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Judge Temporarily Bans Use of Less-Lethal Tools by Detroit Police on "Peaceful Protesters"

Police Chief James Craig responded to the order by U.S. District Judge Laurie J. Michelson by saying his officers only have used force when protesters weren't peaceful and that the ruling won't change how the department handles demonstrations.

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QuantiCheck User Seal Check Device

Used in conjunction with an approved fit test program, the QuantiCheck indicates to the user that an adequate seal has been made or if adjustments are needed every time the mask is worn.

San Diego Police Officer Suffers Concussion During Protest

An officer with the San Diego Police Department is on medical leave after suffering a concussion during a protest on Monday.

Protest in Seattle Turns Violent as Rioter Sets Fire Outside Police Station

One person was arrested after multiple fires were set as a protest in Seattle on Monday night turned into a violent and dangerous riot.

Oregon State Police Leave Downtown Portland, Criticize DA for Failure to Prosecute Rioters

“At this time we are inclined to move those resources back to counties where prosecution of criminal conduct is still a priority,” said OSP Capt. Timothy Fox, in an apparent jab at District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s recent announcement that he would be dropping a significant portion of the more than 500 criminal cases brought over the course of the demonstrations.

DHS Official: 113 Eye Injuries to Federal Police During Portland Protests

Ken Cuccinelli testified before a Senate subcommittee hearing on the violent protests in Oregon, saying that a number of officers have had "days-long blindness."

The "Accident Chain" and the In-Custody Death of George Floyd

In aviation, an accident chain usually ends with one or more people dead in a twisted mass of burning metal, investigators conducting a lengthy and expensive inquiry, and mourners lashing out at those responsible for a series of fatal mistakes... Sound familiar?

Texas Bicycle Shop Cancels Massive Contract with Police Department

During protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd in May, officers in Austin (TX) have used bicycles to block people in the crowd from getting onto roadways, and now the bike shop that had the contract to supply and service those bicycles has cancelled its contract with the department.

Portland Protests Causing Millions in Overtime Costs for Police

The total overtime costs for the Portland Police Bureau through late July—the end of the last pay period—is almost $5.4 million. Further, accrued "comp time" will cost around $1.2 million.

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Crowds and Fire

This summer’s riots have seen police response reined in by politicians who do not understand the similarities between mobs and wildfire, or who support the mobs.