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Polls: Public Support for Police Increasing, Only 18% Want Defunding

Only 18% of respondents supported the movement known as "defund the police," and 58% said they opposed it. Though white Americans (67%) and Republicans (84%) were much more likely to oppose the movement, only 28% of black Americans and 34% of Democrats were in favor of it.

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Cause and Effect: Why Attacks on Officers Appear to Be Increasing

Attacking police has become normalized for millions of Americans, whether they participate in the attacks or cheer at their televisions as if their favorite team was on the verge of winning the Super Bowl.

Grand Jury Dismisses Charges Against Buffalo Officers Over Shoving of Protester

The charges were filed against Officers Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe followed an incident during a Black Lives Matter protest in June in front of Buffalo City Hall.

Suicides of DC-Area Officers Call Attention to Effects of Riots on Police

Since George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and the volatile demonstrations that followed in cities across the country, “the occupation has been under tremendous scrutiny by the public,” said John Violanti, a research professor at the University of Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions.

NYPD Punishing Officer Over Politically Oriented Patches on Uniform

The female sergeant was spotted at a Black Lives Matter demonstration Friday night outside a precinct in Ft. Greene in uniform and on duty, wearing a patch which plays off former President Trump’s "Make America Great Again" slogan, video posted online from the event shows.

More Than 2,000 Officers Injured in Summer's Protests and Riots

More than 2,000 law enforcement officers were injured in the first weeks of protests over the summer following the in-custody death of George Floyd, according to a report from the Major Cities Chiefs Association.

Editorial: Wither the Cities and the Suburbs

Living near all the pleasures a major downtown area could provide was once very desirable for some Americans. Now they want to move out.

Vermont Town Plans to Fly 22 Different Flags in 22 Months, Including Thin Blue Line and BLM

City Councilor John Steinman said Wednesday that the “compromise” resolution, which calls for 22 different flags to be flown over the next two years, was an attempt to quell outcry from opponents of the Black Lives Matter proposal.

Former NTOA Director Advocates Restrictions for No-Knock Warrants

Mark Lomax, the former executive director of NTOA, said it’s time to take a “serious look” at “ending the dangerous practice of no-knock warrants and raids,” outside of extenuating circumstances.

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VA Chief Fired After Charges Against State Senator Dropped in Vandalism of Confederate Statue

The former chief, Angela Greene, said she had been fired by the city’s interim manager. Greene, 46, joined the department in August 2016 and became chief in June 2019. She is African-American.