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Michigan Officers on Alert After Plot to Kill Officers, Kidnap Governor Foiled

"We're cautious. We're absolutely more careful," said First Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police. "This is one of the tactics these anti-government, domestic terrorism groups use. Law enforcement is the face of the government. If you're mad at the government, you're mad at the police."

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Group Plotting Against MI Governor Wanted to Kill Police

The FBI started monitoring the group in March when an informer stepped forward to warn of danger against law enforcement. The informant told the feds that the group was trying to obtain home addresses of law enforcement officers.

Louisville Man Asked for $30K to Kill Officers on Live Video

A criminal complaint said Cortez Lamont Edwards had started a livestream on Facebook September 23, holding in his possession an AR variant pistol firearm. The video allegedly shows Edwards requesting to be paid $30,000 to “shoot Louisville Metro Police Department officers on scene"

Buffalo PD No Longer Requiring Names on Uniforms

Officers with the Buffalo (NY) Police Department will no longer be required to display their names on their uniforms.

FBI Warns Gangs are Targeting Chicago Officers

"Members of these gang factions have been actively searching for, and filming, police officers in performance of their official duties. The purpose of which is to catch on film an officer drawing his/her weapon on any subject and the subsequent 'shoot on-sight' of said officer."

Massachusetts Officers Surrounded and Threatened While Attempting Arrest

Officers with the Boston Police Department were attempting to affect an arrest of an individual suspected to be illegally in possession of a firearm when they were surrounded and threatened by a crowd of onlookers.

Personal Information on Officers Being Leaked Online

The United States Department of Homeland Security has issued an unclassified intelligence document stating that personal information about police officers across the country is being leaked and shared online in the wake of the in-custody death of George Floyd in late May.

Indianapolis Officers Receiving Threats Over Officer-Involved Shooting

"Its very concerning, I mean its not just open, blatant threats of murder toward our officers, but also toward families of police officers," said Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police President Rick Snyder said.

Arkansas Man Arrested for Threats to Ambush Officers and Fleeing Police

At one point in the video, Swenson said he had just passed an officer on the service road but was having to turn around to go get him.

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Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs Reportedly Make "Credible" Threats Against Police

Two motorcycle gangs involved in a deadly gunfight at a Texas chain restaurant in 2015 have reportedly made "credible" threats against police officers.