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The police union in Portland, Oregon announced this week that it is relocating its headquarters because of repeated attacks by rioters, including members of the far-left network Antifa. The Portland Police Association enjoyed friendly relations with neighbors after transforming a building that had...
CHICAGO—Since Illinois lawmakers passed a major criminal justice reform bill in January, five Illinois sheriffs have retired early and six sheriffs are set to retire this summer, according to Illinois Sheriff Association (ISA) executive director Jim Kaitschuk. “This is the...
A photo of an Alabama police officer comforting a child in the aftermath of a violent assault with a machete has gone viral. The photo, posted on Facebook by Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler on May 27, was captioned with praise for the...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed four “back the blue” bills into law on Tuesday, increasing criminal penalties for activities that interfere with law enforcement and imposing penalties on cities that defund the police. “Efforts to defund the police are downright dangerous,...
The chief justice of the Supreme Court told graduates of Georgetown University Law Center on Tuesday that the law is a way to limit power. “Resolving disputes according to reason embodied in the law can involve a lot more work than...
CHICAGO—Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday unveiled her version of a civilian police oversight plan that allows her to retain the key powers of picking the police chief, negotiating contracts with police unions, and deciding on police policy disputes. For about four years, mayors in...
CHICAGO—Chicago’s largest police union on Wednesday issued a vote of no confidence against Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown. The vote came during a Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) meeting where police officers vented their frustrations,...
A mentorship program to expose young people to career paths in law enforcement has teamed up with select North Orange County, California, schools. The Bigs with Badges program, a partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters and the North Orange County public safety taskforce, aims to expose students to potential...
A woman has been caught on camera hurling abuse at a police officer in California during a traffic stop – calling him a “murderer” and a “racist” – before reportedly filing a complaint against the cop who recorded the...
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a Department of Justice-led investigation into the officer-involved death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. Taylor was shot to death during a police raid of her home in March 2020, with her death later becoming...
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes spoke out about his concerns regarding a recent court order instructing the Orange County Jail to reduce the inmate population by 50% in light of the pandemic.  “These aren’t low-lying offenders, these are people...
Rep. Michelle Steel said the order to reduce the Orange County jail population by 50% places county residents in greater danger of crime.
Black Lives Matter activists are pressuring Democrats to embrace the BREATHE Act, which includes a section requiring a “roadmap for prison abolition.” “The BREATHE Act is a legislative love letter to Black people,” BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors wrote in an op-ed...
Southern California is now ground zero in the Radical Left’s campaign to elect “woke” prosecutors. Left-wing billionaires have launched a last-minute attack against Los Angeles D.A. Jackie Lacey, carpet-bombing her with millions of dollars in attack ads. George Soros...