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The Need for Courage in Law Enforcement

Today's officers have to be brave now in the face of danger and in the face of public condemnation and media second-guessing.

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College Professor Suggests Abolishing All Police Agencies

In an op-ed piece published by the Philadelphia Inquirer, George Ciccariello-Maher—a visiting scholar at the College of William and Mary and the author of "A World Without Police" which has yet to be released—says that police should be replaced by "family, friends, and neighbors."

The De-Policing Crisis

Even after lowering the hiring standards, many agencies can't fill their ranks. In some cities it's common for detectives and other plainclothes personnel to be sent out in uniform on patrol. In some jurisdictions it's not unusual for patrol units to field 50% of their allocated officers because they just don't have enough people to do the job.

2019 in Review: American Police Officers Under Fire From All Angles

I try really hard to have a positive outlook. However, by all accounts, the year 2019 was an especially brutal one for law enforcement in America, so this year's final column is going to be unapologetically reflective of this undeniable fact.

2 California Deputies Refused Service at Starbucks—Company Apologizes

After two deputies with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department were denied service at a local Starbucks coffee shop, Sheriff Chad Bianco said on Twitter that "the anti-police culture repeatedly displayed by Starbucks employees must end."

Attorney General Barr Says Communities that Disrespect Police Could Lose Protection

"They have to start showing more than they do – the respect and support that law enforcement deserves," Barr said. "And if communities don't give that support and respect, they might find themselves without the police protection they need."

Oklahoma Officer's Starbucks Cups Delivered with "Pig" Written on Label

An officer in Oklahoma who merely wanted to do a nice thing for the people working in the dispatch office of his department on Thanksgiving was met with an unpleasant surprise when the cups of coffee he had ordered were delivered with the word "pig" printed on them.

Amusement Park Delays Entry of Man Wearing "Retired Police Officer" Shirt

A retired police officer with the Ormond Beach (FL) Police Department was stopped at the gate of the Universal Studios amusement park in Orlando earlier this month because he was wearing a t-shirt that read "Retired Police Officer."

Fast Food Restaurant Employee Accused of Tampering with Officer's Food

A woman has been charged with one felony count of tampering with food after it was reported that she had tampered with food being prepared for an officer with the Bakersfield Police Department.

NYPD Officer Harassed by Dirt Bike Riders in Bronx

The reckless stunt, captured on video by one of the dirt bike riders, shows the officer surrounded by at least six dirt bikers at the BP station at Bruckner Boulevard and Edgewater Road on Sunday around 4:15 p.m.