As horrendous as the effects of de-policing have been—in many places a society looking a lot like a combination of Mad Max and The Purge—those effects may eventually be outweighed in the long run by an increased emphasis on training the next generation of police leaders.
March 28, 2022
“If he thinks that they’re going to go back to the old ways of policing, then we are going to take to the streets again. There will be riots, there will be fire and there will be bloodshed because we believe in defending our people,” said Hawk Newsome, co-founder of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, after a heated meeting with Adams in Brooklyn Borough Hall.
November 11, 2021
The activists plan to hold a news conference Thursday at city hall, calling on the mayor and city commissioners to denounce the chief's actions, and asking that he be removed as police chief.
October 27, 2021
“I’m pleading with the City Council this evening that we reinstate our school resource officers immediately,” said Gregory C. Hutchings Jr., Superintendent of Schools, Alexandria.
October 12, 2021
Monday night, an anti-police group called Indecline, who labels themselves a guerrilla activist art collective altered two Geico ads on the Interstate.
October 5, 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
The proposal the anti-police Yes 4 Minneapolis wrote would remove language in the charter that requires the city to keep a Police Department with a minimum number of officers based on population.
August 31, 2021
The charter change would put the city council in charge of the department, instead of the mayor, and remove requirements to hire police based on the city's population size.
August 13, 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
Memorial Day is the unofficial "first day of summer" in the United States, and with the advent of summer, police across America brace for the inevitable uptick in a variety of criminal activities.
May 29, 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