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Anti-Police Sentiment

Police in NC Tourist Town Coping with 34% Increase in Violent Crime

Chief David Zack says his department is down more than 100 sworn officers since May 2020, and that they are struggling to maintain visibility while "operating at almost 42% down every single day."

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ACLU Lawsuit Over Law Curbing Video Recording Police Could Impact Training

The nexus of cell-phone videos, social media posts, and anti-police sentiment will ensure that an increasing number of police-citizen contacts will be either broadcast live on the Internet, recorded for later consumption, or both.

CO Students Shown Video Biased Against Police

Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen responded to the video’s showing by saying, “That training doesn’t exist. That training doesn’t exist in this department. It doesn’t exist in any police training that I’m aware of in this state or this country.”

Editorial: Are You for Sale?

Cities that have defunded and demonized their police are now desperately trying to entice officers to sign up with hiring bonuses.

14-Year-Old Charged with Burning TN Take-Home SUV

The teen told investigators he tossed a firework onto the property where the SUV was parked, catching it on fire.

San Diego-Area Art Center Sparks Outrage with Painting Depicting Police as Pigs

Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara said the city subsidizes the Center at “roughly $3 million. After this recent incident and the tone deafness of it, we have at least a responsibility to discuss that.”

Training in the Era of De-Policing: Adjusting to Shifting Public Opinion

De-policing in America has led many cities to record-high homicide rates, along with tragic increases in every manner of crime. But perhaps the tide is turning. Perhaps However, the mounting toll of lost lives, lost property, and lost sense of community safety seems to scream for "refunding" the police.

Minneapolis May Raise Salary of Chief to Attract New Police Leader

Mayor Jacob Frey said he believes the raise will be crucial for attracting high-caliber candidates at a time when many cities across the country are searching for police chiefs.

Axon Pauses Development of Active Shooter Response Drone

Nine members of Axon's 13-person AI ethics board have resigned over the project.

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Training in the Era of De-Policing: FTOs Facing (and Overcoming) Challenges

Despite the challenges FTOs face today, Dan Greene—Executive Director of the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO)—remains optimistic about where the profession is going, and how well FTOs are adjusting to the ever-changing landscape.

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