Law enforcement officials have been critical of the new laws since they went into effect in July, saying officers can no longer respond to certain crimes, such as a mental health crisis or domestic violence dispute; if a crime that has not been committed yet; or cannot arrest a suspect unless the officer witnesses the crime.
January 12, 2022
In looking at Minneapolis as a microcosm of the anti-police movement across America writ large, it is perhaps useful to view the activity there through the prism of Three Laws of Motion proposed by English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton.
November 4, 2021
Shootings, Stabbings, Murder, and Mayhem! Grab a bucket of popcorn and find your seat—the projector is rolling and the show's about to begin.
October 22, 2021
Despite persistent anti-police sentiment, American law enforcement continues to watch over the American public, like sheepdogs protecting the flock from the wolves.
October 1, 2021
District Court Judge Jamie L. Anderson noted that the original language was "vague, ambiguous" and "unreasonable and misleading." The judge also wrote that it would amount to "substantial harm" if the ballot question were put off to a future election.
September 7, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom now has 12 days to sign or veto the bill, which passed the California Assembly with a vote of 46 to 18 on Friday. It was previously passed in the state Senate on May 26 with a vote of 26 to 9.
September 6, 2021
The year 2021 to this point has been an uphill slog for police. In mountain climbing, getting to the summit is optional—getting safely back home is essential. Clearly, there is much more work to be done before we turn the calendar to 2022.
July 2, 2021
Biden's plans to host Floyd's family come as talks focused on the police reform bill named after Floyd — the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act — have stalled on Capitol Hill.
May 24, 2021
President Joe Biden will hold an event at the White House hosting the family of George Floyd. Will they host the families of the officers killed in the line of duty last year? I'm guessing that's a "hard no."
May 24, 2021
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
The Ashville (NC) City Council on Tuesday night voted 5-2 to slash the police department budget by more than three quarters of a million dollars.
September 24, 2020
A Georgia Superior Court judge has ruled that voters cannot decide whether or not to abolish the Glynn County Police Department in a referendum vote on Election Day in November.
September 11, 2020
More than 200 law enforcement officers in Colorado have either resigned or retired after the passage of Senate Bill 217 in late June, which put into place sweeping reforms that include officers’ personal financial liability for their actions.
August 18, 2020
A member of the Denver City Council has drafted a piece of legislation that will all but abolish that city's police department.
August 14, 2020
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