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Austin Rejects Ballot Measure to Hire Hundreds of Officers

Opponents of Proposition A — including Mayor Steve Adler and the unions that represent Austin firefighters and paramedics — warned of dire financial fallout for the city if the proposition passed, saying deep cuts in the city’s budget would lead to fewer firefighters, medics and librarians.

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Retired NYPD Captain Now Mayor-Elect of New York City

Throughout the race, the 61-year-old Eric Adams made combating gun violence and improving public safety a main focus of his campaign, while also calling for cuts to the NYPD's budget and the shifting of some jobs to civilians that have been done by officers, which he says could save the city up to $500 million a year.

Minneapolis Voters Say "No" to Disbanding Police

Details of the new department, including police staffing levels, if any, would have been determined by the mayor and largely anti-police City Council members.

Where Did All the Prosecutors Go?

District attorneys used to have the mission of protecting the public and putting away criminals. Now, some have the mission of freeing the bad guys and indicting cops.

Amid Anti-Police Rhetoric, Police Remain Vigilant Public Safety Servants

Elected leaders and those seeking election routinely make statements—and enact policies—that put police officers in difficult positions at best and in danger at worst.

Union Chief Issues Scathing Statement on Retiring San Francisco DA

There is widespread speculation that Gascon will challenge Los Angeles County DA Jackie Lacey in a race that could serve as the largest test yet of a nationwide push to elect progressive-minded law enforcement officials.

Politics, Press, Police Use-of-Force, De-Policing, and Deadly Hesitation

California Governor Gavin Newsom, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, and NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill (left to right) have all made headlines in the past couple of weeks that may lead to worsening the continuing trends of deadly hesitation and de-policing in America. Images courtesy of Facebook.

Suspended Broward Sheriff Wants to Run Again

In January, Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Israel, citing problems with the Sheriff’s Office response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, in which 17 people were killed and 17 injured on Feb. 14, 2018.

Washington Voters Back Changes to Deadly Force Standards

Law enforcement officers in Washington will face different standards for incidents involving deadly force now that Initiative 940 has reportedly passed with 60% of the vote statewide.

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Washington State Passes Ballot Measure to Further Regulate Guns

A state gun-regulations ballot measure seeking to make Washington's firearms laws among the strictest in the country passed Tuesday with 60% of the vote in election-night returns.

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