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VIDEO: Cams Capture Incident

Via the Los Angeles Times: Sacramento police on Thursday released body-camera images from a controversial encounter last month in which an officer grabbed the arm of a pregnant woman who moments later fell to the ground.   The department released a statement saying officials decided to post the dramatic and, at times, profane video, which

Heroes

Friday Night Nightmare

6 officers shot in 3 separate incidents; 2 killed In a span of less than two hours Friday night, six peace officers were shot in three different locations—four in Florida, two in Pennsylvania. Two officers from the Kissimmee Police Dept., in Osceola County, died of gunshot injuries sustained when they responded to a call. Kissimmee

Off Duty

Joe Wants Pardon

Via Politico: Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty in late July of contempt of court after failing to stop racial profiling practices, said he would accept a pardon from President Donald Trump.   “Whatever the president wants me to do, I would support him,” Arpaio said to his state’s largest paper, The

Bullhorn

We’re Coddling Criminals!

Via the New York Times: For years, beginning in the 1990s, aggressive enforcement of minor offenses, like riding a bike on a sidewalk or drinking in public, was a fundamental part of policing in New York. But one of the lasting consequences of that enforcement has become a major policy dilemma, as more and more

Believe it or not

He’s Scared, She Ain’t

Via Raw Story: In wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, one North Carolina woman was inspired to speak out against someone flying a Nazi flag she saw in Mount Holly in Gaston County.   Page Braswell told The News & Observer that she couldn’t remain silent after seeing the violence in Virginia. She didn’t

Struggles

Militias and Protests

Via Politico: The bloody weekend in Charlottesville that began with several hundred chanting white supremacists on a torch-lit march will long be remembered for the searing image of a growling muscle car plowing through a defenseless crowd of counter-protesters.   But there was another moment from the weekend that revealed a potentially more consequential truth

Partners in the News

Ford is Fixing the Problem

We thought you would want to know that Ford is working hard on making all the necessary repairs to the Police Interceptor Utility cars having problems with carbon monoxide coming into the cabin of the car. Here’s an update from Bill Gubing, the chief engineer for the Ford Explorer. “Ford will cover the costs of

Pay/Benefits

Cops Use Video to Go for Pay Raise

Shreveport Police Pay Issue | No More Excuses from Shreveport POA on Vimeo. The Shreveport Police Officers Association is continuing to fight for pay raises for Shreveport officers. This time, they took to social media, releasing a video asking for “No Excuses.” The Shreveport police posted this video, requesting better leadership and pay raises for officers. The

APB Top 10

The Top 10 Signs You’re Getting Ripped Off

10. You’re a tax-paying American citizen. 9. The guy at the auto dealership is charging you a finder’s fee for a car that’s on the lot. (Love that Seinfeld episode!) 8. No one seems all that impressed with your degree from Trump University. 7. A “mixologist” (as opposed to a bartender) spent 12 minutes making

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