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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.

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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.

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.

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal Passes

The proposal to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use was on its way to victory early Wednesday morning, making Michigan the first state in the Midwest to approve legal weed.

Challenger Holds Slim Lead Over Current L.A. County Sheriff in Election

In what could be a stunning upset in the race to be Los Angeles County sheriff, challenger Alex Villanueva took a narrow lead over Sheriff Jim McDonnell early Wednesday.

Retired California Lieutenant in Tight Race with Incumbent Sheriff

Incumbent Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell finds himself in a much tighter race than expected, with voters heading to the polls on Tuesday. If Retired Sheriff's Lieutenant Alex Villanueva wins, he'll become the first person to unseat a living Los Angeles County Sheriff in more than 100 years.