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MA Senate Approves Bill to Allow EMTs to Treat Injured K-9s

Nero’s bill was named for the K9 partner of slain Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon.

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Proposed FL Law Would Fund Care for Retired K-9s

A bill put forward by Rep. Sam Killebrew, R-Winter Haven, would require the state of Florida to provide funds for the care of retired K-9s.

Anti-Cop Rhetoric: The Beat (Down) Goes On

Despite persistent anti-police sentiment, American law enforcement continues to watch over the American public, like sheepdogs protecting the flock from the wolves.

New Law to Ban Chokehold Use by Police in Missouri

Missouri police officers would be prohibited from using chokeholds to subdue crime suspects under a sweeping package of law enforcement reforms that were expected to be signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday.

Minnesota Legislature Passes Bill That Makes Doxing of Officers a Misdemeanor

In the bill is a piece of legislation authored by St. Cloud Representative Dan Wolgamott that would make doxing a police officer a misdemeanor. If the doxing results in bodily harm to an officer or their family, it becomes a gross misdemeanor.

Texas Legislature Passes Bills to Prevent Defunding of Police

Senate Bill 23 would require Texas counties with more than 1 million people — there are six that qualify, including Travis County — to hold an election before being able to cut police funding.

A Crying Shame: Politics Poisoning Police Reform Efforts

President Joe Biden will hold an event at the White House hosting the family of George Floyd. Will they host the families of the officers killed in the line of duty last year? I'm guessing that's a "hard no."

Washington Governor Signs 12 Police Reform Bills, One Requires Officers Use Minimal Necessary Force

One bill requires officers to employ de-escalation tactics, use the least amount of physical force necessary and limits the use of deadly force to situations where there's an imminent threat of serious injury or death.

Federal Police Reform Bill Calls ECWs "Deadly Force"

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association said the bill shows a misunderstanding of stun guns and why they are used and will likely result in officers instead just going for their firearms.

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Vermont Governor Signs Bill Permitting Police to Use Chokeholds for Self-Defense

While working on the policy, law enforcement officials decided to ask legislators to amend the chokehold ban to make it clear that police can use chokeholds to defend themselves in life-and-death situations.

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