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NY Police Unions Sue Over City's New Use-of-Force Law

The “diaphragm clause” of the law — which allows for DAs to bring a misdemeanor charge if an officer uses any move during an arrest that could limit breathing — “stands to criminalize the lawful use of force, (and) threatens both police and public safety,” the lawsuit reads.

August 6, 2020

NJ Teen Records Bagpipe "Thank You" to Police, Other COVID-19 Responders
3 Massachusetts Officers Stabbed During Incident Involving Stolen Vehicle

Man Armed with AK-47 Opens Fire on Pennsylvania Officers

The suspect is accused of opening fire last week on the cigar store employee after refusing to wear a mask inside the store, despite the clerk's explanation that it was required in order to be inside the shop.

August 4, 2020

Rookie Pennsylvania Officer Saves Life of Unresponsive Infant
Vice President Stops to Aid Injured Motorcade Officers

Vice President Stops to Aid Injured Motorcade Officers

The city police said in a statement that the vice president got off the bus he was traveling in “to tend to the officers personally; a gesture that was greatly appreciated by the officers themselves, and by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.”

July 31, 2020

Massachusetts Department Receives Donation of Protective Vests for K-9s
New York Artist Ordered to Remove Blue Line Painted on Roadway

New York Artist Ordered to Remove Blue Line Painted on Roadway

An artist and activist who is a supporter of law enforcement officers recently painted a blue line in front of a police precinct house on Staten Island in New York. Now he's been told by city attorneys representing the Department of Transportation that he must remove the paint and restore the pavement to its original condition.

July 30, 2020

Multiple Philadelphia Patrol Cars Burned Over the Weekend
Pennsylvania Agency Announces Death of Beloved K-9

Massachusetts Lawmakers' Effort to End Use of Tear Gas Falls Short

Legislators in the Massachusetts House of Representatives have begun a debate on how law enforcement officers in the state will operate and be trained, but the early outcome is that things like the use of tear gas in crowd control will remain in place.

July 24, 2020

NYPD Clears Out "Occupy City Hall" Encampment

NYPD Clears Out "Occupy City Hall" Encampment

In a predawn raid, officers with the New York Police Department cleared out the "Occupy City Hall" encampment that had begun as an anti-police protest but morphed into a gathering dominated mostly by homeless people.

July 23, 2020