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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.

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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.

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.

Daughter of Slain Officer Fights School District Over Banning of "Thin Blue Line" Symbol

Carla Caccavale, whose father was fatally shot in 1976 when she was just 20 days old, called out the Pelham, NY, superintendent for allowing staff to wear Black Lives Matter-related gear while banning the sweatshirt with a patch honoring her father, Transit Police Detective George Caccavale.

4 Officers Injured in Violent DC Clashes of Pro-Trump and Anti-Trump Groups

Police Chief Peter Newsham said as opposing groups faced off, “police officers ran and placed themselves between them,” which he said he believed “prevented a much worse outcome.”

Black Lives Matter Leader Tells Biden: “We Want Something for Our Vote"

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has requested a meeting with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to discuss the organization's agenda, which includes police reform and defunding or abolition of law enforcement agencies.

Supreme Court Blocks Injured Officer's Lawsuit Against Leader of BLM Protest

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday set aside an appeals court ruling that opened the door for an officer from the Baton Rouge Police Department to sue a Black Lives Matter activist over injuries he suffered in a 2016 protest.

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With Decision on Breonna Taylor Shooting Imminent, Louisville Police Prepare for Unrest

Federal and other government buildings have been closed and some boarded up in downtown Louisville.