If your union or employee rights organization asked you to participate in a sick-out/blue flu to support an employee rights issue, would you do it, even if it put your job in jeopardy?
Dallas Police Lt. Regina Smith produced a hip-song as "Lucille Baller" in which she promises to shoot anyone who messes with her. Read the full story here.
Warning: This video contains strong language. Two Prince George's County (Md.) Police officers have been suspended for producing a spoof called "Driving While Black" that Chief Mark Magaw described as racially crude. Read the full story here.
Mentor (Ohio) Police Chief Daniel Llewellyn suspended Officer Phil Croucher for two days for dunking his head in a bucket or urine before a Cleveland Browns football game. Read the full story here.
Some trainers say it takes 5,000 reps or five years to master a weapon or a skill, but that doesn't match the research. The research says we don't know how many reps or how long it will take YOU to master a skill.
Tattoos have become very popular in the law enforcement and military communities. Officers who get inked often choose a tattoo of something that has great meaning to them, such as family, their faith, or a close friend. View a few examples of tattoos. Photos courtesy of Steve Winterstein of Five-O Tattoo in Elburn, Ill.
Cops are being punished for activities that they participated in while off duty and while not identifying themselves as officers. So one has to ask the questions: What is an officer permitted to do off duty? Where are the red lines? And at what point do officers lose their First Amendment rights?
Det. Brian Logan of the Newark (N.J.) PD works the night shift verifying tips in a Crime Stoppers van so he can spend his afternoons coaching his local high school football team.
A Memphis (Tenn.) Police officer is under investigation after she appeared in a rap video promoting violence under the stage name Quolove. Read the full story here.