the naive theme that law enforcement has become over militarized, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) recently introduced a bill titled "The Regulatory Agency Demilitarization Act" (H.R. 4934) that would disarm most Inspector General (IG) criminal investigators. His bill would revoke most IG agents' law enforcement authority and take away their authority to carry firearms and to make arrests.

Bill Would Allow Judge to Issue Search Warrant by Telephone in Tennessee

August 7, 2014
Some state senators oppose a Tennessee bill that would allow a magistrate or judge to issue a search warrant by telephone or "other reliable electronic means."

Ohio Police Get More Time to Plant Tracking Devices

June 26, 2014
The Ohio Supreme Court is now giving law enforcement an extra week to install tracking devices after obtaining a search warrant.

High Court: 'Straw' Gun Purchases Illegal

June 17, 2014
The Supreme Court on Monday deemed "straw" purchases of firearms illegal, delivering a huge win to advocates of stricter gun controls. The case, Abramski v. United States, centered on a former police officer who bought a Glock 19 handgun for his uncle.

States Seek to Limit Use of Cell Phone Surveillance Tools

June 16, 2014
Controversy is brewing over local police use of cell phone surveillance tools to gather mass user data.

Illinois Tosses Ticket Quotas

June 15, 2014
A new Illinois state law prohibits police agencies from assigning ticket quotas to rate officers' peformance.

N.J. Law Makes It Illegal to Threaten Police Dogs

August 15, 2013
New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that makes it a crime to threaten a police K-9 being used by a law enforcement agency.

Killing Police Animals Now a Felony In New York

July 30, 2013
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that now makes it a felony to kill a police dog or horse, increasing the penalty from a misdemeanor when the law goes into effect in November.
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