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Protesters Block Off Seattle Neighborhood After Police Leave

Midway through the evening, protestors hung a banner on the East Precinct that read, “Property of the People.” There were signs and graffiti lining the streets that read "Welcome to Free Capitol Hill" and "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone."

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Black Lives Matter Leader Says Group to Field Armed "Peace Officers"

“We are preparing and training our people to defend our communities,” Newsome said. He told the British paper that BLM members with military experience, including members of the special forces community, are advising the organization.

Los Angeles Proposes $150 Million Cut in LAPD Budget, Money to be Spent on Social Programs

“Our only path forward is to dismantle the systems that are designed to harm people of color,” Wesson said on Twitter. “A preliminary cut to the LAPD budget will not solve everything, but it’s a step toward to being the city we aspire to be.”

Minneapolis Asks for National Guard Help After Night of Looting, Burning Over Police-Involved Death

Wednesday night's protests began peacefully and escalated into gunfire, looting, and arson, with about 30 buildings reported ablaze, and countless others damaged.

Researchers: White Officers Not More Likely to Shoot Minority Suspects

“There are so many examples of people saying that when black citizens are shot by police, it’s white officers shooting them. In fact, our findings show no support for the idea that white officers are biased in shooting black citizens.”

Officer Injured in Alton Sterling Protest Can Sue Organizer

An officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department who was injured during a protest over the fatal officer-involved shooting of Alton Sterling in 2016 may pursue a negligence claim in court against the protest organizer, a federal appeals court ruled.

Oregon County Gives Employee $100K to Settle Lawsuit Over "Blue Lives Matter" Flag

Guion-Pledgure complained to supervisors in late 2017 and early 2018 and voiced her objections about the flag with the Multnomah County chief operating officer in April 2018, according to the complaint.

BLM, Other Groups Plan Protest at California Police Officers' Convention

Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza is among the speakers expected to appear at a protest taking place outside the Sacramento Convention Center during the CopsWest Training & Expo, an annual conference of 1,500 officers sponsored by the California Peace Officers Association.

Off-Duty Safety Tips

It's no secret that groups like Antifa and Anonymous are simpatico, and when you add BLM activists to the mix, you have a troika of anti-police groups that is not to be underestimated. Consequently, officers must maintain vigilant watch for threats while off duty.

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Activists Want Chicago Officers to Call Supervisors Before Arresting Resisting Suspects

For a number of offenses, a supervisor would need to approve the arrest “unless not practicable under the circumstances.” Those crimes range from gambling and prostitution offenses to obstructing, resisting or assaulting a police officer.