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It’s Time to Have a Difficult Talk

Ed. Note: This outstanding editorial was sent to us by Aaron Hanson (below), the former president of the Omaha Police Officers Association. It originally appeared in the Omaha World Herald. It’s Time to Have the Difficult Talk On Policing and Race World-Herald editorial We need to talk. Americans need a calm, measured conversation about policing and race,



Officers Remembered

Via The Advocate: A Baton Rouge policeman who was once injured trying to save a toddler from a burning building and recently welcomed a son of his own was one of the three officers killed in a Sunday morning shooting.   A cousin and family friend said Sunday that Montrell Jackson, 32, a 10-year-veteran of

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Cops’ Kids

Via the Huffington Post: In the distance, they begin to hear the quiet roar of his Tahoe rolling over the gravel. Within moments they can feel the pound of his leather boots walking up the steps to our house. The creak of the front door is quickly followed by the crackling of Velcro as he


We would also like to recognize all of the Officers who have come from agencies from all over the State of Louisiana to provide support for the Baton Rouge Police Department. Your assistance and camaraderie has proven that we truly are all "family."

Baton Rouge Police Union: We Are Grieving

Sunday, July 17, 2016…A day we will never forget. The day three of our own brothers were gunned down in a senseless act of cowardice. They may be gone, but will never be forgotten. Mathew Gerald, Montrell Jackson and Brad Garafola are true heroes. Please join us in praying for their families and the speedy

Believe it or not


Dumb Game

Sometimes all you need is the headline. That’s definitely true here: “Driver slams into Baltimore cop car while playing Pokemon Go” “That’s what I get for playing this dumb game,” the driver bemoaned. Fortunately, everyone—including the officer—walked away from the accident unscathed. Can’t wait for MarioCart Go! We’re all going to die. READ MORE



I Feel Naked

Via The Advocate: Citing recent police killings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal is asking a federal judge to let him carry a firearm, a privilege he lost last month after his profane comments about a prosecutor were characterized as threats.   In a court document filed this week, an attorney

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Book Excerpt: “A Cop’s Eyes”

American Police Beat is pleased to bring you an excerpt from the new crime novel “A Cop’s Eyes,” by author Gaku Yakumaru. Find it wherever books are sold, or at www.vertical-inc.com. Here’s a note from the author: The novel’s protagonist is called Nobuhito Natsume. In Japan, Nobuhito is a fairly popular first name, written with the


Officers from the Minneapolis Police Department may soon be required to carry professional liability insurance. (Photo: Facebook)

Insurance Claim

A measure that would require police officers to carry professional liability insurance could be on Minneapolis ballots in November’s general election. Via the Star Tribune: Members of the Committee for Professional Policing, a local police accountability group, plan to deliver about 12,000 petition signatures to the city clerk on Thursday. If enough of those signatures

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The Top 10 Signs You Have a Drinking Problem

1. Your regular bartender greets you with a look that’s half elation and half pity. 2. This weekend’s haul from empty Budweiser cans? $230. 3. Your liver wants a divorce. 4. You woke up without pants three counties away holding a Styrofoam trident. 5. The standard five Jager-bombs just isn’t getting the job done. 6.