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5 Thoughts on Policing Alongside Anti-Police District Attorneys

Newsflash: The District Attorney is not your friend and never will be, despite the fact that on paper they are supposed to be your partners in putting criminals behind bars.

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Maryland Elected Official Bans Blue Line Flag from Police Department

A local man recently made by hand a wooden representation of the Thin Blue Line Flag and dropped it off at the Montgomery County (MD) Police Department as a gift on National First Responders Day.

Amid Anti-Police Rhetoric, Police Remain Vigilant Public Safety Servants

Elected leaders and those seeking election routinely make statements—and enact policies—that put police officers in difficult positions at best and in danger at worst.

South Carolina Town Councilman Accused of Harassing, Intimidating Officer

A town councilman in Dorchester County (SC) is accused of assaulting and threatening an officer with the St. George Police Department in June.

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.

Report: Detroit Police Oversight Commissioner Abused Authority

A report by the City of Detroit Inspector General says that the Board of Police Commissioners in that city abused its authority in hiring and other practices.

No Parole for Cop Killers

Far too many individuals convicted of murdering a law enforcement officer have been allowed to walk free on parole.

Union Accuses Baltimore Police Leaders and Politicians of Mismanagement

The union that represents officers with the Baltimore Police Department issued a scathing report on Tuesday in which they accused police and political leaders of severe mismanagement of the agency, saying that the intense violence in the city is the direct result.

Union Chief Issues Scathing Statement on Retiring San Francisco DA

There is widespread speculation that Gascon will challenge Los Angeles County DA Jackie Lacey in a race that could serve as the largest test yet of a nationwide push to elect progressive-minded law enforcement officials.

Elected Official Berates Florida Officer at Awards Ceremony

An officer with the Broward County (FL) Sheriff's Office was in attendance at a Tamarac City Commission meeting to receive an award for superior service to the community but got a tongue-lashing from one of the elected officials instead.