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Stuck in the Middle: Policing in a Politically Charged Election Season

There are myriad other examples of politically motivated civil unrest throughout American history—from the Whiskey Rebellion in the 18th Century, to the Pottawatomie Massacre in the 19th Century, to the mayhem surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in the 20th Century.

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Charlottesville Police Chief Retires Following Damning Report on White Supremacist Rally Response

The retirement of Thomas, who has 27 years of law enforcement service, is effective immediately. The United States Air Force veteran has served since May 23, 2016.

Hundreds of FL Officers Prepare to Keep Peace During White Nationalist Speech

Beginning Wednesday, a large number of police officers will be on the Gainesville campus. More than 500 law enforcement officers are expected there Thursday.

2 Portland Officers Injured in Street Violence by Antifa Demonstrators

Two Portland police officers suffered minor injuries Sunday when attacked by members of an Antifa group that was counter-protesting a march by Patriot Prayer.

Is Antifa a Domestic Terrorist Organization?

Previously unreported documents disclose that by April 2016, authorities believed that "anarchist extremists" were the primary instigators of violence at public rallies against a range of targets.

CA Legislators Debate Classifying Antifa and Right-Wing Radicals as Street Gangs

Berkeley, CA, Mayor Jesse Arreguin has called “Antifa,” a street gang, and said police should start treating protesters in the anti-fascist movement accordingly.

LA Police Unions Decry Use of "Thin Blue Line" Symbols by Hate Groups

Los Angeles-area police unions are calling out attempts to hijack the phrase and symbol “thin blue line” for hate and intolerance.

Armed Philadelphia Antifa Group Formed to Target Police

The group currently hosts anti-police workshops called “Our Enemies in Blue.” The group draws inspiration from convicted murderers and calls for violence against the police, theft of goods, and armed insurrection.

Police Nationwide Brace for More White Supremacy Rallies and Counter Protests

Rallies like the one in Charlottesville, fueled by overt displays of racism, attended by members of self-described militias, and attracting counterprotesters, pose novel challenges: Many of the demonstrators are legally and openly carrying firearms, including semiautomatic weapons. And instead of protesters versus police, as has often been the case in recent years, the situation is civilian versus civilian, with some participants spoiling for a fight.

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Charlottesville, Virginia State Police Criticized by Both Sides for Response to Alt-Right Rally Violence

"We had on the ground here the largest deployment of law enforcement professionals in Virginia since 9/11," Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer said. "As I understood it, almost a thousand officers were right here on the ground."

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