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Federal Police Reform Bill Calls ECWs "Deadly Force"

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association said the bill shows a misunderstanding of stun guns and why they are used and will likely result in officers instead just going for their firearms.

May 14, 2021

New York Legalizes Marijuana, Expunging Some Convictions

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill That Could Criminalize Taunting Officers

Under the legislation, anyone who "accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words, or by gestures or other physical contact, that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response" would be guilty of a misdemeanor and face up to 90 days in jail and fines.

March 12, 2021

Proposed KY Law Would Make it Illegal to Provoke Violence by Taunting Police

Proposed KY Law Would Make it Illegal to Provoke Violence by Taunting Police

The proposed law makes a person guilty of disorderly conduct — a Class B misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 90 days' imprisonment — if he or she "accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words, or by gestures or other physical contact, that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response.

March 5, 2021

House Democrats Pass Police Reform Bill

The bill passed by a 220-212 vote. Texas Rep. Lance Gooden was the lone Republican to vote in favor of the bill, while two Democrats voted against it. Gooden said later he pressed the wrong button.

March 4, 2021

House Bill Would Expand LEOSA Carry Rights

The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) Reform Act (H.R. 1210) would allow active and retired law enforcement officials to carry firearms on state, local, and private property otherwise open to the public. It would also allow them to carry firearms in national parks. Further, the bill would allow them to carry in Gun Free School Zones.

February 25, 2021

IL Governor Signs "Anti-Police Bill" into Law

IL Governor Signs "Anti-Police Bill" into Law

While the bill requires body cameras, it does not allow officers to review their own footage before writing a report, which critics say puts them in an impossible position.

February 23, 2021

CA Lawmakers Want Sheriffs with No Police Experience

“Sheriff is one of the most powerful elected offices,” said state Senator Scott Wiener, who sponsored the bill, which was introduced Thursday. “For 139 years, from 1850 to 1989, anyone could run for sheriff and the people could select who they wanted to hold this very powerful and impactful position.”

February 3, 2021

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