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Killing Urban Shield

Last month activists and politicians in Northern California pulled the plug on America's best scenario-based SWAT training exercise.

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New York Agency Criticized for Using "Y" (for Yellow) to Identify Asian Officers

A document obtained by the New York Civil Liberties Union through a Freedom of Information request revealed that the Nassau County (NY) Police Department allegedly used the letter "Y" — for the color yellow — to denote officers of Asian heritage.

Washington Department Set to Update its Use-of-Force Policy

Chief Craig Meidl said that most of the department is already using the proposed principles and tactics — including using time, distance, cover and de-escalation — but said that some officers who “could benefit from those being codified in an official policy.”

Seattle Officers Now Must Refer to "Suspects" as "Community Members"

Sources point to the suspect who shot three officers last month after a downtown Seattle armed robbery. When officers involved in that incident were writing their use of force reports they were required to refer to the shooter, Damarius Butts, as a “community member,” not a suspect, police sources said.

Video: Seattle Officers Now Must Refer to "Suspects" as "Community Members"

Sources point to the suspect who shot three officers last month after a downtown Seattle armed robbery. When officers involved in that incident were writing their use of force reports they were required to refer to the shooter, Damarius Butts, as a “community member,” not a suspect, police sources said.

Snitches Get Stitches

So the federal government tells people to "say something" if they suspect terrorist activities, but the highest-ranking officials in that government vocally disparage anyone who says something and is wrong about their suspicions.

'Fixing' Police Training

In the wake of last year's anti-police demonstrations, politicians made a lot of promises to "fix" policing and retrain officers to use force more sparingly. Now that some of these programs are being implemented, we are seeing the training may be sacrificing real world common sense about violence in favor of politically correct ideology.

Ariz. Officer Asked Not to Wear Uniform at School

A police officer who dropped off his daughter at her Phoenix elementary school was asked by the school's principal not to wear his uniform to the school because other parents were concerned that he was carrying a gun, MyFoxPhoenix.com reported.

Chicago Area Police Cancel Training Over Charges of Islamophobia

Suburban Chicago authorities canceled an anti-terrorism class over objections from an advocacy group claiming the trainer and his teachings are anti-Muslim.

Va. Cops Refused Service at Buffalo Wild Wings

Eight Prince William County (Va.) Police officers were refused service Wednesday at the Manassas Buffalo Wild Wings location, because they had their service weapons displayed.