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President Obama Releases Statement on Dallas Sniper Attack

President Barack Obama issued a statement today on the murder of five officers and wounding of seven others in the Dallas sniper attack Thursday night.

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Florida Sheriff Challenges Obama on Militarization of Police After Orlando Massacre

A statement from Lee County (FL) Sheriff Mike Scott in the hours following the mass shooting in Orlando has drawn mixed reactions from the public.

A Really Dumb Idea

The problem with the push to develop smart gun systems and replace law enforcement duty weapons with firearms fitted with the technology is that it may do very little to prevent gun grabs and could make police operations even more dangerous.

Ban President Obama from National Police Week

Those chosen to speak will be people of prominence and influence and their words will have power if they are spoken from the heart. If they are not, if they are hollow and bereft of passion, then the words themselves though mechanically correct will be devoid of meaning and in fact insulting.

Obama Picks Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

President Obama said Wednesday that he will nominate federal Judge Merrick Garland to serve on the Supreme Court, challenging the resolve of Republican senators opposed to an election-year confirmation.

Maryland Sheriff Chides President Obama for Not Attending Funerals of Slain Officers

Carroll County Sheriff James T. DeWees posted on Facebook Saturday morning a letter to the president following the deaths of law enforcement officers across the country.

Obama to Impose New Gun Control Curbs Next Week

President Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Monday to finalize a set of executive actions on guns that he will unveil next week, according to several individuals briefed on the matter.

What the Hell Are We Doing?

ISIS won't give a damn about your skin color or your politics. They will just see Americans.

President Obama's Complete Speech to IACP 2015

This is a transcript of President Barack Obama's speech to the International Association of Chiefs of Police on Oct. 27, 2015.

Obama Praises Officers, Pushes for Stricter Gun Laws and Sentencing Reform in Speech to IACP Crowd

The President said officers can be made safer and criminal justice reform effected by making sure officers have the resources they need to do the job, through criminal justice reform that will make the system smarter and fairer, and by taking steps to reduce the risk to law enforcement officers, namely more rigid gun laws.