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Proposed St. Louis Law would Limit Police Use of Chemical Agents During Disorder

October 4, 2017
A bill proposed by a St. Louis alderman would restrict when police could use pepper spray and other chemical agents to disperse crowds.

Judge Rules Injured Officer Cannot Sue Black Lives Matter

September 29, 2017
Black Lives Matter is a social movement and therefore can't be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

RiotFence

September 29, 2017
The RiotFence from Edward J. Darby & Son and Mobile Defense Systems (MDS) is a free-standing, hands-free, energy-absorbing barrier that provides a defensive separation between police and crowds and provides officers protection from projectiles.

2 Officers Injured in Rioting at Georgia Tech, 3 Suspects Charged

September 19, 2017
Two officers were injured and three people face charges after rioting broke out at Georgia Tech following a vigil for a student fatally shot by officers, a university spokesman said Tuesday.

8 Chicago Officers Injured After Social Media Rumors of Fatal OIS Fuel Near Riot

August 23, 2017
Eight Chicago police officers were sent to hospitals with injuries ranging from a broken hand to cuts on the face after false social media rumors of a fatal officer-involved shooting sparked a near riot.

Charlottesville, Virginia State Police Criticized by Both Sides for Response to Alt-Right Rally Violence

August 14, 2017
"We had on the ground here the largest deployment of law enforcement professionals in Virginia since 9/11," Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer said. "As I understood it, almost a thousand officers were right here on the ground."

Police Attacked, Property Damaged in Portland May Day Riot

May 2, 2017
Police were attacked, a patrol car was vandalized, business windows were shattered and bonfires were set in the streets during a May Day riot Monday in Portland, OR.

Video: French Police Officers Injured in May Day Workers' March in Paris

May 1, 2017
Six riot police officers have been injured, two "very seriously," in clashes between masked protesters on the fringes of May Day marches in Paris, France, to celebrate workers' rights.

French Police Officers Injured in May Day Workers' March in Paris

May 1, 2017
Six riot police officers have been injured, two "very seriously," in clashes between masked protesters on the fringes of May Day marches in Paris, France, to celebrate workers' rights. More Here.

Where are the Helmets?

March 13, 2017

Departments hoping to reach out to "alienated communities" are implementing training designed to: make us feel bad about who we are; encourage us to try to diagnose the "root cause" of a miscreant's bad behavior; and tempt us to hesitate to do our job for fear of prosecution or punishment. This is a recipe for disaster where officer safety is concerned.

AZ Senate OKs Racketeering Charges for Riots

February 24, 2017
The Arizona Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that makes participating in or helping organize a protest that turns into a riot an offense that could lead to criminal racketeering charges.

Rioting Could Lead to Racketeering Charges Under AZ Senate Plan

February 3, 2017
Participating in or being near a riot could lead to prosecution on felony racketeering charges and property seizures under a proposal advanced by an Arizona Senate committee Thursday.

Federal Prosecutors to Charge Most Trump Inauguration Arrestees with Felony Rioting

January 23, 2017
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The office said most of those arrested will be released without having to post bail and must return to court in February.

Video: NC Governor Sends in Guard, Troopers After Second Night of Charlotte Riots

September 22, 2016
Governor Pat McCrory declared a State of Emergency to initiate efforts to deploy the North Carolina National Guard after a second night of rioting in Charlotte Wednesday.

Video: 12 Charlotte Officers Injured, Police Vehicles Damaged in Rioting After Fatal OIS

September 21, 2016
Rioting that erupted after a fatal officer-involved shooting in Charlotte, NC, injured 12 officers, damaged police vehicles, and blocked Interstate 85 Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

1 Person Shot, Officer Injured in Second Night of Milwaukee Unrest

August 15, 2016
Local television showed police forming a line and using shields to deflect the objects. One police officer fell to the ground after apparently being hit by one of the objects and was moved away by fellow officers. Police also said an injured officer was taken to hospital after a rock broke the windshield of a squad car.

National Guard Activated in Response to Milwaukee Rioting

August 14, 2016
"I have activated the Wisconsin National Guard to be in a position to aid local law enforcement upon request," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said in a statement Sunday.

Rioting Erupts in Milwaukee After Fatal OIS of Armed Suspect

August 14, 2016
Six businesses, including a gas station, and at least one car were set ablaze, and an officer was hit by a brick in the Saturday night riots. More Here. 

Video: Rioting Erupts in Milwaukee After Fatal OIS of Armed Suspect

August 14, 2016
Six businesses, including a gas station, and at least one car were set ablaze, and an officer was hit by a brick in the Saturday night riots..
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