The survey showed 76% of Portland residents know the city’s problems are real and not exaggerated by the media. A full 60% of those who were once opposed to police are now beginning to support more police being hired, and 71% say they support hiring more police officers even though they are concerned about social justice and racism in the bureau.
October 13, 2021
The former officer, who identified as a military veteran, went on to explain in the letter that failed leadership is the reason for the decision to leave the department.
October 8, 2021
"You don't have one bad apple. You don't have four bad apples. You have a system-wide problem in that police department," failed Senate and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, says in the video.
October 8, 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
The new rules being forced on police are making crime fighting extremely difficult, if not impossible.
October 1, 2021
In the 14 months since, the Burlington Police Department has dropped from around 90 officers, when the resolution was passed, to under 70 today. This is largely thanks, officials say, to cops leaving for higher-paying jobs in other departments or retiring earlier than expected.
September 30, 2021
In a ruling late Thursday, the state supreme court reversed a district court's decision to block the city from counting votes on the question. There was no memo immediately explaining the court's decision
September 17, 2021
A lawsuit from a group of city residents argues the ballot question's wording is still too vague, even after the city council approved new language last week.
September 13, 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 new public safety department could likely still include police officers — though the city would no longer be required to keep a minimum number based on the city's population — and would be under the combined control of the Council and the mayor.
September 1, 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
During the budget year that ended June 30, LAPD officers worked more than 680,000 overtime hours for which they have not yet been compensated.
August 30, 2021
Ken Sherman, owner of Seven restaurant in Minneapolis, was quoted saying, "This city is run by gangs. The only thing a bad guy is afraid of is a badder guy."
August 25, 2021
The parallel between the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and the precipitous withdrawal from proactive policing on American streets is astonishing—in both cases, the result is chaos.
August 20, 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