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The ruling comes more than a year after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis while in police custody The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that voters in Minneapolis may decide on whether or not to abolish the police department in the upcoming municipal elections.  "We're incredibly thrilled...
A judge on July 1 ruled in favor of a group that filed a lawsuit demanding more police officers be brought into the city, after city council members and activist groups advocated to replace the police department following the death of...
Chicago continues to be the U.S. poster city for random and senseless violence. During the last weekend of June, 77 people were shot and two mass shootings occurred almost back to back. Hours after Chicago’s Puerto Rico Day parade on June 19, a Puerto Rican...
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison blamed a rise in violent crime and homicides in the most populous city in Maryland on “a number of issues,” including a shortage in staff. Harrison noted during an interview with CNN on Tuesday that just like New York and all the...
The main police union in Portland, Oregon, said city officials who demonized law enforcement were the primary cause of mass resignations from the police bureau’s riot squad last week. Daryl Turner, executive director of the Portland Police Association union, said that “political venom”...
The largest police departments in the United States have seen a steady decline in officers over the past year and a half amid the CCP virus pandemic and a rash of anti-police activism. The top three police departments in the country have lost thousands of...
Law enforcement faces recruitment difficulties as retirements soar and anti-police sentiment rises in the wake of mass protests and calls to defund the police, the Associated Press reported. Since the death of George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, crime has surged...
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,...