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Survey: 86% of Portland Voters Want More Police

The survey showed 76% of Portland residents know the city’s problems are real and not exaggerated by the media. A full 60% of those who were once opposed to police are now beginning to support more police being hired, and 71% say they support hiring more police officers even though they are concerned about social justice and racism in the bureau.

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Poll: Voters Want Congress to Investigate 2020's Anti-Police Riots

In analyzing the survey results, the National Police Association (NPA) blamed reaction of elected officials to last year’s protests, which began after the death of George Floyd during a May arrest in Minneapolis, for a subsequent rise in violent crime.

75% of Portland Residents Do Not Want Reduction in Police

According to the survey, 75 percent of Portland-area residents said they don't want policing in the city to dip below its current levels. Half said they want more cops on the streets, while 24 percent said they want policing levels to remain the same.

Polls: Public Support for Police Increasing, Only 18% Want Defunding

Only 18% of respondents supported the movement known as "defund the police," and 58% said they opposed it. Though white Americans (67%) and Republicans (84%) were much more likely to oppose the movement, only 28% of black Americans and 34% of Democrats were in favor of it.

Federal Legislation Proposed to Protect Police, Punish Attacks on Officers

A new piece of proposed legislation introduced for consideration by the United States Senate would make it a federal crime to knowingly cause, or attempt to cause, serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. Offenders are subject to imprisonment for up to 10 years.

6-Year-Old Girl Delivers Gifts to Rural NY Police Department

Officers with the Bath (NY) Police Department were visited by a six-year-old girl who wanted to give thanks to them for their service to the community, and give to them some tokens of appreciation she made by hand.

"Back the Blue" Painted Outside Tampa Police HQ

“We had people that were just walking past the site while we were working last night who picked up rollers and joined in with us and while they did that, they would send messages back home to people who were with law enforcement," said organizer Kelli Campbell with Back the Blue Florida.

Denver Pro Police Rally Attacked by Anti-Police Protesters

Lillian House, an organizer for the Party of Socialism and Liberation, said they planned the counter-protest because a celebration of police is “unacceptable.”

Nebraska Residents Ride in Support of Law Enforcement Officers

A group of residents in Lincoln, NE, drove vehicles and rode motorcycles in a convoy that traversed the city on Saturday to demonstrate their support for law enforcement officers who serve their community.

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The Need for Courage in Law Enforcement

Today's officers have to be brave now in the face of danger and in the face of public condemnation and media second-guessing.

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