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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."

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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.

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.

Cache of Molotovs and Ammunition Found Near Portland Protest Site

Police in Portland, OR, discovered a number of rifle magazines as well as "Molotov cocktail" improvised incendiary devices as protests continued over the weekend. The bombs and ammo were found during a shots fired call.

Nearly 2 Dozen Arrested in Protest at North Carolina Police Department

Officers with the Durham (NC) Police Department arrested 23 people in connection with vandalism and violent protest outside the former department headquarters building on Saturday evening.

Rioters Set Portland Police Association Building on Fire

Rioters in Portland, OR, set fire to the headquarters offices of the Portland Police Association during a riot that turned ugly on Saturday night.

18 Chicago Officers Injured While Responding to Riot

At least 18 officers with the Chicago Police Department were injured as they responded to a protest that turned dangerously violent on Friday evening.

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Missouri Officers Respond to Violent Protest in Department Parking Lot

Officers with the Florissant (MO) Police Department arrested 17 demonstrators Sunday night in the police headquarters parking lot.