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More Than 175 Current, Former Law Enforcement Officials Endorse Biden for President

The list includes former U.S. attorneys, former state attorneys general, former sheriffs, former police chiefs, and others who touted the former vice president’s experience “keeping communities safe.”

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FOP Endorses Trump for Re-election

“Public safety will undoubtedly be a main focus for voters in this year’s election,” FOP President Patrick Yoes said in a statement. “Look at what the national discourse has focused on for the last six months. President Trump has shown time after time that he supports our law enforcement officers and understands the issues our members face every day.”

President Trump Delivers Pro-Police Speech in Kenosha

Trump pledged $1 million in federal support to Kenosha law enforcement, $4 million to small businesses, and $42 million to public safety statewide, contrasting that with leftist calls to “defund the police.”

Biden Says He Wants to Add Millions to Local Police Budgets for Community Policing

“I not only don’t want to defund the police, I want to add $300 million to their local budgets to deal with community policing to get police and communities back together again,” he said.

Biden Promises Police Reform in Campaign Speech, Suggests Officers Shoot for the Legs

The former vice president pointed to several bills he said Congress could pass right away to address "police brutality," including legislation that would outlaw chokeholds, limit the transfer of “weapons of war” to police departments, and create a new oversight and accountability model for use of force within police departments.

Stuck in the Middle: Policing in a Politically Charged Election Season

There are myriad other examples of politically motivated civil unrest throughout American history—from the Whiskey Rebellion in the 18th Century, to the Pottawatomie Massacre in the 19th Century, to the mayhem surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in the 20th Century.

Pieces of My Mind

Thoughts on some of the law enforcement news that came across our computers in October.

Bernie Sanders: Respect Police "So You Don't Get Shot in the Back of the Head"

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was asked by an attendee of a political forum on Saturday what he should do when being pulled over by an officer at a traffic stop, and his reply went viral on the Internet.

FOP Slams Beto O'Rourke Over Plan to Have Officers Confiscate "Assault Rifles"

"The only thing more idiotic than Beto O'Rourke suggesting that we should go door-to-door and seize citizens' property, is his current presidential run," said Gamaldi, adding, "I think he's polling at two percent."

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Accuse Former Ferguson Officer of Murdering Michael Brown

Two candidates running for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination have accused former Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson of "murdering" Michael Brown in a controversial 2014 police shooting. The shooting was ruled justified by both the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney and the U.S. Department of Justice.